Masterpiece

  • 1971
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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...read more

Season 24, Episode 26 Charles Dickens' 'Hard Times'

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"Charles Dickens' `Hard Times' " is set in the fictional industrial center of Coketown, where middle-aged Josiah Bounderby (Alan Bates) weds 20-year-old Louisa Gradgrind (Beatie Edney). Mrs. Sparsit: Dilys Laye. Gradgrind: Bob Peck. James: Richard E. Grant. Sissy: Emma Lewis.

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  • Premiered: January 10, 1971
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • 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 E… (more)

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