Elsewhere, Neil divulged that he is hoping to film more scenes with Fiona Dolman, 50, who plays his character’s other half Sarah Barnaby.
When quizzed on any changes or developments he would like to see for his role in the ITV series, Neil explained: “It’s quite difficult, but the thing I always like is when Fiona, who plays Mrs Barnaby, is more involved, because she tends to be only in for like a day or two for the scenes in the house and when we can find ways of her being involved in other aspects of the story.
“So there was one in the last series I think about a steeple chase run through the countryside and she became a part of that, so she was in other scenes.”
Neil went on to say he would also like the on-screen couple’s dog, Sykes, to get more of a starring role in the series, adding: “I always like it when they can work her into the story a bit more because she’s great and great fun to work with and the dog as well.”
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