Season 9, Episode 38 Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic

First Aired: June 1, 1980

Ian McShane in "Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic," a four-part biography of the British statesman. In Part 1, he's a young novelist who considers standing for Parliament to fulfill a "secret ambition." Count D'Orsay: Leigh Lawson. Lady Blessington: Margaret Whiting. Mary Anne: Mary Peach. Lyndhurst: Mark Dignam. Wyndham Lewis: William Russell. Henrietta: Madlena Nedeva. Clara Bolton: Rachel Bell. Bulwer: Brett Usher.

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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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