Goodbye: Jane Wymark (Joyce), John Nettles (Tom) and Laura Howard (Cully)

WE met yet again in a typical Midsomer country pub.

One last annual press gathering before John Nettles said goodbye to Midsomer Murders.

His final episode – Fit For Murder – is on ITV1 at 8pm tonight.

But the series lives on with Neil Dudgeon as a new leading man.

I’ve already interviewed Neil and his incoming screen wife Fiona Dolman and seen their first scenes in the next series.

And while sad to see John go, it looks to me like he’s left Midsomer Murders in safe hands.