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Masterpiece Episode: "Shooting the Past"

Season 29, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: “Shooting the Past” is a telling two-part drama in which the oddball staff of a musty old London photo archive stares down the cold American businessman who bought their space and wants to throw them out to make way for a business school. “What sleepy people we must appear,” sighs archive director Marilyn Truman (Lindsay Duncan) after hearing the news. But businessman Christopher Anderson (Liam Cunningham) won't get rid of them easily. Bates: Timothy Spall. Veronica: Billie Whitelaw. Spig: Emilia Fox.
Original Air Date: Nov 21, 1999
Guest Cast Billie Whitelaw: Veronica Blake Ritson: Nick Arj Barker: Garnett Liam Cunningham: Christopher Anderson Lindsay Duncan: Marilyn Truman Emilia Fox: Spig Timothy Spall: Oswald Bates

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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