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Mystery!; Prime Suspect, Series II

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Prime Suspect, Series II
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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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Reissued as Masterpiece Theatre: Helen Mirren returns as the indomitable Chief Inspector Jane Tennison of the London Police Department. A body is found in London's Afro-Caribbean neighborhood and Tennison's "prime suspect" is a middle-aged widower, David Harvey. Robert Oswald, the new detective, pursues the investigation with disastrous results. Tennison gets a full confession from Harvey, but doubts remain. Note: This series won both the Peabody and Emmy Awards.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Prime Suspect, Series II,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6E5E0CC243D541F4A665EB8AC7B9C483.
MLA: “Mystery!; Prime Suspect, Series II.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6E5E0CC243D541F4A665EB8AC7B9C483>.
APA: Mystery!; Prime Suspect, Series II. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6E5E0CC243D541F4A665EB8AC7B9C483
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