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Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: Fathers and Sons


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Masterpiece Theatre
After the War: Fathers and Sons
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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

When the war ends the Jordon family is widely dispersed: Michael is away at school, Rachel his sister, is serving her country, his father is in Germany and his mother, Philippa, is at home in London. Two years later Samuel Jordon is asked to investigate the war-time activities of a prominent German banker. In the course of this work he meets Manfred Hirsch who is, unbeknownst to him, the father of Joe Hirsch.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: Fathers and Sons,” 11/22/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 10, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_136455A387574D1DB5AE525D21533141.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: Fathers and Sons.” 11/22/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 10, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_136455A387574D1DB5AE525D21533141>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: Fathers and Sons. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_136455A387574D1DB5AE525D21533141
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