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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
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