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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Nettles ...  DCI Tom Barnaby 81 episodes, 1997-2011
Jane Wymark ...  Joyce Barnaby 81 episodes, 1997-2011
Barry Jackson ...  Dr Bullard / ... 76 episodes, 1997-2011
Chris Wilson Chris Wilson ...  Police Officer / ... 69 episodes, 2007-2019
Jason Hughes ...  DS Ben Jones / ... 53 episodes, 2005-2017
Neil Dudgeon ...  DCI John Barnaby / ... 48 episodes, 2000-2019
Fiona Dolman ...  Sarah Barnaby / ... 44 episodes, 1998-2019
Laura Howard ...  Cully Barnaby 43 episodes, 1997-2011
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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).

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Taglines:

The deadliest county in England.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midsomer Murders See more »

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

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In an article in the March 19, 2011 edition of the Radio Times listings magazine, Producer Brian True-May was quoted as saying about this show: "We don't have ethnic minorities involved. Because it wouldn't be the English village with them. It just wouldn't work. Suddenly we might be in Slough. Ironically, Causton is supposed to be Slough, and if you went into Slough you wouldn't see a white face there. We're the last bastion of Englishness, and I want to keep it that way. I'm trying to make something that appeals to a certain audience, which seems to succeed. And I don't want to change it." He was suspended for these comments, perceived to be racist, which provoked a lot of discussion in the media, with opinions polarized in favor or in opposition with the policy. He was later reinstated, but it was announced that he would step down as producer after the 2011 season had finished. 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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