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Mystery!; Sargeant Cribb, Series III: Murder Old Boy


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Sargeant Cribb, Series III: Murder Old Boy
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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

Program Description

Dour, stolid, tenacious Detective Sargeant Cribb, of the newly formed Criminal Investigations Department, stalks the streets of London in the 1880's in pursuit of crime. His methods are neither glamorous nor flashy, his sense of humor is dry and his method is dogged. Yet somehow, he always gets his man -- or woman.

Episode titles: "Murder Old Boy?" - "Mad Hatter's Holiday" - "The Last Trumpet" - "Invitation to a Dynamite Party" - "The Choir That Wouldn't Sing"



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Sargeant Cribb, Series III: Murder Old Boy,” 11/18/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A989E799C22400495034468E3D2A53C.
MLA: “Mystery!; Sargeant Cribb, Series III: Murder Old Boy.” 11/18/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A989E799C22400495034468E3D2A53C>.
APA: Mystery!; Sargeant Cribb, Series III: Murder Old Boy. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A989E799C22400495034468E3D2A53C
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