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PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 E (more…)

Premiered: January 10, 1971

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 14, Episode 1 The Barchester Chronicles

First Aired: October 28, 1984

"Barchester Chronicles," a seven-part dramatization of Anthony Trollope's view of life in a cathedral city, opens with the story of Rev. Septimus Harding (Donald Pleasence), a simple and honest clergyman accused of corruption by his daughter's suitor (David Gwillim). Dr. Grantly: Nigel Hawthorne.