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Eaton, Rebecca 1947-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 9,480 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Television programs  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Fiction  Historical drama  Biography  Historical television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rebecca Eaton
Downton Abbey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Downton Abbey--a sprawling Edwardian mansion and park nestled in the lush North Yorkshire countryside--needs an heir. A tragedy at sea has claimed the life of the presumed heir, and Lord Grantham is faced with the possibility that the house he's loved his whole life might one day belong to a distant cousin he's never met. Before he can worry about that, he must deal with his scandalous daughter, Lady Mary, who many believe to be the rightful heir to Downton. Even the staff have opinions: while many are devoted to the family, there are others whose selfishness and scheming do more than disrupt the well-oiled workings of the estate. As hundreds of years of British aristocratic privilege are battered by the tides of social upheaval and technical progress, as World War I looms, what does fate have in store for Downton? How will the troubles of its family--above and below stairs--be resolved? Or will life be altered so dramatically that its master no longer matters?
Downton Abbey ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects. The men and women of Downton are doing their part: heir Matthew Crawley and footman Thomas Barrow are off fighting, while Lady Grantham and Isobel Crawley are squabbling over whether Downton should be used as a hospital. Lady Mary is seeing a wealthy newspaper magnate while Lady Edith becomes much warmer and Lady Sybil seeks to ingratiate herself with the staff. Below stairs, as his former wife bedevils John and Anna, Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes struggle to keep the house running smoothly
Sherlock ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. The iconic details from Conan Doyle's original books remain: they live at the same address, have the same names, and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. And so across three thrilling, scary, action-packed, and highly modern adventures, Sherlock and Watson navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth
Little Dorrit ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amy Dorrit's (Claire Foy) gentle spirit has never been dampened by the confining walls of the Marshalsea Prison she's lived in her whole life. Despite the dark shadow of debtor's prison, Amy lovingly cares for her father William Dorrit (Tom Courtenay), the longest serving inmate. A possibly redemptive light unexpectedly shines in the form of Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), who has been left with the intriguing threads of a mystery after his father's death -- threads that will intertwine his family and fate with the Dorrits. Clennam's exhaustive search for answers involves murder, fortunes gained and lost, the upper echelons and lowest dregs of society, and most surprising of all, a tender romance. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride and Prejudice), Little Dorrit, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a sprawling story as timely as it is moving. - Publisher
Prime suspect ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison finds herself searching for Sallie Sturdy, a fourteen-year-old girl presumed murdered. Facing the hospitalization of her father, descending deeper into alcoholism, and resisting pressure to retire quietly, Tennison vows to bring Sallie's killer to justice before ending her career. She forges a surprising friendship with Penny Philips, Sallie's best friend
Anna Karenina ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This richly detailed film charts the tragic romantic triangle formed when the dashing Count Vronsky defies social conventions and falls into forbidden love with Anna, the ignored wife of an aristocrat. Soon, Anna's children--a son by Karenin and an illegitimate daughter by Vronsky--become pawns in Karenin's game to see that Anna pays a terrible price for her indiscretion."--Container
The potter's field ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a woman's skeleton is discovered in a local potter's field, Cadfael must find the culprit before he himself is found lynch by an angry mob
The pilgrim of hate ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A body is found among a crowd of visitors to Shrewsbury, leaving Cadfael to uncover possible explanations for the death
The holy thief ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brothers from Ramsey come to Shrewbury looking for money to rebuild their monastery. They claim that a loan of St. Winifred's holy relics, would be ample generosity. Cadfael and Abbot Radulfus, however, opt to provide the men with a gift of precious gems instead of the desired relics. Then one night the Holy Relics disappear and Cadfael and Beringar are dispatched to recover them
Coyote waits ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this adaptation of Tony Hillerman's novel, Navajo police detective Joe Leaphorn and officer Jim Chee solve a modern murder and a bank robbery supposedly committed by Butch Cassidy
Prime suspect ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison finds herself searching for Sallie Sturdy, a fourteen-year-old girl presumed murdered. Facing the hospitalization of her father, descending deeper into alcoholism, and resisting pressure to retire quietly, Tennison vows to bring Sallie's killer to justice before ending her career. She forges a surprising friendship with Penny Philips, Sallie's best friend
Downton Abbey ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in an Edwardian country house starting in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them
Masterpiece theatre ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This timeless rag's to riches story concerns the vacillating fortunes of the Dorrit family. The kind-hearted Amy looks after her proud father William who is a long-term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. But their fate is transformed by the unexpected arrival of the benevolent Arthur Clennam. As the Dorrits meet a variety of characters from rich to poor, a dark villain Rigaud threatens to spill a long-held family secret
Masterpiece theatre ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This timeless rag's to riches story concerns the vacillating fortunes of the Dorrit family. The kind-hearted Amy looks after her proud father William who is a long-term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. But their fate is transformed by the unexpected arrival of the benevolent Arthur Clennam. As the Dorrits meet a variety of characters from rich to poor, a dark villain Rigaud threatens to spill a long-held family secret
Masterpiece theatre ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This timeless rag's to riches story concerns the vacillating fortunes of the Dorrit family. The kind-hearted Amy looks after her proud father William who is a long-term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. But their fate is transformed by the unexpected arrival of the benevolent Arthur Clennam. As the Dorrits meet a variety of characters from rich to poor, a dark villain Rigaud threatens to spill a long-held family secret
Masterpiece theatre ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This timeless rag's to riches story concerns the vacillating fortunes of the Dorrit family. The kind-hearted Amy looks after her proud father William who is a long-term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. But their fate is transformed by the unexpected arrival of the benevolent Arthur Clennam. As the Dorrits meet a variety of characters from rich to poor, a dark villain Rigaud threatens to spill a long-held family secret
Masterpiece theatre ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This timeless rag's to riches story concerns the vacillating fortunes of the Dorrit family. The kind-hearted Amy looks after her proud father William who is a long-term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. But their fate is transformed by the unexpected arrival of the benevolent Arthur Clennam. As the Dorrits meet a variety of characters from rich to poor, a dark villain Rigaud threatens to spill a long-held family secret
World War II the home front ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary and drama set showcases the physical and emotional suffering of civilians during WWII. Set includes Monsignor Renard and Total War
Prime suspect ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oscar winner Helen Mirren is Detective Jane Tennison, in a series that won more than 20 major international awards and raised the bar for police dramas. Tenacious, driven, and deeply flawed, Tennison rises through the ranks of Britainâ‚‚s Metropolitan Police, solving horrific crimes while battling office sexism and her own demons. Set includes all seven series of the Emmy-winning crime drama seen on PBS
Making masterpiece : 25 years behind the scenes at Masterpiece theatre and Mystery! on PBS by Rebecca Eaton ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For more than twenty-five years and counting, Rebecca Eaton has presided over PBS's Masterpiece Theatre, the longest running weekly prime time drama series in American history. From the runaway hits Upstairs, Downstairs and The Buccaneers, to the hugely popular Inspector Morse, Prime Suspect, and Poirot, Masterpiece Theatre and its sibling series Mystery! have been required viewing for fans of quality drama. Eaton interviews many of the writers, directors, producers, and other contributors and shares personal anecdotes--including photos taken with her own camera--about her decades-spanning career. She reveals what went on behind the scenes during such triumphs as Cranford and the multiple, highly-rated programs made from Jane Austen's novels, as well as her aggressive campaign to attract younger viewers via social media and online streaming. Along the way she shares stories about actors and other luminaries such as Alistair Cooke, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Radcliffe, whose first TV role was as the title character in David Copperfield"--
 
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