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Masterpiece Episode: "Lost for Words"

Season 29, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Thora Hird and Pete Postlethwaite star in “Lost for Words,” a tender, fact-based story of an elderly woman's refusal to go gently into that good night following a series of strokes. Based on the autobiography of writer Deric Longden (Postlethwaite's character). Aileen: Penny Downie. Doctor: Tom Higgins. Gloria: Anne Reid. Fred: Keith Clifford. Chemist: Malcolm Hebden.
Original Air Date: Oct 31, 1999
Guest Cast David Shimwell: Young Man Anne Reid: Gloria Malcolm Hebden: Chemist Penny Downie: Aileen Jennifer Luckcraft: Nurse One Eddie Caswell: Widower Gillian Waugh: Therapist Dow Blyton: Sister Katherine Kate Dove: Proprietor Pete Postlethwaite: Deric Maxine Burth: Nurse Two Martin Pearson: Man from Gas Board Keith Clifford: Fred Dennis Blanch: Man with Dog Noreen Kershaw: Margaret Diana Flacks: Mrs. Corey Katisha Kenyon: Nurse Three Tom Higgins: Doctor Thora Hird: Mother Ruth Holden: Mrs. Elliot Dinah Handley: Do-Gooder

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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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