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Masterpiece Theatre; Flickers


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Masterpiece Theatre
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Series Description

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: May 23- June 27, 1982 Set in 1914 as the silent screen gained momentum, series follows the trails and tribulations of a brash movie pioneer who began as a traveling film showman and ends by creating his own studio and producing pictures.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Flickers,” 05/12/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C09AD7E269CF4BFC9AEDFF0D35652B40.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Flickers.” 05/12/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C09AD7E269CF4BFC9AEDFF0D35652B40>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Flickers. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C09AD7E269CF4BFC9AEDFF0D35652B40
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