Glorious gardens and classic whodunits combine in this hit British series seen on public television. Rosemary Boxer (Felicity Kendal) is a former professor, Laura Thyme (Pam Ferris) a former policewoman. They share a passion for horticulture and a talent for sleuthing. Filmed on location in English and European countryside settings, the collection includes all 3 series now with subtitles. 22 episodes, 18 ½ hrs, 7 DVDs, SDH.
Series One (Discs 1-3)
Laura Thyme, a former policewoman and garden-loving housewife, has just lost her husband to a much younger woman when she meets Rosemary Boxer, a plant biologist who has just lost her university teaching post. A suspicious death brings them together, and they combine their gardening skills and natural curiosity to dig deeper. Despite the success of their first “case,” Laura and Rosemary hope their blossoming friendship will lead to gardening commissions, not detective work. But mysteries have a habit of following them around in this appealing series that combines two British specialties: gardening and mystery.
And No Birds Sing
Arabica and the Early Spider
The Language of Flowers
A Simple Plot
The Tree of Death
Series Two (Discs 4-6)
Exotic gardens on the French Riviera and Italy’s Ligurian coast complement beautiful backdrops in London and the English countryside as Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme take on an array of new gardening commissions. Intent only on solving puzzles of nature, they stumble upon mysterious crimes when they unearth tensions, secrets, and the occasional dead body. The second installment of this hit mystery series begins with a double episode followed by seven regular episodes. Restoring a walled garden and surviving the cutthroat world of a TV garden makeover show are among the challenges they face.
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 Three (Discs 7-9)
Stunning locations at home and abroad provide the backdrop for this hit British mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as professional gardeners and amateur sleuths. From their former careers as a university plant biologist and a police officer, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme bring unique investigative talents to their horticultural and human mysteries. Their unobtrusive presence in the garden gives them unique access to secrets other detectives might missand that murderers would rather not reveal.
In a Monastery Garden
Seeds of Time
Three Legs Good
The Gooseberry Bush
Enter Two Gardeners
The Cup of Silence
"Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris are enormously appealing"tvdvdreviews.com
"Quite simply great fun"MemorableTV.com
"Terrific chemistry"Connecticut Post
"These are fun"Crimespree Cinema
"A delightful miniseries."Brattleboro Reformer
3 out of 5 stars "with mature wisdom and humor, makes for a most enjoyable time."Tulsa Review
RECOMMENDED "The characters continue to be appealing and offer up enough charm to make them a pleasant viewing experience."DVD Talk