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The Resource Making Masterpiece : 25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS, Rebecca Eaton ; with Patricia Mulcahy

Making Masterpiece : 25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS, Rebecca Eaton ; with Patricia Mulcahy

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Making Masterpiece : 25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS
Title
Making Masterpiece
Title remainder
25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Eaton ; with Patricia Mulcahy
Title variation
Twenty-five years behind the scenes at Masterpiece theatre and Mystery! on PBS
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS's Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! reveals the secrets to Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and its other hit programs. For more than twenty-five years and counting, Rebecca Eaton has presided over PBS's Masterpiece Theatre, the longest running weekly prime time drama series in American history. From the runaway hits Upstairs, Downstairs and The Buccaneers, to the hugely popular Inspector Morse, Prime Suspect, and Poirot, Masterpiece Theatre and its sibling series Mystery! have been required viewing for fans of quality drama. Eaton interviews many of the writers, directors, producers, and other contributors and shares personal anecdotes--including photos taken with her own camera--about her decades-spanning career. She reveals what went on behind the scenes during such triumphs as Cranford and the multiple, highly-rated programs made from Jane Austen's novels, as well as her aggressive campaign to attract younger viewers via social media and online streaming. Along the way she shares stories about actors and other luminaries such as Alistair Cooke, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Radcliffe, whose first TV role was as the title character in David Copperfield. Readers will also get to know Eaton on a personal level. With a childhood steeped in theater, an affinity for nineteenth century novels and culture, and an 'accidental apprenticeship' with the BBC, Eaton was practically born to lead the Masterpiece and Mystery! franchises. Making Masterpiece marks the first time the driving force behind the enduring flagship show reveals all"--
  • "For more than twenty-five years and counting, Rebecca Eaton has presided over PBS's Masterpiece Theatre, the longest running weekly prime time drama series in American history. From the runaway hits Upstairs, Downstairs and The Buccaneers, to the hugely popular Inspector Morse, Prime Suspect, and Poirot, Masterpiece Theatre and its sibling series Mystery! have been required viewing for fans of quality drama. Eaton interviews many of the writers, directors, producers, and other contributors and shares personal anecdotes--including photos taken with her own camera--about her decades-spanning career. She reveals what went on behind the scenes during such triumphs as Cranford and the multiple, highly-rated programs made from Jane Austen's novels, as well as her aggressive campaign to attract younger viewers via social media and online streaming. Along the way she shares stories about actors and other luminaries such as Alistair Cooke, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Radcliffe, whose first TV role was as the title character in David Copperfield"--
Summary
The Emmy Award-winning executive producer of Masterpiece Theater and Mystery! shares stories from her prestigious career and illuminating anecdotes behind such productions as Downton Abbey and Sherlock to lend insight into their success and cultural influence
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10221108
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Eaton, Rebecca
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/32092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.4.E25
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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Mulcahy, Patricia
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True
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  • Eaton, Rebecca
  • Television producers and directors
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Target audience
adult
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25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece theatre and Mystery! on PBS
Label
Making Masterpiece : 25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS, Rebecca Eaton ; with Patricia Mulcahy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Letters from Main -- The curtain rises -- Upstairs, Downstairs take one -- Apprenticeship -- The learning curve -- Mastering Masterpiece Theatre -- The balancing act -- A changing of the guard -- Pitching the pitchers -- Dark days -- Made in America -- Dusting off the jewel -- But what does an executive producer do all day? -- The road to Downton Abbey -- Downton Abbey -- The Downton effect
Control code
20104163
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670015351
Lccn
2013017055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022949445
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn834432806
  • (OCoLC)834432806
Label
Making Masterpiece : 25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS, Rebecca Eaton ; with Patricia Mulcahy
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Letters from Main -- The curtain rises -- Upstairs, Downstairs take one -- Apprenticeship -- The learning curve -- Mastering Masterpiece Theatre -- The balancing act -- A changing of the guard -- Pitching the pitchers -- Dark days -- Made in America -- Dusting off the jewel -- But what does an executive producer do all day? -- The road to Downton Abbey -- Downton Abbey -- The Downton effect
Control code
20104163
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670015351
Lccn
2013017055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022949445
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn834432806
  • (OCoLC)834432806

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