Monday, May 31, 2010

Mysteries on TV: Burn Notice, Foyle's War, and Midsomer Murders, New This Week on DVD

Mysteries on TV

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 or Blu-ray disc, is profiling three series being released this week.

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Burn Notice: Season Three, a Mystery TV Series
Information on Burn Notice: Season Three

Jeffrey Donovan stars as spy-turned-private eye Michael Westen in Burn Notice, an entertaining series of intrigue, action and humor as the former government operative continues his quest to discover why he was "burned" -- cut loose by the agency without explanation.

Along the way, Michael and pals Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) and Sam (Bruce Campbell) put their talents to work helping victims of injustice. Sharon Gless co-stars as Michael's neurotic mother.

The fourth season of Burn Notice premieres this Thursday, June 3rd, on USA Network.

The Burn Notice: Season Three DVD set of 4 discs contain the 16 episodes that originally aired on USA Network from June through August 2009 and January through March 2010.

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Foyle's War: Set Six, a Mystery TV Series
Information on Foyle's War: Set Six

Returning for a three-episode encore, this enormously popular, award-winning mystery series stars Michael Kitchen as Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Foyle, a police investigator in the British coastal community of Hastings, in Foyle's War.

In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Foyle finds his longed-for retirement interrupted by cases involving international intrigue, military racism, and an accused traitor all too willing to go to the gallows.

Also starring Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell, and featuring Max Brown, Christopher Good, Tim Pigott-Smith, Charlotte Riley, Sam Spruell, Andrew Scott, David Yelland, and Anastasia Hille.

The Foyle's War: Set Six DVD set of 3 discs contain the three episodes that originally aired on PBS Masterpiece Mystery! during April 2010.

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Midsomer Murders: Set Fifteen, a Mystery TV Series
Information on Midsomer Murders: Set Fifteen

John Nettles stars as DCI Tom Barnaby in three more episodes of murder and intrigue in Midsomer Murders. Based on characters created by Caroline Graham, the series also stars Jason Hughes as his efficient protégé, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones.

John Nettles announced his retirement a year or so ago after playing the character since the series debut in 1998. (He's had three Detective Sergeants during his run.) Neil Dudgeon will replace Nettles, playing Tom Barnaby's cousin, DCI John Barnaby; he was introduced in an episode that aired in the UK this past February. There are, however, some 11 or 12 episodes yet to be released on DVD with Nettles as DCI Tom Barnaby, so we'll have plenty to look forward to.

The Midsomer Murders: Set Fifteen DVD set of 4 discs contain the three episodes that originally aired during May 2008 on ITV. A fourth bonus disc is a documentary about Midsomer Murders in which John Nettles, Caroline Graham, Anthony Horowitz, and others reflect on the show’s first decade. 

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