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 2 includes "The Virgin in the Ice," "The Devil's Novice," and "A Morbid Taste for Bones." "Medieval England comes marvelously alive"—Washington Post
. 3 episodes, about 3 ¾ hrs, 3 DVDs.