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Masterpiece Theatre; My Uncle Silas

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Masterpiece Theatre
My Uncle Silas
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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

Broadcast November 2001: Based on the short stories of H.E. Bates, "My Uncle Silas" is set in the idyllic England of 1900 and follows the adventures of 10-year-old Edward, who is sent to the country to spend the summer with his lovable, roguish Uncle Silas. Albert Finney stars as Silas.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; My Uncle Silas,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 12, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8A9718EE056A42EF9855E16511F65D46.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; My Uncle Silas.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 12, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8A9718EE056A42EF9855E16511F65D46>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; My Uncle Silas. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8A9718EE056A42EF9855E16511F65D46
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