Neil Dudgeon !! Yes! Much, much better than John Nettles!,
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This review is from: Midsomer Murders, Set 22 (DVD)
Series stars Neil Dudgeon as Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby, with Jason Hughes as Detective Sergeant Ben Jones.
They work very well together. The series is so much better, (we own every available Tom Barnaby set), no more DCI Tom putting half the village under "house arrest" because of his petty jealousies. Tom Barnaby would invariably hound the hell out of those who would be the next victim! I was wondering if the producer of Midsomer ever realized what a Nazi-ish type of policing he was portraying throughout the series. I suppose those who loved DCI Tom would have a problem with a more relaxed, intelligent approach to the part. I really get absorbed in the plot now because I know I won't have my intelligence insulted with ridiculous demands by a truly stupid man (Tom Barnaby) in a good suit. But, phew!, enough about the old guard! The new blood has finally come down to earth and the show is actually an interesting mystery. John Barnaby's wife is an attractive intelligent teacher and is more in tune with reality. Finally I can enjoy the whole show and sink my teeth into it. The change is good, very good!