Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday night film selection: Midsomer murders TV series

It's officially the end of an era. The new Midsomer Murders season opens in autumn with a new chief detective and I am very distraught to have to say goodbye to John Nettles (big sniffle!). Midsomer Murders was and remains one of my all time favourites. A TV series of movie length (102 minutes) episodes. So today's review is a bit different because it focuses on a series rather than one particular film.

Back in the days when Mr. C and me still had a TV, the only time we actually turned it on was on Thursday at 8.00 pm to watch Midsomer Murders. It's English detective fiction at its sinister best along with some dry English humor. John Nettles is perfect for the role of shrewd middle aged detective and a devoted husband and father.


  1. Oh, I remember this series faintly too. It ( or some other BBC mystery series was shown every Saturday, 7.30 pm, just the perfect time for me, as I go to bed early on all weekdays.

  2. Mette: I should imagine you go to bed early if you wake up before six in the morning :-)

  3. Oh yes one of my long term favourites...have seen 3 from the new series with the new Barneby!
    was not too sure when I saw the first one but think he might grow on me!!! Must give him a chance. Not sure how many more murders' Midsummer can take hee,hee.

    My friends house appeared in 2 episodes and she met all the cast John is a very down to earth chap.

    Think you might be too young to remember him when he played Bergerac the detective on the island of Jersey? he was younger and very handsome. Ida

  4. Ida: by now Midsomer's population is severely decimated ;-)
    I'm sure the new Barnaby will grow on me...eventually. And I haven't seen John in the film you mentioned but I'll be sure to look it up.

  5. Ana, hope you don´t mind me interfering, but to Ida: I remember Bergerac, but could not immediately connect him on this newer series.

  6. Mette: I don't mind one bit, but now I am very curious about this Bergerac series. It might be difficult to find copies but I'll do my best.