Rosemary & Thyme

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  • TV-PG
  • 2003
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.6  (3,937)

Rosemary Boxer, a university lecturer and plant pathologist, is at a friend's investigating sick trees, when she is let go from the University of Malmesbury in an underhanded way. Laura Thyme, a former Woman Police Constable and housewife, is abandoned by her husband after 27 years for a 23 year old. The two old friends meet by chance at a hotel, just before a friend of Thyme dies in a car wreck. They investigate a plot against Rosemary's friend, who was business partners with Thyme's friend. They eventually go in business together, travelling Europe as gardeners and amateur sleuths. Rosemary and Thyme was produced by Carnival Films for ITV. Carnival is a British independent drama producer. It was founded by Brian Eastman, who also co-created and produced the show. Clive Exton was the other co-creator and wrote 10 of the 22 episodes. The show aired from 2003 to 2006, while the last two episodes aired in 2007. Carnival has produced such shows as Downtown Abbey and The 10th Kingdom. Rosemary and Thyme was created for Eastman's wife, Christabel Albery, who is an avid gardener. The name comes from the poem Scarborough Fayre, while the theme song is a variation of the song Scarborough Fair. Eastman wrote three mystery novels based on the show. They were published by Allison and Busby. Laura Thyme is played by Pam Ferris. Ferris was born in Germany and raised in Wales and New Zealand. Along with paying Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, she has acted in such shows as Luther and Midsomer Murders. Rosemary Boxer is played by Felicity Kendal. Kendal was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1995 Queen's Honour List. She has acted in everything from Shakespeare to Doctor Who. The only other recurring characters are Ryan Philpott, who plays Rosemary's son Matthew, and Daisy Dunlop, who plays Rosemary's daughter Helena.

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Enter Two Gardeners
9. Enter Two Gardeners
August 6, 2007
An actor in an open-air theatre production is killed, and the duo suspect sabotage.
The Cup of Silence
8. The Cup of Silence
December 23, 2005
Rosemary and Laura are eager to help eradicate weeds that are choking a valley's garden, but events soon turn sinister when someone dies at a winery.
Enter Two Gardeners
7. Enter Two Gardeners
February 22, 2006
The girls are contracted to do the landscaping for a traditional amateur theatrical, but members of the cast are murdered.
Racquet Espanol
6. Racquet Espanol
February 16, 2006
While in Spain with Laura's son, Rosemary and Laura create a trophy garden. In the midst of their trip, a tennis player is murdered.
The Gooseberry Bush
5. The Gooseberry Bush
February 18, 2006
While building a memorial garden, the girls discover the body of a well-known artist and womanizer, along with an abandoned baby.
Three Legs Good
4. Three Legs Good
February 1, 2006
Rosemary and Laura work on replanting the historic Regent's Park garden, filled with its colorful flowers and an array of permanent visitors.
Agua Cadaver
3. Agua Cadaver
January 25, 2006
A noted scholar contracts with the girls to help him restore a garden on his estate, but murder and suicide prove to be distractions.
Seeds of Time
2. Seeds of Time
January 28, 2006
The house of a long-dead botanist becomes sought after because it's believed to contain seeds of a plant that may offer a cure for malaria.
In a Monastery Garden
1. In a Monastery Garden
January 21, 2006
While Rosemary and Laura revive an old herb garden for an upcoming royal visit, a young girl is murdered, revealing a darker history of the town.
Seeds Of Time
104. Seeds Of Time
January 21, 2006
The granddaughter of a famous botanist asks Rosemary and Laura to tidy the garden.
Agua Cadaver
105. Agua Cadaver
February 4, 2006
Rosemary's ex invites the pair to create an Arabic garden at his home near Malaga.
Three Legs Good
106. Three Legs Good
February 11, 2006
Rosemary and Laura are working at Regent's Park when a psychiatrist is found murdered.
Raquet Espanol
108. Raquet Espanol
July 29, 2007
Rosemary and Thyme create a garden for a tennis camp's pro-am tournament in Spain.
Rosemary & Thyme
Rosemary & Thyme

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Rosemary Boxer, a university lecturer and plant pathologist, is at a friend's investigating sick trees, when she is let go from the University of Malmesbury in an underhanded way. Laura Thyme, a former Woman Police Constable and housewife, is abandoned by her husband after 27 years for a 23 year old. The two old friends meet by chance at a hotel, just before a friend of Thyme dies in a car wreck. They investigate a plot against Rosemary's friend, who was business partners with Thyme's friend. They eventually go in business together, travelling Europe as gardeners and amateur sleuths.

Rosemary and Thyme was produced by Carnival Films for ITV. Carnival is a British independent drama producer. It was founded by Brian Eastman, who also co-created and produced the show. Clive Exton was the other co-creator and wrote 10 of the 22 episodes. The show aired from 2003 to 2006, while the last two episodes aired in 2007. Carnival has produced such shows as Downtown Abbey and The 10th Kingdom.

Rosemary and Thyme was created for Eastman's wife, Christabel Albery, who is an avid gardener. The name comes from the poem Scarborough Fayre, while the theme song is a variation of the song Scarborough Fair. Eastman wrote three mystery novels based on the show. They were published by Allison and Busby.

Laura Thyme is played by Pam Ferris. Ferris was born in Germany and raised in Wales and New Zealand. Along with paying Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, she has acted in such shows as Luther and Midsomer Murders. Rosemary Boxer is played by Felicity Kendal. Kendal was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1995 Queen's Honour List. She has acted in everything from Shakespeare to Doctor Who. The only other recurring characters are Ryan Philpott, who plays Rosemary's son Matthew, and Daisy Dunlop, who plays Rosemary's daughter Helena.

Rosemary & Thyme is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (28 episodes). The series first aired on August 31, 2003.

Where to Watch Rosemary & Thyme

Rosemary & Thyme is available for streaming on the ITV1 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Rosemary & Thyme on demand at Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    August 31, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (3,937)