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 pro (more…)

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Season 29, Episode 6 Shooting the Past

First Aired: November 21, 1999

“Shooting the Past” is a telling two-part drama in which the oddball staff of a musty old London photo archive stares down the cold American businessman who bought their space and wants to throw them out to make way for a business school. “What sleepy people we must appear,” sighs archive director Marilyn Truman (Lindsay Duncan) after hearing the news. But businessman Christopher Anderson (Liam Cunningham) won't get rid of them easily. Bates: Timothy Spall. Veronica: Billie Whitelaw. Spig: Emilia Fox.

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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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