Masterpiece Episodes

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Masterpiece Episode: "Small Island"

Season 40, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: The conclusion of the affecting "Small Island" picks up after WWII with Gilbert involved in a racist run-in and Hortense dealt a setback to her aspirations. Queenie, meanwhile, hides her pregnancy from everyone, including Bernard, who returns after a long absence wanting to evict the boarders. In other events, Hortense struggles with learning how to cook and to prepare British cuisine, and slowly begins to realize that there's more to Gilbert than she thought.
Original Air Date: Apr 25, 2010
Guest Cast Ruth Wilson: Queenie Peter Brooke: G.I. Ellis Benedict Cumberbatch: Bernard David Oyelowo: Gilbert Joseph Mark Davison: Kip Nikki Amuka-Bird: Celia Mary Jo Randle: Queenie's Mother Eoin Macken: Calhoun Denise Black: Aunt Dorothy Roger Sloman: Mr. Todd Glen Campbell: Mr. Philip Roberts Ashley Walters: Michael Michael Elwyn: Doctor Naomie Harris: Hortense Leonie Forbes: Miss Jewel Laurence Spellman: Ginger Andrew Havill: Mr. Ryder Karl Johnson: Arthur Shaun Parkes: Winston Hugh Quarshie

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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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