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Masterpiece Theatre; All The King’s Men

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Masterpiece Theatre
All The King’s Men
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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

The true story of the mysterious and tragic fate of the Norfolk Regiment, lost at Gallipoli in 1915. Made up of the men who worked on the royal family's Sandringham Estate; the regiment's disappearance has grown into the stuff of myth. The program was filmed on location at Sandringham. Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Room with a View) plays Queen Alexandra, mother to the reigning monarch George V, and matriarch of the tight-knit Sandringham community. Also starring are David Troughton (Cider with Rosie) as King George V; Patrick Malahide (Inspector Alleyn, Middlemarch) as battalion doctor Captain Claude Howlett; and Ian McDiarmid (The Phantom Menace, Sleepy Hollow, Great Expectations) as the Reverend Pierrepont Edwards, the royal envoy who stumbles on the truth about the lost men -- and keeps it secret.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; All The King’s Men,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 12, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_59910336BF264D30B5C4511831059E77.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; All The King’s Men.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 12, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_59910336BF264D30B5C4511831059E77>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; All The King’s Men. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_59910336BF264D30B5C4511831059E77
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