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Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: In the Sixties


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Masterpiece Theatre
After the War: In the Sixties
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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

Michael finds it hard to face Rachel when she returns to England. Sally Raglan, the star of his latest film, makes an unsuccessful attempt to seduce Michael; instead, he succumbs to a young widow. Annie discovers his betrayal and cannot forgive him. Joe, now a powerful television magnate, and sets his sights on winning Rachel. Annie, increasingly alienated from Michael, seeks refuge in a new relationship. Joe takes Rachel to visit Israel, where war is threatening and proposes marriage to her. Incriminating evidence against Hermann Pfaff has been uncovered by Michaels old love Pierrette. Joe is rejected by Rachel, who returns to Africa, as Michael turns once more to his Greek refuge, knowing it is Annie he needs.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: In the Sixties,” 11/22/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_35646FD9CC6F421C85022368D23839B5.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: In the Sixties.” 11/22/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_35646FD9CC6F421C85022368D23839B5>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: In the Sixties. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_35646FD9CC6F421C85022368D23839B5
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