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10 January 1971 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.
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Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not Clunkers! Sleepers, Clarissa See more (3 total) »

Cast

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Alistair Cooke ... Himself - Host (29 episodes, 1971-2008)
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Series Directed by
Hugh David (1 episode, 1971)
Alan J.W. Bell (1 episode, 1999)
Catherine Morshead (1 episode, 2000)
Graham Theakston (1 episode, 2000)
Chris Hunt (1 episode, 2001)
Trevor Nunn (1 episode, 2001)
Brian Percival (1 episode, 2006)
John Alexander (1 episode, 2008)
Jon Jones (1 episode, 2010)
Philip Martin (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Samuel Richardson (3 episodes, 1992)
Thomas Hardy (2 episodes, 1971-2006)
William Shakespeare (2 episodes, 1998-2001)

Series Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer / executive producer: Masterpiece / ... (4 episodes, 2006-2012)

Stanford Calderwood .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Joan Sullivan .... producer (unknown episodes)
Joan Wilson .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Joel Beckerman (27 episodes, 2000-2012)
Christopher H. Knight (19 episodes, 2008-2012)
Nathan Lanier (6 episodes, 2008)

Robert W. Lowden (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Paul Wheeler (1 episode, 2001)
Peter Greenhalgh (1 episode, 2006)
Ian Moss (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Roger Wilson (1 episode, 2001)
Kristina Hetherington (1 episode, 2006)
Ben Lester (1 episode, 2010)
Sue Wyatt (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Casting by
Jill Trevellick (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Production Design by
Hildegard Bechtler (1 episode, 2001)
Donal Woods (1 episode, 2006)
Luana Hanson (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Art Direction by
Charmian Adams (1 episode, 2006)
Mark Kebby (1 episode, 2006)
Sophia Stapleton (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Costume Design by
Hildegard Bechtler (1 episode, 2001)
James Keast (1 episode, 2006)
Michele Clapton (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Makeup Department
Felicity Wright .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2001)
Christina Baker .... hair designer / makeup designer (1 episode, 2006)
Zoe Brown .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2006)
Ashley Johnson .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2006)
Maxine Dallas .... hair stylist / makeup artist (1 episode, 2010)
Sarah Kelly .... hair trainee / makeup trainee (1 episode, 2010)
Caroline Noble .... hair designer / makeup designer (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Production Management
Alice Greenland .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 2006)
Crispin Hardy .... unit manager (1 episode, 2006)
Caroline McManus .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 2006)
P.P. Everts .... production manager (1 episode, 2010)
Amy Stahl .... unit manager (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clive Reed .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1996)
Matthew Baker .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2001)
Paul Bennett .... third assistant director (1 episode, 2006)
Deborah Bowser .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2006)
Matt Carver .... second assistant director (1 episode, 2006)
Jodie Cowman .... third assistant director (1 episode, 2010)
Judy Cronenberg .... assistant director (1 episode, 2010)
Lydia Currie .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2010)
Malcolm Davies .... second assistant director (1 episode, 2010)

Ann M. Houlihan .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Danny Clements .... stand-by props (1 episode, 2006)
Cathy Cosgrove .... property buyer (1 episode, 2006)
Steve Deane .... carpenter supervisor (1 episode, 2006)
Andrew Forrest .... stand-by props (1 episode, 2006)
Andy Fox .... stand-by carpenter (1 episode, 2006)
Barry Moll .... construction manager (1 episode, 2006)
Paddy Paddison .... stand-by art director (1 episode, 2006)
Mike Power .... property master (1 episode, 2006)
Mike Rawlings .... dressing props (1 episode, 2006)
Lucy Spofforth .... art department runner (1 episode, 2006)
Nick Wood .... painter supervisor (1 episode, 2006)
Vince Ball .... stand-by carpenter (1 episode, 2010)
Toby Bottorf .... design director (1 episode, 2010)
John Brown .... property master (1 episode, 2010)
Catherine Byrne .... assistant art director (1 episode, 2010)
Kyle Cooper .... graphics (1 episode, 2010)
Frederic Evard .... supervising art director (1 episode, 2010)
Neil Glynn .... prop hand (1 episode, 2010)
Jon Hayward .... designer (1 episode, 2010)
Mike Hennessey .... dressing props (1 episode, 2010)
Craig Menzies .... production buyer (1 episode, 2010)
Harry Metcalfe .... construction manager (1 episode, 2010)
Dan Nolan .... designer (1 episode, 2010)
Sonali Patel .... senior designer (1 episode, 2010)
Peter Potter .... prop hand (1 episode, 2010)
Andrew Tapper .... graphic artist (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Christian Joyce .... boom operator (1 episode, 2001)
John Pritchard .... sound recordist (1 episode, 2001)
David Webster .... boom operator (1 episode, 2001)
Chris Ashworth .... sound recordist (1 episode, 2006)
Colin Cooper .... adr mixer (1 episode, 2006)
Rory Farnan .... dialogue editor (1 episode, 2006)
Steve Hancock .... sound maintenance (1 episode, 2006)
Graham Headicar .... supervising sound editor (1 episode, 2006)
Stuart Hilliker .... dubbing mixer (1 episode, 2006)
Mike Reardon .... sound maintenance (1 episode, 2006)
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer (1 episode, 2006)
Nick Gillett .... assistant sound (1 episode, 2010)
Jeremy Lishman .... sound maintenance (1 episode, 2010)
Simon Okin .... sound recordist (1 episode, 2010)
David Old .... dubbing mixer (1 episode, 2010)
Paul Sanni .... sound designer (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Special Effects by
Mark Holt .... special effects (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Visual Effects by
James Cattell .... digital compositor (1 episode, 2006)
Joe Cork .... digital compositor (1 episode, 2006)
Kelly Lindsay .... digital compositor (1 episode, 2006)
Rus Wetherell .... digital artist (1 episode, 2006)
Max Wright .... digital compositor (1 episode, 2006)
Paul A. Davies .... visual effects editor (1 episode, 2010)
Kirsty Morgan .... visual effects producer (1 episode, 2010)
Paul Sanni .... visual effects (1 episode, 2010)
Michael Woodruff .... visual effects designer (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Stunts
Gary Connery .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2006)
Wayne Docksey .... stunts (1 episode, 2006)
Rowley Irlam .... stunt double (1 episode, 2006)
Charles Jarman .... stunt double: David Harewood (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Bell .... electrician (1 episode, 2006)
Alan Coates .... electrician (1 episode, 2006)
Adam Coles .... focus puller (1 episode, 2006)
Stewart Hadley .... rigging gaffer (1 episode, 2006)
Andrew Lawrence .... camera assistant (1 episode, 2006)
Alan Martin .... gaffer (1 episode, 2006)
Keith Mead .... grip (1 episode, 2006)
Dean Murray .... clapper loader (1 episode, 2006)
Steve Murray .... camera operator (1 episode, 2006)
Ricky Payne .... electrician (1 episode, 2006)
Michael Redmond .... stand-by rigger (1 episode, 2006)
Mike Rees .... second focus puller (1 episode, 2006)
Rob Walton .... electrician (1 episode, 2006)
Steve Cortie .... camera rigger (1 episode, 2010)
Terry Hunt .... gaffer (1 episode, 2010)
Nigel Jackson .... assistant camera (1 episode, 2010)
John McSweeney .... grip (1 episode, 2010)
Jay Polyzoides .... focus puller (1 episode, 2010)
Craig Porter .... camera trainee (1 episode, 2010)
Terry Robb .... electrician (1 episode, 2010)
Paul Sharp .... electrician (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting (1 episode, 2006)
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting (1 episode, 2006)
Jane Anderson .... casting associate (1 episode, 2010)
Kate Rhodes James .... casting (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Allen .... costume stand-by (1 episode, 2006)
Lorraine Boyle .... costume assistant (1 episode, 2006)
Rob Brown .... wardrobe assistant (1 episode, 2006)
Sarah Moore .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 2006)
Sally Davis .... costume assistant (1 episode, 2010)
Rebecca McManus .... costume assistant (1 episode, 2010)
Cristy Watson .... costume assistant (1 episode, 2010)
Alice Wolfbauer .... assistant costume designer (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
John Warren .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Music Department
Steve Parr .... score recordist (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Transportation Department
Gerry 'Haggis' Bryson .... driver: camera truck (1 episode, 2006)
Simon Jones .... driver: director (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Other crew
Duy Nguyen .... production office coordinator (11 episodes, 2006-2008)
Katie Clifford .... production runner / production secretary (2 episodes, 2006-2010)

Johanna Baker .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Frankel .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jami Rogers .... office coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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"Masterpiece Theatre" - USA (original title)
"ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre" - USA (new title)
"Masterpiece" - USA (new title)
"Mobil Masterpiece Theatre" - USA (alternative title)
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Not Clunkers! Sleepers, Clarissa, 7 October 2004
Author: bombix from Chicago, IL

I have to disagree with comments made that the Masterpiece Theater productions 'Sleepers' and 'Clarissa' are "clunkers" or in the case of 'Clarissa,' "downright repulsive." 'Sleepers' is a charming tongue-in-cheek romp into the spy genre -- I still have it on VHS though it is rapidly decaying: Two forgotten Russian spies planted in London in the 1960s are discovered in the KGB files. When they don't respond to Moscow's directive to return for assignment, the hunt for the now reluctant spies begins.

'Clarissa,' though heartbreaking, is hardly repulsive. Based on the 18th century British novel by Samual Richardson, it is a classic telling of the 'rogue and the innocent.' Sean Bean plays the arrogant rake Lovelace, whose obsession with deflowering the beautiful but oh-so-chaste Clarissa leads to the destruction of his soul, his life, and the woman he comes to love. Much better a real story with some meat on its bones than the safe period dress 'soap operas' Masterpiece Theater has often offered over the years.

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