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Masterpiece Theatre; On Approval


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Masterpiece Theatre
On Approval
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

Two unmarried couples spend a month together to decide whether marriage would promise the bliss they think. Jeremy Brett, Penelope Keith, Benjamin Whitrow and Lindsay Duncan star as the experimenting foursome in Frederick Lonsdaleā€™s period comedy.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; On Approval,” 12/09/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4EE0DDDE347F4DDDA78CA866A488BE63.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; On Approval.” 12/09/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4EE0DDDE347F4DDDA78CA866A488BE63>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; On Approval. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4EE0DDDE347F4DDDA78CA866A488BE63
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