Sergeant Podblog investigates The Round Mansion Murder

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Round Mansion Murder

Sergeant Podblog is taking a few minutes off, in his police car to have a rest and to have a spot of lunch, when Barbara calls from the station.

Believe it or not, there has been a murder and our trustworthy sleuth has to investigate.

As always, Sergeant Podblog interviews the suspects and in no time at all he has found the muderer, but can you?

TV series: are you an addict, an expert or clueless?

TV series: are you an addict, an expert or clueless?

 

One of the nicest ways to pass the dark winter nights is to draw the curtains, curl up on the sofa and watch your favorite TV series. With the popularity of Netflix, HBO and other on-line streaming sites the choice of series is huge.

Do you like to watch an episode a week or are you a binge watcher? Do you have to get your "fix" or do you prefer to space your viewing out over a few weeks?

Whatever your preference, TV series culture is now an essential part of our "general knowledge" necessary for everyday conversations. So don't be left behind, this quiz will help you to swot up on important plots and themes so that you can dazzle your colleagues during those workplace coffee breaks.

TV series are a great way to learn English. You hear everyday vocabulary, a wide variety of accents and enjoy great stories at the same time.

At first it might seem just far too difficult to understand what's going on, but try these tips to help you improve your listening skills.

(i) Don't expect to understand every word. Many of the actors do not speak clearly because it's part of the character they're playing. Either they mumble their words or they speak with a strong regional accent....so don't worry if you only catch half of what they are saying. 

(ii) At first watch just 15 minutes, pause the programme and make a note of what you have understood from the images and then return to the story. Keep watching out for clues which will help you to understand.

(iii) Watch the episode as many times as you like until you have a better understanding. Be like a young child watching their favorite programme again and again.

(iv) "Prepare" the vocabulary that you think will be in the story. Before you watch think which words you may hear.

(v) If you are really stuck, activate the subtitles in English for a short time.

(vi) RELAX AND ENJOY. It takes time to achieve a good level of comprehension in a new language, so .... take your time !!! 



The most watched series ever is Game of Thrones which is known for its complicated plots, huge cast of characters and high number of corpses per episode.

One of the most memorable scenes from the series is known by fans as the Red Wedding. Do you remember who was murdered?


Where does the award winning series House of Cards take place ?


We all know this well known character from Breaking Bad, but can you remember his pseudonyme ?


What type of keepsake does this serial killer collect from his victims?


In which long running series was the main character shot by his sister in law ?


Which Clan, from the series Outlander, does this heart throb character belong to ?


Which lead character in a ground breaking series, which aired from 2001 to 2010, said "I haven't slept in 24 hours"?
 

Which current popular series is based on real life events and in which the actors bear an uncanny resemblance to the real people?


What is the main theme of the popular series 13 Reasons Why ?


This series recounts the family life of gangs involved in organized crime in Birmingham at the turn of the 20th century. The nickname of this murderous gang is the Peaky Blinders. Why did they acquire this nickname ?

Sergeant Podblog and The Oil Mystery Final Episode

Sergeant Podblog and The Oil Mystery Final Episode

In this final episode of Sergeant Podblog and The Oil Mystery, Sergeant Podblog finally arrests the muderer of Inspector Whassisname, with the help of his trusty colleague, Constable Barbara.

Barbara has already arrested Bess, but is surprised when Sergeant Podblog asks her to arrest another suspect and then charges them with the murder.

Barbara and Sergeant Podblog are congratulated for their work by the Chief Inspector in person and later promoted to Inspector and Sergeant.

This is the last episode in this particular mystery but stay tuned for more from Inspector Podblog and Sergeant Barbara.

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 4

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 4

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 4

In this episode of Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 4 – the team are scrabbling around for clues and appear to have come to a dead end.

Whilst going about her chores, cleaning the interview rooms, Peggy, the cleaner, stumbles upon a piece of paper in the room, which appears to be written in code.

Will this prove to be the missing clue that solves the case, or is it just some random numbers on a scrap of paper?

Will they ever crack the case or will it have to be shelved?


This is what Peggy finds on the floor


This is what Peggy finds on the floor – flattened out, How Sergeant Podblog read it.

710 57735 345 5508 51 5538


This is what Peggy finds on the floor – flattened out, How Barbara read it.

BESS IS BOSS SHE SELLS OIL


Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 3

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 3

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 3

In this episode of Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 3 – the trusty team of Sergeant Podblog and Constable Barbara delve deeper into the mystery.

Constable Barbara has to take over the questioning of Lady Thingamajigg’s gardener, Reg Dimwitt as Sergeant Podblog is rushed to hospital after choking on a pickled onion and a pork pie.

Will the brilliant policeman survive?

Will Barbara get Reg Dimwitt to talk?

Will there be any mistakes that could throw the police off of the trail of the oil mystery and the murder of Inspector Whassisname – all very intriguing …

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