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Season 24, Episode 9 Death in Holy Orders

First Aired: October 3, 2004

P.D. James' Scotland Yard Cdr. Adam Dalgliesh (Martin Shaw) investigates "Death in Holy Orders" in this two-part puzzler set in a coastal seminary where a student is found dead on the beach, buried under a mound of sand. St. Anselm's, an elite---and decidedly elitist---institution, is a financial drag on the diocese, which wants to shut it down and sell off its artworks. Seminary authorities are resisting, but, curiously, they stand to benefit financially from its closure.

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  • Premiered: February 5, 1980
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: 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)

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