DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and DS Benjamin Jones (Jason Hughes). (Image courtesy of American Public Television)

The rural countryside of a fictional county in England provides the backdrop for this long-running crime series based on the novels of Caroline Graham. A lush visual style, quirky characters, and ubiquitous red herrings recall classic public television British mysteries of the past.

On CPTV: Fridays at 8 p.m.