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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
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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405 news items

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:26:15 -0800

Bucolic settings harbor macabre crimes and eccentric characters that are no match for nice - guy detective Tom Barnaby (John Nettles, Bergerac) and his assistant, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones (Jason Hughes, This Life). "Delightful in a murderously ...
Otago Daily Times
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:30:00 -0800

DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon), of Causton CID, is the main man, the fictional younger cousin of former lead character DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles), who solved the crimes in episode one. The Killings in Copenhagen begins in Denmark, (incidentally, ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:15:15 -0800

An email from Tom Barnaby: “Chambers can play centre back and Monreal obviously can't,” he says. “Surely Chambers in the centre and Monreal or Bellerin on the right is the better option? Chambers got the runaround against Swansea and him getting ...


Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:41:15 -0800

Fort heureusement, les honnêtes habitants (il y en a bien quelques-uns) et les amoureux des promenades bucoliques peuvent compter sur l'inspecteur Tom Barnaby pour les protéger et mettre sous les verrous ces comploteurs aux desseins criminels qui ...
Daily Mail
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 07:19:42 -0800

The moment that all Midsomer Murders fans have been anticipating finally arrives on Wednesday, as DCI Tom Barnaby bows out of the show for good. And it is set to be a memorable finale for both the character, and actor John Nettles, who is bowing out of ...
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:05:31 -0700

For actor Neil Dudgeon, who is taking over from John Nettles as the new Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, it has certainly been a baptism of fire in his first week in the job. Asked if viewers should see a black face in Midsomer, Yorkshireman Neil ...


Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:07:30 -0700

Mit dem neuen „John Nettles Nostalgie-Koffer“ können alle erneut die „Tom Barnaby“-Epoche zu Hause zelebrieren. Die streng limitierte Sonderedition hat einiges zu bieten. Kein Wunder, denn in 14 Dienstjahren sammelt sich auch so manches an. Neben ...
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:22:30 -0800

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