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Masterpiece Radio Theatre; Sons and Lovers


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Masterpiece Radio Theatre
Sons and Lovers
Series Description

Series premiered May 5, 1979 Produced by WGBH Radio, Masterpiece Radio Theatre is a 52 week series of classic drama featuring dramatizations of American literary classics and selections from the BBC’s outstanding repertoire of radio drama. Programs included Anna Karenina, House of Mirth, Moby Dick, Jane Eyre, Far From the Madding Crowd, Sons and Lovers, and Les Miserables. Hosted by Julie Harris and produced by Elinor Stout.

See May 1979 On-Air Radio Program Guide for cover story. Series release date: 5/5/1979

Program Description

Aired Sundays September 2-October 7, 1979 D.H. Lawrence’s classic tale of a young man, Paul Morel, whose youth and early manhood were tormented by the excessive love of two women, his mother and his first girlfriend. Billie Whitelaw played Clara Dawes, one of the women in Paul’s life.



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Broadcast program

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Radio Theater
Chicago: “Masterpiece Radio Theatre; Sons and Lovers,” 06/29/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_0F61F9D5F3304ED6AA5DDEF4B3C0D32E.
MLA: “Masterpiece Radio Theatre; Sons and Lovers.” 06/29/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_0F61F9D5F3304ED6AA5DDEF4B3C0D32E>.
APA: Masterpiece Radio Theatre; Sons and Lovers. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_0F61F9D5F3304ED6AA5DDEF4B3C0D32E
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