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Mystery!; Dalgliesh: Original Sin


P.D. James Original Sin Episode 1

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Dalgliesh: Original Sin
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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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Roy Marsden stars as the poetry-writing Commander Adam Dalgliesh in a gripping new P.D. James thriller. Dalgliesh is called in by one of his literary heroes, poet Gabriel Dauntsey, to investigate the hate mail received at his publishing house. When the body of a woman editor is discovered and another member of the firm is found dead soon after in macabre circumstances, Dalgliesh and his team turn to the past to track down a ruthless murderer who seems prepared to kill and kill again.

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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Dalgliesh: Original Sin,” 01/09/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3B9DFD3313FC4B3E9243554671E23BA1.
MLA: “Mystery!; Dalgliesh: Original Sin.” 01/09/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3B9DFD3313FC4B3E9243554671E23BA1>.
APA: Mystery!; Dalgliesh: Original Sin. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3B9DFD3313FC4B3E9243554671E23BA1
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