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!
Up The Garden Path (#209) Duration: 46:20 STEREO TVPG
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.
Agua Cadaver (#301) Duration: 46:40 STEREO TVPG
A former boyfriend, Neil Spicer, invites Rosemary and Laura to his home in the hills behind Malaga in Southern Spain, to help create an Arabic garden. But one of the local residents is found dead and the mysterious landowner, Luis Mendes, is the chief suspect. Neil declares his love for Rosemary, who must contend with Neil's jealous wife. Laura meanwhile discovers clues in the history of the local aquifers. Someone has been blocking the mountainside water channels on which the new garden will rely. Is the precious water the real reason behind the murder?
Racquet Espanol (#302) 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.
Seeds of Time (#303) 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.
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