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Masterpiece Theatre; Sleepers


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Masterpiece Theatre
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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: Oct. 27- Nov. 17, 1991 When the Kremlin discovers two KGB agents in the UK are missing, they dispatch Major Nina Grishin to locate the two "sleepers." But financial wizard Jeremy Coward (Sergei) and devoted family-man Albert Robinson (Vladimir) have no intention of returning to Russia. The chase brings in the CIA and British Intelligence as the two seek to elude Major Grishin.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Sleepers,” 06/24/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BEBED9AA3F7E40A898EE5EE58E8B42BA.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Sleepers.” 06/24/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BEBED9AA3F7E40A898EE5EE58E8B42BA>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Sleepers. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BEBED9AA3F7E40A898EE5EE58E8B42BA
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