Masterpiece Theatre; Rector’s Wife, The
The Rector’s Wife Episode One 90 minutes
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- Masterpiece Theatre
- Rector’s Wife, 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
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This drama, based on Joanna Trollope's best-selling novel, is about a spirited woman's struggle to remain dutiful even as a new life beckons. Anna Bouverie, a clergyman's wife, has spent 20 years scrimping and saving, trying to raise a family and serve God and the parish on limited means. Anna takes a job at the local supermarket, to the disapproval of the parish and the fury of her husband. Three men, the new Archdeacon, his younger brother, and a wealthy newcomer, view Anna with passionate interest and play significant roles as her story unfolds.
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