Murder Most English contains four terrific tales of detective sleuthing based on the Flaxborough novels of Colin Watson. Starring Anton Rodgers as Detective Inspector Purbright and Christopher Timothy as Detective Sergeant Love, the series was filmed in 1977 and is a glowing tribute to an England long-gone of heavy tweed jackets, dial telephones, typewriter ribbons and old-fashioned investigation and deduction. Told over 7 episodes: Hopjoy Was Here, Lonelyheart 4122, The Flaxborough Crab and Coffin Scarcely Used tell tales of mysterious murders, dire disappearances and conniving conspiracy that are designed to keep the local investigators at bay, but their layers of intrigue simply draw the detectives in deeper. One surprising and prescient tale considers the effects of an early variation on Viagra that sets the small town astir in some most unexpected ways. But whatever the crime and whoever the culprit, one thing you can be sure of is a case or two of Murder Most English.
Quirky Lincolnshire detective drama
- Murder Most English review by DW
Very odd and pleasing detective series, set I think in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Small town intrigue, secret conspiracies, and an intriguing female villain. A lost gem, watch and enjoy. 4 stories from Colin Watson's Flaxborough novels, that I think deserve reading too.
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