Masterpiece Theatre; Sunset Song
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
- Sunset Song
- 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: April 25- May 30, 1976 Beginning in 1912, the year of a major drought, the story centers on 16-year old Christine Guthrie. Chris is a bright girl who may become a teacher some day. But she is also attracted to the harshness of the Scottish landscape, the direct coarseness of the farm people. Chris' father John Guthrie is a magnificently terrifying and pathetic creature. Consumed by the needs of the flesh, he redoubles his religious devotions and posturings. Believing himself a terrible sinner, he is convinced that everyone else is also, becoming suspicious, righteous and lustful.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Sunset Song,” 03/19/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F90AC99CE0184B6C978E2705E6A71BBC.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Sunset Song.” 03/19/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F90AC99CE0184B6C978E2705E6A71BBC>.
- APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Sunset Song. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F90AC99CE0184B6C978E2705E6A71BBC