Tom: "Stop Troy, stop. We go down the hill, Troy"
Troy: "I thought we were going to Upper Warden."
Tom: "Yeah, we are. Upper Warden is down the hill; Lower Warden is up the hill."
Troy: "That doesn't make any sense."
Tom: "Troy, this is Midsomer!"
Troy: "Sorry, I forgot"
— An exchange between Barnaby and Troy. - A Tale of Two Hamlets

Midsomer Murders is a British television show based on the crime-novel series by author Caroline GrahamMidsomer Murders follows the efforts of Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby to solve the unusually high number of murders that occur in the wealthy, isolated English county of Midsomer, a picturesque and peaceful place on the outside but one filled with amoral and snobbish eccentrics with all kinds of vices. His latest assistant is Detective Sergeant Jamie Winter. DCI John Barnaby took over in series 14, replacing his older cousin, DCI Tom Barnaby, who retired.

  • First episode date]: March 23, 1997
  • Networks: ITV, Sveriges Television, UTV, STV, ITV HD
  • Acorn TV started streaming series 20 episodes on 3rd May 2018 and BritBox began on 4th May 2018. Both Acorn TV and Britbox are available to Amazon Prime members as add-on channels.

Cast and Crew

Main Cast
Character Actor Series # Episodes Notes
DCI Tom BarnabyJohn Nettles1-1381
Joyce BarnabyJane Wymark1-1381
Dr George BullardBarry Jackson1-1476George did not appear in the episodes Strangler's Wood, Dead Man's Eleven, Death of a Stranger, Blue Herrings, Judgement Day, The Electric Vendetta, Ring Out Your Dead, Murder on St. Malley's Day and The Fisher King
DI Ben JonesJason Hughes9-1553Also guest appearance in Last Man Out in season 19
DCI John BarnabyNeil Dudgeon14-2148Guest appearance as DCI John Barnaby in The Sword of Guillaume and Fit For Murder
Also appeared as Daniel Bolt in Garden of Death in series 4
Sarah BarnabyFiona Dolman14-2143Sarah did not appear in the episodes Death in the Slow Lane and The Flying Club
Cully DixonLaura Howard1-3
43Cully did not appear in Series 4 and 5
DI Gavin TroyDaniel Casey1-730Also guest appearance in Blood Wedding in series 11
DC Gail StephensKirsty Dillon10-1324Recurring character in series 10, joined regular cast in series 11
Dr Kate WildingTamzin Malleson14-1719Appeared in last 4 episodes of series 14
DS Jamie WinterNick Hendrix19-2116
DS Charlie NelsonGwilym Lee16-1815
DS Daniel ScottJohn Hopkins7-814
Dr. Fleur PerkinsAnnette Badland20-2110
Dr Kam KarimoreManjinder Virk18-1910Kam did not appear in the episodes Red in Tooth & Claw and Death by Persuasion
Dr Dan PetersonToby Jones2-34Took place of Dr Bullard in series 2 and 3

There have been 6 different producers for the series through series 20 covering 122 episodes:

Producer Series # Episodes
Brian True-MaySeries 1 - 1489
Jo WrightSeries 15
Series 16-19 as Executive Producer
Louise SuttonSeries 165
Phil HunterSeries 17 and 1810
Ella KellySeries 196
Guy HescottSeries 20 and 2110

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