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Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle 

Flaxborough, near the sea, near the countryside, seems such a nice town, so quiet, so charming. But underneath its placid surface, all kinds of scandalous things go on.
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Series cast summary:
Anton Rodgers ...  Detective Inspector Purbright 7 episodes, 1977
Christopher Timothy ...  Detective Sergeant Love 7 episodes, 1977
John Comer ...  Sergeant Malley 5 episodes, 1977
Moray Watson Moray Watson ...  Chief Constable Chubb 5 episodes, 1977
Brenda Bruce ...  Lucilla Teatime 4 episodes, 1977
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Flaxborough, near the sea, near the countryside, seems such a nice town, so quiet, so charming. But underneath its placid surface, all kinds of scandalous things go on.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1977 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Producer Martin Lisemore died in an accident during the production. Bill Sellars took over as the producer after the death of the first producer but refused credit. See more »

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Featured in Chain Reaction (2010) See more »

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Wonderful British "dramedy" with a Very Special Flavor
23 October 2011 | by clotblasterSee all my reviews

I could pretend I don't understand the bad and average reviews of this brief t.v. series, but actually I do. Murder Most English is not fast-paced, the characters are not heavy-hitting, and the show does not fit into the mindset of too many viewers that have been raised on shows, such as NCIS,Law and Order etc. The Wire is an exception to the bogus quality of most "edgy" films, but most dark and edgy films are over-baked and lack any depth, not to mention any subtlety or truly intriguing characters and plots.

This show has a wonderful tone and the characters are understated and beautifully depicted. It is not fast-moving or "Edgy" (If I read this overused word again in a review or comment on a film or t.v. show, I will regurgitate once again.). This show is dry and witty. The chief detective is marvelously acted and the antic character played by Christopher Timothy (know almost exclusively for his All Creatures Great and Small veterinarian character) is also wonderful. The characters are highly individualized and the stories are playful, yet there is a distinct undertow of suspense and eeriness that strikes me as coming off just right. I am so unhappy that there were so few stories to watch. However, watch these films for the highly creative way that Colin Watson wrote them and do not expect to see Psycho or The Silence of the Lambs or the thousands of their rip-offs or imitations.


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