Series: Rosemary And Thyme
A 2003–2006 British murder mystery series starring Felicity Kendall and Pam Ferris as Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, a pair of gardeners who have a tendency to stumble across a lot more violent murders and crimes than you would normally expect of a pair of gardeners. Fortunately, as one is a retired professor of biology and the other is a retired police officer, they also possess more skills in solving crimes than you would expect a pair of gardeners to possess as well.
Rosemary & Thyme provides examples of:
- The Alleged Car: Rosemary's Land Rover
- Alone with the Psycho: They find an alarming number of murderers this way.
- Always Murder
- Amateur Sleuths
- Body Horror: In "And No Birds Sing", one of the characters is suffering from a horrific case of dermatitis caused deliberately by his wife.
- British Brevity: The show ran for three series, totaling 22 episodes
- I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: Adam in "Enter Two Gardeners" investigates the misfiring of the prop gun by looking down the barrel and trying to fire it again. He shoots himself in the face.
- Literary Allusion Title: Frequently in the episodes. Examples include "And No Birds Sing" (Keats) and "Swords Into Ploughshares" (The Bible). Also the title of the show itself.
- Little Old Lady Investigates: Although Rosemary and Laura are more middle-aged than elderly
- Mistaken for Gay: In "Arabica and the Early Spider", the investigating DI is convinced that Rosemary and Laura are a lesbian couple.
- Mystery Magnets: Rosemary and Laura encounter a surprising amount of violent crime while gardening.
- Not-So-Fake Prop Weapon: The gun used in the play in "Enter Two Gardeners" turns out to be loaded. See I Just Shot Marvin in the Face above.
- Public Domain Soundtrack: As the title suggests, the show's theme song is "Scarborough Fair". Also, the episode "They Understand Me In Paris", set in France, uses an arrangement of "Frère Jacques" as background music.
- Scenery Porn