Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders gets new detective

Nick Hendrix will play DS Jamie Winter in the show's 19th series. This makes him the third police sidekick for Dudgeon, who took over from John Nettles as Midsomer's lead in 2011. 

"I'm genuinely thrilled to join this bastion of British TV," said Hendrix. “It's a real privilege to be part of a hugely successful and much loved show and I am looking forward to stepping into the wonderful world of Midsomer."

ITV’s big drama: Television speaks to drama boss Steve November

Steve November

On 18 September 2016, Steve November has a problem. At 9:00pm that night, the slot arrives in ITV’s schedule that would normally be filled by the season premiere of Downton Abbey.

As Director of Drama for the ITV network, November has to find a replacement – Downton is ending, with the last ever episode to air this coming Christmas Day. And, given Downton’s blockbuster ratings performance, it’s going to be a fiendishly difficult act to follow.