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Masterpiece Theatre; Pride and Prejudice



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Masterpiece Theatre
Pride and Prejudice
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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: Oct. 26- Nov. 23, 1980 A satire on the machinations of courtship and marriage which follows the efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Bennett to find find suitable marriages for their five daughters. Their eldest Elizabeth is alternately intrigued, repulsed and attracted to the aloof Mr. Darcy, a young gentleman of considerable wealth who has come to live in the neighborhood.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Pride and Prejudice,” 11/23/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 28, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C88FD92F88AF45DD8AD43662C72A95C9.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Pride and Prejudice.” 11/23/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 28, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C88FD92F88AF45DD8AD43662C72A95C9>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Pride and Prejudice. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C88FD92F88AF45DD8AD43662C72A95C9
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