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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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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 ...


Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:41:34 -0700

Inspector Barnaby (Originaltitel: Midsomer Murders) gehört wohl zu den langlebigsten Serien im Spielfilmformat, denn seit 1997 versorgen uns die Engländer mit neuen Episoden um den Kult-Detektiv Tom Barnaby, gespielt von John Nettles. Nun, jetzt sieht ...


Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:47:28 -0700

Serienfans.TV verlost in Zusammenarbeit mit Edel Motion Germany eine DVD-Box von "Inspector Barnaby" - Volume 21. Im beschaulichen Midsomer County, einem fiktiven Landstrich in England, versieht Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby seinen Dienst ...

FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:23:37 -0700

Besonders, wenn es darum geht, dass John Nettles als DCI Tom Barnaby für Millionen Menschen weltweit zum Inbegriff der britishness wurde. Schließen. Bitte melden Sie sich zunächst hier an. Sie folgen Ursula Scheer bereits. Sie folgen jetzt Ursula Scheer.


Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:05:44 -0700

Inspektor Tom Barnaby sleduje kolonu sira Malcolma Frazera. Ten si nacvičuje svůj vlastní pohřeb, aby se ujistil, že vše pak bude v pořádku. Cestou ho doprovází syn Nicky s manželkou Jenny. Druhý den se na policejní stanici dozvídá, že se někdo vloupal ...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:41:15 -0700

Dabei bleibt alles in der Familie, denn John ist der 20 Jahre jüngere Cousin seines Vorgängers Tom Barnaby. Mit seiner Frau Sarah, gespielt von Fiona Dolman, und seinem Hund Sykes zieht der studierte Psychologe von Brighton in die verschlafene ...

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