Rosemary and Thyme
A charming, contemporary crime series with a unique twist, as two gardening enthusiasts find themselves caught up in a series of murder mysteries. Combining beautiful British countryside and estate locations, gripping stories and strong performances, the storyline features two mature women looking for a new direction after major changes in their lives. Brought together by the sudden death of a mutual friend, lecturer Rosemary Boxer and newly-divorced former policewoman Laura Thyme discover a shared passion for horticulture and a talent for investigation. Starring Pam Ferris and Felicity Kendal, the series brings together two of public television's favorite genres - gardening and mystery!
Rosemary and Thyme Previous Broadcasts
The Invisible Worm (Episode #205Z)
KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
Stagford Lodge Prep School is full of tradition, and classics master Richard Oakley intends to keep it that way, despite the efforts of the current Headmaster, Quentin Marshall, to drag the school into the 21st century. Quentin's wife, Eleanor, hires Rosemary and Laura to investigate why the school's newly planted roses are dying. Richard invites the ladies to the annual Night of the Stag, a long-held school ritual involving a member of staff, dressed as a stag, and the ritual humiliation of another teacher. But the festivities are brought to an abrupt end by the death of Simon Todd, the shy geography teacher. Are the dying roses and the mystery of Simon's death connected? Our lady gardeners find the intrigue beneath the school's surface respectability much more intense than first appearances suggest.
Enter Two Gardeners (Episode #307)
KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 -- 10:33 PM
Rosemary's cousin Charles is performing with an amateur dramatic group, and Rosemary and Laura have been brought along to prepare the garden of the Open Air Theatre in time for opening night. One of the actors accidentally shoots himself during rehearsal, and everyone is deeply shocked. But when the police discover the gun was loaded with live ammunition not blanks, it becomes apparent that there is a murderer in their midst. Was the bullet intended for Adam or more likely the theatre's philanthropist Victor Channing? Victor's wife Jenny gets stage fright and her role in the play is given to Laura, much to Rosemary's displeasure. As opening night fast approaches, Rosemary struggles to complete the garden on her own as Laura, delighted with her part, becomes more involved with the production. Will the play go without a hitch or is someone out to sabotage it?
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 -- 4:33 AM
Three Legs Good (Episode #306)
KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 -- 10:34 PM
Rosemary and Laura are employed by Regent's Park, to help recreate the original Victorian planting in the historic Avenue Garden. There they meet a variety of characters for whom the central London park plays a regular part in their daily life. But the beauty and peace of the Avenue is shattered when Harley Street psychiatrist Pavel Volkar is found murdered. Rosemary and Laura adopt Mr. Volkar's bereaved three legged dog Holly, who seems to have more than a canine understanding of events. The mystery surrounding the accident in which Holly lost her leg appears to be the key ingredient in solving the murder mystery.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 -- 4:34 AM
In A Monastary Garden (Episode #305)
KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 8, 2015 -- 10:33 PM
Wellminster Cathedral is preparing for a Royal visit and the Custos have asked Rosemary and Laura to restore the old monastery "physik" garden, to mark the cathedral's millennium. But someone is not happy about the ladies working on the herb garden, and when the Custos' daughter Trish is found murdered there, the two women realize they could be in serious danger. They suspect Ryan, Trish's boyfriend who knows more than he is telling. Could the mystery surrounding the Dean's recent hit-and-run accident be connected to current events? What secrets are this tight-knit community concealing? As Rosemary and Laura struggle to bring the herb garden back to life in time for the Royal visit, a shocking discovery is made.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 9, 2015 -- 4:33 AM
They Understand Me In Paris (Episode #204Z)
KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
Rosemary's old school friend Dorothy has invited the gardeners to her French Riviera house, Villa Glavany, to help restore the 150-year-old garden to its former glory before re-opening it to the public. However, one of Dorothy's neighbors, James Pretty, is strongly opposed to the impending arrival of hordes of visitors, and Laura and Rosemary realize their task will be controversial. Events take a dramatic turn when Dorothy's husband Kasper is found dead, a valuable piece of silverware is stolen, and James Pretty believes he witnessed the crime.
The Gooseberry Bush (Episode #304)
KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 -- 10:32 PM
Rosemary's maternal side is brought out when she and Laura find an abandoned baby under a gooseberry bush in Penelope Braxton's garden. Penelope is remarrying her ex-husband, Tim, and our heroines are working on a memorial garden as an intended wedding present from Penelope to Tim. Rosemary and Laura are forced to care for the baby, as they try to find out who the mother is and why she would abandon him. Events take a dramatic turn when neighboring artist Sir Carlos Potter is found murdered. How is he connected and will the sleuths be able to reunite mother and baby?
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 2, 2015 -- 4:32 AM