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