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Masterpiece Episode: "Love for Lydia"

Season 9, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: Romance and tragedy unfold against a backdrop of Depression-era England in a 12-part adaptation of H.E. Bates' "Love for Lydia." Part 1 begins with reporter Edward Richardson (Christopher Blake) covering the arrival of Lydia Aspen (Mel Martin), who has come to live with her two elderly aunts (Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson) following the death of her father. Rollo: Michael Aldridge. Tom: Peter Davison. Bretherton: David Ryall.
Original Air Date: Sep 23, 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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