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Masterpiece Theatre productions from the past
updated 4.17.2007

Dear Masterpiece Theatre,
I can remember my mother watching Upstairs, Downstairs religiously on Sunday nights. I did not appreciate it then, but years later, as an adult, wow! After watching it, I have become a devoted follower. I understand why my mother loved Jean Marsh. I absolutely love Masterpiece Theatre productions and just happened upon The Virgin Queen! I realize I have been away too long; I think Henry VIII was the last time I saw a production. I do miss Russell Baker and his introductions. Wasn't there another gent before Russell? I sort of remember, though unfortunately my mother is no longer with us to ask. I love the British productions; they know how to tell a story! Thanks!

Linda Peppelman
Furlong, PA

Dear Masterpiece Theatre,
I have lived in many different cities in this country and have been fortunate to enjoy Masterpiece Theatre in all of them. The Jewel in the Crown and The Duchess of Duke Street are absolutely breathtaking. Can you please try to show these again? Thank you so much.

Nancy Enis
Roseville, CA

Dear Masterpiece Theatre,
Over 25 years ago my father, a great fan of Masterpiece Theatre, sat me down to enjoy The Flame Trees of Thika. It made a lasting impression and Masterpiece Theatre has been a constant source of enjoyment since. Looking forward to introducing my sons to Masterpiece Theatre and MYSTERY!

Michelle Lane
Little Silver, NJ

Dear Masterpiece Theatre,
I would love to see some of the classics such as Upstairs, Downstairs, Poldark, as well as Cold Comfort Farm. I would also absolutely love to see the Alistair Cooke introductions with these programs. I feel that this would pay homage to this remarkable Englishman turned American! Keep up the good work and make us all proud.

Hampton Fuller
Luttrell, TN

Dear Masterpiece Theatre,
I am not surprised to read that so many other faithful viewers would love to see past productions. What a treat that would be! I'd watch them anytime! My husband and I still talk wistfully about our old favorites.

Lisa Rooney
Ottawa, ON

Dear Masterpiece Theatre,
I just wanted to let you know how much I love Masterpiece Theatre and the Mystery! series. I have been watching since I was a teenager and the programs always continue to impress me with their quality. It has been a 30-year ritual in my house to get the family together and watch Masterpiece Theatre every Sunday night! Keep on keeping on!!

Kerry Johnson
Apple Valley, MN

Dear Masterpiece Theatre,
I've just finished reading the Poldark Saga novels by Winston Graham and would love to see the old Masterpiece Theatre miniseries that was broadcast in the '70s. The DVDs are currently not available in the US or I'd just buy them. Is there any chance of the series being repeated? Thanks.

Tracy West
Albuquerque, NM

Dear Masterpiece Theatre,
I have watched Masterpiece Theatre since it started, the first ones were excellent, like Our Mutual Friend (1978) but the new ones are not as good. I feel Gillian Anderson is miscast in Bleak House, she doesn't even look English. I liked the dollmaker in the original Our Mutual Friend, Molly James, but you can't get it on VHS cassette, only the new version which is too much like a German Expressionist version, not English.

Virginia Handy
Sodus, MI

Dear Masterpiece Theatre,
Bleak House meets Masterpiece Theatre's standards! Regrettably, since Prime Suspect, the series has been mediocre. Time to rerun Glenda Jackson's Elizabeth R and Henry VIII series of long ago (not the recent one). Pleased or disappointed, I'm a devotee of all things PBS.

Margaret Dyer
Valley Village, CA

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