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Mystery!; Unsuitable Job for a Woman, An: Series I: Sacrifice


An Unsuitable Job for a Woman : Sacrifice Episode 1 60 min.

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Unsuitable Job for a Woman, An: Series I: Sacrifice
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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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Cordelia Gray (Helen Baxendale) unexpectedly inherits the private detective agency where she works when her boss, Bernie Pryde (Jeff Nuttall), commits suicide. Cordelia Gray is P. D. James's only female detective. Her first solo case, a college student's suicide, seems uncomplicated at first. But Gray soon discovers that the case is more complex -- and dangerous -- than it first appeared. Her investigation leads to the deceased's friends, his scientist-father (Ian McDiarmid), and, finally, to the truth about his family -- and his death.

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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Unsuitable Job for a Woman, An: Series I: Sacrifice,” 04/23/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB5F12DF726E454D938D19D5659E9D5A.
MLA: “Mystery!; Unsuitable Job for a Woman, An: Series I: Sacrifice.” 04/23/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB5F12DF726E454D938D19D5659E9D5A>.
APA: Mystery!; Unsuitable Job for a Woman, An: Series I: Sacrifice. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB5F12DF726E454D938D19D5659E9D5A
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