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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays: Making Masterpiece

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on PBS by Rebecca Eaton p. 10

"WGBH, the Boston affiliate of what was now PBS, was ready to step up--to try harder, as Avis used to say, because Boston, that center of culture and higher education, had originally been passed over when the Ford Foundation set up three production centers: New York, L.A., and Washington got the nod. It was a savvy executive in New York who had taken the flier on The Forsyte Saga."

Even though The Forsyte Saga often gets credit as the first show of Masterpiece Theatre, it was not. But it was the inspiration, showing the U.S. market was strong for British costume dramas.

3 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

I don't read much nonfiction but this one does sound fascinating. My teasers this week are from Notorious by Allison Brennan and Plus One by Elizabeth Fama. Happy reading!

Karen and Gerard said...

I remember watching Masterpiece Theatre with my mom long ago.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Masterpiece Theatre is such a treasure. Even though I don't often read nonfiction, I'd enjoy reading this book about how it came to be.
My Teaser is from WITHOUT A TRACE.