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Masterpiece Episode: "David Copperfield"

Season 29, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: Bob Hoskins (as Micawber) heads a strong British cast in a two-part adaptation of "David Copperfield," Charles Dickens' sprawling 1850 coming-of-age classic. It begins with David (Daniel Radcliffe) in blissful childhood, which ends when his mother (Emilia Fox) weds the tyrannical Mr. Murdstone (Trevor Eve). "What is before you is a fight with the world," Murdstone snarls. "The sooner you begin it, the better." Betsey: Maggie Smith. Peggoty: Pauline Quirke. Creakle: Ian McKellen.
Original Air Date: Apr 16, 2000
Guest Cast Brian Abbott: Constable Clare Wilkie: Julia Mills Amanda Ryan: Adult Agnes Wickfield Steve Swinscoe: Quinion Paul Whitehouse: Pawnbroker Emily McKenzie: Janet John Normington: Dr. Chillup Peter Sproule: Bootmaker Zoe Wanamaker: Jane Murdstone Imelda Staunton: Mrs. Micawber Harry Lloyd: Young James Steerforth James Thornton: Ham Peggotty Alun Armstrong: Dan Peggotty Ian McKellen: Mr. Creakle James Grout: Mr. Spenlow Jake Nightingale: Tinker Emilia Fox: Clara Copperfield Bob Hoskins: Mr. Micawber Joanna Page: Dora Spenlow Michael Elphick: Barkis Nicholas Lyndhurst: Uriah Heep Laura Harling: Little Emily Thomas Maher: Mick Jaqueline Tong: Lady in Coach Maggie Smith: Aunt Betsey Ciaran McMenamin: Adult David Daniel Radcliffe: Young David Oliver Ford Davies: Mr. Wickfield Pauline Quirke: Peggoty Trevor Eve: Mr. Murdstone Patsy Byrne: Mrs. Gummidge Dawn French: Mrs. Crupp Antonia Corrigan: Young Agnes Wickfield Ian McNeice: Mr. Dick Tom Wilkinson

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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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