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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 16, Episode 15 Lost Empires

First Aired: January 25, 1987

Edwardian music-hall life is re-created in this seven-part adaptation of J.B. Priestley's "Lost Empires." In Part 1, Richard Herncastle (Colin Firth) becomes an assistant to his uncle Nick (John Castle), a magician in a traveling vaudeville company. Nancy: Beatie Edney. Cissie: Gillian Bevan. Julie: Carmen Du Sautoy.

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