IMDb > "Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle" (1977)

"Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle" (1977) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1977-


User Rating:
7.0/10   58 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
8 August 1977 (UK) See more »
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.
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Very enjoyable -- a pity there are only seven episodes See more (2 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 21)

Anton Rodgers ... 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)

Series Directed by
Ronald Wilson (7 episodes, 1977)
Series Writing credits
Richard Harris (7 episodes, 1977)
Colin Watson (7 episodes, 1977)

Series Produced by
Martin Lisemore .... producer (7 episodes, 1977)
Series Original Music by
Paul Lewis (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Stanley Morris (7 episodes, 1977)
Series Costume Design by
Al Barnett (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Makeup Department
Jan Nethercot .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Production Management
Denis Curran .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Sound Department
David Hughes .... sound: studio (2 episodes, 1977)
Robin Luxford .... o.b. sound (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Gell .... studio lighting (2 episodes, 1977)
Ken Page .... o.b. lighting (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Other crew
Betty Willingale .... script editor (7 episodes, 1977)
Fiona Cumming .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1977)

Production Companies

Additional Details

50 min (7 episodes)

Did You Know?

Bill Sellers took over as the producer after the death of the first producer but refused credit.See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Very enjoyable -- a pity there are only seven episodes, 2 March 2015
Author: walsh-campbell

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (2 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle" (1977)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
"We, the Accused" "Mystery!: Malice Aforethought" "Cribb" Death on the Nile Evil Under the Sun
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Company credits External reviews
IMDb TV section IMDb Crime section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button