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Masterpiece Theatre; Interview Day

Interview Day

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Masterpiece Theatre
Interview Day
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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

Starring Sir Alec Guinness, this light-hearted story centers around parents and their children on the day of their interviews for entrance into Cambridge University. The story follows three families, revealing that the parents are more anxious than their sons and daughters. Sir Alec Guinness, Maureen Lipmann and Tom Wilkinson star.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Interview Day,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E9F53CA81834DA9A8C8CF819BD0B24B.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Interview Day.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E9F53CA81834DA9A8C8CF819BD0B24B>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Interview Day. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E9F53CA81834DA9A8C8CF819BD0B24B
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