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Mystery!; Secret Adversary, The

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Secret Adversary, The
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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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Agatha Christie's "Partner's in Crime", Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, return in a two part series where they investigate the loss of a secret treaty, which in the wrong hands could overthrow the British government and spell disaster for the United Kingdom. When WW1 end, Tommy is reunited with Tuppence Cowley who nursed him during the war. He is delighted to see her again and they discuss plans to work together. A man called Whittington overhears and approaches them with an offer of work which launches them into exciting and dangerous adventure.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Secret Adversary, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7452F5681A74D9FB67D17E1B267DC6F.
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APA: Mystery!; Secret Adversary, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A7452F5681A74D9FB67D17E1B267DC6F
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