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Masterpiece Theatre; Bretts, The, Series II: A House Divided


Episode 3 - Part of PBS return. Closed Captions on line 21.

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Masterpiece Theatre
Bretts, The, Series II: A House Divided
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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

Martha Bretts' new boyfriend, Eduardo de Freitas-Curtis, lavishes attention on her, but he also has an eye for sister Perdita as well. Charles refuses to allow the actor's union to organize the Princess Theatre which could be boycotted. Barrister Oliver Mortimer is hired to help save Martha's reputation. Lydia is asked to play Juliet...on the wireless.

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Bretts, The, Series II: A House Divided,” 05/16/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB1ED30D83A34FEDA11E1C20F90A233D.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Bretts, The, Series II: A House Divided.” 05/16/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB1ED30D83A34FEDA11E1C20F90A233D>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Bretts, The, Series II: A House Divided. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CB1ED30D83A34FEDA11E1C20F90A233D
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