Masterpiece Theatre; Point Counter Point
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- Masterpiece Theatre
- Point Counter Point
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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
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Broadcast: Feb. 18- March 19, 1973 A savagely satirical story of life, love and violent death in the Roaring 20's - about the foibles of a generation. Novelist Philip Quarles decides to write a story about the people who are attending a house party hosted by Lady Tantamount. Guest Walter Bidlake pursues the seductive Lucy Tantamount despite qualms about ignoring his pregnant mistress Marjorie. His father John Bidlake is resentfully facing old age. Lord Tantamount's assistant Illidge is snubbed by the founder of a Fascist organization Everard Webley. Illidge is invited to a man-shooting party by Maurice Spandrell while Burlap is discreetly wooing Beatrice Gilray.
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- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Point Counter Point,” 02/01/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 30, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20D1BE7FEEED44DC9478C30D95FE967E.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Point Counter Point.” 02/01/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 30, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20D1BE7FEEED44DC9478C30D95FE967E>.
- APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Point Counter Point. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20D1BE7FEEED44DC9478C30D95FE967E