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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 29, Episode 8 Bramwell 5

First Aired: January 9, 2000

“Bramwell 5.” Jemma Redgrave plays the earnest Victorian-era Dr. Eleanor Bramwell. As the opener begins, in 1897, Eleanor's intended, Dr. Finn O'Neill (Andrew Connolly) returns from America with news that he has married someone else (Paloma Baeza). Meanwhile, at the clinic she runs with her father (David Calder), Eleanor's concerned about a woman (Cara Kelly) whose alcoholic husband is constantly beating her.