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Midsomer Murders

  • 1997
  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • PG


"Midsomer Murders" is a British crime drama set in the fictional county of Midsomer, where murders are a regular occurrence. DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) was the original go-to man when a serious crime needed investigating. Tom formerly worked for MI6 where his modus operandi was seen to be methodical and fair; and he often had a personal connection with the cases he was working on. The detective was joined by his wife Joyce (Jane Wymark) and their daughter Cully (Laura Howard), while his partners-in-crime included the hapless Sgt Troy (Daniel Casey), his successor Sgt Scott (John Hopkins) and latterly, the put-upon Sgt Jones (Jason Hughes). In the opening edition, an elderly woman is murdered in her home, forcing Tom and Troy to interview residents of Badger's Drift. John Nettles retired from the role after the 13th series. Neil Dudgeon replaced him in the 14th series, playing Tom's cousin DCI John Barnaby. The hugely popular series premiered on ITV in 1997.

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