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Masterpiece Episode: "The First Churchills: Trial of Strength"

Season 1, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: "The First Churchills," Chapter 7. James II invades Ireland; the Churchills are dismissed from court. John Neville. Princess Anne: Margaret Tyzack. Sarah: Susan Hampshire. Harley: Richard Pearson. St. John: Michael Attwell. Somers: Charles West.
Original Air Date: Feb 21, 1971

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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