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Inspector Barnaby – Your Fan Expert

We all love Inspector Barnaby and his sergeants, don’t we? The series began with DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles). Barnaby and his sidekick DS Gavin Troy (Daniel Casey) investigate bizarre murders in Midsomer County and always manage to catch and arrest the killer in the end. They are supported by pathologist George Bullard (Barry Jackson). When Troy was promoted to inspector in Middlesbrough, he was later replaced by Daniel Scott (John Hopkins) and Ben Jones (Jason Hughes). In 13×01, The Sword of Guillaume, we saw the first appearance of Tom’s cousin John. He took over his job at the end of 13×08, Fit For Murder, while Tom Barny żur retires and enjoys his birthday cake.

DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon), who first worked with Ben Jones, later with Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee) and currently with Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix).

Not forgetting the Mrs Barnabys, Joyce (Jane Wymark) and Sarah (Fiona Dolman), and their daughters Cully (Laura Howard) and Betty (Isabel Shaw).

The series began in 1997 with the broadcast of a single episode, now known as the pilot: “The Killings at Badger’s Drift”, based on the series of novels created by Caroline Graham in the 1980s. Four further episodes based on other novels were broadcast as Series 1 in 1998.


This is also for you, fellow fans!

But wait, there’s more to discover! Here on this website you’ll find a cosy corner of the internet dedicated to all things Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. Join me on a historical tour in the fictional English county of Midsomer and indulge in all the nostalgic elements of our beloved cosy detective show.

It’s a place where fans like you can delve into the historical and nostalgic moments and reminisce about past episodes. From quirky supporting characters, to beautiful estates and cottages, idyllic countryside, charming villages, to the intertwining of English history and Midsomer’s history. Let’s delve deeper into the chronicles of Midsomer, sorted by year or episode… including landscape artist Henry Hogson or Ellis Bell’s book ‘House of Satan’. Get a sneak peek at upcoming content featuring Midsomer Murders locations and behind-the-scenes insights from a Midsomer historian.

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the history of England and Midsomer? It is a journey full of ‘aha’ moments and exciting discoveries.

So put on your detective hat and come along to the Midsomer Constabulary in Causton…


Articles about English history in Inspector Barnaby

Have a look at all the articles that I have published so far on my website.
(Will be constantly updated and therefore expanded.)



About me


Overviews about history in the series

The Chronology of Midsomer by year

The Chronology of Midsomer by season

Midsomer Connections

More about Midsomer’s history


Chapters on English history

Overview and Introduction

The Fisher King in Midsomer

Roman Vineyards

Saint Frideswide

The Sword of Guilliaume

Domesday in Midsomer

Doom Paintings

The Dantean Anomaly

Public Footpaths

William Tyndale

The Dissolution of the Monasteries in Midsomer Murders

“Involved in the Gunpowder Plot.”

The Civil War, pt. 1

The Civil War, pt. 2

Treasures & Raiders in Midsomer

Witch-Hunting in Midsomer

A traitor from Midsomer in the American Independence War?

Jane Austen & Baroness Orczy in Midsomer

Albert Plummer in India

Midsomer’s Old Railways

The Bell Ringers from Midsomer Wellow

Sports History in Midsomer, pt. 1: Boxing

Sports History in Midsomer, pt. 2: Other Sports

Not Dead But Sleepth

Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance and Midsomer

Francis Galton

Midsomer and the Battle of the Somme

The Widows of World War 1

Ghost Villages in World War 2

ATA – Anything To Anywhere


More about history in Inspector Barnaby

The History of Midsomer Parva & Midsomer Worthy

The History of Midsomer Villages

In Remembrance in Midsomer in 2024



Link Tipps

MidsomerMurders.org by Joan Street

Midsomer Murders Fandom Wiki