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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 40, Episode 6 The 39 Steps

First Aired: February 28, 2010

A suspenseful adaptation of John Buchan's thriller "The 39 Steps," about former intelligence officer Richard Hannay (Rupert Penry-Jones), who's pursued by the police for a murder he didn't commit and German agents in the weeks leading up to WWI. After a secret agent (Eddie Marsan) hands him a coded notebook, Hannay is targeted by friends and foe alike, but finds an ally in suffragette Victoria Sinclair (Lydia Leonard), who soon joins him on the run.