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Masterpiece Episode: "Any Human Heart (Episode 1)"

Season 41, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 3 of the absorbing "Any Human Heart," adapted by William Boyd from his 2002 novel, about the eventful life of writer, lover, art dealer and spy Logan Mountstuart (played, at various ages, by Sam Claflin, Matthew Macfadyen and Jim Broadbent). Part 1 opens with the elderly Logan sifting through memories, beginning in the 1920s, when he pursued literature and the ladies at Oxford. In time, he achieves success as a novelist, travels abroad and is befriended by Hemingway (Julien Ovenden).
Original Air Date: Feb 13, 2011
Guest Cast Hugh Skinner: Lionel Mountstuart Jim Broadbent: Logan Mountstuart (Older) Hayley Atwell: Freya Sam Claflin: Logan Mountstuart (Young) Samuel West: Peter Scabius (Older) Sam Heughan: Lt. McStay Flaminia Cinque: Mrs. Mountstuart Geraldine Alexander: The Countess Valerie Kaprisky: Gabrielle Holliday Grainger: Tess Charity Wakefield: Land Ken Bones: Mr. Mountstuart Ed Stoppard: Ben Leeping (Older) Kim Cattrall: Gloria Scabius Yolanda Vasquez: Encarnacion Rupert Vansittart: The Earl Tom Hollander: Duke of Windsor John Dagleish: Lt. James Terrence Emerald Fennell: Lottie Freddie Fox: Peter Scabius (Young) Tobias Menzies: Ian Fleming Richard Schiff: Dr. Byrne Matthew Macfadyen: Logan Mountstuart (Middle) Julien Ovenden: Ernest Hemingway Gerry George: Winston Churchill Stuart McQuarrie: Wallace Douglas Kulvinder Ghir: Subadar Singh
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Season 41, Episode 5
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Length: 01:18:29
Aired: 2/13/2011
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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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