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!
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.
Agua Cadaver (#301H) 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?
Swords Into Ploughshares (#208Z) Duration: 47:05 STEREO
Why was Gemma Jackson posing as Rosemary Boxer to gain access to Engleton Park before she was found dead, and why has the once perfect Engleton garden become so blighted that it can no longer be open to the public? Lord Engleton's connection with the local archaeology department means that Rosemary and Laura must look back in history to find the source of the garden's problems. Anglo-Saxon artifacts hold the clue but when Richard Earle, working on the same archaeological site as Gemma, is also murdered, the gardeners realize that someone is willing to pay a very high price for a piece of British history.
Up The Garden Path (#209Z) Duration: 46:49 STEREO
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.
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.
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: 46:29 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 (#305H) 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.