Masterpiece Theatre; Vanity Fair
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- Masterpiece Theatre
- Vanity Fair
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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
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Broadcast: Oct. 1- 29, 1972 Becky Sharp, orphaned by her alcoholic father, is about to start her duties as governess to the two daughters of Sir Pitt Crawley. She is invited to the home of her wealthy schoolmate Amelia Sedley, where she attempts to escape her fate as a servant by charming Amelia's foolish brother Jos into marriage. The plot fails and Becky joins the household of the lecherous, miserly Sir Pitt, who promptly gives her the extra duties of caring for his accounts. The Sedleys, meanwhile, lose their fortune and Becky meets Sir Pitt's rapscallion son Rawdon. The story of a world in which everybody knows what they want but nobody wants what they get.
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- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Vanity Fair,” 08/07/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 20, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B584C29E6FDC478E9AE84237480DD309.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Vanity Fair.” 08/07/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 20, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B584C29E6FDC478E9AE84237480DD309>.
- APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Vanity Fair. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B584C29E6FDC478E9AE84237480DD309