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Mystery!; Lord Peter Wimsey: Strong Poison


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Lord Peter Wimsey: Strong Poison
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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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Broadcast Thursdays October 1, 8, 15, 1987

The serial follows the intriguing events and the blossoming relationship between two of Sayer's most popular characters: the gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey and the talented young crime writer, Harriet Vane. In this story, Harriet Vane is on trial for the murder of her ex-lover Philip Boyes. Lord Peter Wimsey reads about her case and is so captivated by her that he undertakes an investigation to prove her innocence. Working against the clock, Wimsey discovers that Harriet is a victim of a plot by her lover's cousin to inherit a rich aunt's estate.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
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