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Masterpiece Episode: "Rhodes"

Season 27, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: A three-part biography of 19th-century colonialist Cecil Rhodes begins with. the 17-year-old Rhodes (Joe Shaw) arriving in Africa and soon cornering the diamond market. Adult Rhodes: Martin Shaw. Princess Radziwill: Frances Barber.
Original Air Date: Jan 4, 1998

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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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