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Masterpiece Theatre; Jane Eyre

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Masterpiece Theatre
Jane Eyre
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

Aired Saturdays June 30-July 28, 1979. A BBC Radio dramatization of Charlotte Bronte’s novel, starring Meg Wynn Owen as Jane and Patrick Allen as Mr. Rochester. The story follows Jane Eyre from her bleak childhood at a boarding school to the post of governess at the mysterious Thornfield Hall where she falls in love with Mr. Rochester.



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