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Masterpiece Episode: "Warrior Queen"

Season 33, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Alex Kingston (“ER”) portrays Boudica, Britain's “Warrior Queen,” whacking her way through Roman legions with Xena-like zeal in this brooding, fact-based drama. It's set in the 1st century, with Britain living uneasily in a “client king” relationship with Rome. But that changes when Agrippina (Frances Barber) poisons Claudius (Jack Shepherd) and Nero (Andrew Lee Potts) becomes emperor. He'll brook nothing less than total subjugation, and battle lines are drawn. Screenwriter Andrew Davies, a “Masterpiece Theatre” veteran, also penned the adaptation of “Moll Flanders” featuring Kingston that aired on PBS in 1996.
Original Air Date: Oct 12, 2003
Guest Cast Andrew Lee Potts: Nero Claudio Bleont: Ossac Ben Faulks: Connagh Emily Blunt: Isolda Emil Hostina: Arcon James Clyde: Severus Frances Barber: Agrippina Jack Shepherd: Claudius Leanne Rowe: Siora Steven Waddington: Prosutacus Michael Feast: Suetonius Gary Lewis: Magior Steve John Shepherd: Catus Hugo Speer: Dervalloc Kara Tointon: Poppaea Gideon Turner: Didus Alex Kingston: Boudica

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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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