Rosemary & Thyme (2003–2006)
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The Italian Rapscallion 

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:
Doctor Llewellyn
Sir Basil Slavinski
Gloria Gable
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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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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5 November 2004 (UK)  »

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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. See more »


Laura Thyme: This... doesn't smell right, you know. It just... doesn't... smell right
Rosemary Boxer: Doesn't it?
Laura Thyme: No, it doesn't.
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6 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Just enjoyed watching Rosemary and Thyme. The Italian Rapscallion 2004. Even though it was a repeat it was an episode I had not seen before. Will they be making any new episodes soon. I enjoyed the storyline pleasant viewing for a Saturday afternoon. The scenery was beautiful I have visited Italy a few times. Sorrento, Venice and Lake Garda all beautiful places. Watching this episode made me want to visit Italy again. Felicity Kendle plays her part magnificently. I have always been a fan of hers. The clothes that Rosemary wears appeals to me I especially liked the Pink kimono styled night robe. Any idea's where I would be able to purchase this.

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