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Masterpiece Theatre; Cakes and Ale

03/01/1976


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Series
Masterpiece Theatre
Program
Cakes and Ale
Program Number

101

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: Sundays in April: 4th, 11th and 18th, 1976 Irrepressible Rosie Gann is an English barmaid who is the central figure of this dramatization of a Somerset Maugham novel. Rosie Gann marries a struggling young novelist (Mike Pratt) because he needs her. She deserts him and elopes with an old time lover (James Grout) when he needs her more. Rosie's heart of gold is related through the eyes of still another lover (Michael Hordern), a successful writer and identifiable projection of Somerset Maugham.

Duration

00:60:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Cakes and Ale,” 03/01/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2208632F39F746A1BBAF7D00487847F5.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Cakes and Ale.” 03/01/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2208632F39F746A1BBAF7D00487847F5>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Cakes and Ale. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2208632F39F746A1BBAF7D00487847F5
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