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Mystery!; Second Sight, Series II: Kingdom of the Blind

Second Sight, Series II Episode 5, Kingdom of the Blind, Part 1 of 2

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Second Sight, Series II: Kingdom of the Blind
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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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Kingdom of the Blind Episode 1 Program 2119 Black youth leader Ben Harris (Nicholas Pinnock) is killed in what seems to be a hate crime. But blind, ex-gangster Harold King (Peter Vaughan) tips off Tanner (Clive Owen) that it was drug-related. Tanner is following up this lead when his young son, Sam (Benjamin Smith), disappears. Kingdom of the Blind Episode 2 Program 2120 Tanner’s (Clive Owen) son turns up with King (Peter Vaughan), who continues to haunt the Harris murder investigation. King, who is blind, senses Tanner’s own vision problem. Meanwhile, the unit is pursuing one blind alley after another, until the source of misinformation reveals itself.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Second Sight, Series II: Kingdom of the Blind,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_734EDEA6341E459AA51FCAEAB7EE3303.
MLA: “Mystery!; Second Sight, Series II: Kingdom of the Blind.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_734EDEA6341E459AA51FCAEAB7EE3303>.
APA: Mystery!; Second Sight, Series II: Kingdom of the Blind. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_734EDEA6341E459AA51FCAEAB7EE3303
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