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Masterpiece Theatre; Man Who Was Hunting Himself, The


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Masterpiece Theatre
Man Who Was Hunting Himself, 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

Broadcast: Nov. 11- 25, 1973 David Foster, a technical installation director, is about to take an important post in NATO when British Counter Intelligence is tipped off about a plot to replace him with a substitute. This may have already been done. At a frontier post between East and West Germany, the real Foster is interrogated by Captain Mason, while his car is searched. Gregory who is to take his place, is still receiving a final polish and a decision is made to make it appear Foster is going through a period of instability. Then, when Gregory takes over after Foster's murder, any uncharacteristic behavior will pass unnoticed.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Man Who Was Hunting Himself, The,” 10/17/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 9, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C8D3F62899104033A721FDDCCA45EE0E.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Man Who Was Hunting Himself, The.” 10/17/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 9, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C8D3F62899104033A721FDDCCA45EE0E>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Man Who Was Hunting Himself, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C8D3F62899104033A721FDDCCA45EE0E
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