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Re: Getting wet for fun (and other stuff!)
Posted By: Sam, on host
Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at 13:50:14
In Reply To: Re: Getting wet for fun (and other stuff!) posted by Beasty on Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at 13:36:30:

> Don't know what the "mystery!" thing is though.

British mystery series, repackaged for American PBS television. All the Agatha Christie series you guys have -- Poirot, with David Suchet; Miss Marple, with Joan Hickson; Partners In Crime, with Francesca Annis and James Warwick -- are featured on it, plus a bunch of other series like Lord Peter Wimsey, with Ian Carmichael. Same shows, different packaging. Basically, the "Mystery!" open credits show up, then a host (currently Diana Rigg) introduces whatever show it's going to be, and then we get the opening credits to that show, then the show itself.

We also have a cable channel called A&E (Arts & Entertainment) that shows a lot of these British mystery series under their original names.

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