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Mystery!; Brat Farrar

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Brat Farrar
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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

Program Description

Psychological thriller which revolves around the uncanny resemblance between the 21-year-old Brat Farrar, a poor orphan, and Simon Ashby, a wealthy young man about to inherit a country estate. Eight years earlier, Simon's twin brother mysteriously disappeared and now, suddenly, Brat appears claiming to be that long-lost brother. George Ledingham, the rector, and Great-Uncle Charles clearly suspect he is an impostor, while Simon seems to be certain. The story ends happily but not before Brat has faced murder, attempted murder and the threat of imprisonment.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Brat Farrar,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DDFB8D5596C14C418EFF943FEECE957D.
MLA: “Mystery!; Brat Farrar.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DDFB8D5596C14C418EFF943FEECE957D>.
APA: Mystery!; Brat Farrar. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DDFB8D5596C14C418EFF943FEECE957D
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