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Masterpiece Theatre; Cider with Rosie

Cider with Rosie

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Masterpiece Theatre
Cider with Rosie
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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

Juliet Stevenson ("Truly Madly Deeply," "The Politician's Wife") heads the cast in this film adaptation by John Mortimer (MYSTERY! "Rumpole of the Bailey," "Summer's Lease") of Laurie Lee's novel "Cider with Rosie." Set in 1918 in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, the film conjures up a world of earthy warmth and beauty as it follows Lee's renowned tale from childhood to adolescence and the awakening of manhood. Joining Stevenson as Annie Lee are David Troughton ("Dance with a Stranger") as Uncle Sid, Con O'Neill ("Tom Jones") as Uncle Ray and Emily Mortimer as Miss Flynn. Joe Roberts and Dashiell Reece play Laurie. The film features narration by Laurie Lee himself, taken from an unabridged recording of the book.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Cider with Rosie,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1EA2CA0443E248528B3CE0C95819C765.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Cider with Rosie.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1EA2CA0443E248528B3CE0C95819C765>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Cider with Rosie. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1EA2CA0443E248528B3CE0C95819C765
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