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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 Flaminia Cinque: Mrs. Mountstuart Holliday Grainger: Tess Valerie Kaprisky: Gabrielle Geraldine Alexander: The Countess Kulvinder Ghir: Subadar Singh Kim Cattrall: Gloria Scabius Stuart McQuarrie: Wallace Douglas Richard Schiff: Dr. Byrne Hayley Atwell: Freya Tom Hollander: Duke of Windsor Sam Heughan: Lt. McStay Matthew Macfadyen: Logan Mountstuart (Middle) Tobias Menzies: Ian Fleming John Dagleish: Lt. James Terrence Samuel West: Peter Scabius (Older) Hugh Skinner: Lionel Mountstuart Julien Ovenden: Ernest Hemingway Emerald Fennell: Lottie Rupert Vansittart: The Earl Jim Broadbent: Logan Mountstuart (Older) Ed Stoppard: Ben Leeping (Older) Charity Wakefield: Land Yolanda Vasquez: Encarnacion Gerry George: Winston Churchill Ken Bones: Mr. Mountstuart Sam Claflin: Logan Mountstuart (Young) Freddie Fox: Peter Scabius (Young)
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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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