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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 31, Episode 8 The Murder of Stephen Lawrence

First Aired: January 21, 2002

"The Murder of Stephen Lawrence" charts a Jamaican immigrant couple's five-year battle for justice in the face of what they see as institutional racism in Britain's judicial system. Hugh Quarshie and Marianne Jean-Baptiste star as Neville and Doreen Lawrence, whose 18-year-old son Stephen was stabbed to death in April 1993 while waiting for a bus in southeast London. The assailants, five white-supremacist teens, are identified immediately, but the police don't arrest them for two weeks.

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Season 31, Episode 7

November 26, 2001

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Season 31, Episode 9

January 28, 2002

Guest Cast

Lee Colley Jamie Arcourt
David McKail Sir Montague Levine
David Cann Forensic Scientist
Simon Kunz Defense Barrister
Sam Cox Pathologist
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Doreen Lawrence
Jo Martin Cheryl Sloley
Leon Black Stephen Lawrence