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Masterpiece Episode: "Precious Bane"

Season 19, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: "Precious Bane," a two-part tale about greed and superstition in a village. In the opener, Prue Sarn (Janet McTeer), born with a harelip thought to be "the Devil's mark," agrees to work for her brother for money to fix her disfigurement. Gideon: Clive Owen. Beguildy: John McEnery. Jancis: Emily Morgan.
Original Air Date: Oct 22, 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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