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Rosemary & Thyme (2003–2006)

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Set amongst the stunning gardens of Europe, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two professional gardeners, find themselves drawn into solving mysterious crimes.

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Series cast summary:
 Rosemary Boxer (22 episodes, 2003-2006)
 Laura Thyme (22 episodes, 2003-2006)


Housewife and former policewoman, Laura Thyme, loses her husband to a younger woman. Meanwhile, Rosemary Boxer, a university lecturer in horticulture, loses her job. A sudden death and a love of gardening bring the pair together. They join forces to start their own business. But death and mystery seem to follow them wherever they go. The gardeners find themselves acting as amateur sleuths in a series of very cozy mysteries set amongst the stunning gardens of Europe.... Written by L. Hamre

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Mystery grows around them...


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Release Date:

31 August 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Murder Most Floral  »

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(22 episodes) | (22 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the third series aired in New Zealand on TV One, it has managed to out-rate 24 (2001) from the rival channel, TV3, as both shows competed on the same time slot. Some episodes out-rated 24 (2001) by 4-1. See more »


Referenced in Comedy Connections: To the Manor Born (2006) See more »


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More than just your average "who done it" show
20 June 2006 | by (nj,usa) – See all my reviews

This show is addicting. It's got everything you could possibly want: good scripts; drama; adventure; comedy; top notch guest stars; eccentric characters; beautiful locations; and, great acting.

Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris are terrific together. The chemistry between them is wonderful. You can tell that they really like each other. It's obvious that they're friends on and off screen.

They really work well together sleuthing and gardening. They always manage to land on their feet even though they occasionally go off on the wrong track when trying to solve the crimes. They work well with the police and never seem to be told that they're butting in. Their opinions and theories are respected, most of the time.

In one episode, Laura (Pam Ferris) is not only on the trail of a killer she's on the trail of a scrumptious French pastry she'd eaten while on a school trip decades before. Her obsession with finding this pastry is a great comedic subplot to the actual story. They're on the French Riviera trying to restore a garden and solve a murder, and she's questioning practically everyone she meets about these pastries. Priceless.

You've got to buy this series. It's worth every penny. I love it and I think you will too.

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