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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 18, Episode 10 A Very British Coup

First Aired: January 15, 1989

In Part 1 of the two-part political thriller "A Very British Coup," a socialist (Ray McAnally) is elected Prime Minister and names a Cabinet of mostly fellow leftists and a "token moderate" (Geoffrey Beevers). Thompson: Keith Allen. Newsome: Jim Carter.