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Masterpiece Theatre; Martin Chuzzlewit

90 minute presentation of Martin Chuzzlewit

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Masterpiece Theatre
Martin Chuzzlewit
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Series Description

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

This story tells the story of a scramble for the Chuzzlewit inheritance by a group of scheming, hypocritical characters, including the architect Seth Pecksniff and the outrageous trickster Montague Tigg. Adapted for television by David Lodge, the program mixes broad comedy, moving drama and a suspenseful murder mystery, moving from the height of brilliant farce to the grimmest reaches of criminal psychology.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Martin Chuzzlewit,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_31D8469451DF4498AF0B7575D2C66FD3.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Martin Chuzzlewit.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_31D8469451DF4498AF0B7575D2C66FD3>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Martin Chuzzlewit. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_31D8469451DF4498AF0B7575D2C66FD3
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