ITV and ITV Hub will reunite Detective Barnabys past and present, with a landmark documentary celebrating 25 years of Midsomer Murders.


The documentary, titled Midsomer Murders – 25 Years of Mayhem, will feature a number of key cast members from the show's history, including both its present-day leading man Neil Dudgeon (DCI John Barnaby) and his predecessor John Nettles (DCI Tom Barnaby) who retired from the series in 2011.

The special episode also promises to take a look back at the guest appearances of future A-listers, for example Orlando Bloom and Henry Cavill, who both appeared in the crime drama before they became household names.

According to a synopsis, the documentary will take viewers "behind the scenes of the filming of series 23, as well as taking a trip down memory lane with a Midsomer coach tour looking back at some of the show’s iconic locations, paying homage to the beautiful but equally deadly English countryside, which has played such a huge part in the success of the series".

The teaser adds that Midsomer Murders has remained a "quintessentially British mainstay that transcends British television, loved by legions of loyal viewers across the globe and broadcast internationally in over 200 countries and territories".

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Other cast members set to feature in the documentary include: Nick Hendrix (Detective Sergeant Jamie Winter, 2016-2022), Annette Badland (Dr Fleur Perkins, 2018-2022), Daniel Casey (DS Gavin Troy, 1997-2003), Jason Hughes (DS Ben Jones, 2005-2013) and Jane Wymark (Joyce Barnaby, 1997-2011).

Rounding out the featured cast members are Tamzin Outhwaite (guest star in The Lions of Causton, 2018), Manjinder Virk (Dr Kam Karimore 2016-2017) and Fiona Dolman (Sarah Barnaby, 2011-2022).

Midsomer Murders – 25 Years of Mayhem will air on ITV later this year. Check out our Drama hub for more news, interviews and features or find something to watch with our TV Guide.


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