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Mystery!; Sargeant Cribb, Series II: A Case of Spirits


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Sargeant Cribb, Series II: A Case of Spirits
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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

Dour, stolid, tenacious Detective Sargeant Cribb, of the newly formed Criminal Investigations Department, stalks the streets of London in the 1880's in pursuit of crime. His methods are neither glamorous nor flashy, his sense of humor is dry and his method is dogged. Yet somehow, he always gets his man -- or woman.

Episode titles: "The Horizontal Witness" - "The Detective Wore Silk Drawers" - "A Case of Spirits" - "Waxworks" - "Something Old, Something New"



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Sargeant Cribb, Series II: A Case of Spirits,” 05/04/1981, GBH Archives, accessed April 12, 2021,
MLA: “Mystery!; Sargeant Cribb, Series II: A Case of Spirits.” 05/04/1981. GBH Archives. Web. April 12, 2021. <>.
APA: Mystery!; Sargeant Cribb, Series II: A Case of Spirits. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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