Specials: Trio from Britain

When the chips are down, expenses up and ratings quavering, go with a proven winner. As applied to TV drama, this calls for an adaptation of the famous movie based on the well-known play derived from the bestselling novel. The practice hardly encourages new playwrights, but last week it at least proved that even a rereretread can sometimes wear wonderfully well.

When it comes to playing conniving old dames, Judith Anderson is matchless. So Charlton Heston found out in NBC's adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's Elizabeth the Queen. Though it is essentially a...

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