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Masterpiece Episode: "Aristocrats"

Season 29, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: A three-part adaptation of "Aristocrats," a fact-based chronicle revolving around the four Lennox sisters, great-grand daughters of King Charles II. In Part 1, eldest sister Caroline (Serena Gordon) outrages her father (Julian Fellowes) when she elopes with a freethinker (Alun Armstrong). Second sister Emily (Geraldine Somerville) has a more traditional suitor in Lord Kildare (Ben Daniels). One problem: he's Irish. Duchess of Richmond: Diane Fletcher. Sian Phillips narrates.
Original Air Date: Oct 10, 1999
Guest Cast Saoirse O'Brien: Young Lady Louisa Clive Swift: King George II Diane Fletcher: Duchess of Richmond Anne-Marie Duff: Lady Louisa Ben Daniels: Lord Kildare Alun Armstrong: Henry Fox Danien Snodgrass: Academic Speaker Julian Fellowes: Duke of Richmond Serena Gordon: Lady Caroline Geraldine Somerville: Lady Emily Tom Mullion: Tom Conolly Sian Phillips

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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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