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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 / ... 82 episodes, 1997-2019
Jane Wymark ...  Joyce Barnaby / ... 82 episodes, 1997-2019
Barry Jackson ...  Dr Bullard / ... 76 episodes, 1997-2011
Jason Hughes ...  DS Ben Jones / ... 54 episodes, 2005-2019
Neil Dudgeon ...  DCI John Barnaby / ... 49 episodes, 2000-2019
Fiona Dolman ...  Sarah Barnaby / ... 44 episodes, 1998-2019
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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Taglines:

The deadliest county in England.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

The storyline in season sixteen about Sarah Barnaby's (Fiona Dolman's) pregnancy mirrored Dolman's real-life pregnancy. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in The Crime Thriller Club: Episode #1.6 (2013) See more »

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John Nettles - excels as the gentleman cop.
6 October 2006 | by johnmbaleSee all my reviews

John Nettles plays the perfect detective as Chief Inspector Barnaby in Midsomer Murders, unlike so many other British Dicks he doesn't have a problem with the bottle, family hassles at home, nor is he unhappily single and suffering manic depression. Not only that his diction is near perfect and he has the stiff upper lip so necessary in rural England when murders are more common than haystacks. Teamed up with a new sidekick DC Ben Jones (Jason Hughes) resembling the much put upon Sgt. Lewis of Inspector Morse fame.

The series also has the advantage of using some of the best character actors available, for example Simon Callow, and reasonably well written plots that hold interest. Although usually a number of people get dispatched before our Barnaby can nab the culprit he gets his man in the end. But that's life in the villages. Better than average production values and consistency of performance by the main cast members keeps this show top of the list. A pleasant change from the plethora of cheesy forensic investigations headed up by gorgeous female doctors brandishing scalpels over deceased body parts.


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Release Date:

28 June 1998 (USA) See more »

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