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Masterpiece Theatre; Elizabeth R: The Lion's Cub


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Masterpiece Theatre
Elizabeth R: The Lion's Cub
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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

Program Description

The first episode of the classic BAFTA and Emmy award-winning series. Glenda Jackson gives a stunning performance as Elizabeth I, cited by some historians as the most accurate portrayal of the Virgin Queen. While still a princess, Elizabeth extricates herself from a plot to kidnap young Edward VI. After Edward dies, Elizabeth's sister, Mary assumes the throne and imposes Catholicism on her subjects.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Elizabeth R: The Lion's Cub,” 02/02/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_23554E61874C4366B938021970FB7357.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Elizabeth R: The Lion's Cub.” 02/02/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_23554E61874C4366B938021970FB7357>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Elizabeth R: The Lion's Cub. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_23554E61874C4366B938021970FB7357
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