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ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre -- Spring/Summer 2001

Dear ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre Fan:

Exxon Mobil Corporation cordially invites you to tune in to PBS on Sunday nights this winter for the ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre. Our 30th season continues with airing of Wives and Daughters, Sunday, April 1. Check your local listings for program times.

The complete program listing follows. For additional information about ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre, please visit our website: www.exxonmobil.com/masterpiece.

We thank you for you interest in ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre.

ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre
Program Listings Spring / Summer 2001
Sundays at 9 pm EST (Please check your local listings)

Wives and Daughters
PBS airdates: Sundays, April 1 22, 9pm
Elizabeth Gaskell?s enchanting tale of romance, scandal, and intrique in a gossipy English town. This lavish four-part production is adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies.
American Collection: The Song of the Lark PBS airdates: Wednesday, May 2 repeating Sunday, May 6 at 9 pm in the usual Masterpiece Theatre time slot.
Willa Cather's moving 1915 tale of Thea Kronborg, a Scandinavian-American singer and her devotion to her art. Starring Allison Elliott and Maximilian Schell.

Take a Girl Like You
PBS airdates: Sundays, May 13 20, 9 pm
Sienna Guillory joins Rupert Graves and Hugh Bonneville in Andrew Davies? adaption of Kingsley Amis? 20th century classic.

Aristocrats
PBS airdates: Sundays, June 3 17, 9 pm
Encore presentation
Based on Stella Tillyard's bestseller, Aristocrats follows the true story of the famous Lennox sisters: Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah, four high-born ladies who stand at the pinnacle of power and intrigue in eighteenth-century Britain

Talking Heads 2: Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet
PBS airdate: Sunday, July 1, 9 pm
Patricia Routledge plays Miss Fozzard in Alan Bennett's intriguing monologue about a spinster and her passionate podiatrist. Life seems to have passed Miss Fozzard by, until she stumbles on a new specialist to look after her feet. As she tells it, their relationship develops in a most unusual direction.

American Collection: Cora Unashamed
PBS airdate: Sunday, July 8, 9 pm
Encore presentation
The premiere title of ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection, Cora Unashamed is Langston Hughes's moving Depression-era story of an African American domestic -- working in a stifling Midwestern household.
Set in the 1930s, the story takes place in the tiny town of Melton, Iowa, where the Jenkinses live isolated lives as the community's only African Americans. Their precarious existence is supported solely by Cora's earnings as housekeeper to the Studevants.

American Collection: The American
PBS airdate: Sunday, May 15, 9 pm
Encore presentation
The era when upstart America challenged the ancient privileges of Europe is portrayed in The American, an adaptation of Henry James's darkly romantic novel and the second title in ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection, devoted to presenting outstanding American drama.

David Copperfield
PBS airdates: Sundays, July 22, 29, 9 pm
Encore presentation -- nominated for 2001 Peabody Award
Bob Hoskins is the ever-optimistic Mr. Micawber, Academy Award-winner Maggie Smith is David's upstanding Aunt Betsey, and Ian McKellen is the sadistic schoolmaster Mr. Creakle in this sparkling adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved novel based on his own difficult journey from boy to man.

Please check local listings for all programs.

EXXONMOBIL MASTERPIECE THEATRE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Rebecca Eaton is series executive producer. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Russell Baker is series host. EXXONMOBIL MASTERPIECE THEATRE is closed captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers by The Caption Center at WGBH.

Love,

Michael


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