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Mystery!; Sherlock Holmes: The Eligible Bachelor


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Sherlock Holmes: The Eligible Bachelor
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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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All over London, the newspaper headlines are shouting the news of the aristocratic Lord St. Simon's engagement to Hettie Doran, a young American lady made wealthy by her father's fortunes in the California Gold Rush. When the wedding day dawns, the couple is married in great splendor, but just as the wedding breakfast is about to begin, Hettie disappears. Hettie Doran's wedding dress is found by the police. Inspector Montgomery tells Sherlock Holmes about the arrest of Flora Miller, who was seen at the wedding and who attacked Lord St. Simon. Miss Miller tells Holmes it was she who assisted Hettie in her escape. A mysterious woman wearing a dark veil comes to see Holmes and Watson with vital information. Lord St. Simon's marital history intrigues Holmes, who believes it will shed light on Hettie's disappearance.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Sherlock Holmes: The Eligible Bachelor,” 10/31/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_52435E9453E84FB59A08ACCF3472D8C1.
MLA: “Mystery!; Sherlock Holmes: The Eligible Bachelor.” 10/31/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_52435E9453E84FB59A08ACCF3472D8C1>.
APA: Mystery!; Sherlock Holmes: The Eligible Bachelor. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_52435E9453E84FB59A08ACCF3472D8C1
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