Sir Derek Jacobi (I, Claudius; Gladiator
) stars as a 12th-century Benedictine monk, former Crusader, and compassionate man who uses his worldly knowledge and keen intuition to solve baffling and brutal crimes. Based on the best-selling novels by Ellis Peters, the series was a huge hit on PBS's Mystery!
Season 1 includes "One Corpse Too Many," "The Sanctuary Sparrow," "The Leper of St. Giles," and "Monk's Hood." "Medieval England comes marvelously alive"—Washington Post
. 4 episodes, about 5 hrs, 4 DVDs.