Masterpiece

  • 1971
  • 43 Seasons
  • TV-PG

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 pro (more…)

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Season 29, Episode 2 Aristocrats

First Aired: October 10, 1999

A three-part adaptation of "Aristocrats," a fact-based chronicle revolving around the four Lennox sisters, great-grand daughters of King Charles II. In Part 1, eldest sister Caroline (Serena Gordon) outrages her father (Julian Fellowes) when she elopes with a freethinker (Alun Armstrong). Second sister Emily (Geraldine Somerville) has a more traditional suitor in Lord Kildare (Ben Daniels). One problem: he's Irish. Duchess of Richmond: Diane Fletcher. Sian Phillips narrates.

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