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Masterpiece Theatre; Christabel

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Masterpiece Theatre
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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

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Broadcast: Feb. 19- March 12, 1989 Christabel Bielenberg's autobiographical novel, "The Past is Myself" tells of her marriage to a German during the turbulent years leading up to and including the Second World War. Christabel makes her home in Germany with husband Peter. They are both alarmed by the rise of Hitler. Peter is a lawyer who feels they must remain to try to ensure that there is a sane element in place to help the country recover from the madness of Nazism. He enters the government and becomes involved in an attempt to assassinate Hitler.



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