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Masterpiece Mystery
Zen, Series I: Ratking
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In June, 2008, the Masterpiece mystery! season launches with The Men of Mystery!, welcoming back Inspector Lewis, while bidding a fond farewell to Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Billie Piper stars as Sally Lockhart in two adaptations of Philip Pullman's popular novels about the feisty young female sleuth.

Stage and film star Alan Cumming, one of show business's most eclectic talents, is taking on the role of host of this season of Masterpiece mystery!, making his first appearance when the series premieres on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 9pm ET on PBS Series release date: 6/22/2008

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There's a new boss on the murder squad, Ernesto Hueber, and to his position he's brought an ironclad Code of Conduct, an antagonistic relationship with the powers that be and a bitter contempt for Zen. No "fraternizing" with coworkers and no freedom to define and skirt his own boundaries means certain noncompliance for Zen. Between his growing relationship with Tania and a new morally ambiguous case handed to him by the Ministry, Zen now must navigate the potential minefields of the girlfriend, the boss and the law.

To pay a kidnapping ransom is illegal in Italy. But that is exactly what Zen is tasked with by the Ministry when the head of the powerful Miletti family is kidnapped and his lawyer is murdered during the ransom drop. With his rival Fabri on the case and a mysterious stranger on his tail, Zen is poised to take a fall. Will the feisty Venetian find a slippery solution to his high-stakes dilemma, or is he finally out of luck?

Left Bank Pictures co-produced with MASTERPIECE, Ingenious, BBC Scotland, Mediaset, ZDF

In association with lipsync for BBC Worldwide logo

© Left Bank Pictures (Zen) Limited and Ingenious Broadcasting 2 LLP 2010. All Rights Reserved.



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