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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 15, Episode 1 The Last Place on Earth

First Aired: October 20, 1985

The race between Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen to reach the South Pole is recounted in "The Last Place on Earth," a six-part drama. Part 1 chronicles the efforts of Scott (Martin Shaw) and Amundsen to prepare for their expeditions. Kathleen: Susan Wooldridge. Nansen: Max von Sydow. Leon: Per Theodore Haugen.