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Mystery!; Cadfael, Series IV: The Holy Thief

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Cadfael, Series IV: The Holy Thief
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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

On a dark and stormy night, the Holy Relics of St. Winifred -- the lifeblood of Shrewsbury Abbey -- are stolen, along with a box of precious gems that were to be transported to the recently ransacked Abbey at Ramsay. Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) must sort out how the kidnapping of a slave girl (Louise Delamere), a shocking confession from a fellow monk (Julian Firth) and a single thread found on a dead shepherd (Neil Caple) can help him catch the holy thief and bring a murderer to justice.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Cadfael, Series IV: The Holy Thief,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 14, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_75FBF88DE8774A0283774932BBA31439.
MLA: “Mystery!; Cadfael, Series IV: The Holy Thief.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 14, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_75FBF88DE8774A0283774932BBA31439>.
APA: Mystery!; Cadfael, Series IV: The Holy Thief. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_75FBF88DE8774A0283774932BBA31439
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