Rosemary & Thyme: Season 1, Episode 3

The Language of Flowers (12 Sep. 2003)

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When the rich widow hiring Rosemary and Thyme to restore a garden and waterfall is murdered, a gardening book written by her late husband may hold the key to the solution.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Goffe
Kate Pritchard
Paul Ansdell ...
Jeff Caldecott
Antonia Pemberton ...
Frances Caldecott
Anthony Carrick ...
Sir Edward Banks (as Antony Carrick)
Mark Powley ...
Gary Pritchard
Pete Farmer
Annette Bentley ...
Sally Walsh
Mike Dowling ...
Bernard Walsh
Ryan Philpott ...
D.I. Taylor
Natalie Forbes ...
Jamie Martin ...


The Caldecott family is turning their estate into a health spa. Rosemary and Laura are asked to restore the decayed grand water cascade of their once famous garden. When the ill-tempered matron of the family is murdered, Laura and Rosemary attempt to expose the killer by reading clues left in the flower garden by its long dead creator. Written by Anonymous

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Frances Caldecott: [to Jeff] I never interfere with your decisions except when they involve my money.
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Kendal and Ferris follow horticultural murder clues...
12 May 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

A clever script has the women following a series of horticultural murder clues found in a book describing various plants. They're on assignment to beautify and restore a rock garden with a cascading waterfall.

Trouble is that the revelation of clues is somewhat of a stretch, even for mystery fans who like their clues to be intricate. The fact that Death, Murder, Love and Vengeance are all found in the sort of plants that were used in the garden is a wild card. Nevertheless, FELICITY KENDAL and PAM FERRIS play their roles to perfection and make you believe that the unraveling of clues is possible.

As usual, production credits are all top notch and the performances are uniformly good in typical British style.

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