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Masterpiece Theatre; Upstairs, Downstairs, Series II: Rose’s Pigeon


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Masterpiece Theatre
Upstairs, Downstairs, Series II: Rose’s Pigeon
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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

Rose, going to lock the back door late one night, finds Alfred, a former footman who had run off with a German baron; hungry and cold, he has been waiting for Rose -- who he knows will be sympathetic to any sentimental story he dreams up. As he has expected, Rose believes his tale, hides him in a storeroom, and brings him food. The truth is, Alfred has committed a murder -- and seems willing to commit another.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Upstairs, Downstairs, Series II: Rose’s Pigeon,” 12/28/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_12B08A8AC8754DB489ACD931F8EFD08D.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Upstairs, Downstairs, Series II: Rose’s Pigeon.” 12/28/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_12B08A8AC8754DB489ACD931F8EFD08D>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Upstairs, Downstairs, Series II: Rose’s Pigeon. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_12B08A8AC8754DB489ACD931F8EFD08D
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