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Masterpiece Theatre; Clouds of Witness


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Masterpiece Theatre
Clouds of Witness
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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. 7- Nov. 4, 1973 Captain Denis Cathcart, fiance of Lady Mary Wimsey and house guest of the Duke and Duchess of Denver is found dead at 3 a.m. on the morning of October 13, 1928. Unraveling the murder falls to Lord Peter Wimsey - amateur sleuth. The man has been murdered on the eve of his marriage to Wimsey's sister; the man charged with the crime is Wimsey's brother.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Clouds of Witness,” 08/23/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A725E8BF6B794A9DAB7DD0D2A2D22D9D.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Clouds of Witness.” 08/23/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A725E8BF6B794A9DAB7DD0D2A2D22D9D>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Clouds of Witness. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A725E8BF6B794A9DAB7DD0D2A2D22D9D
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