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Masterpiece Theatre; Very British Coup, A

11/04/1988

A VERY BRITISH COUP EPISODE 3


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Series
Masterpiece Theatre
Program
Very British Coup, A
Program Number

1812

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

Broadcast: Jan. 15- 16, 1989 This program is a political thriller set sometime in the 1990's. A conservative government has been thrown out and a new government, headed by ex-steel worker and radical Socialist Harry Perkins assumes power. Harry's political life is at stake when the British Civil Service, the conservative press, and the Americans begin to close their net. He has entered a world where the establishment is out to stop implementation of his campaign promises and the issue becomes who runs the country? They have not reckoned with Harry's steely determination.

Duration

00:50:49

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Very British Coup, A,” 11/04/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_85C9F2EC092A433193926F8172D4B181.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Very British Coup, A.” 11/04/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_85C9F2EC092A433193926F8172D4B181>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Very British Coup, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_85C9F2EC092A433193926F8172D4B181
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