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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 28 The Death of the Heart

First Aired: May 3, 1987

"The Death of the Heart," by Elizabeth Bowen, set in pre-World War II London. Portia Quayne (Jojo Cole) is a 16-year-old orphan who craves passion and a feeling of belonging, though neither is likely at the home of her half-brother (Nigel Havers) and his remote wife (Patricia Hodge). Matchett: Wendy Hiller. Eddie: Daniel Chatto. Daphne: Miranda Richardson.