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Masterpiece Theatre; Talking Heads: Bed Among the Lentils


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Masterpiece Theatre
Talking Heads: Bed Among the Lentils
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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

Program Description

Maggie Smith stars as Susan, a bored vicar's wife with a vinegary wit, who reminisces about her life in a small parish, her ironic encounters with members of her husband's flock, and her relationship with a young Indian man. One woman show written by author and actor Alan Bennett.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Talking Heads: Bed Among the Lentils,” 05/20/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FA569D34059E4527A71BBF9B2B807808.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Talking Heads: Bed Among the Lentils.” 05/20/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FA569D34059E4527A71BBF9B2B807808>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Talking Heads: Bed Among the Lentils. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FA569D34059E4527A71BBF9B2B807808
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