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
Chris Wilson ...  Police Officer / ... 1 episode, 2007-2021
Neil Dudgeon ...  DCI John Barnaby / ... 54 episodes, 2000-2021
Jason Hughes ...  DS Ben Jones / ... 53 episodes, 2005-2017
Fiona Dolman ...  Sarah Barnaby / ... 47 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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The solo instrument that produces the melody in the title music is a theremin. It was invented by Russian scientist Leon Theremin, and was first demonstrated in 1920. It predates the modern synthesizer by about forty years, but its uniqueness stems from the fact that it is the only instrument that is played without actually being touched. Its electronic circuits are controlled by two antennas, left and right of the instrument, toward which the player moves his or her hands. The closer the right hand to one antenna, the higher the pitch. Similarly the proximity of the left hand to the other antenna controls the volume. The theremin has a range well in excess of eight octaves, and is capable of all kinds of strange effects. These sounds have been put to use in science fiction and other movies including Sir Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945) and Robert Wise's The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). This unique instrument has also been used on The Beach Boys' song "Good Vibrations". The late Clara Rockmore was the theremin's greatest virtuoso, and the instrument and its inventor were profiled in the documentary Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1993). 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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Tasteful, funny, wonderfully acted detective stories
21 February 2003 | by ginamalkeSee all my reviews

I discovered the "Midsomer Murders" 2 years ago. In Argentina they are shown on Hallmark Channel, and in this case I don't mind their repetitive programming, because I've become so totally addicted to the episodes that I watch them every time they are on, twice , four, five times....(middle age is creeping up on me, so sometimes I tend to forget who dunit) Wonderful entertainment, great actors down to the smallest role (remember Phyllida Law and John Nettles getting high on pot cookies??? Hilarious!!!) - which goes to show that the British are unsurpassed in the art of solid ,tasteful and funny TV crime fare. I hope we get new episodes like the ones last year and that Hallmark keeps showing them, like other British crime series, too. Malke Schmiedeberg


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UK

Language:

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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