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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 19, Episode 2 Precious Bane

First Aired: October 22, 1989

"Precious Bane," a two-part tale about greed and superstition in a village. In the opener, Prue Sarn (Janet McTeer), born with a harelip thought to be "the Devil's mark," agrees to work for her brother for money to fix her disfigurement. Gideon: Clive Owen. Beguildy: John McEnery. Jancis: Emily Morgan.