WGBH Openvault

Masterpiece Theatre; Paradise Postponed



License Clip

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 archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Masterpiece Theatre
Paradise Postponed
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. 19- Dec. 28, 1986 Program follows forty years in the family of Rev. Simeon Simcox, Rector of Rapstone Fanner, who dies quietly in his rectory leaving a mysterious will and a baffled family. His son, Fred, sets out to find the secret of his father's past -- told in flashbacks that hopscotch through the decades. Son Henry is determined to contest the will which leaves the estate to Leslie Titmuss, who rose from humble beginnings to Cabinet member in the Conservative government.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Paradise Postponed,” 06/05/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6E610C32026D411EB5BB5E171880CE2E.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Paradise Postponed.” 06/05/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6E610C32026D411EB5BB5E171880CE2E>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Paradise Postponed. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6E610C32026D411EB5BB5E171880CE2E
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.