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Masterpiece Theatre; Great Kandinsky, The

A 90 minute presentation of The Great Kandinsky

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Masterpiece Theatre
Great Kandinsky, The
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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

Richard Harris plays a famous escape artist, in the tradition of Harry Houdini, who's now retired and living out his years in a senior citizens' home. When a close friend (Ian Carmichael) dies, Kandinsky realizes it's now-or-never time for him to learn the secret of the escape stunt he never mastered, "The Incredible Underwater Torture." He tracks down his one-time mentor, the Professor (Tom Bell), forcing him to divulge the secret.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Great Kandinsky, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BEFC13EB0A1F4F7D9A96AF57DB6D7131.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Great Kandinsky, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BEFC13EB0A1F4F7D9A96AF57DB6D7131>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Great Kandinsky, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BEFC13EB0A1F4F7D9A96AF57DB6D7131
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