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Mystery!; Inspector Alleyn: Artists in Crime


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Inspector Alleyn: Artists in Crime
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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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A famous artist is found dead, an apparent suicide. Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate. He meets painter Agatha Troy, who introduces him to the artistic world of World War II England. Artist model Sonia Gluck has blackmail in mind and her life is in danger. When she is found dead, suspicion falls on many.

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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
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