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Masterpiece Theatre; Disraeli: The Great Game

04/19/1980


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Series
Masterpiece Theatre
Program
Disraeli: The Great Game
Program Number

103

Series Description

Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Passion and politics -- those were the predominant drives in the life of Benjamin Disraeli. Ian McShane starred as Disraeli, the eternal romantic. The series follows his marriage to the wealthy Mary Anne Wyndham Lewis, who played a dramatic part in shaping his political career. The series spans more than 40 years of Disraeli's life as an outrageous novelist, dandy and spendthrift -- through his years as Britain's first Jewish prime minister and his close association with Queen Victoria. "When Disraeli was dying, the Queen had the streets of London paved with straw so that the clacking of horse's hoofs on the cobblestones would not disturb him."

Duration

00:58:49

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Disraeli: The Great Game,” 04/19/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_01ABEADABB094B97BDE161AF84B80677.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Disraeli: The Great Game.” 04/19/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_01ABEADABB094B97BDE161AF84B80677>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Disraeli: The Great Game. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_01ABEADABB094B97BDE161AF84B80677
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