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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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15 news items

Independent Online

Independent Online
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:48:45 -0700

BRITISH actor Dudgeon took over the baton from John Nettles (DCI Tom Barnaby) after his last episodes were shot in 2011. He was introduced into the storyline as DCI John Barnaby, the cousin of Tom. With several TV series to his credit, this has been ...


Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:30:00 -0700

Neil became the lead character in the series after John Nettles - who played DCI Tom Barnaby, the cousin of John Barnaby - decided to quit in 2011 after 14 years in the role. Neil feels very comfortable in the show and is pleased that viewers seem to ...

Artslink.co.za News (press release)

Artslink.co.za News (press release)
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:26:15 -0700

Dudgeon's character is the younger cousin of former lead character DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and he joined the cast following Nettles' departure for the 2011 British season, without damaging the show's impact one little bit since then. The stories ...

What's On TV

What's On TV
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 03:54:22 -0700

Midsomer Murders, which first aired in 1997 starring John Nettles as DCI Tom Barnaby (DCI John's cousin), has also been successful abroad, which Neil puts down to the “whodunnit angle”. “It's a big, proper two-hour show that you can get immersed in ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:02:59 -0700

Actress Jane Wymark, who was Morwenna, and married Carne, had a long-running role as Joyce Barnaby, the wife of DCI Tom Barnaby in Midsomer Murders. And Mary Wimbush, servant Prudie Paynter, was familiar to millions as Julia Pargetter on The ...


Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:28:23 -0700

Cette série met en scène les enquêtes de l'inspecteur Tom Barnaby et de son adjoint — Gavin Troy, Dan Scott puis Ben Jones — dans un comté anglais fictif, le Midsomer. Les affaires qu'ils doivent résoudre sont toujours peuplées d'un grand nombre de ...


Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:01:33 -0700

Aufhorchen ließ zuerst die deutsche Stimme des britischen Schauspielers John Nettles, der von 1997 bis 2011 Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby gab. Norbert Langer, der zuvor unter anderem Michael Landons „Little Joe“ in der Westernserie „Bonanza“ ...
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:37:30 -0700

Hrají: John Nettles (D.C.I. Tom Barnaby), Daniel Casey (Sgt. Troy), Jane Wymarková (Joyce Barnaby), Adie Allen (Annie), Glen Berry (Ben), Nigel Betts (seržant v kanceláři), Samantha Bondová (Suzanna Chambers), Philip Bowen (Gregory Chambers).

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