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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 81 episodes, 1997-2011
Jane Wymark ...  Joyce Barnaby 81 episodes, 1997-2011
Barry Jackson ...  Dr. George Bullard 76 episodes, 1997-2011
Jason Hughes ...  DS Ben Jones / ... 53 episodes, 2005-2017
Neil Dudgeon ...  DCI John Barnaby / ... 50 episodes, 2000-2021
Fiona Dolman ...  Sarah Barnaby / ... 46 episodes, 1998-2021
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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The deadliest county in England.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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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 »

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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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Referenced in The Trip to Spain (2017) See more »

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Understated, witty and intelligent
21 August 2004 | by Sebastian_CrawfordSee all my reviews

This shows tongue is so far into its cheek it's a wonder there's not been a serious rupture!

From the outset back in 1997 there has never been a moment that we were meant to take too seriously - but we do! Every time a new feature length episode is announced we sit, gripped, for 2hrs stifling chuckles not because it's "so bad it's good" but because it's "so good it's wicked!".

It has inspired letters to The Times newspaper ("Joyce Barnaby - Britain's most elusive serial killer?") and made those of us that live in chocolate box villages feel like locking our back doors at night (just in case).

"Midsomer Murders" is a gleeful repost to the plethora of "gritty" and "realistic" crime shows. Long may the death toll rise....


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UK

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English

Release Date:

28 June 1998 (USA) See more »

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

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1.78 : 1
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