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Masterpiece Theatre; Jewel in the Crown, The: Pandora’s Box


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Masterpiece Theatre
Jewel in the Crown, The: Pandora’s Box
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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

In August 1947, Perron, now a history lecturer at Cambridge University, returns to India. He finds that after Merrick married Susan, he was killed, ostensibly in an accident; nobody wants to discuss the details. Sarah, along with Kasim, is managing the Nawab’s household. Perron learns that Merrick was murdered.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Jewel in the Crown, The: Pandora’s Box,” 03/10/1985, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2623A443195245A7965B93FA78522F2C.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Jewel in the Crown, The: Pandora’s Box.” 03/10/1985. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2623A443195245A7965B93FA78522F2C>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Jewel in the Crown, The: Pandora’s Box. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2623A443195245A7965B93FA78522F2C
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