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Masterpiece Episode: "Lennon Naked"

Season 40, Episode 33
Episode Synopsis: Christopher Eccleston is terrific in the title role of "Lennon Naked," which charts John Lennon's transition from moptop to rock icon in the late 1960s. It explores his relationship with his father (Christopher Fairbank), who abandoned him when he was 6 only to reenter his life in 1964; his failing relationship with first wife Cynthia; his relationship with Yoko; and his therapy with primal scream-originator Arthur Janov, which inspired his classic "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" 1970 album.
Original Air Date: Nov 21, 2010
Guest Cast Rory Kinnear: Brian Epstein Allan Corduner: Arthur Janov Di Botcher: Dot Dave Legeno: Les Annabel Leventon: Rich Woman Claudie Blakley: Cynthia Lennon Christopher Eccleston: John Lennon Andrew Scott: Paul McCartney David Annen: Hospital Consultant Patrick Drury: Apple Accountant Michael Colgan: Derek Taylor Adrian Bower: Pete Shotton Christopher Fairbank: Freddie Lennon Naoko Mori: Yoko Ono

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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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