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Masterpiece Theatre; Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The


The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Reel 1 of 2 60 min.

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Masterpiece Theatre
Tenant of Wildfell Hall, 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

Program Description

Aired Sundays October 28-December 2, 1979 A six part dramatization of the novel by Anne Bronte. Helen Graham and her son Arthur move into the long vacant Wildfell Hall and puzzle the townspeople with their reclusive habits. Rosalind Shanks plays Helen Graham and Russell Dixon is Gilbert Markham the farmer who becomes enthralled with her and her tragic story.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The,” 10/26/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_65F4048A55C54244A39B5EEF17535B6C.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The.” 10/26/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_65F4048A55C54244A39B5EEF17535B6C>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_65F4048A55C54244A39B5EEF17535B6C
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