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Masterpiece Episode: "The Escape Artist"

Season 44, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 2 of "The Escape Artist." A British defense attorney (David Tennant) with a knack for getting defendants acquitted takes on the case of a bird lover who's accused in the torture killing of a medical student. Little does he know, however, that by doing so he may have placed his happy family in harm's way.
Original Air Date: Jun 15, 2014
Guest Cast Anton Lesser: Richard Mayfield, QC Monica Dolan: Eileen Morris Roy Marsden: Peter Simpkins Kate Dickie: Jenny Stephen Wight: Danny Monk Jessica Ransom: Helen Jeany Spark: Tara Roxanne Gregory: Sandra Mullins Patrick Ryecart: Gavin De Souza, QC Sophie Okonedo: Maggie Gardner Tony Gardner: Trevor Harris Michael Cochrane: Judge Toby Kebbell: Liam Foyle Ashley Jensen: Kate Burton Brid Brennan: Mary Nicholas Woodeson: George Balfour, QC

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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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