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Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: Friends and Enemies


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Masterpiece Theatre
After the War: Friends and Enemies
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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

At the age of twelve Michael Jordan is evacuated with his school to Devon. In the midst of an English education with all its demanding rules and traditions, he is asked to look after Joe Hirsch, a refugee from Germany. The two boys have very little in common and, almost inevitably, they are divided by the fierce gang warfare of school life. It is the start of an uneasy relationship which continues for many years to come.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: Friends and Enemies,” 11/22/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B30992752F8246388E712AF8F5A4B5CD.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: Friends and Enemies.” 11/22/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B30992752F8246388E712AF8F5A4B5CD>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; After the War: Friends and Enemies. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B30992752F8246388E712AF8F5A4B5CD
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