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Mystery!; Jericho, Series II: The Hollow Men


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Jericho, Series II: The Hollow Men
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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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Robert Lindsay (Horatio Hornblower, Oliver Twist) stars as Chief Inspector Michael Jericho, a revered Scotland Yard detective in 1950s London...

As a smog envelops the city, a serial killer begins targeting courting couples. The press suspects it to be the work of 'The Butcher,' believed to be responsible for a series of unsolved murders from the thirties. Jericho traces the murders back to a cinema where the couples had seen the same film prior to their deaths. Deadly secrets reveal themselves as Jericho's team investigates further.

The Hollow Men features guest stars James Wilby (Island at War, Foyle's War: They Fought in the Fields, Bertie and Elizabeth, Gosford Park), Dominic Cooper (The History Boys, Band of Brothers, Warrior Queen), Jonathan Firth (An Ideal Husband, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Payment in Blood).



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Jericho, Series II: The Hollow Men,” 01/01/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CCDCAE21266E4535B9D978F3761E062A.
MLA: “Mystery!; Jericho, Series II: The Hollow Men.” 01/01/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CCDCAE21266E4535B9D978F3761E062A>.
APA: Mystery!; Jericho, Series II: The Hollow Men. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CCDCAE21266E4535B9D978F3761E062A
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