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!
Racquet Espanol (#302H) Duration: 46:42 STEREO TVPG
Laura's son, Matthew, and his friends are on their annual tennis holiday at a beautiful tennis camp in Southern Spain, owned by former champion Ray Parfitt. Laura and Rosemary are creating a trophy garden for Ray's Pro-Am tennis tournament. When one of the players is found dead after a night out, everyone assumes it was a drunken accident, but the girls suspect foul play. In the neighboring village of Mijas, Rosemary rediscovers the thrill of riding motor scooters, while Laura finds the local bullring a mysterious and threatening place. The value of property proves to be the driving force for evil in this idyllic sun drenched resort.
- KQED Plus: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 3:48am
Orpheus in the Undergrowth (#203Z) Duration: 46:59 STEREO
Laura and Rosemary are brought in by old friend Julia Moore to design a memorial garden, based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Julia is housing Laura's distraught daughter Helena, in a flat overlooking the communal square gardens where Laura and Rosemary are working. Helena is angry with her mother, thinking that she is responsible for her marriage break-up, and Laura is keen on healing the rift. But family matters are put on hold when Jeremy Pearson, another tenant of Julia's, is found dead in the communal garden. Tensions between neighbors and clues about Jeremy's alcoholism surface as the work that Rosemary and Laura carry out on the garden is vandalized nightly.
- KQED Plus: Fri, May 27, 2016 -- 12:00am
Seeds of Time (#303H) Duration: 46:39 STEREO TVPG
Caroline Pargeter, the granddaughter of the famous botanist Edwin Pargeter, is selling her house and has asked Rosemary and Laura to tidy up the garden and reorganize the Seed Museum created by Edwin, before Caroline and her aging aunt move out. When a mysterious Southern American man is found dead in the Pargeter's back garden, it looks as if there is more to Edwin's seed collection than meets the eye. Rosemary involves her colleague at the Royal Horticultural Society at Kew Gardens, and the intrepid detectives attempt to identify the mysterious seeds before they fall into the wrong hands.
The Gooseberry Bush (#304H) Duration: 46:28 STEREO TVPG
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?
They Understand Me In Paris (#204Z) Duration: 47:02 STEREO
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.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 3, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
The Invisible Worm (#205Z) Duration: 47:00 STEREO
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.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 10, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
In A Monastary Garden (#305H) Duration: 46:33 STEREO TVPG
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.
Three Legs Good (#306H) Duration: 46:37 STEREO TVPG
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.
The Gongoozlers (#206Z) Duration: 47:00 STEREO
Gavin Patterson is anxious to restore the ratings of his TV garden make-over show and has enlisted Quinnie Dorell to add a new dimension to the series. But Quinnie's knowledge of gardening is slight (her expertise is yachting), so Rosemary and Laura agree to help her with some specialist advice. When Rosemary falls from a viewing tower in an accident that was probably intended for Quinnie, and visiting journalist Rosie FitzCarron is found dead in the secluded lake, it is clear that the cut-throat world of TV personalities may have taken a more serious turn.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
Enter Two Gardeners (#307H) Duration: 46:38 STEREO TVPG
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?
Cup of Silence (#308H) Duration: 46:38 STEREO TVPG
English vineyards are growing in reputation in the global wine market, so Laura and Rosemary are excited to be invited to the Crickle Valley Vineyard. But weeds are choking this year's crop, and the gardeners are stumped for a horticultural solution to this massive problem. Events turn sinister when a visiting wine columnist staying at the winery's hotel dies in mysterious circumstances. Brothers Ben and Stuart, who run the vineyard and hotel respectively, are at odds over the future of the property - a rivalry made worse by the murder of Ben's girlfriend, and Stuart's employee, Daisy. But cunning detective work by Rosemary and Laura not only unmasks the killer, but ensures that this year's vintage of Crickle Valley wines will finally make it to the bottles.
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.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 24, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me