Rosemary & Thyme

The Invisible Worm

Series 2 - Episode 5 The Invisible Worm



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.


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 & 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
Noel Eric Carte
Insp Harrap Rachel Power
Sgt Ojora Emmanuel Ighodaro
Ruddock Jamie Reid
Growse Harry Francis
Director Simon Langton
Producer Brian Eastman
Writer Guy Andrews
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