A Night Of British TV: Martin, Mystery & Murder

Jan 21, 2014

Scott & Bailey

WLRN presents some of the best of British comedy and drama every Monday night.

In Doc Martin, a truculent and tactless London doctor causes mayhem when he takes a job in a small Cornish village, while Scott & Bailey is a crime drama following the personal and professional lives of two female detectives. Midsomer Murders, based on the novels of Caroline Graham, has a lush visual style, quirky characters and a rural village setting that recall classic British crime mysteries of the past.

Doc Martin: Out Of The Woods (8:00 p.m.)

With village policeman Mark Mylow's wedding fast approaching, Martin is asked to be best man, but he is at his abrupt best when he simply says no. Mark then enlists young Al Large for the job, telling that he doesn't have to organize a stag night as all Mark wants to do is go on an overnight camping trip in the woods.

Disaster threatens when, lost in the forest, Mark is bitten by a poisonous snake. Martin sets off to find him.

Scott & Bailey (9:00 p.m.)

The team investigates the racially-motivated murder of a young taxi driver and Janet interviews serial killer Geoff Hastings about his victims. Rachel is upset about missing her sergeant's exam and about Nick Savage not being charged with her attempted murder.

Meanwhile, Rachel’s boyfriend Sean has booked the registry office, even though she still says no to his marriage proposal, and after putting her affair with Andy on hold, Janet comes home to a disturbing surprise.

Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders: Painted In Blood, Part 2 (10:00 p.m.)

Barnaby's wife, Joyce, has discovered a dead body while taking part in a watercolor painting class. She recognizes the deceased as the elderly Miss Fairfax, a recent arrival in the village.

Barnaby investigates only to find himself abruptly replaced by a team from the National Intelligence Squad, while he is re-assigned to locate a stolen handbag.

The plot thickens in this second of two installments when it is revealed that the dead woman was not an elderly spinster at all but a young detective sergeant working undercover.