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Season 23, Episode 1 Dead Gorgeous

First Aired: July 6, 2003

"Dead Gorgeous," is a dark comedy set in 1946 London that follows two wartime girlfriends (Helen McCrory, Fay Ripley) with that "ghastly husband" problem. Divorce is not an option, so saucy Antonia Ashton (McCrory) proposes a variation on Alfred Hitchcock's "Murder on a Train" solution to stolid Rose Bell (Ripley), but before Rose has a chance to agree or disagree to the deal, her cad of a husband (Jonny Phillips) is a cadaver.

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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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