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Clad in tweed and puffing on a pipe, Detective Inspector Purbright (Anton Rodgers, Lillie, May to December) pursues the evildoers of Flaxborough with a doggedness that belies his polite conversation and mild manner. And a good thing, too. For although the quiet country town appears all gentility, beneath the surface lies a darker world of deception, intrigue, treachery, and infidelity. These forces can upset the harmony of the most staid of small communities … and ignite passions that erupt into violence.
Assisted by the ever cheerful Detective Sergeant Love (Christopher Timothy, All Creatures Great and Small) and the sometimes helpful Chief Constable Chubb (Moray Watson, The Darling Buds of May), Purbright serenely polices the clean but mean streets of Flaxborough. Armed with courtesy, respect, and a steely determination, he works to uncover the truth and restore order to this most English of English towns.
Based on the series of detective novels by Colin Watson.
just ok. Video isn't very good - very grainy and noisy.
english subtitles are ok - there are some omissions. Read more
returned it - so silly - should be a comedy but I didn't laughPublished 3 months ago by MARGARET E. GARBOSKI
I have to let myself gradually sink into viewing a mystery in "Murder Most English". Airing in 1977, this series is veddy English. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Happy Reader
If you love the books you will love this BBC series. The episodes keep close to the plot and satiric tone of the novels-- and for extra points, there are actors from All Creatures... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sgw
Even if you watch a lot of British TV mystery, chances are good that you haven't seen something like this. This brief series (4 stories) was made in 1977. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rushmore