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Masterpiece Episode: "Endgame"

Season 39, Episode 31
Episode Synopsis: "Endgame," about the negotiations that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa, which were instigated by a British businessman (Jonny Lee Miller) and featured Afrikaner academic Will Esterhuyse (William Hurt) and ANC representative Thabo Mbeki (Chiwetel Ejiofor). Rudolf Agnew: Derek Jacobi. Dr. Niel Barnard: Mark Strong. Nelson Mandela: Clarke Peters.
Original Air Date: Oct 25, 2009
Guest Cast David Henry: Prof. Marinus Wiechers Clarke Peters: Nelson Mandela Jonny Lee Miller: Michael Young Timothy West: P.W. Botha Mark Strong: Dr. Niel Barnard Chiwetel Ejiofor: President Thabo Mbeki Amelia Bullmore: Gil Langley Kirkwood: Jack Swart William Hurt: Prof. Will Esterhuyse Karl Thaning: F.W. de Klerk's Agent Matthew Marsh: F.W. de Klerk Derek Jacobi: Rudolf Agnew Ramon Tikaram: Aziz Pahad

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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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