Masterpiece Theatre; Precious Bane
Part of PBS return. Closed Captions on line 21.
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Masterpiece Theatre
- Precious Bane
- Program Number
- 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
Broadcast: Oct. 22- 29, 1989 The serenity of the Shropshire landscape is in marked contrast to the harsh life of the farming families who inhabit it. The story of a disfigured young woman whose true inner beauty finally brings her happiness. Prue Sarn, cursed with a hare lip, resigns herself to spinsterhood and pledges her life to her brother Gideon, who plans to farm the family land and grow rich. The local witch doctor and superstitious villagers gang up on Prue and her brother. Itinerant weaver Kester, the object of Prue's shy admiration, returns to find her on trial for witchcraft.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Precious Bane,” 02/12/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed February 26, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6868BB7B5039456AB0BF9C5F581F6697.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Precious Bane.” 02/12/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. February 26, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6868BB7B5039456AB0BF9C5F581F6697>.
- APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Precious Bane. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6868BB7B5039456AB0BF9C5F581F6697