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Mystery!; Racing Game, The, Series I: Gambling Lady



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Racing Game, The, Series I: Gambling Lady
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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

Series revolves around Sid Halley, a champion jockey turned Private Investigator. "Odds Against" - Hunt jockey Sid Halley's racing days are over after a serious accident. To get out of his depression, Sid decides to investigate the bad luck plaguing Seabury race course. "Trackdown" - York racehorse owner Jack Beater asks Sid to find out why all his horses are losing. "Gambling Lady" - Sid and sidekick Chico Barnes investigate the death of a valuable racehorse in a road accident.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Racing Game, The, Series I: Gambling Lady,” 08/06/1981, GBH Archives, accessed April 21, 2021,
MLA: “Mystery!; Racing Game, The, Series I: Gambling Lady.” 08/06/1981. GBH Archives. Web. April 21, 2021. <>.
APA: Mystery!; Racing Game, The, Series I: Gambling Lady. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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