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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 16 Christabel

First Aired: February 19, 1989

"Christabel," a four-part adaptation of Christabel Bielenberg's "The Past Is Myself." In Part 1, the Englishwoman (Elizabeth Hurley) marries a German lawyer (Stephen Dillon) and moves to pre-WWII Berlin. Adam: Nigel Le Vaillant. Mr. Burton: Geoffrey Palmer. Mrs. Palmer: Ann Bell. Adapted by Dennis Potter ("The Singing Detective").