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Masterpiece Theatre; Tale of Two Cities, A


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Masterpiece Theatre
Tale of Two Cities, A
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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

Broadcast: Nov. 19- Dec. 10, 1989 Set against backdrop of revolutionary France, Dickens story of love and sacrifice. Follows the fortunes of two men, one French, the other English, whose love for the same woman draws them into the turbulent events of the Reign of Terror. When Dr. Manette is released after 18 years imprisonment in the Bastille, his daughter Lucy devotes herself to ensuring his happiness and protection from further hardships.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Tale of Two Cities, A,” 10/31/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AE21F2292E9D43D281D54B1B46CA2D40.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Tale of Two Cities, A.” 10/31/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AE21F2292E9D43D281D54B1B46CA2D40>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Tale of Two Cities, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AE21F2292E9D43D281D54B1B46CA2D40
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