Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mysteries on TV: Midsomer Murders and The Vice

Mysteries on TV

, your source for the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD, has two series that have season DVDs being released this week plus one series compilation.

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in , the long-running series based on characters created by . The series stars John Nettles as the unflappable Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, with John Hopkins as his brash young assistant, Sergeant Dan Scott, and remains in production today.

Midsomer Murders Set 10 contains the 4 episodes, each on a separate disc, originally shown on ITV during 2005: Second Sight, Hidden Depths, Sauce for the Goose, and Midsomer Rhapsody.

Also being released this week are the first 18 episodes of in a single DVD set. Collectively titled Midsomer Murders: The Early Cases Collection, the episodes are presented in chronological order as they originally aired and include the five mysteries adapted directly from novels by : The Killings at Badger's Drift, Death of a Hollow Man, Death in Disguise, Written in Blood, and Faithful Unto Death.

The 19 discs in this set have the 18 original episodes, one per disc, plus a bonus disc that includes a documentary about the show's first decade, featuring John Nettles, Caroline Graham, writer Anthony Horowitz, and others.

Can you see the truth? Can you see the lie? Ken Stott (who would later go on to star in the Rebus crime drama series) starred as Detective Pat Chappel, leader of a dedicated London Metropolitan Police Force vice squad in which aired on ITV for five seasons from 1999 through 2003.

The Vice Season 1 DVD set of 3 discs contains the three 2-part episodes of the first season that aired in early 1999: Daughters, Sons, and Dabbling.

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