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Masterpiece Theatre; Prince of Hearts, The

The Prince of Hearts

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Masterpiece Theatre
Prince of Hearts, The
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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

This "buddy film" features a naive prince newly arrived at Cambridge University and his worldly-wise bodyguard. Both have sex on the brain -- but only one has any experience in the subject and so turns instructor to the other. Tara Fitzgerald ("The Tenant of Wildfell Hall," "The Woman in White") and Robson Green ("Reckless") star in this eccentric mix of "Jules and Jim" and "Cyrano de Bergerac."

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Prince of Hearts, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_06A032748CBB4F71A2708EECB6D0F367.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Prince of Hearts, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_06A032748CBB4F71A2708EECB6D0F367>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Prince of Hearts, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_06A032748CBB4F71A2708EECB6D0F367
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