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Masterpiece Theatre; Tom Brown's Schooldays

12/19/1972


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Series
Masterpiece Theatre
Program
Tom Brown's Schooldays
Program Number

1

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. 14- Feb. 11, 1973 When a fever epidemic closes down his boarding school, Tom Brown is delighted to be sent home and spend time with his village friends, particularly Harry Winburn. Tom teaches Harry how to ride, Harry teaches Tom how to wrestle. Tom prevents Sir Richard Flashman from assaulting the simple-minded Jacob and from ravishing the Brown's maid, Mary. Tom is sent to a new school where he encounters Flashman's son Gerald, leader of bullies, who singles out Tom to torment.

Duration

00:60:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Tom Brown's Schooldays,” 12/19/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9E6543685F814901AF56997395466C00.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Tom Brown's Schooldays.” 12/19/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9E6543685F814901AF56997395466C00>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Tom Brown's Schooldays. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9E6543685F814901AF56997395466C00
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