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Masterpiece Theatre; Under The Greenwood Tree


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Masterpiece Theatre
Under The Greenwood Tree
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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

Keeley Hawes plays Fancy Day, the captivating new schoolteacher in a Dorset village. Her father wants her to marry well, which means the rich farmer Shiner or even the fussy Parson Maybold; meanwhile, impoverished Dick Dewy falls for her -- and vice versa. This lush and romantic adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1872 novel stars Keeley Hawes.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Under The Greenwood Tree,” 01/01/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A8A79668531045E5B95D0799C9DF4E4A.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Under The Greenwood Tree.” 01/01/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A8A79668531045E5B95D0799C9DF4E4A>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Under The Greenwood Tree. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A8A79668531045E5B95D0799C9DF4E4A
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