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Masterpiece Theatre; Moonstone, The (1997)


The Moonstone Reel 1 of 2 60 min.

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Masterpiece Theatre
Moonstone, The (1997)
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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 adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic detective story stars Greg Wise ("The Buccaneers," "Sense and Sensibility") and Keeley Hawes ("Karaoke"). Set in the mid-19th century, this is the story of a priceless diamond stolen from a sacred shrine in India after the siege of Seringapatam. The jewel, later given to the beautiful heiress Rachel Verinder (Hawes) by her suitor Franklin Blake (Wise), brings with it a curse. When it mysteriously disappears, suspicion falls on three Indian jugglers. During his investigation, Sergeant Cuff (Antony Sher), "the best detective in England," uncovers a web of deception, intrigue and villainy.

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Moonstone, The (1997),” 11/02/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_116F0B7ECB00465AA5234FDE0D257503.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Moonstone, The (1997).” 11/02/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_116F0B7ECB00465AA5234FDE0D257503>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Moonstone, The (1997). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_116F0B7ECB00465AA5234FDE0D257503
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