With the release of my new whodunit Nursing a Grudge starring geriatric amateur sleuth Earl Walker, this blog is featuring senior citizen detective shows the next several weeks ...
British TV drama The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (BBC, 1998-99) starred Diana Rigg as Adela Bradley and Neil Dudgeon as her faithful driver George Moody. The 1920s mysteries, which found the duo taking their Rolls Royce to solve murders among the well-to-do and repressed, were inspired by the novels by Gladys Mitchell, who published some eighty novels in her lifetime. As Rigg introduced the character on PBS Mystery: "Over the course of some sixty-six mysteries, Adela Bradley married and divorced three husbands, was made a Dame of the British Empire, and a consultant to the British Home Office. She also developed prodigious abilities at pub darts, snooker, billiards, and knife throwing. One thing she cannot do is knit."
More mystery TV main titles:
THE AVENGERS w/ The New Avengers
RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY
PERRY MASON RETURNS
NBC Mystery Movie (COLUMBO)
THE ROCKFORD FILES