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Masterpiece Theatre
Love For Lydia
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: Sept. 23- Dec. 9, 1979 The shy but blossoming beauty, Lydia Aspen, brings love --and tragedy-- into the lives of four young men in the post-war England scarred by depression. Begins when Lydia's father has recently died and she has taken to gloomy Aspen Park to live with two spinster aunts. Reporter Edward Richardson is sent to interview the eccentric Aspen family and find out what plans have been made for Lydia. He meets Lydia, asks her to go skating, and promptly falls in love. The Lydia he meets is a shy, awkward teenager. The Lydia who emerges through their blossoming relationship is a beautiful, mysterious woman who puts men hopelessly under her spell. Complete synopsis in files.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Love For Lydia,” 08/17/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6E186B94FED74DE4BAF55C204E71CC1E.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Love For Lydia.” 08/17/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6E186B94FED74DE4BAF55C204E71CC1E>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Love For Lydia. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6E186B94FED74DE4BAF55C204E71CC1E
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