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