The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".

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 DI Kate Ashurst / ... (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 DS Emma Scribbins / ... (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 DCI Sullivan / ... (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Gallimore / ... (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
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The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".

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Emma Scribbins played by Lisa Faulkner had a recurring role on "Murdoch Mysteries" as Murdoch's love interest, Anna Fulford. See more »

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[Scribbs has been to a clothing consultant]
Scribbs: They look at your hair and your skin tone, and decide what colour your clothes should be.
Ash: So what did they say about you?
Scribbs: That I was an "autumn" - that I look best wearing subdued tones.
Ash: Subdued?
Scribbs: Tones. Apparently bright colours don't suit me. The mistake I made was dressing as a "summer". Which is why I've been attracting the wrong kind of men.
Ash: So you're saying the right kind of man's attracted to a woman in a mushroom-brown outfit?
Scribbs: D'you think I look...
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extremely light-weight programme but easy to watch
2 February 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

An American chap commented earlier that 'This is the *best* whodunit mystery show that I have scene {sic} in years'. He then names some American copper-dramas that he thinks are inferior to this. I don't know the shows to which he refers, so all I can say is, well, if this is 'the *best*' then American television must really be in dire straits. MiS isn't even really a 'whodunit mystery show' at all, is it? I mean, the writing is so weak that it is not unusual for the perpetrator to come out of the attic in the last five minutes of the programme. What ever happened to the principle that the guilty party should be seen -- but not recognised -- in the _first_ five minutes?

Actually, I think the IMDb classification of this programme as Crime/Drama is altogether wrong. I think it should be Crime/Comedy. It's the banter and the inter-personal exchanges that make this programme, not the crime-solving aspect. (Have you noticed, for example, that no one else in the police station ever speaks, except for the three leads?)

This is a fantasy programme and should be appreciated as such. If our Yank friend thinks this is good 'whodunit', then he might well be interested in exploring other of the many -- and many _better_ -- of the British police / crime / mystery series over the years.

cheers,

Henry


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