Picks and Pans Review: Two Toffs

updated 03/26/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/26/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

>A pair of PBS series chip in with fresh entries this week. Mystery! assigns Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard to a complex new case in A Taste for Death. P.D. James's sleuth, now a Commander, is again played with angular acuity by Roy Marsden in this six-part series beginning Thursday, March 22 (9 P.M. ET). Masterpiece Theatre presents The Real Charlotte, from a novel by Edith Somerville and Martin Ross, authors of The Irish R.M. This tragedy of manners set in the 1890s concerns an orphan (Joanna Roth) and her cousin Charlotte (Jeananne Crowley). Airing over three Sundays, beginning March 25 (9 P.M.), The Real Charlotte is a deft dissection of a girl's flirtatious nature and a woman's overweaning covetousness.

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