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Thomas Geoffrey "Tom" Barnaby
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 (born 20 April 1943) is a fictional detective created by Caroline Graham and was one of the main characters in the ITV drama Midsomer Murders.

Tom Barnaby first appears in the programme's first episode The Killings at Badger's Drift and last appears in Fit for Murder, an episode broadcast on 2 February 2011, which is the final episode of the thirteenth series. He states in an episode called Picture of Innocence that his birthday is 20 April 1943. He is married to Joyce Barnaby, played by Jane Wymark and has a daughter called Cully, played by Laura Howard. He appeared in 81 episodes before handing over to his cousin John (Neil Dudgeon). He is assisted in every episode by a sergeant. He has three sergeants throughout his tenure, Gavin Troy; 1997-2003, Daniel Scott; 2003-2005 and Benjamin Jones; 2005-2011.

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Irish Examiner

Irish Examiner
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:00:00 -0700

John Barnaby is the cousin of original inspector Tom Barnaby, who first appeared in 1997 and was played by John Nettles, the former star of detective series Bergerac. The Barnabys have worked with several different sergeants over the past two decades, ...


Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:01:00 -0700

... and quaint countryside scenery, this long-running crime series recalls classic public television British mysteries of the past. At the heart of the show is the perceptive and meticulous criminal investigator Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby ...

The Australian

The Australian
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:00:53 -0700

Neil Dudgeon stepped into the retiring John Nettles's polished shoes as chief inspector Tom Barnaby's cousin John four series ago, though he was not entirely an unfamiliar sight. He first appeared in a cameo in 2000, then was unveiled in a one-off ...


Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:41:15 -0700

Doppio appuntamento, infine, su La7 con il telefilm poliziesco L'Ispettore Barnaby con le storie, una nuova e una vecchia, del mite, laconico ed astuto Tom Barnaby che s'intitolano Un uccello raro e Il cavaliere senza testa. Su Tv8 verrà trasmesso il ...


Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:48:45 -0700

Nakon što je omiljeni inspektor Tom Barnaby nakon 81 epizode ove popularne serije svoje mjesto prepustio bratiću Johnu Barnabyju, gledatelji su mislili kako više neće biti sličnih iznenađenja, no roašade ne prestaju. U 19. sezoni, desna ruka slavnom ...

Daily Mail

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 ...

UK Express

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0800

Long-serving detective Tom Barnaby will be replaced by his cousin in ITV's Midsomer Murders as actor John Nettles steps down from the show, it was announced yesterday. Nettles is leaving the show after 13 years and more than 80 episodes of the ...


Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:22:30 -0800

Get celebs news by email. Midsomer Murders, John Nettles (pic: ITV). Midsomer Murders, John Nettles (pic: ITV). DCI Tom Barnaby retires from ITV's Midsomer Murders tomorrow night – and finishes with a real blow-out. The detective, played by John ...

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