Masterpiece Episodes

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Masterpiece Episode: "The Heat of the Day"

Season 20, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: "The Heat of the Day," Harold Pinter's adaptation of Elizabeth Bowen's novel set in WWII Britain. Patricia Hodge. Harrison: Michael Gambon. Robert: Michael York. Ernestine: Anna Carteret.
Original Air Date: Sep 30, 1990
Guest Cast Imelda Staunton: Louie Patricia Hodge: Stella Rodney Heather Chasen: Mrs. Kelway Anna Carteret: Ernestine Grant Parsons: Roderick Michael Gambon: Harrison Hilary Mason: Mrs. Tringsby Peggy Ashcroft: Nettie Michael York: Robert

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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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