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Masterpiece Episode: "The Virgin Queen"

Season 35, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: “The Virgin Queen,” a two-part dramatization of the life of Elizabeth I (Anne-Marie Duff), opens with her unpopular sister, “Bloody Mary,” on the throne and “Bess” in the tower of London. But not for long. Mary dies in 1558 and Bess becomes queen. Her constantly scheming courtiers' top priority: get her married to a suitable crowned head, but she demurs. “I married England, my lords,” she proclaims. Dudley: Tom Hardy. Norfolk: Kevin McKidd. Kat: Tara Fitzgerald. Cecil: Ian Hart.
Original Air Date: Nov 13, 2005
Guest Cast Tara Fitzgerald: Kat Ashley Joanne Whalley: Queen Mary Emilia Fox: Amy Dudley Tom Hardy: Robert Dudley Ian Hart: William Cecil Stanley Townsend: King Philip of Spain Hans Matheson: Essex Sienna Guillory: Lettice Knowles Anne-Marie Duff: Queen Elizabeth I Kevin McKidd: Norfolk

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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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