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Masterpiece Theatre; First Churchills, The

02/20/2003

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Series
Masterpiece Theatre
Program
First Churchills, The
Program Number

#0C

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: Jan. 10- March 28, 1971 Set in 17th-18th century England in the court of King Charles II, John and Sarah Churchill move with adroitness and honesty, becoming the confidants of monarchs. John, first Duke of Marlborough was a military genius whose brilliance on the battlefield saved England from defeat--just as his descendent Sir Winston Churchill saved England 300 years later. Sarah was an uncompromising beauty with wit, temper and a matching political savvy. Their power grew over the years until they were the virtual rulers during the reign of Queen Anne.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; First Churchills, The,” 02/20/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DC4084DCB6B465295EC8ABF03DA0BF9.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; First Churchills, The.” 02/20/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DC4084DCB6B465295EC8ABF03DA0BF9>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; First Churchills, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DC4084DCB6B465295EC8ABF03DA0BF9
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