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Rebecca Eaton: Making Masterpiece

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Making Masterpiece by Rebecca Eaton

When Rebecca Eaton became the producer of Masterpiece Theatre in 1985, she hadn’t actually seen many of the episodes. Nor did she even like mystery novels, though she would be required to choose stories for Mystery!

But the lifelong Anglophile seized her chance to make a mark in the budding public television system. Twenty-eight years later, as she retells in her book Making Masterpiece, Masterpiece is one of television’s hottest shows, and Eaton is responsible for its triumphant transition from the “quill-pen” era into the digital age.