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Masterpiece Episode: "God on Trial"

Season 38, Episode 30
Episode Synopsis: The provocative and powerful "God on Trial" finds a group of Jews at Auschwitz convening a rabbinical court to put the Lord on trial for breaking his covenant with them while waiting for the Nazis to come and take some of them to the gas chambers. Baumgarten: Stellan Skarsgard. Mordechai: Rupert Graves. Schmidt: Stephen Dillane. Kuhn: Jack Shepherd.
Original Air Date: Nov 9, 2008
Guest Cast Rupert Graves: Mordechai Antony Sher: Akiba David De Keyser: Hugo Francois Guetary: Jacques Dominic Cooper: Moche Stephen Dillane: Schmidt Eddie Marsan: Lieble Blake Ritson: Idek Ashley Artus: Ricard Stellan Skarsgård: Baumgarten Lorcan Cranitch: Blockaltester Jack Shepherd: Kuhn

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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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