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Masterpiece Theatre; Mill on the Floss, The


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Masterpiece Theatre
Mill on the Floss, The
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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

Emily Watson, Cheryl Campbell, James Frain and Bernard Hill star in this adaptation of George Eliot's novel, published in 1860, which sympathetically portrays the vain efforts of Maggie Tulliver to adapt to her provincial world. Her brother Tom, who forbids her to associate with the one person who appreciates her intelligence and imagination, renounces her altogether when she's caught in a compromising situation. Brother and sister are reconciled as they struggle to survive a climactic flood.

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Mill on the Floss, The,” 10/12/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_284C28831DBA4F949473AC66AABACBCB.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Mill on the Floss, The.” 10/12/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_284C28831DBA4F949473AC66AABACBCB>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Mill on the Floss, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_284C28831DBA4F949473AC66AABACBCB
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