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Masterpiece Episode: "David Copperfield"

Season 29, Episode 17
Episode Synopsis: As "David Copperfield" concludes, the adult David (Cieran McMenamin) is determined to win the heart of Dora Spenlow (Joanna Page). He does, but "dark clouds" gather elsewhere, in the forms of his old school benefactor Steerforth (Oliver Milburn) and that "reptile" Uriah Heep (Nicholas Lyndhurst). Betsey Trotwood: Maggie Smith. Mr. Micawber: Bob Hoskins. Agnes Wickfield: Amanda Ryan. Mrs. Steerforth: Cherie Lunghi. Rosa Dartle: Clare Holman. Mr. Dick: Ian McNeice. Peggotty: Pauline Quirke.
Original Air Date: Apr 17, 2000
Guest Cast Dawn French: Mrs. Crupp Cherie Lunghi: Mrs. Steerforth Clare Holman: Rosa Dartle Aislin McGuckin: Emily Amanda Ryan: Agnes Wickfield Bob Hoskins: Mr. Micawber Oliver Milburn: Steerforth David Maybrick: Officer Maggie Smith: Betsey Trotwood Imelda Staunton: Mrs. Micawber James Grout: Mr. Spenlow Pauline Quirke: Peggotty Patsy Byrne: Mrs. Gummidge Joanna Page: Dora Spenlow Oliver Ford Davies: Mr. Wickfield Michael Elphick: Barkis Chris Sudgen: Fisherman Nicholas Lyndhurst: Uriah Heep Clare Wilkie: Julia Mills Ian McNeice: Mr. Dick Colin Farrell: Milkman Alun Armstrong: Dan Peggotty Thelma Barlow: Mrs. Heep James Thornton: Ham Peggotty Edward Hughes: Steerforth's Friend Kenneth MacDonald: Littimer Ciaran McMenamin: David Copperfield Richard Howard: Doctor 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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