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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 Thora Hird: Mother Dinah Handley: Do-Gooder Maxine Burth: Nurse Two Anne Reid: Gloria Katisha Kenyon: Nurse Three Dennis Blanch: Man with Dog David Shimwell: Young Man Dow Blyton: Sister Katherine Keith Clifford: Fred Penny Downie: Aileen Noreen Kershaw: Margaret Tom Higgins: Doctor Malcolm Hebden: Chemist Pete Postlethwaite: Deric Ruth Holden: Mrs. Elliot Eddie Caswell: Widower Gillian Waugh: Therapist Jennifer Luckcraft: Nurse One Kate Dove: Proprietor Martin Pearson: Man from Gas Board Diana Flacks: Mrs. Corey

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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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