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Midsomer Murders 

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (1997– )
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A veteran Detective Chief Inspector and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

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Caroline Graham
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Series cast summary:
John Nettles ...  DCI Tom Barnaby 81 episodes, 1997-2011
Jane Wymark ...  Joyce Barnaby 81 episodes, 1997-2011
Barry Jackson ...  Dr. George Bullard 76 episodes, 1997-2011
Jason Hughes ...  DS Ben Jones / ... 53 episodes, 2005-2017
Neil Dudgeon ...  DCI John Barnaby / ... 50 episodes, 2000-2021
Fiona Dolman ...  Sarah Barnaby / ... 46 episodes, 1998-2021
Laura Howard ...  Cully Barnaby 43 episodes, 1997-2011
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The British detective drama revolves around Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby's efforts to solve numerous murders that take place in the fictional English county of Midsomer. The current lead character is Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon), who is the younger cousin of former lead character Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles). The Barnabys have worked with several different Sergeants throughout the run of the show, including Sergeant Gavin Troy (Daniel Casey), Sergeant Dan Scott (John Hopkins), Detective Sergeant Ben Jones (Jason Hughes), Detective Sergeant Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee), and Sergeant Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix).

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The deadliest county in England.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Neil Dudgeon played gardener Daniel Bolt in season four, episode one, "Garden of Death", before coming back as Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby in season thirteen, episode one, "The Sword of Guillaume". See more »

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DCI Tom Barnaby: [Last line spoken by Tom Barnaby] What now? I'm going to have my cake and eat it.
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Referenced in Being Human: Lia (2011) See more »

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enjoyable, guilty pleasure
13 January 2010 | by xylokoposSee all my reviews

Midsommer Murders is the very definition of a guilty pleasure: it delivers a thoroughly and sustainably enjoyable and rewarding viewing experience when it shouldn't; the production value, is there, of course, as is the top notch acting and confident, if simple, directing. It is in the stories, plots and characters that the show is comically simplistic, outdated and unrealistic. And yet, it does not bother you. Contemporary rural England seems to have been frozen in time - the villages might as well be the setting for a Hercule Poirot/Sherlock Holmes murder mystery - all these butlers and manors and decadent heirs and disenfranchised servants and hunting parties and minor nobles..and still, one plays along, you suspend everything you know England is, for the illusion and the stereotype that is presented to you. And even though the crimes can be appalling and the motives quite dark and daring ( the show had episodes dealing with incest, madness and extremely violent deaths), what you are left with is a type of nostalgia and dreamlike impression, a lingering memory of country pubs and inns and stone bridges and a luscious green countryside.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

28 June 1998 (USA) See more »

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Stereo (1997-2004)| Dolby Digital (2004-)

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1.78 : 1
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