Season 38, Episode 32 The Unseen Alistair Cooke

First Aired: November 23, 2008

A profile of longtime "Masterpiece Theatre" host Alistair Cooke (1908-2004) that's told in his own voice and that features 8mm home movies he began filming in 1933. Included: his relationships with Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard; interviews with family and friends, including "Masterpiece" executive producer Rebecca Eaton.

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  • Premiered: January 10, 1971
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 E… (more)

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