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).
The deadliest county in England.
Did You Know?
The actors' and actresses' credits at the beginning of each show are rigorously egalitarian. After John Nettles
or Neil Dudgeon
and the actor playing the current Detective Sergeant, the actors and actresses playing the major supporting roles are listed alphabetically, no exceptions. As a result, well-known guest stars like Edward Fox
, Honor Blackman
, Hayley Mills
, Claire Bloom
, Peter Capaldi
, Henry Cavill
, Jenny Agutter
, Orlando Bloom
, Mark Gatiss
, and Sir John Standing
, amongst others, get no special billing. They're simply mixed in with the regular supporting cast and others. See more
DCI Tom Barnaby
[Last line spoken by Tom Barnaby
What now? I'm going to have my cake and eat it.
Referenced in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year