Masterpiece Theatre; Mayor of Casterbridge, The
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- Masterpiece Theatre
- Mayor of Casterbridge, 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: Sept. 3- Oct. 15, 1978 Casterbridge's Mayor Michael Henchard is a doomed man. His fall was charted at the moment 18 years before when he drunkenly sold his wife and child to a passing sailor, and is set off when his deserted wife turns up with her now-grown daughter. Ashamed by his deed, Henchard vows never to drink again. He has achieved eminence, respect and wealth. The re-entry of wife and child into his life sets up a convoluted chain of events which results in his ruin and return to drunkenness.
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- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Mayor of Casterbridge, The,” 07/20/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56304EF62E13470ABB715734FC85F4C1.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Mayor of Casterbridge, The.” 07/20/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56304EF62E13470ABB715734FC85F4C1>.
- APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Mayor of Casterbridge, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56304EF62E13470ABB715734FC85F4C1