Filming begins on 20th series of Midsomer Murders

Filming began this month on the 20th anniversary series of the UK’s longest running contemporary detective drama, ITV’s Midsomer Murders. Neil Dudgeon returns to play DCI John Barnaby for his seventh year in the role and Nick Hendrix is back as DS Jamie Winter. More details about this hardy perennial after the jump!

Joining the team this series will be redoubtable new pathologist, Dr Fleur Perkins, played by Annette Badland (EastEnders, Outlander) who will assist Barnaby and Winter in their pursuit of justice in the picturesque but deadly countryside of Midsomer.

On joining the popular drama, Annette says “I have always enjoyed living dangerously so arriving at Midsomer is thrilling! In truth I’m delighted to be involved in the twentieth series of Midsomer Murders and to work alongside and be part of this creative team. I hope Fleur can assist Barnaby in maintaining his high success rate of crime detection. She is very good at her job.”

Also returning this series is Fiona Dolman as Sarah Barnaby followed closely by Paddy the dog as the Barnabys’ faithful canine companion. Guest casting will be announced at a later date.

Midsomer normally comes back in the first week of January, and there’s no reason to suggest this won’t be the case for this landmark 20th series.

21 Comments Add yours

  1. I absolutely love this show, just went through all the series once AGAIN

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen Harris says:

      Like you, I watch them obsessively Midsomer Murders. Now I want to write a screen play for the show, with no idea how to go about it. Ha!


  2. marblex says:

    I first saw Annette Badland as Gladys the maid in Pocketful of Rye (Hickson, of course). She was brilliant as a young actress and I’m very excited to learn she will be a regular on one of my favorite shows.


  3. Troy Wiggins says:

    I absolutely love this great great series


  4. Elizabeth A Buys says:

    I love Midsomer murders. So looking forward to the series 20. I have just finished watching all series for the second time. Exceptual acting and programming!


  5. LSnyder says:

    Hopefully they will film SEVERAL shows for the 20th season. Last year was a real disappointment with only 4! Come on, we love our Midsomer!


    1. its says:

      there were 6 ..2 came later:
      5. Death by Persuasion
      A woman is found stabbed in the neck with a quill near a Georgian re-creation event celebrating Jane Austen. Barnaby and Winter discover that the victim was a journalist interested in the village’s healthcare drone delivery program.

      6. The Curse of the Ninth


  6. Can’t wait for season 20! I hope there are MANY more episodes this and coming seasons. We have binged watched from the first episode of Season 1 and LOVE this series. I literally teared up when I saw that Sykes was buried in Barnaby’s back yard; but cheered up a bit when they took on Paddy.


  7. Jackie newman says:

    I am anxious for the 20th series to be on Netflix. We have watched 1 thru 19 three times. We love the show

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jeff Hore says:

    I really enjoy each episode, and can’t wait for a new season. I have no idea why this programme is so appealing, but who cares!
    Cheers, and well done producers, from the Antipodes!


  9. Maria says:

    I’m so happy to know that midsummer murders will continue for yet another season. I’ve watched every episode at least 3 or 4 times and never get sick of it. I absolutely love the program.


  10. Donna lopes says:

    I am so glad that The Mid Summer series is continuing, it .y favorite show.
    I love all that have been in this show. I have watched it over and over again. THANK YOU.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Emme says:

    Why only white people? Are there no POC in the constabulary? I’d had high hopes with Kam, but then y’all got rid of her, and replaced her with yet ANOTHER white person. Geeez.


    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Can’t disagree with that, Emme.


  12. Paula says:

    Can’t wait for it to come back on


  13. Derralee says:

    When is this year’s season going to start???


    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Soon. Within the next month I would imagine.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Petroske Sarah says:

    Wonderful story line and superb acting. I can’t get enough of this show!


  15. Michele Fairbrother says:

    i started watching on regular tv and then went to netflix just for this show have watched each show 3 to 4 times. Waiting for 20th season. Please, Please, netflix get it soon. It is one spectacular show, I have hooked several more people to it.


  16. Lesley Smith says:

    Love midsummer murders can’t wait for new ones


  17. leprecaun says:

    when does Series 20 start???


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