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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 9, Episode 1 Kean

First Aired: September 9, 1979

Anthony Hopkins portrays "Kean," the notorious actor (1787-1833). The two-part comedy is adapted from Sartre's 1953 play. Part 1 finds Kean in pursuit of the Countess de Koefeld (Sara Kestelman) while fending off the advances of a young would-be actress (Cherie Lunghi). Prince of Wales: Robert Stephens. Solomon: Frank Middlemass.