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Masterpiece Theatre; Heavy Weather

90 minute presentation of Heavy Weather

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Masterpiece Theatre
Heavy Weather
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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

Lord Emsworth, eccentric pig-breeder and scion of the English aristocracy, shares his stately home, Blandings, with his sister, Lady Constance, his younger brother, Galahad, and his pig, the Empress of Blandings. His dream is to be left alone with Empress the pig, but family disputes imperil that dream. A nephew asks permission to marry a dancer, a disreputable brother blackmails Lady Constance by threatening to publish scandalous memoirs and Lord Emsworth is sure someone is trying to steal his Empress.

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Heavy Weather,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_061C3A9846CA49AAAB38E2321FC6EF95.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Heavy Weather.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_061C3A9846CA49AAAB38E2321FC6EF95>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Heavy Weather. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_061C3A9846CA49AAAB38E2321FC6EF95
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