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