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Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on Pbs by Rebecca Eaton - First Edition - from S. Bernstein & Co.  and Biblio.com

Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on Pbs

by Rebecca Eaton

Condition: Fine W Fine DJ


New York: Viking. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine W Fine DJ. 22.90 cm x 15.20 cm x 2.50 cm.

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.


  • Bookseller: S. Bernstein & Co. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 11227
  • Title: Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on Pbs
  • Author: Rebecca Eaton
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine W Fine DJ
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0670015350
  • ISBN 13: 9780670015351
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Place: New York
  • This edition first published: 2013-10-29
  • Pages: 336
  • Size: 22.90 cm x 15.20 cm x 2.50 cm

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