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Masterpiece Theatre; Country Matters, Series I: The Watercress Girl

04/24/1974


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Series
Masterpiece Theatre
Program
Country Matters, Series I: The Watercress Girl
Program Number

103

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

Mary MacDowell, the quiet watercress girl, violently attacks another woman. The tangled story of love and hate told in flashbacks opens as Mary is apprehended by the police. She is accused of throwing acid in the face of Elizabeth Plantney. In court, it is explained that Elizabeth had been seeing Frank, whom Mary had refused. After Mary serves two years in prison for the assault, Frank is waiting for her -- with a bottle of acid.

Duration

00:59:02

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Country Matters, Series I: The Watercress Girl,” 04/24/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_776C88B5AF4F47EF8550AC1D9F1BED8F.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Country Matters, Series I: The Watercress Girl.” 04/24/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_776C88B5AF4F47EF8550AC1D9F1BED8F>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Country Matters, Series I: The Watercress Girl. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_776C88B5AF4F47EF8550AC1D9F1BED8F
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