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Masterpiece Theatre


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Masterpiece Theatre
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



Asset Type

Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre,” 02/05/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_55682A7C2AA84B8783C15EE1015AE6BB.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre.” 02/05/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_55682A7C2AA84B8783C15EE1015AE6BB>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_55682A7C2AA84B8783C15EE1015AE6BB
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