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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 22, Episode 5 Two Monologues: In My Defence; A Chip in the Sugar

First Aired: November 1, 1992

Saskia Reeves and Alan Bennett play adults devoted to their mothers in "Two Monologues: In My Defence/A Chip in the Sugar." The first piece concerns a mercy killing; the other, the reappearance of one mother's former suitor.