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Masterpiece Theatre; Good Soldier, The


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Masterpiece Theatre
Good Soldier, The
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

Tells the story of two wealthy Edwardian couples, one British, the other American, who meet yearly in the fashionable German spa town of Bad Nauheim. On the surface they're honorable and civilized but it's soon revealed that the British husband, the "good soldier," is really a womanizer whose frequent philandering rips apart the couples' lives.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Good Soldier, The,” 11/23/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C9ABC327910F4D099A3059D5987934A0.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Good Soldier, The.” 11/23/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C9ABC327910F4D099A3059D5987934A0>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Good Soldier, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C9ABC327910F4D099A3059D5987934A0
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