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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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18 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 ...
Birmingham Mail
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:23:00 -0700

But as the last series featuring DCI Tom Barnaby begins next week, we'll also be saying goodbye to Jane Wymark. The actress has played Joyce Barnaby for 13 years and one might imagine she's not too happy at being forced out by John's departure.

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 ...
The Keene Sentinel
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 05:08:14 -0700

I t wo uld be most unfair to compare Neil Dudgeon's DCI John Barnaby with the preceding John Nettle's Tom Barnaby. Still, I can't warm up to Dudgeon, because he doesn't look like a DCI (weak reason) nor does he act like one when not sleuthing.

Blogcritics.org (blog)

Blogcritics.org (blog)
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:11:15 -0700

There are an inordinate number of mysterious murders that take place in Midsomer, and it is up to Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and his assistant Detective Constable Ben Jones (Jason Hughes) to solve them. On such classic murder ...


Tue, 12 Aug 2014 01:19:56 -0700

In Großbritannien hatte sich John Nettles alias Tom Barnaby schon 2011 verabschiedet, hierzulande lief die letzte Folge mit dem alten "Inspector Barnaby" Anfang des Jahres. Im September geht nun sein Nachfolger an den Start.

Stratford Observer

Stratford Observer
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:37:30 -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 ...

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Get Bucks
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:29:37 -0700

It has been visited by the Queen and celebrities have also got in on the action, with John Nettles, most famous for playing Tom Barnaby in Midsomer Murders, visiting the tourist attraction which itself featured in an episode. Marketing manager Maura ...

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