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Masterpiece Theatre; Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years



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Masterpiece Theatre
Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years
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: Jan. 16- March 6, 1983 Historically accurate and under sentimentalized dramatization of the period between the World Wars, when Winston Churchill almost sank into public and political oblivion.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years,” 10/08/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6B6CB2781466431FB4CC6A15E6ECB239.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years.” 10/08/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6B6CB2781466431FB4CC6A15E6ECB239>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6B6CB2781466431FB4CC6A15E6ECB239
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