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Masterpiece Episode: "Kean"

Season 9, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Anthony Hopkins portrays "Kean," the notorious actor (1787-1833). The two-part comedy is adapted from Sartre's 1953 play. Part 1 finds Kean in pursuit of the Countess de Koefeld (Sara Kestelman) while fending off the advances of a young would-be actress (Cherie Lunghi). Prince of Wales: Robert Stephens. Solomon: Frank Middlemass.
Original Air Date: Sep 9, 1979

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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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