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Masterpiece Theatre; Dandelion Dead

Dandelion Dead Episode One 90 minutes

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Masterpiece Theatre
Dandelion Dead
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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

This drama is based on the true story of one of the most celebrated murder trials in Britain's legal history. Solicitor Herbert Armstrong is at war on three fronts: against his domineering wife, Katharine; his pushy business rival, Martin; and, the dandelions that have colonized on his front lawn. He learns that arsenic will solve his dandelion problem. What will solve the others?



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Dandelion Dead,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5C652B94D7614BAAB725A5ED153D1E63.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Dandelion Dead.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5C652B94D7614BAAB725A5ED153D1E63>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Dandelion Dead. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5C652B94D7614BAAB725A5ED153D1E63
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