Of the poor treatment they receive at the hands of their white mistresses. Sounds like Jackson, if you ask me. But it then winds up imperiling the lives and the safety and comfort of the women themselves. And the fantasy is that this woman can come in, interview these black women, they will give their stories to this white woman, who will write a book, sell a bunch of copies. And these black women are going to be left to fend for themselves. But the fantasy that this woman is allowed to have about her do-gooderness is that she actually is making a difference and is going to create a means by which these women can be treated better by the white women they work for.
Masterpiece is best known for presenting adaptations of novels and biographies , but it also shows original television dramas. The theme music played during the opening credits is the Fanfare-Rondeau from Suite of Symphonies for brass, strings and timpani No. The theme was performed by Collegium Musicum de Paris. Roland Douatte was the conductor. It was recorded in by Vogue Records in Paris, France, and was later remastered in stereo and re-released by Nonesuch records in the s. During the first seasons in the s, the theme music accompanied varying closeup shots of a waving British flag, which panned out into a still image of a British flag on a staff serving as the P in "Masterpiece".