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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 12, Episode 23 Drake's Venture

First Aired: March 27, 1983

"Drake's Venture" charts the 1577 voyage of Sir Francis Drake (John Thaw), the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Thomas: Paul Darrow. Queen Elizabeth: Charlotte Cornwell.