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Rosemary & Thyme: Complete Collection
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Mysteries grow around them
Stunning gardens provide the backdrop for this hit British mystery series starring Felicity Kendal (Good Neighbors, The Camomile Lawn) as Rosemary Boxer and Pam Ferris (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Matilda) as Laura Thyme, professional gardeners and amateur sleuths. From their former careers as a university plant biologist and a police officer, Rosemary and Laura bring unique investigative talents to their horticultural and human mysteries.
Locations featured in the series include manor houses in the English countryside; London’s Kew Gardens and Regent’s Park; the French Riviera; Italy’s Ligurian coast; a Surrey vineyard; and the hills of Málaga, Spain. Guest stars include Anthony Andrews, Oliver Ford Davies, Phyllida Law, Juilan Wadham, Margaret Tyzack, and Michael Maloney. Great fun for mystery fans and green thumbs alike! As seen on public television.
Interview with Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris (8 min.), production notes, location notes, and photo galleries. SDH subtitles
Top customer reviews
This is a re-release set of episodes. However this complete set, the entire "Rosemary and Thyme: Complete", 2011, now has SUBTITLES.
Shows aired originally from 2003 to 2006. They are as contemporary as any today, and just fun to watch. A refreshing different angle to catch the crooks. This complete set is loaded with episodes. An economical way to own the entire series.
__________Series 1- 6 episodes:
And No Birds Sing
Arabica and the Early Spider
The Language of Flowers
A Simple Plot
The Tree of Death
__________Series 2- 8 episodes:
The Memory of Water
Orpheus in the Undergrowth
They Understand Me in Paris
The Invisible Worm
The Italian Rapscallion
Swords Into Ploughshares
Up the Garden Path
__________Series 3- 8 episodes:
In a Monastery Garden
Seeds of Time
Three Legs Good
The Gooseberry Bush
Enter Two Gardeners
The Cup of Silence
22 total episodes or over 18 hours of mysterious enjoyment.
These mysteries are helped immensely by the charisma of the two lead actresses. They are such fun characters. It’s a pity they never got to do a series four (by the time they thought to continue the series, some of the actors were committed to other projects).
I can easily see myself watching this collection a lot.
If you want totally realistic, maybe think twice. While the writing was good, sometimes I was miles ahead figuring out who did it, sometimes their actions were not what you even think the character would do, and there were by far way to many murders in each episode to be realistic. That being said, the stories overall made sense, were quite varied and I enjoyed the writing.
Simon Langton, the director of the 1995 Pride and Prejudice also directed many of these episodes. You'll also notice at least 4 people who played in '95 P&P appear in various episodes here. Also 1 person who was in the '80 P&P that I noticed.
I highly recommend this if you enjoy British filming, scenery, light mysteries and likeable characters.
As they travel around Britian and Europe working on many beautiful gardens there is somehow always a murder taking place. They are always sucked into finding out "who done it" way before the police have any clues.You will find yourself drooling over the gardens and wishing you have one that looks just like it. A little bit of humor and drama is thrown into the mix. Its nice to see a series with smart and clever older women who can take on mysteries by themselves and solve them.
After watching this series and Midsummer Murders (also British) you'll start to wonder if murder is a new pass time in England. People drop like flies in both of these series. Both are great series to sit down with a cup of coffee and a snack and just enjoy.