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Masterpiece Theatre; Royal Scandal, A


Royal Scandal

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Masterpiece Theatre
Royal Scandal, A
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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

This is the true story of a royal marriage doomed to failure: of adultery, deception and divorce, and a princess who simply won't go away. The hedonistic and extravagant lifestyle of George IV (Richard E. Grant), Prince of Wales, has led him deep into debt. Finally, political and financial pressures force him into marriage with the headstrong, eccentric and unrefined Princess Caroline of Brunswick (Susan Lynch). Though the marriage takes place only three days after Caroline's arrival in England, she has already succeeded in alienating George. As soon as it's apparent that a royal heir is on the way, they cease to live together as man and wife. Caroline's headstrong defiance and George's futile attempts to divorce her are acted out in the public arena and culminate in her "trial" -- one of the most sensational events of the 19th century.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Royal Scandal, A,” 10/12/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_94BEF7CE6640420FB401E4C08D6D86C5.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Royal Scandal, A.” 10/12/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_94BEF7CE6640420FB401E4C08D6D86C5>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Royal Scandal, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_94BEF7CE6640420FB401E4C08D6D86C5
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