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Masterpiece Theatre; Bramwell, Series II


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Masterpiece Theatre
Bramwell, Series II
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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

Jemma Redgrave returns as Dr. Eleanor Bramwell. David Calder plays her father, Dr. Robert Bramwell. When Lady Cora's pregnant laundry maid is rushed to the Thrift with labor pains, nobody realizes that she will lead them into the criminal underworld. Eleanor's conservative Victorian outlook is jolted when she realizes Lady Cora's maid is married to a black African - a man who is on the run and wants to take his family away with him. Eleanor is torn between helping them and staying on the right side of the law.

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Bramwell, Series II,” 10/27/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 13, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_24392CE23C9748CD9FAAD7BD43D5E7FE.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Bramwell, Series II.” 10/27/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 13, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_24392CE23C9748CD9FAAD7BD43D5E7FE>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Bramwell, Series II. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_24392CE23C9748CD9FAAD7BD43D5E7FE
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