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Masterpiece Episode: "Christabel"

Season 18, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: "Christabel," a four-part adaptation of Christabel Bielenberg's "The Past Is Myself." In Part 1, the Englishwoman (Elizabeth Hurley) marries a German lawyer (Stephen Dillon) and moves to pre-WWII Berlin. Adam: Nigel Le Vaillant. Mr. Burton: Geoffrey Palmer. Mrs. Palmer: Ann Bell. Adapted by Dennis Potter ("The Singing Detective").
Original Air Date: Feb 19, 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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