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

In this delightful memoir Rebecca Eaton shares the story of her twenty-five years as executive producer of Masterpiece Theater.   She has overseen the program from its golden age of elaborate British costume drama to more contemporary gritty fare with the addition of the popular offshoot Mystery.  Iconic names such as Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Daniel Radcliffe, Colin Firth and Judi Dench spill off the pages.  Little know facts about colorful hosts including Alistair Cook and Diana Rigg are revealed.  The author also tells of how she almost turned down the now wildly successful Downton Abbey.  Eaton personalizes the book by sharing her own background and the challenges she faced balancing career and family.  Wonderful color photos have been included.  ~Janet

Call Number: 791.45 EAT

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