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Masterpiece Theatre; Frenchman’s Creek

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Masterpiece Theatre
Frenchman’s Creek
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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

Adapted from one of Daphne du Maurier's most famous and enduring stories, this film tells the story of the wealthy Dona, who leaves the corrupt sophistication of royal society in London to seek peace and solitude in the family home in Cornwall. On her arrival, she discovers that French pirates are raiding the local community and one particular pirate is using her family home. Falling in love with him, Dona is caught between the local community and her husband's attempt to defeat the marauders and capture the Frenchman.

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Frenchman’s Creek,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_64361DD182C342D19567B193CECE0287.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Frenchman’s Creek.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_64361DD182C342D19567B193CECE0287>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Frenchman’s Creek. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_64361DD182C342D19567B193CECE0287
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