The British detective drama revolves around Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby's efforts to solve numerous murders that take place in the fictional English county of Midsomer. The current lead character is Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon), who is the younger cousin of former lead character Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles). The Barnabys have worked with several different Sergeants throughout the run of the show, including Sergeant Gavin Troy (Daniel Casey), Sergeant Dan Scott (John Hopkins), Detective Sergeant Ben Jones (Jason Hughes), Detective Sergeant Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee), and Sergeant Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix).
The deadliest county in England.
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The rank structure of detectives in England (other than London) from lowest to highest: DC: Detective Constable. Equivalent to an American police detective. DS: Detective Sergeant. Equivalent to an American detective holding the same rank. DI: Detective Inspector. Equivalent to an American Detective Lieutenant, such as the one portrayed by Tom Sizemore
on Robbery Homicide Division
(2002). DCI: Detective Chief Inspector. Equivalent to an American Detective Captain, such as the one portrayed by Jamey Sheridan
on Law & Order: Criminal Intent
(2001). DSI: Detective Superintendent. Equivalent to an American senior management officer, such as a Major or Colonel, but not a Chief. DCS: Detective Chief Superintendent. Equivalent to the American senior commanding officer of a detective division. In the NYPD for example, this would be the Chief of Detectives. See more
DCI Tom Barnaby
[Last line spoken by Tom Barnaby
What now? I'm going to have my cake and eat it.
Spoofed in Famalam: Episode #1.1