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?
In multiple occurrences, characters are killed because they just stand still or do something otherwise contrary to a survival reaction. Examples include furniture falling over with plenty of time to get out of the way and bending down over a corpse when the murderer is still standing next to it with the weapon in hand. These are things normal people would not do.
While this would ordinarily be a character error, the show is written this way to advance the storylines. See more
DCI Tom Barnaby
[Last line spoken by Tom Barnaby
What now? I'm going to have my cake and eat it.