Barnaby gets a new sidekick in Midsomer Murders 

New DS joins Midsomer County

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Newcomer Nick Hendrix (Marcella, The Crown) has joined the cast of ITV’s hugely popular crime drama, Midsomer Murders as DCI John Barnaby’s (Neil Dudgeon) new sidekick DS Jamie Winter.

Filming has commenced on series 19 this week, for six new feature length episodes, featuring returning cast members 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…

Jo Wright, executive producer, said: “All the team here at Bentley feel it’s a great privilege to be filming the latest series of Midsomer Murders,  and especially to welcome the talented Nick Hendrix to the family.  We are sure he will help Neil Dudgeon keep as many people as possible safe on the dangerous streets of Midsomer County.”

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.”

Midsomer Murders is produced by Bentley Productions (part of All3media) and is set to air in 2017. Further details of guest casting will be announced at a later date.