Season 17, Episode 29 By the Sword Divided II: Cruel Necessity
First Aired: August 28, 1988
"By the Sword Divided," a seven-part sequel to the series about the British Civil War, opens in 1649 with the trial of Charles I (Jeremy Clyde). Lucinda: Lucy Aston. Ann: Sharon Mughan. Tom: Timothy Bentinck. John Fletcher: Rob Edwards. Cromwell: Peter Jeffrey.
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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)