MASTERPIECE: CONTEMPORARY "Endgame" on WXXI-TV

MASTERPIECE: CONTEMPORARY "Endgame" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 12/19/2010 - 9:30pm

Credit: Courtesy of ©Target Entertainment for MASTERPIECE

Masterpiece presents a political thriller about the negotiations that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa.

A nation teeters on the brink of civil war in this real-life political thriller. Seemingly doomed to failure, the secret talks were held against a backdrop of terrorism, spying, blackmail and escalating unrest. MASTERPIECE: CONTEMPORARY "Endgame" airs Sunday, December 19 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

The international cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor (American Gangster, Kinky Boots) as President Thabo Mbeki; William Hurt ("Damages") as Professor Will Esterhuyse; Jonny Lee Miller ("Eli Stone," Trainspotting) as British businessman and negotiator Michael Young; Derek Jacobi (Gosford Park) as Young’s boss; and Clarke Peters ("The Wire") as Nelson Mandela. David Tennant hosts.

For nearly 40 years, MASTERPIECE has enthralled audiences with the works of the finest classic and contemporary writers interpreted by the world's foremost actors. The MASTERPIECE schedule breaks the year into three "seasons," each with its own host, graphics and fresh take on the series' famous theme music.

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