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Masterpiece Episode: "The Death of the Heart"

Season 16, Episode 28
Episode Synopsis: "The Death of the Heart," by Elizabeth Bowen, set in pre-World War II London. Portia Quayne (Jojo Cole) is a 16-year-old orphan who craves passion and a feeling of belonging, though neither is likely at the home of her half-brother (Nigel Havers) and his remote wife (Patricia Hodge). Matchett: Wendy Hiller. Eddie: Daniel Chatto. Daphne: Miranda Richardson.
Original Air Date: May 3, 1987

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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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