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Masterpiece Episode: "Zen: Cabal"

Season 41, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: "Cabal." Zen investigates the death of a disgraced aristocrat who either jumped off a bridge or was pushed---possibly because of his plan to reveal the existence of a shadowy organization called the Cabal---while balancing the demands of superiors. A Justice Ministry official wants a suicide ruling, but a female prosecutor believes it should be classified a murder. At the same time, Zen deals with the prosecutor's advances and, like Tania, has difficulties putting his failed marriage to rest.
Original Air Date: Jul 24, 2011
Guest Cast Enzo Squillino Jr.: Fellini Stanley Townsend: Moscati Ben Miles: Amedeo Colonna Cosima Shaw: Nadia Pirlo Valentina Cervi: Arianna Francesco Quinn: Gilberto Nieddu Ed Stoppard: Vincenzo Fabri Julie Cox: Mara Allan Corduner: Gattuso Emil Marwa: Mazzotta Catherine Spaak: Mamma Vincent Riotta: Giorgio De Angelis Hilton McRae: Massimo Colonna/Gianni Franco Trevisi: Cardinal Rufus Sewell: Aurelio Zen Sargon Yelda: Romizi Garry Cooper: Angelo Caterina Murino: Tania Moretti Anthony Higgins: Guerchini

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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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