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Masterpiece Theatre; Sons and Lovers

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Masterpiece Theatre
Sons and Lovers
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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

Aired Sundays September 2-October 7, 1979 D.H. Lawrence’s classic tale of a young man, Paul Morel, whose youth and early manhood were tormented by the excessive love of two women, his mother and his first girlfriend. Billie Whitelaw played Clara Dawes, one of the women in Paul’s life.



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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Sons and Lovers,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 12, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A40AC400D9E44F3A15106BBFC479BE5.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Sons and Lovers.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 12, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A40AC400D9E44F3A15106BBFC479BE5>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Sons and Lovers. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A40AC400D9E44F3A15106BBFC479BE5
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