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Mystery!; My Cousin Rachel


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My Cousin Rachel
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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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The story of Countess Rachel Sangalletti, who captivates Ambrose Ashley and then his nephew Philip. Tragedy strikes both men who are bewitched by her beauty and charm. While in Florence on holiday, Ambrose meets his distant cousin Rachel and soon they are married. Ambrose is taken ill in Florence and mysteriously dies. Nephew Philip's anger towards Rachel wanes when he is confronted by her kind and charming manner but his suspicions are fanned by ominous letters written by his uncle before his death.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; My Cousin Rachel,” 09/04/1985, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CDA99DF259BC45D5838A599EB1E7427E.
MLA: “Mystery!; My Cousin Rachel.” 09/04/1985. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CDA99DF259BC45D5838A599EB1E7427E>.
APA: Mystery!; My Cousin Rachel. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CDA99DF259BC45D5838A599EB1E7427E
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