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Masterpiece

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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 29, Episode 1 A Rather English Marriage

First Aired: December 31, 2000

“A Rather English Marriage” is an affecting odd-couple story starring Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay as older men who share quarters after their wives die. The film won the British Academy of Film and Television's Best TV Drama for 1998-99. Finney plays gregarious aristocrat Reggie Cunningham-Jarvis; Courtenay (the BAFTA winner for best actor in a TV drama) is meek retired milkman Roy Southgate. Joanna Lumley costars as the middle-aged boutique owner who complicates things when she takes an interest in Reggie.