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Masterpiece Theatre; Choir, The

Episode One of The Choir

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Masterpiece Theatre
Choir, 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

The story deals with the political in-fighting between the dean (James Fox) of venerable Aldminster Cathedral and his congregation, caused by his insistence that the fading edifice be restored even if it means abandoning the church's beloved choir. Adapted by Ian Curteis, the BBC series was produced by Peter Cregeen, and directed by Ferdinand Fairfax. The cast includes David Warner, Peter Vaughan, Jane Asher, Nicholas Farrell and Cathryn Harrison.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Choir, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_22EF9A7F7FCE4D2D899DF3063164D99D.
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APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Choir, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_22EF9A7F7FCE4D2D899DF3063164D99D
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