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Masterpiece Episode: "David Copperfield"

Season 17, Episode 24
Episode Synopsis: A five-part adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic "David Copperfield." In Part 1, David (David Dexter) enjoys an idyllic childhood until the humorless Mr. Murdstone (Oliver Cotton) marries his mother (Francesca Hall). Peggotty: Jenny McCracken.
Original Air Date: Mar 27, 1988

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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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