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Masterpiece

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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 9, Episode 3 Love for Lydia

First Aired: September 23, 1979

Romance and tragedy unfold against a backdrop of Depression-era England in a 12-part adaptation of H.E. Bates' "Love for Lydia." Part 1 begins with reporter Edward Richardson (Christopher Blake) covering the arrival of Lydia Aspen (Mel Martin), who has come to live with her two elderly aunts (Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson) following the death of her father. Rollo: Michael Aldridge. Tom: Peter Davison. Bretherton: David Ryall.