Masterpiece Theatre; Martin Chuzzlewit
90 minute presentation of Martin Chuzzlewit
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- Masterpiece Theatre
- Martin Chuzzlewit
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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
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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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- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Martin Chuzzlewit,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 23, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_31D8469451DF4498AF0B7575D2C66FD3.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Martin Chuzzlewit.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 23, 2017. <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