Midsomer Murders

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Wednesday 8:00 PM on ITV Premiered Mar 23, 1997 Between Seasons

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This English crime drama series, based on books by Caroline Graham, is filmed mostly in the villages and towns of the rural counties of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. John Nettles played Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby of Causton CID, a laconic, down-to-earth detective who faced many ingenious and remarkable murders — usually several in each episode — amid the eccentric denizens of Middle England. Barnaby's partners in detection were Sergeants Gavin Troy (Daniel Casey), Dan Scott (John Hopkins) and Ben Jones (Jason Hughes). Other regulars included Tom's wife Joyce (Jane Wymark) and his daughter Cully (Laura Howard). In 2011, Nettles left the show, and Tom Barnaby was replaced by his cousin, DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon).

Midsomer Murders has been sold to more than 200 countries around the world. The show is made by Bentley Productions for ITV.

Neil Dudgeon

Neil Dudgeon

DCI John Barnaby [ 2011 - ]/Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby

Tamzin Malleson

Tamzin Malleson

 

Fiona Dolman

Fiona Dolman

 

Gwilym Lee

Gwilym Lee

DS Charlie Nelson [ 2013 - ]

John Nettles

John Nettles

DCI Tom Barnaby [ 1997 - 2011 ]

Daniel Casey

Daniel Casey

Sergeant Gavin Troy [ 1997 - 2003 ]

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Best Show Ever!!

    10
    I love watching this show, can't get enough of it!
  • Tired of the Ridicule!

    6.0




    Although I enjoy Midsomer Murders, I must admit I'm tired of the constant ridicule to all things supernatural, spiritual and religious, not to mention anything that's outside of the mainstream dull box of reality, such as eating healthy, natural healing (including herbology), or any belief system that is not part of the mass, acceptable theme. I get the impression it's written by very conservative, fearful (of anything 'different') people. Too bad really, makes me want to stop watching it. Try coming up with a different approach for once, please!. A little more open-mindedness, and respect for other people's lifestyles/beliefs, would be much appreciated.moreless
  • I'm Asian, my English is terriible and i LIKE this show!!!

    9.5
    Sometimes i don't even understand the words that were coming out of their mouths, but man this is sure one of the most addictive crime solving tv series out there.

    The main character Barnaby is just too cool. the plot is simply good. there are times when they revealed the motive of murder(s), i actually thought like " She's your mother, but she deserved that".

    But it 's been years since i watched it since they took it out of Hallmark channel. and now there is no more Hall mark in my country, i doubt i could ever watch it again. i can't even find the DVD here. So sad.

    PS : i really like the starting music/soundtrack ( or whatever they call it) at the start of the show. So mysterious and creepy.moreless
  • "The Deadliest County in England" is the tagline for "Midsomer Murders" and it's certainly fitting when one considers the number of murders which have taken place since the show first aired in March, 1997 in the United Kingdom.moreless

    9.5
    Based on the series of novels by Caroline Graham, "Midsomer Murders" began in 1997 with John Nettles playing the role of Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby and Daniel Casey as his sidekick, Detective Sergeant Gavin Troy. Midsomer is, at first glance, a perfect, picturesque series of little villages in semi-rural England. Upon closer inspection, however, it's probably the most unsafe place on the entire planet if the body count is to be taken into consideration!



    For "Midsomer Murders",one murder per episode is never enough! Two, three or even four is the norm and Barnaby and Troy never seem to get five minutes to themselves because there is always yet another crime scene to trot off too!



    Well supported by Barry Jackson (Dr. George Bullard), Jane Wymark (Joyce Barnaby)and Laura Howard (Cully Barnaby), the show has very wide appeal for crime buffs, because, simply put, it's not all that easy to figure out "who done it"! The show really makes you THINK and you have to watch very, very carefully throughout each episode in order to have a hope of figuring out who the culprit is.



    John Nettles is perfect in the lead role, the a-typical poilice inspector who refuses to let himself be stumped, no matter how difficult the case may be!



    After 29 episodes, the show's fans were saddened when the much-loved Daniel Casey decided to hand in his badge and leave the show. Replaced by John Hopkins as DS Dan Scott, who lasted a relatively short time, before his character 'got sick' (and then never returned!) and then by Jason Hughes as Sergeant Ben Jones, the show continues to be enormously popular. In early 2009,John Nettles announced he was leaving the show. At the time of writing, (August, 2009) no replacement has been announced and speculation is rife about not only who will succeed Nettles, but also whether the show can continue to do well without him. Let's hope it can, because "Midsomer Murders" has class with a capital "C" and it's a must-see for people who enjoy quality drama, great storylines and superb acting. Watch it and see for yourself!moreless
  • Midsomer... beautiful but dangerous.

    8.5
    Midsomer Murders is a great show, simple but fun. All of the scenery, lovely little villages and forests are just fantastic. Out of all of Tom Barnaby's sidekicks my favourite has to be Troy, who I think stands out compared to all of the others. I especially liked the earlier episodes of Midsomer Murders as I thought they were more intriguing and interesting in my opinion, but not by much of a margin as they are still very good. The thing I find really funny about the show is that by going by the number of murders in Midsomer, there practically shouldn't be any people left in the whole place.



    This is a fantastic show, which is very enjoyable to watch.moreless
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    Drama

    Themes

    Crime, failed crime, gritty crime scenarios, high stake situations, odd jobs