Masterpiece Theatre; Cousin Bette
Part Two: This House for Pleasure
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email email@example.com.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Masterpiece Theatre
- Cousin Bette
- Program Number
- 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
- Media Type
- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Cousin Bette,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D6D8A296EB9147489CCDD8E5EB447CB3.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Cousin Bette.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 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