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Masterpiece Theatre; Summer's Lease


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Masterpiece Theatre
Summer's Lease
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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

Broadcast: May 12- June 2, 1991 Story of an English family which rents a house in Tuscany, where Molly, mother of the family, discovers more about her absentee landlord than is good for her. Molly Pargeters is a nice woman vaguely dissatisfied with her life, who takes to amateur sleuthing in her quest for the elusive owner of the villa. Her father Haverford Downs is an aging roue whose libido never stops, a columnist for a London newspaper, who encounters a former flame at the villa nearby.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Summer's Lease,” 04/09/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 12, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_321B2F4BD5014E1391F3D4D92AC73CA9.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Summer's Lease.” 04/09/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 12, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_321B2F4BD5014E1391F3D4D92AC73CA9>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Summer's Lease. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_321B2F4BD5014E1391F3D4D92AC73CA9
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