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6th Mar '14 8:27:38 PM PaulA
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''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masterpiece_%28TV_series%29 Masterpiece Theatre]]'' is a [[LongRunner Long-Running]] primetime series on Creator/{{PBS}} that usually showcases {{BBC}} productions (ChannelFour and {{ITV}} material are occasionally featured). The series premiered in 1971 and was originally hosted by Alistair Cooke, but has had a number of presenters since his retirement in 1992. Its well-known [[PublicDomainSoundtrack classical]] [[ThemeSong title theme]] is Jean-Joseph Mouret's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSAUy09emrU Rondeau]]''. The series features dramatic adaptations of notable, usually British, literary works -- for instance, its Austen adaptations -- which are currently hosted by Laura Linney (''Masterpiece Classic'') and Creator/DavidTennant (''Masterpiece Contemporary''). Adaptations for TV by the BBC of Shakespeare and other classic works are very often syndicated to appear on ''Masterpiece'' in the US, usually through WGBH-Television in Boston, often in multiple parts. It has been shortened to ''[[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/ Masterpiece]]'' of late, presumably to go along with ''Mystery!''... now known confusingly as ''MasterpieceMystery'', another LongRunner (currently hosted by Alan Cumming) brought to you by the BBC (and originally created as a kind of SpinOff to ''Masterpiece Theatre'' itself). It seems like as of late, both shows have been folded back into each other, and now all three shows now operate under the ''Masterpiece'' label and cycle through four month blocks (give or take). ''Classic'' runs from January to April, ''Mystery!'' runs from May to August, and ''Contemporary'' finishes out September through December. Also not to be confused with ''WorldMasterpieceTheater'', ''another'' long runner ''anime'' children's classics series in Japan. See also Merchant-Ivory Productions, ''Series/HallmarkHallOfFame''. ---- !!Notable entries in the series include: [[index]] * ''Literature/ATownLikeAlice'' * ''Film/BertieAndElizabeth'' * ''{{Bramwell}}'' * ''Series/IClaudius'' * ''DowntonAbbey'' * ''ElizabethR'' * ''FoylesWar'' * ''The First Churchills'' -- The first series aired * ''Series/HouseOfCardsUK'' * ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'' * ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' * ''TheSixWivesOfHenryVIII'' * ''Literature/TheChoir'' * ''TomBrownsSchooldays'' * ''UpstairsDownstairs'' * ''Series/{{Wallander}}'' [[/index]] ----
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''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masterpiece_%28TV_series%29 Masterpiece Theatre]]'' is a [[LongRunner Long-Running]] primetime series on Creator/{{PBS}} that usually showcases {{BBC}} productions (ChannelFour and {{ITV}} material are occasionally featured). The series premiered in 1971 and was originally hosted by Alistair Cooke, but has had a number of presenters since his retirement in 1992. Its well-known [[PublicDomainSoundtrack classical]] [[ThemeSong title theme]] is Jean-Joseph Mouret's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSAUy09emrU Rondeau]]''. The series features dramatic adaptations of notable, usually British, literary works -- for instance, its Austen adaptations -- which are currently hosted by Laura Linney (''Masterpiece Classic'') and Creator/DavidTennant (''Masterpiece Contemporary''). Adaptations for TV by the BBC of Shakespeare and other classic works are very often syndicated to appear on ''Masterpiece'' in the US, usually through WGBH-Television in Boston, often in multiple parts. It has been shortened to ''[[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/ Masterpiece]]'' of late, presumably to go along with ''Mystery!''... now known confusingly as ''MasterpieceMystery'', another LongRunner (currently hosted by Alan Cumming) brought to you by the BBC (and originally created as a kind of SpinOff to ''Masterpiece Theatre'' itself). It seems like as of late, both shows have been folded back into each other, and now all three shows now operate under the ''Masterpiece'' label and cycle through four month blocks (give or take). ''Classic'' runs from January to April, ''Mystery!'' runs from May to August, and ''Contemporary'' finishes out September through December. Also not to be confused with ''WorldMasterpieceTheater'', ''another'' long runner ''anime'' children's classics series in Japan. See also Merchant-Ivory Productions, ''Series/HallmarkHallOfFame''. ---- !!Notable entries in the series include: [[index]] * ''Literature/ATownLikeAlice'' * ''Film/BertieAndElizabeth'' * ''{{Bramwell}}'' * ''Series/IClaudius'' * ''DowntonAbbey'' * ''ElizabethR'' * ''FoylesWar'' * ''The First Churchills'' -- The first series aired * ''Series/HouseOfCardsUK'' * ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'' * ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' * ''TheSixWivesOfHenryVIII'' * ''Literature/TheChoir'' * ''TomBrownsSchooldays'' * ''UpstairsDownstairs'' * ''Series/{{Wallander}}'' [[/index]] ----[[redirect:{{Series/Masterpiece}}]]
4th Dec '13 3:07:57 AM LongLiveHumour
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The series features dramatic adaptations of notable, usually British, literary works -- for instance, its Austen adaptations -- which are currently hosted by Laura Linney (''Masterpiece Classic'') and DavidTennant (''Masterpiece Contemporary'').
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The series features dramatic adaptations of notable, usually British, literary works -- for instance, its Austen adaptations -- which are currently hosted by Laura Linney (''Masterpiece Classic'') and DavidTennant Creator/DavidTennant (''Masterpiece Contemporary'').
16th Aug '13 6:25:32 PM JIKTV
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See also Merchant-Ivory Productions, ''HallmarkHallOfFame''.
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See also Merchant-Ivory Productions, ''HallmarkHallOfFame''.''Series/HallmarkHallOfFame''.
4th Jun '13 1:22:29 PM StFan
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* ''Series/HouseOfCards''
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* ''Series/HouseOfCards''''Series/HouseOfCardsUK''
3rd Jun '13 7:37:33 AM Frank75
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* ''HouseOfCards''
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* ''HouseOfCards''''Series/HouseOfCards''
19th Mar '13 4:42:11 AM Catbert
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* ''TheChoir''
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* ''TheChoir''''Literature/TheChoir''
18th Mar '13 4:46:58 AM MacronNotes
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* ''ATownLikeAlice''
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* ''ATownLikeAlice''''Literature/ATownLikeAlice''
14th Feb '13 8:23:15 AM erforce
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* ''BertieAndElizabeth''
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* ''BertieAndElizabeth''''Film/BertieAndElizabeth''
21st Jan '13 2:52:17 AM C2
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* ''FoylesWar''
25th Aug '12 3:45:25 AM FELH2
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''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masterpiece_%28TV_series%29 Masterpiece Theatre]]'' is a [[LongRunner Long-Running]] primetime series on {{PBS}} that usually showcases {{BBC}} productions (ChannelFour and {{ITV}} material are occasionally featured). The series premiered in 1971 and was originally hosted by Alistair Cooke, but has had a number of presenters since his retirement in 1992. Its well-known [[PublicDomainSoundtrack classical]] [[ThemeSong title theme]] is Jean-Joseph Mouret's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSAUy09emrU Rondeau]]''.
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''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masterpiece_%28TV_series%29 Masterpiece Theatre]]'' is a [[LongRunner Long-Running]] primetime series on {{PBS}} Creator/{{PBS}} that usually showcases {{BBC}} productions (ChannelFour and {{ITV}} material are occasionally featured). The series premiered in 1971 and was originally hosted by Alistair Cooke, but has had a number of presenters since his retirement in 1992. Its well-known [[PublicDomainSoundtrack classical]] [[ThemeSong title theme]] is Jean-Joseph Mouret's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSAUy09emrU Rondeau]]''.

It has been shortened to ''[[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/ Masterpiece]]'' of late, presumably to go along with ''Mystery!''... now known confusingly as ''MasterpieceMystery'', another LongRunner (currently hosted by Alan Cumming) brought to you by the BBC (and originally created as a kind of [[SpinOff spinoff]] to ''Masterpiece Theatre'' itself).
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It has been shortened to ''[[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/ Masterpiece]]'' of late, presumably to go along with ''Mystery!''... now known confusingly as ''MasterpieceMystery'', another LongRunner (currently hosted by Alan Cumming) brought to you by the BBC (and originally created as a kind of [[SpinOff spinoff]] SpinOff to ''Masterpiece Theatre'' itself).

* ''{{Sherlock}}''
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* ''{{Sherlock}}''''Series/{{Sherlock}}''

* ''{{Series/Wallander}}''
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* ''{{Series/Wallander}}'' ''Series/{{Wallander}}''
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