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!
The Italian Rapscallion (#207Z) Duration: 47:03 STEREO
Emma Standish is opening her restaurant on the Ligurian coast of Italy, and Rosemary and Laura are way behind in their preparation of the surrounding garden. The ladies find the pace of life here is hard to hurry, and local fixer Fabrizio Biaggi insists a visit to the glorious Giardini Tremonti will inspire them all. Their guided tour is brought to an abrupt halt, however, when one of their party, Janice Alexander, is found dead, while the others indulge in the local food and wine. Fabrizio is arrested but Emma insists Rosemary and Laura must prove him innocent. Matters are further complicated when Dr Llewellyn's daughter Celia is discovered not to be the model she claims, but really practicing the 'oldest profession'. And the restaurant preparation is further interrupted when retired Foreign Office diplomat Sir Basil Slavinski is also found dead at the bottom of his cliff-top garden, with the Mediterranean lapping at his feet.
Swords Into Ploughshares (#208Z) Duration: 47:05 STEREO
Why was Gemma Jackson posing as Rosemary Boxer to gain access to Engleton Park before she was found dead, and why has the once perfect Engleton garden become so blighted that it can no longer be open to the public? Lord Engleton's connection with the local archaeology department means that Rosemary and Laura must look back in history to find the source of the garden's problems. Anglo-Saxon artifacts hold the clue but when Richard Earle, working on the same archaeological site as Gemma, is also murdered, the gardeners realize that someone is willing to pay a very high price for a piece of British history.
Up The Garden Path (#209Z) Duration: 46:49 STEREO
In the village of Rowfield, the Garden Open Day Scheme is the highlight of the social calendar. So when Grania Monkton, the local scheme organizer, discovers the gardens of the main contestants are all afflicted with the same blight, she calls in Rosemary and Laura to try and save the good name of Rowfield. Events take a darker turn when Gloria's rival for village organizer, Donald Westward, is found dead and his garden wrecked. All fingers point to Barry and Tracey Skinner, the local builder and his wife who do not fit in with the rest of the village. The Skinners also hope to win the GODS competition with the help of the suspicious garden expert, Judd.
And No Birds Sing (#101) Duration: 49:17 STEREO TVPG
Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme discover they share more than a love of gardening when a suspicious fatal car accident brings them together at the house of wealthy businessman Daniel Kellaway. Ever inquisitive as they tend to a cluster of mysteriously infected trees, the pair spot a poisonous plant and a housekeeper who looks strangely familiar. But before they get to the root of the case, the new friends meet grave danger.
Arabica and Early Spider (#102) Duration: 49:15 STEREO TVPG
When Rosemary and Laura set out to create a wild garden at pop star Nev Connolly's grandiose Gothic mansion, they discover two sets of bones belonging to a racehorse and a young woman. It appears that the house holds many secrets, which someone is anxious to keep hidden. As the friends unearth a complex mystery from years ago, another murder occurs and the two come under fire themselves.
The Language of Flowers (#103) Duration: 49:15 STEREO TVPG
Laura and Rosemary are asked to restore an ornate water garden cascade on the grounds of Vincent House Health Spa. The dell has been abandoned for years and spa owner Frances Vincent asks them to rip out all the old plants and start again. But when Frances is found murdered, Rosemary and Laura discover that the dell holds the key to unlocking painful family secrets.
Sweet Angelica (#104) Duration: 49:02 STEREO TVPG
Dying grass at the Bowden Grange Language School drags Rosemary and Laura into a mystery from the past and a bitter present-day rivalry. First Polish student Angelica disappears, then school handyman Felix is found with his throat expertly slashed. Although he pestered girls, there is no clear reason why anyone would want to kill him. Then Angelica is found dead on the school grounds.