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Masterpiece Theatre; She's Been Away


Reel 2 of 2: Part of PBS return. SAP. Dolby A NR. Closed Captions on line 21.

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Masterpiece Theatre
She's Been Away
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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

Lillian was committed to a mental hospital in the late 1920's. Was she mad? Or merely a difficult and original young woman? Now the hospital is going to close and Lillian's great nephew is determined to bring Lillian back to the family house where she was brought up. The move is traumatic, not only for Lillian, but also for Hugh's pregnant wife Harriet, who is ambivalent about having Lillian live with them. Yet gradually Harriet begins to realize the old lady has an original and rebellious spirit which both exhilarates and disturbs her.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; She's Been Away,” 01/12/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CC72AAFE5ED54CD7A1A0D2ED1787BC58.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; She's Been Away.” 01/12/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CC72AAFE5ED54CD7A1A0D2ED1787BC58>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; She's Been Away. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CC72AAFE5ED54CD7A1A0D2ED1787BC58
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