Set during the Victorian and Edwardian eras, this seminal serial follows an affluent English family, a staid, stately clan whose frustrations arise from conflicts in love, and lust for power and property. The 26-part 1969 drama (it aired in England in '67) was instrumental in public television mounting future literary adaptations on `Masterpiece Theatre' (which bowed in '71), so it was fitting that `Masterpiece' successfully updated the John Galsworthy saga in 2002. A sequel followed in 2004.