Rosemary & Thyme

Series 2 - 5. The Invisible Worm

The Invisible Worm
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Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

In this episode of what some refer to as “Murder Most Floral”, the gardening detectives visit a prep school with some strange traditions. Then again, if you believed everything you saw in series like this and Midsomer Murders you’d imagine English country-dwellers do little else but indulge in macabre rituals that offer posh types cover for killing each other. Our heroines are hired to find why the school’s newly-planted roses are dying, and their visit coincides with the Night of the Stag, an annual event where a member of staff dresses as a stag... And soon a geography teacher is dead with a harpoon through his chest.

About this programme

5/9. The duo are hired to investigate why newly planted roses at an upmarket preparatory school keep dying. After witnessing the arcane ritual of the Night of the Stag, they detect tensions between modernising headmaster Quentin Marshall and established members of his staff who are harbouring secrets someone is prepared to kill for. Drama, guest starring Anthony Andrews (Brideshead Revisited), with Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris.

Cast and crew


Rosemary Boxer
Felicity Kendal
Laura Thyme
Pam Ferris
Richard Oakley
Anthony Andrews
Eleanor Marshall
Amanda Elwes
Miss Wells
Claire Price
Quentin Marshall
Julian Firth
Crispin Marshall
Charlie Beall
Simon Todd
Will Adamsdale
Eric Carte
Insp Harrap
Rachel Power
Sgt Ojora
Emmanuel Ighodaro
Jamie Reid
Harry Francis


Simon Langton
Brian Eastman
Guy Andrews