Masterpiece Theatre; First Churchills, The
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- Masterpiece Theatre
- First Churchills, The
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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
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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.
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- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; First Churchills, The,” 02/20/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 28, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4DC4084DCB6B465295EC8ABF03DA0BF9.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; First Churchills, The.” 02/20/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 28, 2017. <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