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WSRE to host holiday high tea fundraiser and screening of Victoria season premiere

PENSACOLA, Fla., November 13, 2018 ― In support of WSRE and in celebration of America’s longest running weekly primetime drama series, WSRE will host a Masterpiece Holiday Tea on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. followed by a free preview screening of the Victoria Season 3 premiere in the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College.

Guests will enjoy traditional high tea fare including finger sandwiches and sweet treats from Chef Jordan Hewes of Craft Gourmet Bakery and an assortment of hot teas provided by The Spice & Tea Exchange in Destin.

Presented on PBS by WGBH Boston, Masterpiece has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Masterpiece is known for recent hits such as Victoria, Downton Abbey and Sherlock, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark. The series is also renowned for its production quality, having won 86 Primetime Emmys and 16 Peabody Awards over the years.

The third season of Victoria will premiere locally on WSRE in January. The setting is 1848 Britain. As revolution is breaking out across Europe, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman stars as the young but fearless monarch.

Reservations for the Masterpiece Holiday Tea at 1 p.m. are $50 per person. Victorian apparel is encouraged for those eager to break out their hats and gloves. Admission is free for the Victoria screening, starting at 3 p.m. Reservations for either or both events can be made online at or by calling Mary McClellan at 850-484-1240.

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Mary Riker