Flaxborough, near the sea, near the countryside, seems such a nice town, so quiet, so charming. But underneath its placid surface, all kinds of scandalous things go on.
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 Detective Inspector Purbright (7 episodes, 1977)
Christopher Timothy ...
 Detective Sergeant Love (7 episodes, 1977)
John Comer ...
 Sergeant Malley (5 episodes, 1977)
Moray Watson ...
 Chief Constable Chubb (5 episodes, 1977)
Brenda Bruce ...
 Lucilla Teatime (4 episodes, 1977)
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Flaxborough, near the sea, near the countryside, seems such a nice town, so quiet, so charming. But underneath its placid surface, all kinds of scandalous things go on.

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Very enjoyable -- a pity there are only seven episodes
2 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's a pity this gentle, low-key comedy-drama didn't attract a bigger audience. It deserved to. My wife and I were delighted by this light, witty, thoroughly enjoyable series.

Anton Rogers was absolutely perfect in the role of Detective Inspector Purbright, and it was a lot of fun to see Christopher Timothy (whom we had come to love as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small) as Detective Sergeant Love. There is good chemistry between the two of them -- essential in a police drama of this kind. Moray Watson as the Chief Constable and Brenda Bruce as the ever-so-slightly-nefarious Lucilla Teatime also add wonderful color.

All things considered, this little gem was far better than a number of other British mystery series that got higher ratings.


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