Masterpiece Theatre productions from the past
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!
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.
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!
Little Silver, NJ
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.
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.
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!!
Apple Valley, MN
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.
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.
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.
Valley Village, CA
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