John Nettles is magnificent as Detective Tom Barnaby in the British mystery series Midsomer Murders. How many episodes has he done?
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Nettles, 67, will have solved more than 200 murders in 81 episodes when he exits the show this spring. ¬ìI wanted to die in noble fashion in the service of my country and then be buried with full military honors in Westminster Abbey,¬î Nettles says. ¬ìBut Tom and his long-suffering wife, Joyce, will simply retire. It¬ís always better to leave when people want more.¬î The series will continue with Neil Dudgeon as the new top sleuth. Midsomer Murders: Set 17 will be released on DVD Feb. 22 by Acorn Media.