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Mystery!; Inspector Morse, Series IV: The Infernal Serpent

Inspector Morse Episode,The Infernal Serpent

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Inspector Morse, Series IV: The Infernal Serpent
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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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Broadcast May 16 and 23, 1991

Inspector Morse investigates of the death of eminent scientist, Dr. Julian Dear, who is attacked minutes before he is about to deliver a controversial speech on the environment. A respectable family comes under suspicion, A mysterious young man is spotted bolting from the scene of the crime. Someone has been sending Matthew Copley-Barnes anonymous packages filled with unsettling objects. Morse suspects that journalist Sylvie Maxton holds the key to a cupboard full of skeletons the Copley-Barnes family would prefer remained locked.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Inspector Morse, Series IV: The Infernal Serpent,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_89B454297B524ACB813BE80F6943E4B7.
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APA: Mystery!; Inspector Morse, Series IV: The Infernal Serpent. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_89B454297B524ACB813BE80F6943E4B7
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