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Masterpiece Theatre; Woman in White, The

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Masterpiece Theatre
Woman in White, 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

Wilkie Collins' novel is one of the earliest and most enduring tales in the annals of mystery fiction. Susan Bidler ("The Tenant of Wildfell Hall") plays Anne Catherick, a sane woman who is locked up in an asylum by Sir Percival Glyde, a fraudulent English aristocrat who is afraid Anne may expose his "secret." Escaping from the asylum in a white gown, Anne runs into the youthful hero, artist Walter Hartright, who is haunted by his brief meeting with this "woman in white." Tara Fitzgerald plays Marian Farlie.

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Woman in White, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 9, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D16E5B64D9F94D1087057F630D594133.
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APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Woman in White, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D16E5B64D9F94D1087057F630D594133
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