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Masterpiece Episode: "The Bretts: An Actress and a Bishop"

Season 17, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: "The Bretts," Part 7. When Martha (Belinda Lang) sprains her ankle, Lydia gets the lead in a new play; Jean Lacy (Janet Maw) announces that she's leaving. Charles: Norman Rodway. Dr. Woodward: Peter Sallis. Bobby: Terrence Hardiman.
Original Air Date: Nov 22, 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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