Masterpiece Episodes

1971, TV Show

Masterpiece Episode: "Filth"

Season 38, Episode 31
Episode Synopsis: The satirical "Filth" features a tremendous performance by Julie Walters as Mary Whitehouse, a real-life school teacher who founded a TV-watchdog group in 1960s Britain in an effort to stop the BBC from broadcasting what she saw as immoral programs. The BBC's modern-minded director-general, Sir Hugh Greene (Hugh Bonneville), will hear none of her complaints, however, and he winds up in Mrs. Whitehouse's crosshairs. Ernest: Alun Armstrong. Lord Charlie Hill: Ron Cook.
Original Air Date: Nov 16, 2008
Guest Cast Alun Armstrong: Ernest Whitehouse Francesca Hunt: Elaine Carleton Green Mike Sherman: House of Commons Reporter Paul Chahidi: Sir Barnett Cocks Alex Knight: Doorman William Beck: David Turner Helen Grace: Charlotte Daubeny Martin Trenaman: Cameraman #2 Timothy Davies: Rev. Basil Buckland Valerie Minifie: Vera Simon Molloy: Male Panellist Emily Hamilton: Miss Tate Jessica Harper: Pam Hugh Bonneville: Sir Hugh Greene Stewart Wright: Malcolm Ron Cook: Lord Charlie Hill Michael Armstrong: Audience Member Richard James: TV Journalist Mark Bagnall: Journalist Nicholas Le Prevost: Ken Nicholas Woodeson: Harman Grisewood Georgie Glen: Norah Buckland Julie Walters: Mary Whitehouse

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
User Rating: (789 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
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.'

Cast

Shop

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] (2012)
Buy Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] (2012) from Amazon.com
From Universal Studios (Blu-ray)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $113.99 (as of 1:33 AM EST - more info)
Beginning Piano Solos: 132 Original Masterpieces (All Time Favotites 101)
Buy Beginning Piano Solos: 132 Original Masterpieces (All Time Favotites 101) from Amazon.com
From Carl Fischer Inc. (Paperback)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $13.12 (as of 1:33 AM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular