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'British Coup' Wins International Emmy

November 24, 1988

A three-hour British TV production that will be shown on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" in January was named best drama at the 16th annual International Emmy Awards in New York this week.

"A Very British Coup," starring Ray McAnally as an ex-steel worker who becomes prime minister of England in the 1990s, was one of three British shows honored Monday night by the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The others were "A South Bank Show--Ken Russell's ABC of British Music," which won in the performing arts category, and "The New Statesman," which won the popular arts award.

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