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Masterpiece Theatre; Unknown Soldier, The

The Unknown Soldier Episode 1

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Masterpiece Theatre
Unknown Soldier, 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

During the waning days of World War I, a shell-shocked soldier suffering from amnesia is found wandering on a battlefield. In the hospital, his relationship with nurse Sophia Carey (Juliet Aubrey of "Middlemarch") turns into something deeper. But is the unknown soldier all that he seems? Based on actual cases of First World War soldiers suffering from memory loss whose identities could not be established, The Unknown Soldier vividly portrays the devastating effects of the war on combatants and civilians alike, at all levels of English society.

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Unknown Soldier, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 9, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CA94689E410C4240B031BC8621F739B8.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Unknown Soldier, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 9, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CA94689E410C4240B031BC8621F739B8>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Unknown Soldier, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CA94689E410C4240B031BC8621F739B8
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