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Masterpiece Episode: "The Last Enemy"

Season 38, Episode 25
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of the five-part "Last Enemy," a fast-paced thriller about a mathematician (Benedict Cumberbatch) who's swept up in intrigue when, after years abroad, he returns to England for the funeral of his brother, a doctor killed in Afghanistan. Things turn odd when he arrives at his brother's flat to discover a seriously ill woman being tended to by his brother's wife (Anamaria Marinca), a Bosnian doctor; and odder yet the next day, when he's recruited to work with TIA (Total Information Agency).
Original Air Date: Oct 5, 2008
Guest Cast Benedict Cumberbatch: Stephen Ezard Eva Birthistle: Eleanor Brooke Christopher Fulford: George Gibbon Nikki Amuka-Bird: Susan Ross David Calder: Lord Cawston Nicholas Sidi: Professor John Moreton Anamaria Marinca: Yasim Anwar Geraldine James: Barbara Turney David Harewood: Patrick Nye Max Beesley: Michael Ezard Robert Carlyle: David Russell

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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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