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Masterpiece Episode: "King Lear"

Season 28, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: The 28th season begins with Richard Eyre's adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy “King Lear.” Ian Holm stars as the aged king who falls into madness. Cordelia: Victoria Hamilton. Goneril: Barbara Flynn. Regan: Amanda Redman. Edmund: Finbar Lynch. Gloucester: Timothy West.
Original Air Date: Oct 11, 1998
Guest Cast Nicholas Bailey: Burgundy Finbar Lynch: Edmund David Lyon: Albany David Burke: Kent Paul Rhys: Edgar William Osborne: Oswald Adrian Levine: France Amanda Redman: Regan Barbara Flynn: Goneril Michael Bryant: Fool Victoria Hamilton: Cordelia Ian Holm: King Lear Timothy West: Gloucester Michael Simkins: Cornwall Harry Jones: Old Man

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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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