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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 28, Episode 3 A Respectable Trade

First Aired: October 25, 1998

“A Respectable Trade,” a two-part adaptation of Philippa Gregory's novel concerning interracial love in 18th-century England. Frances: Emma Fielding. Josiah: Warren Clarke. Mehuru: Ariyon Bakare. Sarah: Anna Massey. Bates: Grahame Fox. Elizabeth: Jenny Jules.