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{{Infobox character
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|name = Ben Jones
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|image = Bjones-a.png
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|occupation = Detective Sergeant
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|series = 9 - 19
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|first episode = [[The House in the Woods]]
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|last episode = [[Last Man Out]]
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|status = Alive
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|location = [[Causton]]<br>Brighton<br>[[Lower Pampling]]
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|actor = [[Jason Hughes]]
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|family = Unnamed Grandfather<br>Unnamed Grandmother<br>Several unnamed uncles}}'''Ben Jones''' was a main character of the popular [[ITV]] crime drama [[Midsomer Murders]].
   
BENJAMIN "BEN" JONES
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==Biography==
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Ben Jones is a Detective Sergeant, originally working with [[Tom Barnaby]], and later [[John Barnaby]]. He is the longest serving deputy, having started in 2005. He joined CID as an acting Detective Constable as temporary replacement for DS [[Daniel Scott]] in the episode entitled [[The House in the Woods]]. His transfer to CID became permanent in the episode [[Dead Letters]]. Jones was promoted to DS at the conclusion of [[Last Year's Model]] after passing his sergeant's exam.
|Row 2 title = First episode
 
|Row 2 info = [[The House in the Woods]]
 
|Row 3 title = Last episode
 
|Row 3 info = [[Schooled in Murder]]
 
|Row 4 title = Rank
 
|Row 4 info = [[Detective Sergeant]]
 
   
[[Detective Constable]]
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Jones is considerably less naive than his predecessors, often possessing an insight into cases that neither Scott nor Troy would have.
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|imagewidth = 250|caption = Jason Hughes as DS Ben Jones in The House in the Woods}}'''<nowiki/>
 
==='''Biography'''===
 
   
Ben Jones is a Detective Sergeant <span style="font-style: normal; ">originally </span>working with [[Tom Barnaby]] and later [[John Barnaby]]. He is the longest serving deputy, having started in 2005. He joined CID as an acting Detective Constable as temporary replacement for DS [[Daniel Scott]] in the episode enitled [[The House in the Woods]]. His transfer to CID became permanent in the episode [[Dead Letters]]. Jones was promoted to DS at the conclusion of [[Last Years Model|Last Year's Model]] after passing his sergeant's exam. Jones is considerably less naive than his predecessors, often possessing an insight into cases that neither Scott nor Troy would have. He is Welsh, and remarks about his love for Wales when he and Barnaby travel there in the episode "Death and Dust". He is formerly a Freemason, as revealed in "King's Crystal". In the episode "Death in Chorus" Jones exhibits a remarkable vocal talent and is recruited to sing as a tenor in the Midsomer Worthy choir. In "Death in the Slow Lane" it is revealed that he was interested in replacing Tom Barnaby upon his retirement, and was a little put out by Tom's cousin John being transferred to the position instead. In Murder of Innocence it is revealed that the murder of youngster Daniel Denning was Jones' first murder case as a Police Constable. His sympathy lay with Daniel's dad, who owns the Binwell Estate. The murder took place in 1994 which meant between that time and 2005 meaning that he'd been a PC for twelve years by the time of his meeing with DCI Tom Barnaby in [[The House in the Woods]] and perhaps beyond 1994..In Vixen's Run, Jenny clearly liked Ben but he remained non-commital. In the series 16 opener, "The Christmas Haunting", it was revealed that Jones had been promoted to Inspector and transferred to Brighton. He sent a Christmas card to the Barnabys, though it was addressed to their dog, Sykes. 
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He is Welsh by birth as confirmed in [[The Axeman Cometh]], and remarks about his love for Wales when he and Barnaby travel there in the episode "[[Death and Dust]]".
   
==='''Personality and appearance'''===
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However he was mainly raised in [[Midsomer]] in the village of [[Dunstan]] and returned there during the events of [[Left for Dead]]. He is familiar with [[Midsomer Barton]] having attended the 'Oak Apple Tree Week' festival as a boy as recalled in [[Dead Letters]].
As with Barnaby's previous two sidekicks, Jones is shown to be quite good-looking and has a cheeky personality. He is a good singer, with something of a barotine voice as he sings O Sole Mio in the shower and has a place in the Midsomer Worthy Choir. He is also shown to be slightly older and is less inexperienced than Troy or Scott and appears to spend less time chasing after women and get on with the job instead. He has a likeable personality and mostly gets on with nearly everyone in Midsomer, including the two Barnabys, Tom and John, along with other members of their families or their colleagues.
 
   
==='''Relationships'''===
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Having grown up in [[Midsomer]], Jones has a strong local knowledge, he knew of the supposed haunting of Monks Barton Woods and knew [[Trevor Gibson]], the sergeant at [[Midsomer Mow]] station. He is however surpassed in his knowledge by his often mentioned still living grandmother, whose gossip regarding [[Midsomer Parva]] was key to solving the case in [[Dark Secrets]]. He also refers to a grandfather and several uncles at various points. This grandfather took him to see [[Teddy Molloy]], and potentially was a cabinet maker.
==='''DCI Tom Barnaby'''===
 
==='''Joyce Barnaby'''===
 
==='''Cully Barnaby'''===
 
==='''John Barnaby'''===
 
Ben seemed to have a prickly start with new DCI, John Barnaby, and he didn't seem to be very happy about not being promoted. As time wore on, they got on better. In The Christmas Haunting, he sent him and Sarah a Christmas card, in spite of it bring addressed mostly to Sykes.
 
==='''Sarah Barnaby'''===
 
==='''Dr. George Bullard'''===
 
==='''Dr. Kate Wilding'''===
 
==='''Relationships with women'''===
 
Throughout his time serving with DCI Tom Barnaby, it seemed that Jones didn't have much of a private life and his relationships being far and few between. In Vixen's Run he danced with the cook's daughter Jenny Down but either he decided she was not his type in the end or she was considered a suspect in a murder investigation. He did seem to have a crush on [[DC Gail Stephens]] and did ask her out. He did not have a thing for Cully so his working relationship with his boss was very strong. In season 15 he has an relationship with the fire women Susie Bellingham.
 
   
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He is formerly a Freemason, as revealed in ''[[King's Crystal]]''. In the episode ''[[Death in Chorus]]'' Jones exhibits a remarkable vocal talent and is recruited to sing as a tenor in the Midsomer Worthy choir. In ''[[Death in the Slow Lane]]'' it is revealed that he was interested in replacing Tom Barnaby upon his retirement, and was a little put out by John Barnaby being transferred to the position instead.
[[Category:Detective Constables|Jones, Ben]]
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[[Category:Detective Sergeants|Jones, Ben]]
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In ''[[Murder of Innocence]]'' it is revealed that the murder of youngster [[Daniel Denning]] was Jones' first murder case as a Police Constable. His sympathy lay with Daniel's dad, who owns the Binwell Estate. The murder took place in 1994 which meant between that time and 2005 meaning that he'd been a PC for twelve years by the time of his first meeting with DCI Tom Barnaby in ''[[The House in the Woods]]'' and perhaps beyond 1994.
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In ''[[They Seek Him Here]]'', Jones mentioned that he had one grandfather who was a cabinet maker.  In ''[[Vixen's Run]]'', [[Jenny Down]] the cook's daughter clearly liked Ben but he remained non-committal. In series 15 he was in a relationship with fire fighter [[Susie Bellingham]] but this was clearly looking like it was not going to last either. In the series 16 opener, ''[[The Christmas Haunting]]'', it was revealed that Jones had been promoted to Inspector and transferred to Brighton. He sent a Christmas card to the Barnabys, though it was addressed to their dog, [[Sykes]].  
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==Personality and appearance==
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As with Barnaby's previous two sidekicks, Jones is shown to be quite good-looking and has a cheeky personality. He is a good singer, with a baritone voice, as he sings ''O Sole Mio'' in the shower, and has a place in the Midsomer Worthy Choir. He is also shown to be slightly older and is less inexperienced than Troy or Scott, and appears to spend less time chasing after women and gets on with the job instead. He is like-able and mostly gets along with nearly everyone in Midsomer, including the two Barnabys, Tom and John, and other members of their families or their colleagues.
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==Relationships==
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===DCI Tom Barnaby===
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They have a close bond, making fools of themselves at parties.
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===Joyce Barnaby===
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Ben had a long kept secret that he had a crush on Joyce, he said he would flee to Sweden if Tom ever discovered his secret, and never come back. Cully had discovered his secret, and promised to keep it to herself.
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===Cully Barnaby===
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She saved his life from a level crossing disaster and since then they have become good friends.
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===John Barnaby===
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Ben seems to have a prickly start with new DCI, John Barnaby. In the episode, [[Dark Secrets|''Dark Secrets'']]'','' he snippily referring to Barnaby as 'Superman' while in [[Echoes of the Dead|''Echoes of the Dead'']]'','' Barnaby implied he did not understand Jones. Ben didn't seem to be very happy about not being promoted. As time wore on, they got on better and learned to rely on each other's strengths. In ''[[The Christmas Haunting]]'', Ben sent John and Sarah a Christmas card, but addressed it to Sykes. The letter suggested that the Barnaby's consider using the name 'Ben' as the baby's name should it be a boy. Both Sarah and John like the sound of it.
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==Relationships with women==
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Throughout his time serving with [[Tom Barnaby|DCI Tom Barnaby]], it seemed that Jones didn't have much of a private life and his relationships were few and far between. In ''[[Vixen's Run]]'' he danced with the cook's daughter, [[Jenny Down]], but it went no furhter. He did seem to have a crush on [[Gail Stephens|DC Gail Stephens]] and did ask her out. Yet he ultimately decided that he didn't want to begin a relationship with a colleague. In ''[[Blood Wedding]]'' things heated up between him and housekeeper, [[Sally Fielding]], of Bedlow Hall and she somehow attended Cully's wedding. In season 15 he has a relationship with the fire fighter Susie Bellingham. He subsequently became involved in a relationship with [[Kate Wilding]],and in [[Habeas Corpus]] the Barnabys received a letter from Ben with a photograph of Ben and Kate together.
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Revision as of 16:32, December 30, 2019

Ben Jones was a main character of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders.

Biography

Ben Jones is a Detective Sergeant, originally working with Tom Barnaby, and later John Barnaby. He is the longest serving deputy, having started in 2005. He joined CID as an acting Detective Constable as temporary replacement for DS Daniel Scott in the episode entitled The House in the Woods. His transfer to CID became permanent in the episode Dead Letters. Jones was promoted to DS at the conclusion of Last Year's Model after passing his sergeant's exam.

Jones is considerably less naive than his predecessors, often possessing an insight into cases that neither Scott nor Troy would have.

He is Welsh by birth as confirmed in The Axeman Cometh, and remarks about his love for Wales when he and Barnaby travel there in the episode "Death and Dust".

However he was mainly raised in Midsomer in the village of Dunstan and returned there during the events of Left for Dead. He is familiar with Midsomer Barton having attended the 'Oak Apple Tree Week' festival as a boy as recalled in Dead Letters.

Having grown up in Midsomer, Jones has a strong local knowledge, he knew of the supposed haunting of Monks Barton Woods and knew Trevor Gibson, the sergeant at Midsomer Mow station. He is however surpassed in his knowledge by his often mentioned still living grandmother, whose gossip regarding Midsomer Parva was key to solving the case in Dark Secrets. He also refers to a grandfather and several uncles at various points. This grandfather took him to see Teddy Molloy, and potentially was a cabinet maker.

He is formerly a Freemason, as revealed in King's Crystal. In the episode Death in Chorus Jones exhibits a remarkable vocal talent and is recruited to sing as a tenor in the Midsomer Worthy choir. In Death in the Slow Lane it is revealed that he was interested in replacing Tom Barnaby upon his retirement, and was a little put out by John Barnaby being transferred to the position instead.

In Murder of Innocence it is revealed that the murder of youngster Daniel Denning was Jones' first murder case as a Police Constable. His sympathy lay with Daniel's dad, who owns the Binwell Estate. The murder took place in 1994 which meant between that time and 2005 meaning that he'd been a PC for twelve years by the time of his first meeting with DCI Tom Barnaby in The House in the Woods and perhaps beyond 1994.

In They Seek Him Here, Jones mentioned that he had one grandfather who was a cabinet maker.  In Vixen's Run, Jenny Down the cook's daughter clearly liked Ben but he remained non-committal. In series 15 he was in a relationship with fire fighter Susie Bellingham but this was clearly looking like it was not going to last either. In the series 16 opener, The Christmas Haunting, it was revealed that Jones had been promoted to Inspector and transferred to Brighton. He sent a Christmas card to the Barnabys, though it was addressed to their dog, Sykes.  

Personality and appearance

As with Barnaby's previous two sidekicks, Jones is shown to be quite good-looking and has a cheeky personality. He is a good singer, with a baritone voice, as he sings O Sole Mio in the shower, and has a place in the Midsomer Worthy Choir. He is also shown to be slightly older and is less inexperienced than Troy or Scott, and appears to spend less time chasing after women and gets on with the job instead. He is like-able and mostly gets along with nearly everyone in Midsomer, including the two Barnabys, Tom and John, and other members of their families or their colleagues.

Relationships

DCI Tom Barnaby

They have a close bond, making fools of themselves at parties.

Joyce Barnaby

Ben had a long kept secret that he had a crush on Joyce, he said he would flee to Sweden if Tom ever discovered his secret, and never come back. Cully had discovered his secret, and promised to keep it to herself.

Cully Barnaby

She saved his life from a level crossing disaster and since then they have become good friends.

John Barnaby

Ben seems to have a prickly start with new DCI, John Barnaby. In the episode, Dark Secrets, he snippily referring to Barnaby as 'Superman' while in Echoes of the Dead, Barnaby implied he did not understand Jones. Ben didn't seem to be very happy about not being promoted. As time wore on, they got on better and learned to rely on each other's strengths. In The Christmas Haunting, Ben sent John and Sarah a Christmas card, but addressed it to Sykes. The letter suggested that the Barnaby's consider using the name 'Ben' as the baby's name should it be a boy. Both Sarah and John like the sound of it.

Relationships with women

Throughout his time serving with DCI Tom Barnaby, it seemed that Jones didn't have much of a private life and his relationships were few and far between. In Vixen's Run he danced with the cook's daughter, Jenny Down, but it went no furhter. He did seem to have a crush on DC Gail Stephens and did ask her out. Yet he ultimately decided that he didn't want to begin a relationship with a colleague. In Blood Wedding things heated up between him and housekeeper, Sally Fielding, of Bedlow Hall and she somehow attended Cully's wedding. In season 15 he has a relationship with the fire fighter Susie Bellingham. He subsequently became involved in a relationship with Kate Wilding,and in Habeas Corpus the Barnabys received a letter from Ben with a photograph of Ben and Kate together.

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