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Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: Rise and Fall


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Masterpiece Theatre
After the War: Rise and Fall
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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

Michael, now a feature writer on The Sunday Crusader, is given secret information on the Anglo-French plot to seize the Suez Canal. At the same time he learns that his first play is to be produced. Rachel Jordan is working as a research assistant for Owen Millom at Oxford and receives a proposal of marriage. As Michael becomes involved in rehearsals, the repertory theatre experience takes on more importance for him than events on the world stage.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: Rise and Fall,” 11/22/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8213A50B5904479497FC706AEC7D0BB9.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: Rise and Fall.” 11/22/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8213A50B5904479497FC706AEC7D0BB9>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: Rise and Fall. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8213A50B5904479497FC706AEC7D0BB9
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