Gourmet Detective - Netflix
Chef turned culinary sleuth partnered with female detective to solve murders at food related events.
Runtime: 120 minutes
Gourmet Detective - Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown - Netflix
Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown is a short comedy film made by The Comic Strip for the BBC, first broadcast in the UK in 1993. The film employs techniques of metafictional parody to make overt critical comparisons between 1990s TV detective shows and their 1970s counterparts. The editorial line taken throughout the film presents a very affectionate portrayal of several of these 1970s shows, despite acknowledging their use of styles and methods that had since become somewhat clichéd. The title parodies the title of the 1988 film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
Gourmet Detective - Jason Bentley - Netflix
Jason Bentley of Department Z is a parody of Department S's Jason King, and is played by Peter Richardson. Shown to be running a 1970s retro clothes shop (Flares 'R' Us), Bentley dresses in red and purple crushed velvet suits. Bentley drives a vintage Bentley (as does Jason King) at a very leisurely, relaxed speed, since he ofttimes has a glass of claret in one hand. He bemoans this may eventually become illegal. In solving crimes, Bentley prefers to make no visible effort at all, since he anticipates that all the plot devices required to solve the case will arrive by themselves in due course. Peter Wyngarde, interviewed on BBC TV when this episode was originally transmitted, was flattered by the parody but insisted that Jason King would never wear crushed velvet.