Masterpiece

  • 1971
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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...read more

Season 16, Episode 28 The Death of the Heart

First Aired: May 3, 1987

"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.

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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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