Midsomer Murders, an English crime drama series based on books by Caroline Graham, is filmed mostly in the villages and towns of the rural... More >
Midsomer Murders, an English crime drama series based on books by Caroline Graham, is filmed mostly in the villages and towns of the rural counties of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. John Nettles plays Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby of the Causton C.I.D., a laconic, down-to-earth detective who faces many ingenious and remarkable murders (usually several in each episode) amid the eccentric denizens of Middle England. For the first twenty-nine episodes Barnaby's partner in detection was Sergeant Gavin Troy, played by Daniel Casey. Troy was then replaced by Sergeant Dan Scott (John Hopkins), who again has been replaced by yet another Sergeant (we first meet him as a DC, Jones, played by Jason Hughes. Other regulars include Tom's wife Joyce (Jane Wymark) and his daughter Cully (Laura Howard) , who sometimes get mixed up in the plot
As darkness covers Midsomer Stanton during a total eclipse of the sun, amateur astronomer Jeremy Harper is killed by a blow to the head with a meteorite. Barnaby and Jones soon discover intrigue, sexual tension and academic rivalry are rife among the star-seeking community.