Telemystery, your source for one of the most comprehensive selections of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series, mini-series and made-for-television movies, now available or coming soon to DVD or Blu-ray disc, is profiling one series, one mini-series, and three collections being released this week.
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Sir Derek Jacobi is Brother Cadfael, a 12th-century Benedictine monk and former Crusader who uses his worldly knowledge, apothecary skills, and keen intuition to solve crimes in Cadfael.
Based on the bestselling novels by Ellis Peters, this award-winning series is a fascinating mix of costume drama, Middle Ages spirituality, and classic whodunit.
The Cadfael: The Complete Collection DVD set of 13 discs contain all 13 episodes that aired from 1994 through 1998, which were previously released on four separate DVD sets. Extras include audio comments by Derek Jacobi, production scrapbooks, and historical background notes.
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David Janssen stars as Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive.
Accused of the murder of his wife, the night before his execution, he escapes. The only chance to prove his innocence is to find the one-armed man he saw kill her. Kimble, persecuted by Lt. Gerard (Barry Morse), risks his life several times when he shows his identity to help other people out of trouble.
The The Fugitive: Season Four (Volume 1) DVD set of 4 discs contain the first half of the final season of the series, which aired during the fall of 1966.
The series was the basis for a 1993 theatrical film starring Harrison Ford as Kimble and for a short-lived update of the series in 2000 starring Timothy Daly.
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John Nettles stars as Detective Chief Inspector in Midsomer Murders, a series based on characters created by mystery author Caroline Graham and located in the fictional English county of Midsomer.
The Midsomer Murders: Village Case Files DVD set of 16 discs collects the 16 episodes previously released on DVD sets Nine through Twelve, which originally aired between 2004 and 2006. John Hopkins stars as Barnaby's partner Detective Sergeant Dan Scott in the first half of these episodes, and Jason Hughes as his new (and current) partner Detective Sergeant Ben Jones in the second half.
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When ITV rebooted a series of Miss Marple mysteries in 2004, Geraldine McEwan was hired to portray the amateur sleuth, a role she played for three seasons (12 episodes).
Prim and proper in her smart tweed suits and matching hats, Miss Marple is often overlooked by the police and underestimated by criminals. But she proves her mettle time and again, solving cases that leave even the most experienced professionals flummoxed.
The Miss Marple: The Geraldine McEwan Collection DVD set of 12 discs collects these episodes that were previously released as three separate sets.
Read Mr. E. Reviews Miss Marple: The Geraldine McEwan Collection at MrEReviews.com.
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Robbie Coltrane and Sharon Small star in Murderland, an clever and compelling thriller that tells a traumatic murder story through the eyes of three central characters: Carrie the daughter of the murdered woman, Douglas Hain, for whom the investigation becomes a haunting obsession; the detective in charge of the investigation; and Sally the murder victim.
Murderland aired as a three-part miniseries on ITV in 2009.
The Murderland: The Complete Miniseries DVD set is comprised of 2 discs.
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