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Thomas Geoffrey "Tom" Barnaby (TV Character)
Midsomer Murders character
Portrayed by John Nettles
First appearance The Killings at Badger's Drift (23 March 1997)
Last appearance Fit for Murder (2 February 2011)
Created by Caroline Graham
Profile
Occupation Detective Chief Inspector (until 2011)
Retired (2011- )

Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Geoffrey "Tom" Barnaby is a fictional detective created by Caroline Graham. DCI Barnaby is featured in the Chief Inspector Barnaby book series which began with The Killing at Badger's Drift in 1987. Barnaby is also the main detective in Midsomer Murders, a popular television show based on the novels. There, Barnaby is played by John Nettles.

In both the books and the television series, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby is based in the fictional town of Causton in the southeast of England. From that base of operations, Barnaby travels out into the English countryside to solve murders as they occur in a variety of small villages. A genius in the field of criminal investigation, he is a highly experienced and methodical detective; prone to taking his time. However, despite his slow and steady nature, he is an extremely perceptive and sagacious individual, detecting even the smallest of clues, which ultimately aid him in solving the gruesome and barbarous crimes which are committed in the fictional county of Midsomer. It is worthy of note that in many cases, he has already reached a conclusion as to the identity of the murderer; only to reveal this fact later on after he has accumulated enough evidence.

Barnaby has been happily married to Joyce for many years, and they have an adult daughter named Cully. They may have lived or worked in London at one point, as around the time of their wedding Barnaby was trying to solve the case of the Pimlico Poisoner.

In the episode Picture of Innocence of the British drama Midsomer Murders, his full name was revealed as was his date of birth, 20 April 1943. However, in the novel Faithful unto Death, he is said to have been born in 1941.

In the episode Secrets and Spies, Barnaby revealed to his wife and colleagues that he previously worked for MI6.

The Inspector Barnaby Book Series[edit]

See also[edit]


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7 news items

 
RTN - News und Bilder aus dem Norden
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:45:00 -0700

Hamburg (rtn) Der große Wechsel nach 81 Folgen: Tom Barnaby geht in Ruhestand und übergibt in der ZDF-Krimireihe "Inspector Barnaby" am Sonntag, 21. September 2014, 22.00 Uhr, den Staffelstab an seinen Cousin John! Der britische Schauspieler Neil ...

Stratford Observer

Stratford Observer
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:56:15 -0700

This is the first time Tom, Barnaby and Felix have won a medal in a national championships, whilst Shakespeare's Swords were the only club in the country to win a medal in every boys' sabre event. Sophia Potter and Lizzie Moffat, both 14, dominated the ...

Boston Herald

Boston Herald
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:40:12 -0700

Luc Besson is a hitmaker and Scarlett Johansson a big star so LUCY has a lot going for it in this summer where big hits and star vehicles are not around. But what a piece of ridiculous tripe! Besson has never been lazier with his plotting, skipping ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:02:28 -0700

11 Which writer created Inspector Tom Barnaby? 12 In which 1903 novel do Carruthers and Davies discover a German plan to attack Britain while on a yachting holiday? 13 Which artist frequently uses casts of his body in his work, and created The Angel of ...

PowNed

PowNed
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:35:51 -0700

@idafm: RT @JovanckaHoman: Moraal van het verhaal is dus dat je nooit, maar dan ook nóóit, Tom Barnaby op je event moet uitnodigen! #midsomermurder… @KThijsebaard: RT @JovanckaHoman: Moraal van het verhaal is dus dat je nooit, maar dan ook ...

hamburg040 - Hamburg-Magazin

hamburg040 - Hamburg-Magazin
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:33:45 -0700

Nach insgesamt 81 Folgen als DCI Tom Barnaby ging John Nettles Anfang des Jahres in den wohlverdienten Serien-Ruhestand. Der beliebte Kriminologe übergab sein Zepter an seinen Cousin John Barnaby, gespielt von Neil Dudgeon. Am kommenden ...

PowNed

PowNed
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:58 -0700

#midsomermurder… @JovanckaHoman: Moraal van het verhaal is dus dat je nooit, maar dan ook nóóit, Tom Barnaby op je event moet uitnodigen! #midsomermurders #moord#Lijk. @lettermenger: [k]luistR [Qua #muziek] [mee/naa]R #vrOuw'en'#stem'men, ...
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