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British Mystery DVDs

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Series created from classic and contemporary British mysteries, and some written specifically for the small screen.


Blue murder. Set 1, disc 1 Cover
Caroline Quentin
John Fay
Pip Broughton
At the center of the action is top-ranking detective Janine Lewis, a single mother passionately committed to both her children and her work. She struggles to balance the demands of a high-powered, sometimes dangerous job with raising her children.
Drama
Aug 31, 2010
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. A Caribbean mystery. The mirror crack'd from side to side Cover
Christopher Petit
Norman Stone
Joan Hickson
Return to post-war England for mystery and a cup of tea. The consummate prim and proper crime-fighting spinster, Miss Jane Marple sets down her knitting needles to unwind the most ingenious crimes. As she travels from city to countryside and even the Bahamas, murders, missing bodies and haunted dreams have a habit of falling across Miss Marple's path
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Lord Peter Wimsey. Murder must advertise. Disc 1, parts 1 & 2 Cover
Rodney Bennett
Ian Carmichael
Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers
Dorothy Sayers created Lord Peter Wimsey, her gentleman detective, in the period between the world wars. It looks like a tragic accident when Victor Dean falls down the spiral staircase at Pym's Publicity Ltd. His replacement (Wimsey in disguise) sets out to find the truth which leads him to a drug ring operating through someone at the agency.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Campion. The complete first season, Look to the lady Cover
Peter Davison
Brian Glover
Martyn Friend
Alan Plater
Ken Riddington
When an international ring of thieves and killers conspire to destroy a prominent British family, Albert Campion agrees to investigate. Soon he finds himself involved with murder. Based on books by Margery Allingham.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
The commander. Set 1, episode 1, Entrapment Cover
Lynda La Plante
Michael Whyte
Amanda Burton
Matthew Marsh
Poppy Miller
Newly promoted, Commander Clare Blake is based on London, where her willingness to get romantically involved with suspects to garner information makes no friends.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Cracker. Series one Cover
Gub Neal
Jimmy McGovern
Simon Cellan Jones
Robbie Coltrane
Barbara Flynn
Fitz is an addicted gambler, a heavy drinker, and a brilliant, if deeply flawed criminal psychologist. Follow Fitz as he investigates an accused commuter train killer with amnesia, a couple who share love and murder, and the killing of a young boy that shakes a community to its core.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Dalziel & Pascoe. Season 1 Cover
Warren Clarke
Colin Buchanan
Prunella Scales
Francesca Annis
Eric Abraham
The blunt-talking Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel does not suffer fools gladly, but he has even more trouble with what he calls the 'smart arses' of the world. So when the inexperienced Peter Pascoe joins his team at Mid-Yorkshire CID, the omens don't look good. Pascoe is one of the new breed of career police officers, armed with a degree, a caring attitude, and a sharp brain. Based on books by Reginald Hill.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Foyle's war. [Set 1, volume 1], The German woman Cover
Jill Green
Anthony Horowitz
Jeremy Silberston
Michael Kitchen
Anthony Howell
When the Austrian-born wife of a local magistrate is found dead with a Swastika painted on a nearby tree, Foyle realizes the seemingly peaceful Sussex town harbors any number of suspects.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Hamish Macbeth. Series 1 Cover
Deirdre Keir
Nicholas Renton
Daniel Boyle
Robert Carlyle
M. C Beaton
Police constable Hamish Macbeth keeps the peace in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh in his own unique way. Based on books by M.C. Beaton.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Inspector Alleyn mysteries. Set 1, Disc 1. A man lay dead Cover
Sarah Pia Anderson
Patrick Malahide
William Simons
Belinda Lang
John Walker
It's spring 1948 and Inspector Alleyn joins a weekend party at Frantock Hall. The host, Sir Hubert Handesley, tries to liven up the scene with a game of murder but one guest really does end up dead. Alleyn has to solve more than one mystery when he finds that, in addition to the murder, an enormously valuable silver chalice has gone missing. This series is adapted from the Ngaio Marsh books about her upper crust detective and his society artist wife.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
A taste for death Cover
John Davies
Roy Marsden
Wendy Hiller
Simon Ward
Based on the highly regarded novels by P.D. James. Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgliesh is called to investigate when a government minister receives threatening letters. The Minister's own household is a challenge. His exquisite wife makes no secret of her adulterous affair with a fashionable surgeon. His only daughter, deeply involved in left-wing politics, has rejected her Conservative father. He is even resented by his own, strong-willed mother, whose favored son was killed in an IRA terrorist ambush. Dalgliesh has barely started on the case when a series of bizarre deaths turn the informal investigation into an urgent assignment.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
The Inspector Lynley mysteries. A great deliverance Cover
Richard Laxton
Ruth Baumgarten
Lizzie Mickery
Nathaniel Parker
Sharon Small
American author Elizabeth George revisited British mystery traditions in creating modern-day Detective Inspector Tommy Lynley, an earl partnered with a female detective assistant from the working classes.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Inspector Morse collection set. Absolute conviction Cover
John Thaw
Kevin Whately
John Brown
Deirdre Keir
Antonia Bird
Inspector Morse and his partner solve mysteries and bring criminals to justice. From the novels by Colin Dexter. Set in Oxford, which features frequently in location filming.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Jonathan Creek. Season one Cover
David Renwick
Alan Davies
Caroline Quentin
undefined BBC Entertainment
Magician Jonathan Creek teams up with investigative journalist Maddy Magellan to solve some near impossible cases.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
The last detective. Series 1, vol. 1 Cover
Peter Davison
Sean Hughes
Richard Harris
Leslie Thomas
Detective Constable 'Dangerous' Davies is the odd man out in his small London police station. He cracks the tough cases anyway, with old-fashioned investigative work rather than violent confrontation.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Life on Mars. Series 1 Cover
Matt Graham
Bharat Nalluri
Claire Parker
John Simm
Philip Glenister
After a car accident, modern-day police detective Sam Tyler wakes up to find he has been transported to 1973. Is he crazy, in a coma, or back in time? He must solve crimes using low-tech, highly aggressive 1970s methods, butt heads with his boss, and find time for a possible romance with policewoman Annie.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Lovejoy. The complete season one Cover
Ian McShane
Phyllis Logan
Dudley Sutton
Chris Jury
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Lovejoy, an antiques dealer and part-time detective, scours the murky salesrooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find. And if the antiques business isn't exciting enough, Lovejoy has a particular weakness for a good sob story or a pretty face, either of which is enough to send him off in pursuit of villains and to help victims recover their property. Whether it's a priceless old master or a pretty young lady, his love of beauty is sure to land him in trouble wherever he goes. Based on novels by Jonathan Gash.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Midsomer murders. [Set 01, volume 1], Death's shadow Cover
John Nettles
Jeremy Silberston
Caroline Graham
undefined Acorn Media (Firm)
undefined Arts and Entertainment Network
A successful theatrical director, Simon Fletcher, returns to Badger's Drift, his head filled with disturbing childhood memories. Soon after, a local property developer becomes the first in a string of baffling murders. Barnaby and Troy investigate the murders, looking for a common thread. Based on novels by Caroline Graham.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
The Mrs. Bradley mysteries Cover
Deborah Jones
Diana Rigg
Neil Dudgeon
Peter Davison
Simon Booker
Mrs. Bradley (played by Diana Rigg, famous for her role as the Avengers' Emma Peel) solves the most complicated crimes with a sly combination of charm, intelligence, and wit. Based on novels by Gladys Mitchell.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Murder in suburbia. Series one, volume 1 Cover
Caroline Catz
Lisa Faulkner
Jeremy Sheffield
undefined Carlton Television
undefined Granada International (Firm)
The newest additions to the sisterhood of British sleuths are attractive, sharp, and extremely entertaining. Meticulous and stubborn Detective Inspector Kate "Ash" Ashurst teams up with street-smart Detective Sergeant Emma "Scribbs" Scribbins as bickering detectives in an upscale suburb
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Prime suspect. 1 Cover
Christopher Menaul
Helen Mirren
Tom Bell
John Benfield
John Bowe
When a young woman is found brutally murdered, and the DCI in charge is unable to take up the case, the role is passed on to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the first female DCI to handle such a responsibility. Between a slippery suspect and resistance from her team of detectives, Tennison has her hands full. The Prime Suspect series won numerous awards. In the lead role, actress Helen Mirren won plaudits galore.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Rosemary & Thyme. Series one, volume 1 Cover
Felicity Kendal
Pam Ferris
Contains two episodes from the first series of Rosemary & Thyme, cozy mysteries about two female landscape gardeners who attract crime like bees to flowers.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
The Ruth Rendell mysteries. Set 1, vol. 1, Master of the moor Cover
Neil Zeiger
Trevor Preston
Colin Firth
Robert Urquhart
George Costigan
As a boy, Stephen Whalby took to his beloved moor to escape trouble at home. Trouble follows him there as an adult, however, when women's bodies begin turning up among the rocks, heather, and bogs. Stephen finds no refuge when D.I. Manciple--a rude outsider, unwelcome in the village of Vangmoor--targets him as the prime suspect.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Taggart. set 1, vol. 1 Cover
Blythe Duff
John Michie
Colin McCredie
Tough crime series set in Glasgow, complete with dense Scottish accents.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
A touch of Frost. Season 1 Cover
Don Leaver
Richard Harris
David Jason
R. D. Wingfield
undefined Yorkshire Television
An old-fashioned detective show, with a curmudgeonly detective fighting interference from above. This brash policeman follows his moral compass, shows compassion for the common man and always solves the case. Based on the novels by R.D. Wingfield.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Waking the dead. The complete season one and pilot episode Cover
Deborah Jones
Joy Spink
Martin Hutchings
Edward Bennett
Robert Knights
The cold case unit, led by quick-tempered cop DS Boyd, has assembled to re-examine unsolved crimes with cutting-edge detection techniques. Pressure is on for this mix of forensics, psychology, and detective investigators to yield results.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
Wire in the blood. The complete first season Cover
Phil Leach
Robson Green
Hermione Norris
Val McDermid
undefined Coastal Productions
Clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill has an extraordinary understanding of the criminal mind. Working alongside Detective Inspector Carol Jordan, he helps the police profile and track down vicious killers in northern England. Based on characters created by Val McDermid.
Drama
Aug 30, 2010
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Caroline Quentin
John Fay
Pip Broughton
Drama
Peter Davison
Sean Hughes
Richard Harris
Leslie Thomas
Drama
Christopher Petit
Norman Stone
Joan Hickson
Drama
Matt Graham
Bharat Nalluri
Claire Parker
John Simm
Philip Glenister
Drama
Rodney Bennett
Ian Carmichael
Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers
Drama
Ian McShane
Phyllis Logan
Dudley Sutton
Chris Jury
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Drama
Peter Davison
Brian Glover
Martyn Friend
Alan Plater
Ken Riddington
Drama
John Nettles
Jeremy Silberston
Caroline Graham
undefined Acorn Media (Firm)
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Drama
Lynda La Plante
Michael Whyte
Amanda Burton
Matthew Marsh
Poppy Miller
Drama
Deborah Jones
Diana Rigg
Neil Dudgeon
Peter Davison
Simon Booker
Drama
Gub Neal
Jimmy McGovern
Simon Cellan Jones
Robbie Coltrane
Barbara Flynn
Drama
Caroline Catz
Lisa Faulkner
Jeremy Sheffield
undefined Carlton Television
undefined Granada International (Firm)
Drama
Warren Clarke
Colin Buchanan
Prunella Scales
Francesca Annis
Eric Abraham
Drama
Christopher Menaul
Helen Mirren
Tom Bell
John Benfield
John Bowe
Drama
Jill Green
Anthony Horowitz
Jeremy Silberston
Michael Kitchen
Anthony Howell
Drama
Felicity Kendal
Pam Ferris
Drama
Deirdre Keir
Nicholas Renton
Daniel Boyle
Robert Carlyle
M. C Beaton
Drama
Neil Zeiger
Trevor Preston
Colin Firth
Robert Urquhart
George Costigan
Drama
Sarah Pia Anderson
Patrick Malahide
William Simons
Belinda Lang
John Walker
Drama
Blythe Duff
John Michie
Colin McCredie
Drama
John Davies
Roy Marsden
Wendy Hiller
Simon Ward
Drama
Don Leaver
Richard Harris
David Jason
R. D. Wingfield
undefined Yorkshire Television
Drama
Richard Laxton
Ruth Baumgarten
Lizzie Mickery
Nathaniel Parker
Sharon Small
Drama
Deborah Jones
Joy Spink
Martin Hutchings
Edward Bennett
Robert Knights
Drama
John Thaw
Kevin Whately
John Brown
Deirdre Keir
Antonia Bird
Drama
Phil Leach
Robson Green
Hermione Norris
Val McDermid
undefined Coastal Productions
Drama
David Renwick
Alan Davies
Caroline Quentin
undefined BBC Entertainment
Drama