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.
So it's a bit refreshing to see a pair of utterly ordinary detectives in the light mystery series "Rosemary and Thyme" -- one a cop-turned-housewife, and one a feisty horticulturist. You won't find any mind-blowing mysteries, just solid whodunnits and likable characters... and plants. Lots and lots of beautiful plants.
Laura Thyme (Pam Ferris) has just been dumped by her husband of 27 years, for a "twenty-three-year-old tart!" When visiting an old pal, she encounters plant pathologist Rosemary Boxer (Felicity Kendal) who is promptly fired by her slimy boss. The two wronged women team together to solve a bizarre mystery involving poisonous plants, a car wreck, and a serial killer.
After that, Rosemary and Laura go into business together, treating sick lawns and creating picturesque gardens. But like any good detectives, they keep bumping into sinister crimes, both of the past and present: a spa matriarch is strangled at her desk, skeletons are uncovered in a murdered pop star's garden, and a man is killed in a graveyard... with an arrow.
Things don't improve much in the following seasons -- Rosemary and Laura end up dealing with wrecked romantic gardens, Parisian theft and murder, school pranks gone wrong, Italian restaurants, ferocious competition at a garden show, murder at a vineyard, sabotaged plays and tennis camps.... and even an abandoned baby that may have something to do with a murder.
"Rosemary and Thyme" is notable more for its cozy, cottagey feel than for its intricate mysteries -- but then again, they don't try to be complex or twisty.Read more ›
The seller was amazingly fast in delivery and the DVDs were in A++++ shape. Have enjoyed them immensely. Thank you.
Both women are avid gardeners who are somehow embroiled in a bunch of different mysteries. Laura Thyme (Pam Ferris) is the daughter of a farmer and former police woman who loves her home garden. Her husband recently left her for another woman so she has extra time on her hands. Rosemary Boxer (Felicity Kendal) has a degree in plant pathology and was recently laid off from her University job by her underhanded ex-beau.
The series begins with Rosemary investigating some dying trees at the home of a friend. Laura's husband has just left her for a younger woman and she finds herself in the same hotel as Rosemary. They meet and uncover a plot to kill Rosemary's friend. Rosemary and Thyme consider themselves gardeners more than they consider themselves detectives. The mysteries just happen to occur where they are solving a gardening problem or creating a new garden and they get involved in finding clues for the mystery as well. I love how naturally each of these mysteries unravels. It's very easy to think of these women as *just like you* especially since they are average middle aged women and not your typical Barbie doll style actress. The two women's personalities mesh together perfectly as friends.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love these two and their mystery solving along with gorgeous gardens.Published 1 day ago by Janice Fletcher
Bought as a gift for my sister, who loves this series. Too bad they didn't make but a couple of seasons.Published 1 month ago by Katey
Seller shipped fast and product in perfect condition. Really entertaining show/great humor if you love murder mysteries and gorgeous gardens. Would order from this seller againPublished 1 month ago by Cee Cee B.
its absolutely lovely and delightful, iwould buy it as giftsPublished 1 month ago by Scottish Family
So glad to be able to buy the complete series collection. Great for British mystery fans.Published 1 month ago by love my pony
Love this series. British mysteries are the best. The acting is so good with great interaction of these two fine ladies.Published 2 months ago by BaHall