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Masterpiece Theatre; Cousin Bette

Part Two: This House for Pleasure


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Series
Masterpiece Theatre
Program
Cousin Bette
Program Number

102

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

Broadcast: Nov. 5- Dec. 3, 1972 A harsh spinster who masks her frustration and bitterness behind a facade of good will, Bette is compelled by fierce jealousy to destroy the romance between her niece Hortense and a Polish sculptor. Her efforts help destroy the family of her cousin Adeline Hulot (wife of Hector of the French War office) who has patronized her because she is a poor relation. Bette makes a meager living as an embroiderer of gold work and had been supporting the sculptor Count Wenceslas Steinbock for three years.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Cousin Bette,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D6D8A296EB9147489CCDD8E5EB447CB3.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Cousin Bette.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D6D8A296EB9147489CCDD8E5EB447CB3>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Cousin Bette. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D6D8A296EB9147489CCDD8E5EB447CB3
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