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The Ruth Rendell mysteries. / Set 1

Author: Neil ZeigerTrevor PrestonMarc EvansJulian BondAlan GrintAll authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media U.S., [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Master of the moor: As a boy, Stephen Whalby took to his beloved moor to escape trouble at home. Trouble follows him there as an adult, however, when women's bodies begin turning up among the rocks, heather, and bogs. Stephen finds no refuge when D.I. Manciple--a rude outsider, unwelcome in the village of Vangmoor--targets him as the prime suspect.
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Genre/Form: Foreign television programs
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Television serials
Mystery television programs
Suspense television programs
Television programs
Detective and mystery television programs
Television adaptations
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Film adaptations
Adaptations Drama
Drama
Named Person: Ruth Rendell; Ruth Rendell
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Zeiger; Trevor Preston; Marc Evans; Julian Bond; Alan Grint; John Harvey; Piers Haggard; Jim Goddard; Mary McMurray; Colin Firth; Robert Urquhart; George Costigan; Eleanor David; Mark Frankel; Peter Egan; Leslie Phillips; Jane Gurnett; Amanda Redman; Owen Teale; Camilla Power; Jason Flemyng; Ruth Rendell; Meridian Broadcasting.; United Film & Television Productions.; Granada Media (Firm); Blue Heaven (Firm); Acorn Media (Firm)
ISBN: 1569389071 9781569389072
OCLC Number: 84647889
Notes: Title from container and disc sleeves.
Based on the fiction by Ruth Rendell.
Master of the moor originally broadcast on television in 1994.
Vanity dies hard originally broadcast on television in 1993.
The secret house of death originally broadcast on television in 1995.
The double originally broadcast on television in 1996.
Special features: Ruth Rendell biography; cast filmographies.
Credits: Production credits vary by episode.
Cast: Master of the moor: Colin Firth, Robert Urquhart, George Costigan.
Vanity dies hard: Eleanor David, Mark Frankel, Peter Egan, Leslie Phillips, Jane Gurnett.
The secret house of death: Amanda Redman, Owen Teale.
The double: Camilla Power, Jason Flemyng.
Description: 3 videodiscs (ca. 463 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: Vol. 1: Master of the moor / Meridian Broadcasting Limited ; Granada International Media Limited ; a Blue Heaven production ; producer, Neil Zeiger ; adapted by Trevor Preston ; directed by Marc Evans (ca. 154 min.) --
v. 2: Vanity dies hard / Meridian Broadcasting Limited ; Granada International Media Limited ; a Blue Heaven production ; producer, Neil Zeiger ; adapted by Julian Bond ; directed by Alan Grint (ca. 155 min.) --
v. 3: The secret house of death (ca. 103 min.) ; The double (ca. 51 min.) / Meridian Broadcasting Limited ; Granada International Media Limited ; a Blue Heaven production ; producer, Neil Zeiger ; adapted by John Harvey and Piers Haggard ; directed by Jim Goddard and Mary McMurray.
Other Titles: Master of the moor.
Vanity dies hard.
Secret house of death.
Double.
Ruth Rendell mysteries (Television program)
Responsibility: Meridian Broadcasting Limited and United Film & Television Productions ; Granada International Media Limited ; a Blue Heaven production ; producer, Neil Zeiger.

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Master of the moor: As a boy, Stephen Whalby took to his beloved moor to escape trouble at home. Trouble follows him there as an adult, however, when women's bodies begin turning up among the rocks, heather, and bogs. Stephen finds no refuge when D.I. Manciple--a rude outsider, unwelcome in the village of Vangmoor--targets him as the prime suspect.

Vanity dies hard: In the town of Salstead, the lives of two friends seem to take different trajectories. Wealthy, aging Alice Fielding finally finds happiness with a much-younger husband, while widowed Nesta Drage plunges near poverty when her business fails. After Nesta mysteriously disappears, Alice vows to find her--and discovers a tangled web of secrets among those she trusted most.

The secret house of death: Susan Townsend, a newly divorced single mother, wants to remain aloof from the gossip so relished by the other women in her suburban neighborhood. But when she happens upon the bodies of two adulterous lovers, her quiet life vanishes, along with her safety.

The double: Peter Milton becomes involved with Zoe, the apparant "double" of his girlfriend Lisa. Can Lisa survive the superstition predicting her death? And is Zoe really what she seems?

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