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Masterpiece Theatre; Kidnapped

Kidnapped Part 1 of 2

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Masterpiece Theatre
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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

Part 2: A mysterious inheritance. A wicked uncle. A luckless orphan befriended by a daredevil rogue. Shipwreck. Swordfights. True love. Who could ask for more? Masterpiece Theatre lives up to Robert Louis Stevenson’s gripping tale of Highland adventure with a swashbuckling adaptation of “Kidnapped.” Iain Glen stars as the legendary Scottish rebel Alan Breck, with James Anthony Pearson as Davie Balfour, the young hero whose abduction on the eve of inheriting the family title sets the story on its wild ride through mid-18th-century Scottish history. Also appearing are Adrian Dunbar as Davie’s loathsome Uncle Ebenezer and Kirstin Coulter Smith as Catriona (pronounced “Katrina”), a crack-shot Highland lass who wins Davie’s heart.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Kidnapped,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DE65BF33ECC4C4290850B815D871412.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Kidnapped.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DE65BF33ECC4C4290850B815D871412>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Kidnapped. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DE65BF33ECC4C4290850B815D871412
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