A very good review of Rebecca Eaton’s MAKING MASTERPIECE: 25 YEARS BEHIND THE SCENES AT MASTERPIECE THEATRE AND MYSTERY! ON PBS
Loyal PBS contributors might want more Jane Austen and other costume dramas, but the people on the inside are always itching to bring in more modern, more edgy fare.
Eaton, who is also in charge Masterpiece Mystery describes herself as “a reader impatient with the formulaic construction of whodunits.”
Eaton is at times refreshingly frank. She admits that when she became executive producer of Masterpiece Theatre, “I wasn’t a regular Masterpiece viewerI wasn’t even a Masterpiece fan, really.”
Television is a funny business.