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Masterpiece Theatre; Last of the Mohicans, The


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Masterpiece Theatre
Last of the Mohicans, 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

Broadcast: March 26- May 14, 1972 Hawkeye (Natty Bumpo) serves as a scout for the British troops at Fort Henry in upstate New York during the French and Indian War. He and his Mohican Indian companions Chingachgook and Uncas rescue the British officer Major Heywood and Cora and Alice Munroe when they are beset by Huron Indians, who are in league with the French. As they escort the Munroe sisters to safety, they clash with Huron warriors lead by Mangua, who wishes to capture the women. This eight part adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s classic American novel stars Kenneth Ives as Hawkeye, Richard Warwick as Uncas and John Abineri as Chingachgook.

See March and April 1972 Prime Time Program Guides for cover stories.

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Last of the Mohicans, The,” 03/01/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1BA8FAC8825A40819ED57C2B86E0A64F.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Last of the Mohicans, The.” 03/01/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1BA8FAC8825A40819ED57C2B86E0A64F>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Last of the Mohicans, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1BA8FAC8825A40819ED57C2B86E0A64F
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