The ''Mrs Bradley Mysteries'' is a detective series adapted from a series of novels by Gladys Mitchell. The series stars [[Series/TheAvengers Diana Rigg]] as Mrs Adela Bradley, an academic/psychoanalyst who tends to end up in situations [[MysteryMagnet where she's required to solve a crime]], [[AlwaysMurder usually murder]]. Mrs Bradley is accompanied on her travels by her loyal chauffeur and manservant George Moody ([[MidsomerMurders Neil Dudgeon]]) who acts as TheWatson, assisting Mrs Bradley with her cases.
!!The series contains examples of:
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Frequently described as 'crocodilian' in the books, Mrs Bradley is played by Diana Rigg in the series.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Mrs Bradley usually addresses the camera once or twice an episode, usually to snark or explain the episode's premise.
* TheButlerDidIt: [[spoiler: Or rather, the housekeeper did it, and it was a MercyKill, done to the victim to avoid the shame and humiliation that would've arisen when she was arrested for murder.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Mrs Bradley.
** [[ServileSnarker George does this on occasion too]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The series opens with Mrs Bradley arriving late to the funeral of her ex-husband Roland. She's greeted by her son Ferdinand.
-->'''Mrs Bradley:''' Ferdinand, you appear to have something on your lip. It looks like a caterpillar.
-->'''Hermione (Ferdinand's wife):''' I think it makes him look distinguished.
-->'''Mrs Bradley:''' He ''is'' distinguished, that thing makes him look seedy.
** Then, when TheVicar presiding over the funeral registers surprise at Mrs Bradley for throwing Roland's favourite cigars onto his coffin:
-->'''Hermione:''' My husband's mother marches to the beat of a different drum.
-->'''Ferdinand:''' My mother has an entire orchestra of her own!
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Everything Mrs Bradley wears. She also has a [[NiceHat beautiful collection of millinery]] to go with her outfits.
* InspectorLestrade: Inspector Henry Christmas, but this is subverted when he is revealed [[spoiler: [[DetectiveMole to be behind the murders]]]] in 'The Worsted Viper'.
* TheJeeves: George is this, in addition to being TheWatson.
* ShipTease: Mrs Bradley and George. Their close working relationship is remarked upon by other characters and an attraction between the two is implied.