Season 16, Episode 1 Paradise Postponed
First Aired: October 19, 1986
John Mortimer's "Paradise Postponed," an 11-part drama about a typical English town from the postwar era to the present. Part 1 begins at the funeral of Rev. Simcox (Michael Hordern), who shocked his family by leaving his fortune to a despised politician (David Threlfall). Henry: Peter Egan.
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- Premiered: January 10, 1971
- 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 E… (more)