In an upcoming documentary special to commemorate the 25th anniversary of iconic British series Midsomer Murders, EastEnders and The Witcher stars.
The long-running crime drama series, which is based on Caroline Graham''s Chief Inspector novels, was first launched on ITV in 1997 and has been a staple of the series since then.
ITV has announced that Midsomer Murders 25 Years of Mayhem will commemorate the show''s reaching a significant milestone by enuncating former main actor John Nettles with current lead actor Neil Dudgeon.
Between 1997 and 2011, Nettles played DCI Tom Barnaby, where the actor decided to retire from his role as the Midsomer Constabulary detective.
Dudgeon was quickly appointed as DCI John Barnaby, Tom''s younger cousin, and has continued to treat the constant string of horrific crimes that have occurred in the fictional countryside county of Midsomer.
Featured in the documentary will include interviews of a number of the program''s most well-known guest actors and previous regular actors, including Tamzin Outhwaite, who made a guest appearance in a 2018 episode, and Annette Badland, who played Dr Fleur Perkins.
Nick Hendrix, who plays DS Jamie Winter, Daniel Casey, who played DS Gavin Troy, Jason Hughes, who played DS Ben Jones, and Jane Wymark, who played Joyce Barnaby and Tom''s wife, are also participating in the show.
Manjinder Virk, who played Dr Kam Karimore, and Fiona Dolman, who plays John''s wife Sarah Barnaby, will also play in the role.
The special will also take a look back at some of the many guest appearances on the show by future Hollywood stars early in their acting careers, including Henry Cavill and Orlando Bloom from The Witcher.
The official synopsis for the documentary promises that viewers will be "enterhind the scenes of series 23," while they will also experience "a journey down memory lane" with a Midsomer coach tour looking back at some of the show''s iconic locations, paying homage to the beautiful but equally deadly English countryside.
Mayhem''s 25-year battle will be released on ITV and ITV Hub later in 2022.