Mysteries on TV, your source for the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD or Blu-ray disc, is profiling one series and two made-for-television films based on a series being released this week.
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MacGyver starred Richard Dean Anderson as the Angus MacGyver, man who could create useful tools out of everyday items or devise clever solutions to seemingly impossible problems. The series ran for 7 seasons on ABC from September 1985 through May 1992.
Following its cancellation by the network, two made-for-television films based on the character (and starring Anderson) were produced, both airing in 1994.
In "Lost Treasure of Atlantis", which was filmed on location in England and Greece, MacGyver and his former college professor search for (you guessed it!) the lost treasure of Atlantis. In "Trail to Doomsday", also filmed in Europe, MacGyver must stop a terrorist plot to hold the world hostage.
Both of these films are included on the DVD set MacGyver: The TV Movies.
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Created by crime novelist Lynda La Plante, Trial & Retribution is a police procedural that began production in 1997 and ran for 12 series (seasons) on ITV. (We don't think it has been officially canceled, but there seems to be no indication that a 13th series is coming soon.)
The series stars David Hayman as Detective Superintendent Mike Walker and Victoria Smurfit as Detective Inspector Roisin Connor, and has a format similar in style to the original Law & Order series, recently canceled by NBC.
The Trial & Retribution: Set Four DVD set of 3 discs contain three episodes from the 10th series (season) that originally aired in 2007: "Paradise Lost", "Curriculum Vitae", and "Mirror Image".
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