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Mystery!; Prime Suspect, Series I


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Prime Suspect, Series I
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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

Reissued as Masterpiece Theatre: Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison's appointment to head a homicide investigation has been continuously blocked due to sexual discrimination. But when the detective investigating the brutal death of a young woman dies, Tennison is put in charge of the inquiry. A "prime suspect" is arrested but an eyewitness fails to identify this suspect as the perpetrator. Contending with sabotage attempts by her own department -- and the realization that this crime is similar to past unsolved murders -- makes Tennison's investigation of a serial killer a difficult case to crack.

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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Prime Suspect, Series I,” 11/24/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D59235478A34C5794469B4686182D55.
MLA: “Mystery!; Prime Suspect, Series I.” 11/24/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D59235478A34C5794469B4686182D55>.
APA: Mystery!; Prime Suspect, Series I. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D59235478A34C5794469B4686182D55
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