Season 1, Episode 1 The First Churchills: The Chaste Nymph
First Aired: January 10, 1971
Chapter 1 of "The First Churchills," based on Winston Churchill's biography of the first Duke of Marlborough. In this episode, John Churchill (Marlborough) begins his army career. John Neville. Sarah: Susan Hampshire. York: John Westbrook. Charles II: James Villiers. Duchess of Cleveland: Moira Redmond. Godolphin: John Standing. Monmouth: James Kerry.
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- Premiered: January 10, 1971
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: 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)