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Masterpiece Theatre; Prime Suspect, Series IV: The Lost Child

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Masterpiece Theatre
Prime Suspect, Series IV: The Lost Child
Program Number

2505 E

Series Description

Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Helen Mirren as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison, moves from MYSTERY! to MASTERPIECE THEATRE with "The Lost Child," The story involves the disappearance of a young girl. All signs point to a serial child molester as the abductor. Cornered by DS Tennison and her staff, he takes a woman and her two small children as hostages. During the investigation Tennison meets a criminal psychologist, played by Stuart Wilson, and finds a romance blooming.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Prime Suspect, Series IV: The Lost Child,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 14, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_21F636B4A9D742E992252CDC7A81453B.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Prime Suspect, Series IV: The Lost Child.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 14, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_21F636B4A9D742E992252CDC7A81453B>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Prime Suspect, Series IV: The Lost Child. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_21F636B4A9D742E992252CDC7A81453B
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