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Mystery!; Agatha Christie Stories, Series II: The Mystery of the Blue Jar

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Series
Mystery!
Program
Agatha Christie Stories, Series II: The Mystery of the Blue Jar
Program Number

517R

Series Description

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

While playing golf, young Jack Hartington hears a woman's voice crying "Murder! Help! Murder!" Racing in the direction of the voice, Jack comes upon Felise Marchaud, a young Frenchwoman living in a cottage nearby who is sceptical of his claims and who claims to have heard nothing. Several days later under almost identical conditions, Jack hears the cry again, and then starts to doubt his sanity. Enlisting the aid of Dr. Lavington, a psychiatrist, and Felise, Jack finds that the supernatural events surrounding the cottage seem, by an odd coincidence, to have some connection with a blue jar purchased some months previously by his Uncle George. Jack is persuaded by his new friends to fetch the blue jar, which turns out to be Ming and priceless beyond value. A cautionary tale of youthful inexperience and naivety from the pen of Agatha Christie.

Duration

00:58:01

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Creators
Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Mystery!; Agatha Christie Stories, Series II: The Mystery of the Blue Jar,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 29, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E2D235261EF849EA8379AD5D2242DABB.
MLA: “Mystery!; Agatha Christie Stories, Series II: The Mystery of the Blue Jar.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 29, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E2D235261EF849EA8379AD5D2242DABB>.
APA: Mystery!; Agatha Christie Stories, Series II: The Mystery of the Blue Jar. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E2D235261EF849EA8379AD5D2242DABB
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