Midsomer Murders is a long running TV series based on the award winning Inspector Barnaby novels by mystery writer Caroline Graham, who the Sunday Times describes as "the best detective writer since Agatha Christie".
In each episode, the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to DCI Tom Barnaby, (replaced in series 14 by his cousin DCI John Barnaby), to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Jason Hughes (born 1971) is a Welsh actor. Born in Porthcawl, Wales. He's best known for playing lawyer ...
Detective Sergeant (later Inspector) (previously Police and Detective Constable) Benjamin "Ben" Jones (Jason Hughes) (series 9-15) Jones is Tom Barnaby's third junior. Unlike Troy and Scott, who first appeared on the series as plain-clothed detective sergeants, Jones was a uniformed police constable when he was first introduced.
Jones was first appointed as a Detective Constable, as well as Barnaby's second-in-command. (after assisting Barnaby during Sgt Scott's absence) and promoted to Detective Sergeant by the end of his first series. Jones is considerably less naive than Troy or Scott, possessing an insight into cases that neither would have.
Jones was born in Wales and remarks about his love for Wales when he and Tom travel there in the episode Death and Dust. He is formerly a Freemason, as revealed in King's Crystal. In the episode Death in Chorus, Jones exhibits a remarkable vocal talent and is recruited to sing tenor in the Midsomer Worthy choir.
In Death in the Slow Lane, it is revealed that Jones was interested in replacing Tom Barnaby upon his retirement and was a little put out by his cousin, John Barnaby, being transferred to the position instead. In reality, he could not have been given the post because it would have required him to bypass the rank of inspector.
In Murder Of Innocence, it is revealed that Jones is in a relationship with firefighter Susie Bellingham. In the series 16 opener, The Christmas Haunting, it was revealed that Jones had been promoted to Inspector and transferred to Brighton. He sent a Christmas card to the Barnabys, though it was addressed to their dog, Sykes.
Detective Constable Ben Jones Photos
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