One of the hits that first season was Rumpole of the Bailey. Others that followed included Sergeant Cribb, Inspector Morse, Prime Suspect, Foyle’s War, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett. Hosts: Gene Shalit, Vincent Price, and Diana Rigg. Nowadays Mystery! is part of Masterpiece. And let’s not forget those wonderful Edward Gorey illustrations ...Click here to watch an early main title sequence from Mystery!
Thursday, February 05, 2015
In his recently launched blog, Today in Mystery History, Robert Lopresti reminds us that it was 35 years ago today--on February 5, 1980--that PBS-TV debuted Mystery!, its anthology series showcasing mostly British crime dramas: