John told in an interview how he finds Barnaby to be slightly boring. John would have liked Barnaby to have some more romance, but the producers say no. John said: "I sometimes contemplate in the early hours of the morning, the horror of Barnaby's sex life. In the books Barnaby was overweight and suffering from indigestion, but he still liked the occasional bounce with the missus. I would like the occasional bounce with the missus, but we are not allowed. It really is a case of no sex, please, we're British."