I think I have always loved British mysteries. Agatha Christie of course is the consummate mystery writer. Then, of course the BBC does such a fine job presenting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s genius detective Sherlock Holmes.
Who doesn’t enjoy all the BBC specials on PBS such as “Mystery”once hosted by Diana Rigg?
Tonight I discovered a wonderful television mystery series called Chandler & Company about a housewife and her friend who become private eyes.
There are so many police shows and detective shows that are most enjoyable from British TV. I enjoy Inspector Morse, and all the other Inspector shows as well.
One of my favorite actresses is Margaret Rutherford.
Not to be outdone is Rumpole of the Old Bailey, a comical caricature similar to Margaret Rutherford’s character Miss Marple.
It seems when people get older in British mysteries, their peccadilloes,and peculiarities become more endearing making old-age less frightening.
Have a hot cup of tea and a crumpet, or a small bottle of beer and enjoy being transported through British television to a world of quaint delight.
The message of the mystery may be rather macabre, but the thrill of the chase and the solution laid bare, is always a crowd pleaser in the end.