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Masterpiece Theatre; Heaven on Earth

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Masterpiece Theatre
Heaven on Earth
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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 program is based upon the memoirs of some of the 100,000 British "home children" who were orphans sent to live in Canada and begin life anew in the 1890's. Follows the fortunes of five youngsters who arrive in New Canaan, Ontario to begin new lives.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Heaven on Earth,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4C130D8B36224DCCB07FF77B421A2A34.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Heaven on Earth.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4C130D8B36224DCCB07FF77B421A2A34>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Heaven on Earth. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4C130D8B36224DCCB07FF77B421A2A34
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