The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries (2000)
In yet another example of how screenwriters and authors fail to properly depict the symbols and concepts of esoteric or occult traditions, a pentagram is introduced into the final episode of The Mrs Bradley Mysteries [00:19:30].
The link between a local smuggling ring and a family-based cult called the "Ophidian Brotherhood" is unclear, but then so is the connexion between a fictional snake cult and its ritual entitled "the legend of Beelzebub's Virgin". The pentagram would appear to have been included since the television episode is based on Gladys Mitchell's novel, The Worsted Viper (1943), which includes satanic ritualistic murders. The fact that the pentagram has no historical connexion to Satan, snake worship, or Beelzebub, in the real world, has never stopped fiction writers from misappropriating the symbol.
The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries (1998), Season 1, episode 4 (5) "The Worsted Viper" 2000/02/06. Isla Blair, John Bowe, Matthew Burgess, Rebecca Callard, Peter Davison, Neil Dudgeon, Charlotte Francis, Katy Lown, Eddie Marsan, Jason O'Mara, Alex Palmer, Pooky Quesnel, Diana Rigg. Director: James Hawes. Writers: Simon Booker(screenplay), Gladys Mitchell (novel). United Kingdom, English, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1h, Colour, Stereo.