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Midsomer Murders returns for six new episodes


ITV has commissioned a further six episodes of long-running murder-mystery drama Midsomer Murders.

Neil Dudgeon and Gwilym Lee return as DCI John Barnaby as DS Charlie Nelson respectively, and are joined by a new pathologist Dr Kam Karimore played by Manjinder Virk (Ordinary Lies, Call the Midwife), who will assist in the investigations.

Filming is already underway for the 18th series, made by Bentley Productions, which includes storylines of bodysnatching, competitive cycling and the sighting of UFO’s over Midsomer County.

Director of Drama, ITV Channels Steve November said: “Midsomer Murders is one of ITV’s most enduring and successful dramas. We’re delighted to be recommissioning a further six episodes and to be continuing our working partnership with Jo Wright and her team.”

Jo Wright, executive producer, said: ” We are back for even more episodes next year thanks to ITV, which gives us chance to explore more strange and entertaining tales of Midsomer life. And with a new pathologist who will cause DS Nelson trouble in more ways than one.” .

The writing team includes Rachel Cuperman, Sally Griffiths, Chris Murray and Paul Logue.

The new series of Midsomer Murders will air on ITV in 2016.