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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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Kölnische Rundschau
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:41:15 -0700

Nach 81 Episoden in 14 Jahren löst der bekannte Film- und Fernsehakteur Dudgeon (53, „Bridget Jones - Am Rande des Wahnsinns“) alias John Barnaby den älteren Vetter Tom Barnaby - gespielt von John Nettles - ab. Es sind große Fußstapfen.
 
The Australian
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:08:00 -0700

Playwright Alan Bennett coined the delightfully neat phrase “snobbery with violence” to describe Christie's world and it just as easily applies to the precinct so charmingly policed by John Nettles's Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby. Barnaby and ...
 
Knoxville News Sentinel
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:45:00 -0700

Bucolic settings harbor macabre crimes and eccentric characters that are no match for nice-guy detective Tom Barnaby (Nettles) and his assistant, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones (Jason Hughes). Guest stars include Daniel Casey, Samantha Bond, Donald ...
 
DIE WELT
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Wobei gesagt werden muss, dass sich die Geschichten von Tom Barnaby und Sophie Haas auch insofern ähneln, als sie die skurrilen Landpomeranzeneigenarten sanft zauseln, ihre seltsamen Verhaltensweisen, merkwürdigen Riten, aber weder ihre ...
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