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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 19, Episode 6 A Tale of Two Cities

First Aired: November 19, 1989

A four-part adaptation of Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities." In the opener, Dr. Manette (Jean-Pierre Aumont) is released from the Bastille after 18 years of captivity; and Charles Darnay (Xavier Deluc) is aided at his treason trial by Sydney Carton (James Wilby). Lucie: Serena Gordon. Lorry: John Mills.

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Season 19, Episode 4

November 12, 1989

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Season 19, Episode 7

November 26, 1989