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Mystery!; Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer

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Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer
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Premiered in 1980 -- offshoot of MASTERPIECE THEATRE. Showcase for the best of British drama in the mystery genre. Current producer, Rebecca Eaton. See individual episode titles for more information. Host: 1980: Gene Shalit; 1981-1989: Vincent Price; 1989-present: Diana Rigg Series release date: 1980

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Sherlock Holmes is up against the king of all blackmailers - Charles Augustus Milverton. He is more repulsive than any murderer, as slithery and venomous as a snake. For years this monster preyed on the weakness of others, until Holmes - in disguise - outsmarts him. NOTE: This program is not part of a subseries.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E8F16AA52884BD188647CFD7AFE491F.
MLA: “Mystery!; Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E8F16AA52884BD188647CFD7AFE491F>.
APA: Mystery!; Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E8F16AA52884BD188647CFD7AFE491F
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