Mystery!1980 | TV Show

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Whodunits, courtroom dramas and suspense tales make up this often brilliant anthology. It features adaptations of tales by myriad classic mystery writers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie to Dick Francis and John Mortimer, with such notable figu (more…)

Premiered: February 5, 1980

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 5, Episode 13 The Praying Mantis

First Aired: January 10, 1985

Betrayal and greed figure into "Praying Mantis," a three-part murder mystery by Hubert Monteilhet. The first episode introduces the players, including Prof. Paul Canova (Pinkas Braun); and his second wife Vera (Carmen du Sautoy), who stands to inherit millions upon his death.

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December 27, 1984

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January 17, 1985

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