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Masterpiece Episode: "Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic"

Season 9, Episode 40
Episode Synopsis: Disraeli climbs to "the top of the greasy pole"---the Prime Ministry---while his wife (Mary Peach) deteriorates in Part 3 of "Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic." Queen Victoria: Rosemary Leach. Gladstone: John Carlisle. Bismarck: Brewster Mason. Rothschild: David De Keyser.
Original Air Date: Jun 15, 1980

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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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