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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 29, Episode 9 Bramwell 5

First Aired: January 16, 2000

“Bramwell”: Nurse Carr (Ruth Sheen) is at her wits' end trying to keep her dotty mother (Gwenllian Davies) from causing trouble, so she steals opium to sedate her. Bramwell and Marsham (David Calder and Kevin McMonagle) blame young Sidney (Ben Brazier), but Charlotte Adler (Alexandria Lilley), an aristocratic dilletante getting her first taste of medicine at the Thrift, discovers the truth. And all this commotion couldn't come at a worse time: with Eleanor away, “we're all rushed off our feet,” as her father puts it.