Picks and Pans Review: Monday, January 31

updated 01/31/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/31/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (8-11 p.m. ET)

Honorable Emmy-award winning miniseries, starring Richard Chamberlain as a shipwrecked English seaman who becomes a samurai and discovers sushi 300 years before the rest of the West, returns for the next five nights. The 12-hour drama, based on James Clavell's epic best-seller of political intrigue, love and war in 17th-century imperial Japan, also stars Toshiro Mifune as the powerful warlord and Yoko Shimada as the married lady samurai with whom Chamberlain has a forbidden affair. Orson Welles is a welcome addition, providing narration for those who were confused by the subtitles last year. (Repeat)

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