7.7/10
22,151
138 user 57 critic

Midsomer Murders 

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (1997– )
Trailer
1:15 | Trailer
A veteran Detective Chief Inspector and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Creator:

Caroline Graham
Reviews
Popularity
100

Episodes

Seasons


Years



21   20   19   18   17   16   … See all »
2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   … See all »
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Father Brown (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Stars: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, John Burton
Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman
Vera (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, Riley Jones
Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Chief Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Detective Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout
Death in Paradise (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A UK police DI is transferred to St-Marie's police dept. He hates the sun, sea and sand. Series follows his murder investigations on the island. Later series see another UK DI head the team, followed by an Irish DI and then another UK DI.

Stars: Danny John-Jules, Elizabeth Bourgine, Don Warrington
Marple (2004–2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An elderly spinster living in the village of St. Mary Mead, helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett
Endeavour (TV Series 2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw
Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell
Poirot (1989–2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The cases of eccentric, but sharp, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (David Suchet).

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson
Rosemary & Thyme (2003–2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set amongst the stunning gardens of Europe, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two professional gardeners, find themselves drawn into solving mysterious crimes.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris, Ryan Philpott
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley ( Nathaniel Parker ) and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers ( Sharon Small ).

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage
Grantchester (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: Robson Green, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver
Edit

Storyline

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).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The deadliest county in England.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

DCI Tom Barnaby: [Last line spoken by Tom Barnaby] What now? I'm going to have my cake and eat it.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2010) See more »

User Reviews

 
Light hearted fun
22 February 2015 | by jacileblancSee all my reviews

I really appreciate this show.No, it's not a really serious dramatic murder mystery but it's FUN to watch. I get all comfortable in my chair and it's like a mini vacation. I settle into my chair with a nice cup of tea and I'm transported to some English village, a manor, a farm, a pub and it's a slow unravelling. By the time the shows done, I have formed bonds with the locals of the episode. I mean does it get better than this? I don't want noise and car chases and all seriousness or over the top smut. This is wry and dry and just the ticket. It's light but the characters are wonderful and although the stories aren't going to make your eyes pop when the murderer is discovered, you don't care. It's the getting there that's such a good time. I will watch this over and over.


48 of 49 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 138 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midsomer Murders See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed