Bending over backwards to prepare an Italian restaurant for its grand opening, Laura and Rosemary play investigators when an English private detective is murdered. Blackmail, scandal and much more are revealed as the mystery is solved.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Emma Standish
Doctor Llewellyn
Sir Basil Slavinski
Gloria Gable
Celia Llewellyn
Fabrizio Biaggi
Dido Miles ...
Janice Alexander
Sergente Martino


Rosemary and Laura are hired by an expatriate Englishwoman to do the landscaping for a new terraced restaurant on a seaside hill near San Remo, Italy. They sign up for a tour of the area, conducted by former professor and TV personality Doctor Llewellyn, who lost both jobs under clouded circumstances. After the body of Janice Alexander, a member of the tour group and reportedly the long lost daughter of another notable expatriate, British diplomat Sir Basil Slavinsk, is discovered with her head crushed, the authorities are brought in. Laura identifies Alexander as a former member of the police who was possibly in the country on an assignment. The number of suspects is reduced by one after Sir Basil, now identified as an impostor and petty crook, is found at the base of a cliff having jumped or been pushed to his death. Written by

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The episode is filmed in Bordighera, where a meeting took place between Franco and Mussolini, at Hitler's instigation, but not between Franco and Hitler himself, as told by the false FO officer, and not between Mussolini and Hitler as surmised by Thyme See more »


Laura Thyme: This... doesn't smell right, you know. It just... doesn't... smell right
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Laura Thyme: No, it doesn't.
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Italy and suspense
10 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode had beautiful scenery, murder and humor.

Rosemarie and Laura travel to Italy to build a garden around a restaurant which is high above the water.

Rosemarie knows the female owner who is very friendly and kind and they work out a plan for the way the arrangements will look outside. While there they meet a doctor who gives a tour to them and a group of visitors.

Later a visitor is found dead. There is blackmail and deceit in this episode along with murder. The doctor had to quit his job, he an affair with another man and now it looks like he was having an affair with Fabrizio Biaggi.

Laura recognizes some of the people and wonders what is going on.

There are two very funny parts in this episode. One is when Laura figures out who the killer is. She wakes up Rosemarie who is scared and tells her to get dressed. Rosemarie dresses with her pajamas on and stuffs them in her jeans. So funny. Rosemarie adds a lot of humor to this series.

Later at the end Rosemarie is the cook in the kitchen of the restaurant where her and Laura arranged the outdoor plants. Laura is waiting on people, the tables are full outside with customers and Rosemarie is the only cook because they could not get cooks yet. She is tired and frustrated. She yells has a fit and takes a shot of Italian alcohol out of frustration.

In this series the two women relax with a little to much wine or something stronger.

This episode is quite funny.

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