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!
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.
The Gooseberry Bush (#304) Duration: 46:29 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?
In A Monastary Garden (#305) Duration: 46:32 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 (#306) Duration: 46:38 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 (#307) 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 (#308) 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.
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