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Masterpiece Theatre
Question of Attribution, A
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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

Anthony Blunt, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures in Buckingham Palace after World War II, was also the Fourth Man in the Burgess / Maclean / Philby spy ring that passed secrets to the Russians before and during World War II. While the Cambridge aesthete investigates a particularly puzzling painting , he in turn is investigated by the M15, the British FBI. Things come to a head when a new government interrogator - the friendly, unpretentious Chubb - is assigned to the case. This true story is dramatized by author Alan Bennett.

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Question of Attribution, A,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_511CFD2E3EA2403D9C56D72179EB7587.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Question of Attribution, A.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_511CFD2E3EA2403D9C56D72179EB7587>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Question of Attribution, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_511CFD2E3EA2403D9C56D72179EB7587
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