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Masterpiece Theatre; Moonstone, The (1972)


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Masterpiece Theatre
Moonstone, The (1972)
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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

Broadcast: Dec. 10, 1972- Jan. 7, 1973 Set in Victorian England, a suspense story of a fabulous diamond looted from a temple in India and the misfortunes it brings those associated with it -- especially the young heroine Rachel Verinder who receives the gem as an inheritance on her 18th birthday. Warned the diamond resembles one stolen from a Hindu statue, the diamond disappears. As the story unfolds, a series of mysterious events occur: a suicide, sleeping drugs, and the activities of an unsavory money lender, three sinister Indian conjurers and a murderer. Rachel's two cousins and rivals for her hand are prime suspects.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Moonstone, The (1972),” 11/10/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6F3C1E20FF5D40119EB37F7357C326D2.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Moonstone, The (1972).” 11/10/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6F3C1E20FF5D40119EB37F7357C326D2>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Moonstone, The (1972). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6F3C1E20FF5D40119EB37F7357C326D2
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