Midsomer Murders is one of our most enduring and most successful crime dramas, and it still remains extremely popular in the UK as well as abroad. The Scandinavian countries, especially, have a real thing for this cosy long-running series. ITV says that production on series 19 (19!) is underway and that DCI John Barnaby will have yet another new sidekick.
Barnaby is joined by DS Jamie Winter, played by newcomer Nick Hendrix (Marcella, The Crown), will be beside him upholding the law in Midsomer county.
Also returning for the 19th series of the successful drama, to be broadcast in 2017, are Manjinder Virk as pathologist Dr Kam Karimore and Fiona Dolman as Sarah Barnaby.
Storylines this series will include a deserted village full of secrets, an extreme Neighbourhood Watch, a cricket festival and a rabbit and guinea pig show, which is just about as Midsomer Murders as you can get.
Nick Hendrix says: “I’m genuinely thrilled to join this bastion of British TV. It’s a real privilege to be part of a hugely successful and much loved show and I am looking forward to stepping into the wonderful world of Midsomer.”