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...

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First Aired: March 15, 1977

"An Only Child," adapted from Frank O'Connor's autobiographical story, concerns the maturing of a sensitive youth, whose family's conflicts reflect dissension in Ireland during its struggle for independence from England. Michael (age 5): Paul Carey. Michael (age 12): Brian Frahill. Michael O'Donovan: Joe Lynch. Minnie: Kate Binchy. Grandmother: Julie Hamilton.

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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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