Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )
"Mystery!" (original title)

TV Series  -  Mystery
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 361 users  
Reviews: 1 user

An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

0Check in
0Share...

On TV

Airs Sun. Aug. 31, 7:30 PM on PBS

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 66 titles
created 04 Feb 2013
 
a list of 117 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Masterpiece Mystery (1980– ) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Masterpiece Mystery.

User Polls

Episodes

Most Recent Episode


24 Aug 2014
Unnamed Breathless, Part 1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Add a plot


Previous Episode


15 Jun 2014
Unnamed The Escape Artist
8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Seasons


Years



Unknown   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2014   2013   2012   2011   … See all »
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Masterpiece Classic (TV Series 1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Laura Linney, David Bamber
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes and his intrepid companion, Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Holmes, his friend Watson (or his brother Mycroft) work to solve the mysteries of three gables, the dying detective, a golden pince-nez, the red circle, a mazarin stone, and a cardboard box.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Rosalie Williams, Edward Hardwicke
The Sign of Four (TV Movie 1987)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The disappearance of a young woman's father and a mysterious note years later after the strange regular annual delivery of valuable pearls to her puts Sherlock Holmes on the case.

Director: Peter Hammond
Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Robin Hunter
Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout
Inspector Lewis (TV Series 2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman
Endeavour (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Following the young Endeavour Morse in his early day as an Oxford police constable working with CID, encountering Strange for the first time, and developing the notable personality traits he would latterly refine.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Jack Laskey
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When latest heir to the Baskerville estate seems to be threatened by a family curse, only the master detective, Sherlock Holmes, can find out the truth.

Director: Brian Mills
Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Raymond Adamson
Zen (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino, Stanley Townsend
ITV Telethon (TV Series 1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Michael Aspel, Andrea Arnold, Cheryl Baker
Endeavor (2014)
Action | Adventure | Drama

Two teenage runaways embark on a dangerous journey together in an attempt to escape their turbulent pasts.

Director: Robert Burke
Stars: Tristan Erwin, Alexa McConville, Ryan St. Martin
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Host (208 episodes, 1981-1989)
Edit

Storyline

A weekly public television program presenting British produced mystery dramas to American audiences. Each program was a dramatization of a well-known mystery novel, with many programs continuing over several weeks. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot were the most commonly featured sleuths, but a wide variety of other authors' works were also shown. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Mystery

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 February 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Masterpiece Mystery  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Mystery!" was created at the instigation of Herb Schmertz, head of corporate communications for Mobil Corporation. He suggested the concept of a series of British mysteries to Henry Becton, General Manager of Boston PBS station WGBH in 1979. Mobile had been the sole underwriter for "Masterpiece Theater" since 1971 and was looking to put more money into PBS programming. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Party (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

just loved this show when I was young
9 June 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

when i was a kid, i would get on my jammies, brush my teeth, then get a blanket to wrap around myself so no one in the family would see when I got creeped out.

I LOVED this show. And I loved that Vincent Price was on it.

Why don;t we have more artistic literary thinking shows like this?

It was fabulous!

ANd Gorey's artwork, as always, was wonderful (just wished the "screaming lady" would've put a little steam on the scream in the cartoon...I didn't believe she was in peril!).

If you can see any episodes and you enjoy mystery and good literature, it is worth seeing, definitely.


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Animation at Beginning Talia_Elspeth
Favorite host? Miketevee
idea for series entry: 'The Man Who Was Thursday' danielj_old999
Change in 'seasons'? ent2bee
Filming locations for Marple: Why Didn't They Ask Evans? piper1-777-510142
Hiddden message in credits printphi
Discuss Masterpiece Mystery (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page