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Mystery!; Dalgliesh: The Black Tower


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Dalgliesh: The Black Tower
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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 Thursdays April 28- June 2, 1988

Roy Marsden returns as Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh in this six part thriller based on a novel by P.D. James. The story is one of death and intrigue involving the staff and residents of Toynton Grange, a private nursing home run by the enigmatic Wilfred Anstey. Dalgliesh probes the intricate, tense relationships within the cloistered community. Also at the center of his inquiries is the Black Tower, a ruin on the grounds of the Grange which appears to harbor dark and important secrets. Also starring Pauline Collins, art Malik, Maurice Denham and Rachel Kempson.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Dalgliesh: The Black Tower,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A450153538D4C50A88B98AE3674535F.
MLA: “Mystery!; Dalgliesh: The Black Tower.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A450153538D4C50A88B98AE3674535F>.
APA: Mystery!; Dalgliesh: The Black Tower. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A450153538D4C50A88B98AE3674535F
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