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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 37, Episode 4 The Ruby in the Smoke

First Aired: February 4, 2007

Adapted from Philip Pullman's first novel about Sally Lockhart, a feisty, orphaned Victorian teen (Billie Piper), “The Ruby in the Smoke” finds her ferreting out information about her father's death; discovering cursed jewels; and facing off with a deadly villain. Along the way, she's helped by street-smart pal Jim (Matt Smith) and photographer Frederick (J.J. Field), who's besotted with her. Mrs. Holland: Julie Walters. Rosa Garland: Hayley Atwell. Adelaide: Chloe Walker.

Guest Cast

Hayley Atwell Rosa Garland
JJ Feild Frederick Garland
David Harewood Matthew Bedwell/Nicholas Bedwell
Matt Smith Jim Taylor
Billie Piper Sally Lockhart
Julie Walters Mrs. Holland