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Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill


CBS hoped that Beacon Hill would capitalized on the popularity of the PBS's British import, Upstairs, Downstairs.

The show was set in Boston in the early 1920's and the storylines revolved around the wealthy Lassiter family and the members of their household staff. However, after a highly rated 2 hour premiere, the show began to steadily decline in the rating and CBS was forced to cancel the expensively produced periodic drama after only 11 episodes.

Beacon Hill focused on the melodramatic interaction between an extremely wealthy family and its domestic servants. The cast includes Beatrice Straight, George Rose, Nancy Marchand, Stephen Elliott, David Rounds, Kathryn Walker.
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Episode Info

Final: 1x11 -- The Pretenders (Nov/04/1975)


The Lassiters prepare for Betsy's debut in Boston society.
Cast
Susan Blanchard
As Maureen Mahaffey
Roy Cooper
As Trevor Bullock
David Dukes
As Robert Lassiter
Stephen Elliott (1)
As Benjamin Lassiter
Edward Herrmann
As Richard Palmer
Nancy Marchand
As Mary Lassiter
Maeve McGuire
As Maude Palmer
DeAnn Mears
As Emily Bullock
Michael Nouri
As Giorgio Bellonci
Linda Purl
As Betsy Bullock

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Crew

Executive Producer: Beryl Vertue
Producer: Jacqueline Babbin
Casting: Juliet Taylor
Music: Marvin Hamlisch, Elliot Lawrence
Costume Designer: Joseph Aulisi
Set Decorator: John A. Wendell
Production Assistant: Linda Hamil
Art Director: Tom H. John

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Recurring Guests

Peter Coffield as Larry Greene (2 eps)
Robin Mary Paris as Alix Greene (2 eps)

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Warning: Beacon Hill guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Soaps
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: August 25, 1975
Ended: November 04, 1975
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