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Masterpiece Theatre; Murder Must Advertise


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Masterpiece Theatre
Murder Must Advertise
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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

Broadcast: Oct. 6- 27, 1974 The staff of Pym's Publicity Ltd are still shocked by the death of their colleague Victor Dean when his replacement arrives. The new copywriter, Death Bredon, bears a strong physical resemblance to Lord Peter Wimsey, in fact he is Wimsey -- hired by the head of the firm to investigate Dean's death. The young man's fall on the spiral staircase was assumed an accident until his sister Pamela found an unfinished letter of warning.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Murder Must Advertise,” 07/08/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2ECBC305B19B49688A15A35754BD5FDC.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Murder Must Advertise.” 07/08/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2ECBC305B19B49688A15A35754BD5FDC>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Murder Must Advertise. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2ECBC305B19B49688A15A35754BD5FDC
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