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Masterpiece Theatre; Aristocrats

Aristocrats, Episode 1


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Series
Masterpiece Theatre
Program
Aristocrats
Program Number

2902

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

Based on Stella Tillyard's bestseller, these three 90-minute programs follow the true story of the famous Lennox sisters: Caroline (Serena Gordon, "Goldeneye"), Emily (Geraldine Somerville, "Cracker"), Louisa (Anne-Marie Duff) and Sarah (Jodhi May, "Signs & Wonders"). The four high-born ladies stand at the pinnacle of power and intrigue in 18th-century Britain. Caroline elopes with a rising politician. Emily opts for Ireland's foremost lord. Louisa settles for a man of limitless wealth, if limited intelligence. And Sarah goes all out for sin, but only after being disappointed by King George III himself. For all of their tight-fitting gowns, these women are not straitlaced in the least and take part in the most passionate causes of their times.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Aristocrats,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81BB3D9AEC884E2B8CE8A19F9C8E8FD6.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Aristocrats.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81BB3D9AEC884E2B8CE8A19F9C8E8FD6>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Aristocrats. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81BB3D9AEC884E2B8CE8A19F9C8E8FD6
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