Great Performances

  • 1972
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been...

Monsignor Quixote

First Aired: February 13, 1987

Alec Guinness and Leo McKern in "Monsignor Quixote," Graham Greene's echo of Cervantes set in post-Franco Spain. Guinness plays Father Quixote, a village pastor newly elevated to monsignor, and McKern is his friend Sancho Zancas, a Communist just defeated for mayor. Missionary Bishop: Ian Richardson. Bishop: Graham Crowden. Teresa: Rosalie Crutchley.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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