It’s that time of the year again. Finally a new season of Mr Barnaby and Midsomer Murders! And this time around with Inspector Barnaby’s (Neil Dudgeon) new companion: Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee).
A traditional Swedish summer craving, just like the strawberries around Midsummer. For some people anyway…and I admit, I’m one of them.
Many people in Scandinavia are fans of the popular TV series, drawn to the characteristic traditional pubs, village greens, Sunday afternoon cricket and country houses. In combination with the improbable number of murders committed in dastardly yet creative ways, solved by the unflappable and pragmatic Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. The latter of course being the ‘fictional’ Midsomer County.
Fancy walking in the footsteps of Inspector Barnaby; enjoying a beer in the local pub or posing for photographs beside some of the popular filming locations?
One of the Henley pubs (the Argyll) featured in an episode and has a brass plaque showing where Barnaby drank his pint of beer. The landlord allows people to stand behind the bar and get their photos taken beside it. He has also just launched Midsomer Ale, using a local Henley brewer. One of the Henley charter boat companies has a vessel called Midsomer Maiden and the on-board ‘hostess’ Daisy was an extra in several episodes and talks about her experiences.
In addition, there are some great trails that fans can follow. Either by car or as individual walking trails for three market towns – Henley on Thames, Wallingford and Thame. All have featured as Causton.
Calling all Swedes! Who will be watching the first episode of the latest season on SVT tonight?
I certainly will!