Masterpiece

  • 1971
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions...read more

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
  • 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)

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