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Masterpiece Episode: "Aristocrats"

Season 29, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: In Part 2 of "Aristocrats," youngest sister Sarah (Jodhi May) is "launched" in London. An early admirer: the Prince of Wales (Luke De Lacy). But then he becomes king and Sarah's love life spirals downward, first to loveless marriage, then to scandal. Meanwhile, Emily engages a tutor (George Anton) for her growing brood. Banbury: Andrew Havill. Duke of Richmond: Tom Beard. Gordon: Gary Cady. Louisa: Anne-Marie Duff. Caroline: Serena Gordon. Emily: Geraldine Somerville. Sian Phillips narrates.
Original Air Date: Oct 17, 1999
Guest Cast Geraldine Somerville: Lady Emily Clive Swift: King George II Andrew Havill: Bunbury Ben Daniels: Lord Kildare Anne-Marie Duff: Lady Louisa Serena Gordon: Lady Caroline Luke De Lacy: Prince of Wales George Anton: Ogilve Tom Mullion: Tom Conolly Toby Jones: St. Fox Alun Armstrong: Henry Fox Jodhi May: Lady Sarah Hugh Sachs: Charles James Fox Gary Cady: Lord William Gordon

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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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