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Masterpiece Theatre; Peacock Spring, The

Episode One of Peacock Spring

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Masterpiece Theatre
Peacock Spring, The
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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

Program Description

India, circa 1959. Why does a British diplomat to India (Peter Egan) suddenly withdraw his two daughters (Hattie Morahan and Laura Barneby) from their English boarding school and relocate them to New Delhi? To be closer to him? When the girls find out that the beautiful Eurasian governess whom their father has engaged to supervise their education is hardly qualified to teach more than music and French, it soon becomes clear that she is his lover. A power struggle between daughters and mistress for affections and household supremacy fuels this domestic drama.

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Broadcast program

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