Murder, She Wrote: the best mystery series in the world began
in 1984 (the pilot was the two hour episode The Murder of
Sherlock Holmes) on CBS and finished in 1996 with
the 60 minutes episode Death by Demographics.
At the moment CBS doesn't broadcast
the series again, but if you wanna watch it daily, you
can do it thanks to A&E. Explore the
A&E TV web-site for further information..... .
In Italy the Murder, She Wrote series have been broadcasted
by the RAI (Italian Broadcasting Company) on
and it was named "Murder, She Wrote - La Signora In Giallo",
becoming one of the most popular TV shows in Italy. And in 1999
Angela was awarded a special prize during the annual show for
the Italian Oscars for Television.
(Picture taken from the Raiuno web-site: http://www.raiuno.rai.it)
Act - The Authorized Biography of Angela Lansbury
written by Martin Gottfried. © Copyright 1999 by Martin
Gottfried. All Rights Reserved.]
It begins with a series of preview
clips after which, as the theme music starts, there is a close-up
of an old desk typewriter. A sheet of blank paper is rolled into
it. The word "Murder" appeares to the clacking of the
keys. While the music continues, there is a succession of shots
of Lansbury, first on a bicycle, waving; then near a harbor, ready
to go fishing in a yellow slicker, with a box of bait at her side;
then, gardening in jeans, a sun hat, and a flannel shirt. Finally,
the typewriter and the sheet of paper are seen again, as "She
Wrote" is typed.
After the first 2-hour episode
"The Murder Of Sherlock Holmes", which got a top-ten
audience rating, Variety reported: "Thanks
to Lansbury's polished performance, it did not become the Americanized
Miss Marple vehicle it threatened to be... The script's nicest
touch was in having a menacing young black on a bus out to be
a Lansbury fan in time to save her from a couple of punks on a
dimly lit Manhattan street".