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Masterpiece Theatre; Scoop

05/06/1988

MOBIL OIL - SCOOP REVISED PART 1


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Series
Masterpiece Theatre
Program
Scoop
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.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Scoop,” 05/06/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6FD76917A4E34DE4A44122193127C7DF.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Scoop.” 05/06/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <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
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