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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 1, Episode 8 The First Churchills: The Queen Commands

First Aired: February 28, 1971

"The Queen Commands," Chapter 8 in "The First Churchills," finds John arrested for high treason. John Neville. Sarah: Susan Hampshire. Queen Mary: Sheila Gish. Anne: Margaret Tyzack. Heinsius: David King. Wratislaw: Kenneth Ives. Cardonnel: William Job. Cadogan: Bernard Taylor. Torcy: Derek Cox. Francis Godolphin: Richard Warwick. Henry St. John: Michael Attwell.