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!
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.
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.
And No Birds Sing (#101H) Duration: 48:45 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.