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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 15, Episode 7 Bleak House

First Aired: December 1, 1985

Victorian England comes alive in this eight-part adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Bleak House," a devastating attack on an arthritic legal system. Part 1 introduces would-be heirs Richard Carstone (Philip Franks) and Ada Clare (Lucy Hornak), who are made wards of the court and sent to live with their bachelor cousin (Denholm Elliott). Esther Summerson: Suzanne Burden. Lady Dedlock: Diana Rigg. Krook: Bernard Hepton.

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