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Masterpiece Episode: "Far from the Madding Crowd"

Season 27, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: “Far from the Madding Crowd,” a two-part adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel. In Part 1, a farmer (Nathaniel Parker) must work for a strong-willed woman to whom he once proposed. Mr. Boldwood: Nigel Terry. Sgt. Troy: Jonathan Firth. Fanny: Natasha Little.
Original Air Date: May 10, 1998
Guest Cast Paloma Baeza: Bathsheba Everdene Jonathan Firth: Sgt. Troy Sean Gilder: Joseph Poorgrass Natasha Little: Fanny Nathaniel Parker: Gabriel Oak Nigel Terry: Mr. Boldwin

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: 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 productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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