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Masterpiece Theatre; Pollyanna


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Masterpiece Theatre
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

A freckled-faced girl with an uncommonly upbeat outlook on life gladdens the hearts of viewers in an uplifting new adaptation of Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 children's classic, Pollyanna. Eleven-year-old Georgina Terry stars as Pollyanna Whittier, an orphan sent to live with her gloomy Aunt Polly, played by Amanda Burton (Forgotten). Pollyanna, a master at finding the silver lining in the most threatening of storms, encounters her greatest challenge against pessimism.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Pollyanna,” 11/28/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1713063F0B943A4881DB5F66874EACD.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Pollyanna.” 11/28/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1713063F0B943A4881DB5F66874EACD>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Pollyanna. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1713063F0B943A4881DB5F66874EACD
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