Masterpiece Theatre; Scoop
MOBIL OIL - SCOOP REVISED PART 1
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- Masterpiece Theatre
- 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
The year is 1938 and the approaching thunder of war in the fictional East African country of Ishmaelia is echoed on the front pages of leading Fleet Street newspapers. A case of mistaken identity sends William Boot, a mild-mannered wildlife writer to Ishmaelia as a foreign correspondent. "Scoop" relates Boot's hilarious escapades as he beats the rest of the press to a scoop that is emblazoned across the front pages of "The Daily Beast" and turns Boot into a reluctant hero.
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- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Scoop,” 05/06/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6FD76917A4E34DE4A44122193127C7DF.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Scoop.” 05/06/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6FD76917A4E34DE4A44122193127C7DF>.
- APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Scoop. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6FD76917A4E34DE4A44122193127C7DF