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Masterpiece Theatre; Upstairs, Downstairs, Series I: On Trial


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Masterpiece Theatre
Upstairs, Downstairs, Series I: On Trial
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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

Sarah, a new under-houseparlormaid with only vague, unverifiableFrench references, arrives at I65 Eaton Place. Lady Marjorie is intrigued; the downstairs are skeptical, and--less than pleased with her pretensions, her distaste for hard work and discipline--they arehappy for the chance to bully her into confessing her Else colors



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Upstairs, Downstairs, Series I: On Trial,” 12/11/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7449A41AA3E2471CA00D5A588B47B58A.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Upstairs, Downstairs, Series I: On Trial.” 12/11/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7449A41AA3E2471CA00D5A588B47B58A>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Upstairs, Downstairs, Series I: On Trial. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7449A41AA3E2471CA00D5A588B47B58A
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