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!
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: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 -- 12:00am
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?
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: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me
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.
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.
Arabica and Early Spider (#102H) Duration: 49:14 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 (#103H) 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.
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: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 -- 12:00am Remind me