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Masterpiece Episode: "Oliver Twist"

Season 30, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: This striking three-part take on Charles Dickens' beloved rags-to-riches saga "Oliver Twist." Part 1 is a prequel, composed of material Dickens put at the end of his serialization of the story in 1839, frontloaded and fleshed out by British dramatist Alan Bleasdale. It's something of a riches-to-rags tale about Oliver's star-crossed parents (Tim Dutton, Sophia Myles) and the mess Oliver (Sam Smith) found himself in when he entered the world. Elizabeth: Lindsay Duncan. Edward: Marc Warren.
Original Air Date: Oct 8, 2000
Guest Cast Liz Smith: Sally Tim Dutton: Edward Leeford Richard Howard: Dr. Critchley Michael Bertenshaw: Dr. Butchard David Ross: Mr. Brumble Sophia Myles: Agnes Fleming Marc Warren: Edward Charlotte Le Moignan: Rose Fleming John Quarmby: Richard Leeford Michael Kitchen: Mr. Brownlow John Grillo: Mr. Grimwig Julie Walters: Mrs. Mann Simon Kunz: James Matthews Lindsay Duncan: Elizabeth Leeford Alun Armstrong: Mr. Fleming Sam Smith: Oliver Twist Annette Crosbie: Mrs. Bedwin

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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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