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Masterpiece Episode: "A Rather English Marriage"

Season 29, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: “A Rather English Marriage” is an affecting odd-couple story starring Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay as older men who share quarters after their wives die. The film won the British Academy of Film and Television's Best TV Drama for 1998-99. Finney plays gregarious aristocrat Reggie Cunningham-Jarvis; Courtenay (the BAFTA winner for best actor in a TV drama) is meek retired milkman Roy Southgate. Joanna Lumley costars as the middle-aged boutique owner who complicates things when she takes an interest in Reggie.
Original Air Date: Dec 31, 2000
Guest Cast Aileen O'Gorman: Grace Katie Carr: Young Mary Jeremy Clyde: Vivian/Chaggers Tom Courtenay: Roy Southgate Laura Heath: Felicity Ursula Howells: Mary Lucy Robinson: Susan Caroline Carver: Young Grace John Light: Young Reggie Albert Finney: Reggie Cunningham-Jarvis Joanna Lumley: Liz Emily Morgan: Sabrina Adjoa Andoh: Mandy Hulme Rosamund Pike: Celia Iain Jones: Young Roy Sean Murray: Alan

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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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