Published: Tue 26 Nov 2013
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There’s a new crime-fighter in Midsomer when Britain’s best loved detective drama returns with a brand new series – and a new partner-in-crime for Barnaby.
Gwilym Lee (Restless, Fresh Meat, The Hollow Crown) joins the cast of Midsomer Murders as DS Charlie Nelson, starring alongside Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby in five new two-hour episodes.
The regular team is completed by the return of Sarah (Fiona Dolman), together with Sykes the dog and Tamzin Malleson as pathologist Dr Kate Wilding. Kate becomes landlady to DS Nelson and, together with the Barnabys, helps him celebrate his first Christmas in Midsomer.
In “The Christmas Haunting”, Nelson arrives in Midsomer and is thrown straight into a murder investigation. A man is stabbed with an antique sword during a ghost-hunting party at a ‘haunted’ manor house in Morton Shallows. Can Barnaby and Nelson find a more earthly motive behind the murder and trap the killer?
The drama is made by Bentley Productions, part of the All3Media Group, for ITV.
Further episodes will broadcast in 2014.