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Masterpiece Theatre; Shoulder To Shoulder


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Masterpiece Theatre
Shoulder To Shoulder
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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

Broadcast: Oct. 5- Nov. 9, 1975 Dramatized history of women's suffrage struggle in England from 1886-1918 focuses on the Pankhurst family -- four women who mobilized an army of women -- Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, her militant daughter Christabel, her determined pacifist daughter Sylvia, and the youngest Adela. Series also depicts Annie Kenney - the mill girl who brought working-class women into what had been an upper-class struggle; Lady Constance Lytton; and Emily Wilding Davison -- the women's movement's first martyr who threw herself under the King's horse at the Derby. SERIES ALSO AIRED AS SEPARATE SERIES IN 1988, hosted by Jane Alexander.



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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Shoulder To Shoulder,” 12/29/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed August 5, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9986089F8C344EB9A11633C4DE4EF5D3.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Shoulder To Shoulder.” 12/29/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. August 5, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9986089F8C344EB9A11633C4DE4EF5D3>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Shoulder To Shoulder. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9986089F8C344EB9A11633C4DE4EF5D3
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