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Masterpiece Episode: "A Very British Coup"

Season 18, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: In Part 1 of the two-part political thriller "A Very British Coup," a socialist (Ray McAnally) is elected Prime Minister and names a Cabinet of mostly fellow leftists and a "token moderate" (Geoffrey Beevers). Thompson: Keith Allen. Newsome: Jim Carter.
Original Air Date: Jan 15, 1989

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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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