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Mystery! (also written MYSTERY!) is a long-running television series in the USA, which airs on PBS and is produced by WGBH. The show has brought a large number of detective series and television movies - most of them British productions from the BBC or various ITV companies - to air on American television. In 2002, they added an American produced series based on the novels of Tony Hillerman to their roster. The American flag was worked into the opening title sequence. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... WGBH is an established public television and public radio broadcast service located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Detective fiction is a branch of crime fiction that centres upon the investigation of a crime, usually murder, by a detective, either professional or amateur. ... A television movie (also known as a TV movie, TV-movie, feature-length drama, made-for-TV movie, movie of the week (MOTW or MOW), single drama, telemovie, telefilm, or two-hour-long drama) is a film that is produced for and originally distributed by a television network. ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national public service broadcaster of the United Kingdom (see British television). ... Current ITV logo. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tony Hillerman (born May 27, 1925 in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma) is an award-winning contemporary American author of detective novels and non-fiction works. ...

The first host of the show was film critic Gene Shalit. He was soon replaced by Vincent Price, who hosted the series from 1981 to 1989. When his failing health forced him to relinquish this role he was replaced by Diana Rigg. She had the unique opportunity to introduce herself when the series Mother Love, and later, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries were aired. Beginning in 2004 shows began airing without a host. Gene Shalit Gene Shalit (born March 25, 1932) is the film and book critic on NBCs The Today Show. ... Vincent Price on Broadway as Mr. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... -1... Diana Rigg in her most famous role as Emma Peel. ... Mother Love (born 1953) is an American entertainer. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Mystery! came into being as a result of the success of Masterpiece Theatre, and particularly of a series of programmes adapted from the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries by Dorothy L. Sayers. One of Mystery! 's early successes was with Rumpole of the Bailey. Other noted successes included The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett in the title role, Inspector Morse with John Thaw, Brother Cadfael starring Derek Jacobi and Prime Suspect starring Helen Mirren. The last one proved so popular that the series was moved to Masterpiece Theatre for higher ratings. Masterpiece Theatre is a long-running television series produced by WGBH that premiered on PBS on January 10, 1971. ... Lord Peter Death Bredon Wimsey is a fictional character in a series of detective novels and short stories by Dorothy L. Sayers. ... Dorothy Leigh Sayers (Oxford, 13 June 1893 – Witham, 17 December 1957) was a British author, translator, student of classical and modern languages, and Christian humanist. ... Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole in the episode Rumpole and the Old Boy Net (1983). ... The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the name given to the series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994, although only the first two series bore that title on screen. ... Jeremy Brett in the role of Sherlock Holmes. ... Detective Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse is a fictional character, who features in a series of thirteen detective novels by British author Colin Dexter, though he is better known for the TV series produced by Central Independent Television from 1987–2000. ... John Edward Thaw (January 3, 1942 - February 21, 2002) CBE, was a British actor who achieved his first starring role in the military police television drama Redcap (1964 - 1966), and subsequently appeared in a range of television, stage and cinema roles. ... Brother Cadfael is a fictional character, the detective in a series of murder mysteries by Edith Pargeter writing under the name Ellis Peters. ... Sir Derek George Jacobi (born October 22, 1938) is a British actor, knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre. ... Prime Suspect is a highly-acclaimed Granada Television police procedural television drama series of the decades of the 1990s and 2000s, which has been followed up by several sequels. ... Mirren aged 24 in Age of Consent (1969) Dame Helen Mirren (born Ilyena Lydia Mironoff on July 26, 1945) is a British stage, television and movie actress. ... Masterpiece Theatre is a long-running television series produced by WGBH that premiered on PBS on January 10, 1971. ...

Like Masterpiece Theatre, Mystery! was financed by the Mobil corporation (now Exxon Mobil). Masterpiece Theatre is a long-running television series produced by WGBH that premiered on PBS on January 10, 1971. ... Exxon Mobil Corporation or ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), headquartered in Irving, Texas, is an oil producer and distributor formed on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon and Mobil. ...

After airing on Thursday night for most of its history it has been moved to Sunday nights where it alternates with episodes of Masterpiece Theatre.

Mystery! is noted for its animated title sequence, based on the cartoons of Edward Gorey. Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of images of static elements. ... Edward St. ...


  • MYSTERY!: A Celebration by Ron Miller (1996), paperback ISBN 0912333898

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Mystery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (174 words)
In common usage, a mystery is a description for something which is unknown or yet unexplained.
Mystery fiction, a mystery novel and subgenre of detective fiction
Mysteries is an 1892 novel by the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Mystery (1316 words)
In the New Testament the word mystery is applied ordinarily to the sublime revelation of the Gospel (Matthew 13:11; Colossians 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:9; 1 Corinthians 15:51), and to the Incarnation and life of the Saviour and His manifestation by the preaching of the Apostles (Romans 16:25; Ephesians 3:4; 6:19; Colossians 1:26; 4:3).
Mystery, therefore, in its strict theological sense is not synonymous with the incomprehensible, since all that we know is incomprehensible, i.e., not adequately comprehensible as to its inner being; nor with the unknowable, since many things merely natural are accidentally unknowable, on account of their inaccessibility, e.g., things that are future, remote, or hidden.
Rationalists further object that the revelation of mysteries would be useless, since it is the nature of reason to accept only the evident (Toland), and since the knowledge of the incomprehensible can have no influence on the moral life of mankind (Kant).
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