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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 Cherie Lunghi: Mrs. Steerforth Michael Elphick: Barkis Richard Howard: Doctor Aislin McGuckin: Emily Bob Hoskins: Mr. Micawber Oliver Milburn: Steerforth Edward Hughes: Steerforth's Friend Joanna Page: Dora Spenlow Clare Holman: Rosa Dartle James Grout: Mr. Spenlow Thelma Barlow: Mrs. Heep Amanda Ryan: Agnes Wickfield Clare Wilkie: Julia Mills Colin Farrell: Milkman Patsy Byrne: Mrs. Gummidge Kenneth MacDonald: Littimer Pauline Quirke: Peggotty Chris Sudgen: Fisherman Imelda Staunton: Mrs. Micawber Maggie Smith: Betsey Trotwood Ian McNeice: Mr. Dick David Maybrick: Officer Oliver Ford Davies: Mr. Wickfield Ciaran McMenamin: David Copperfield James Thornton: Ham Peggotty Alun Armstrong: Dan Peggotty Dawn French: Mrs. Crupp Nicholas Lyndhurst: Uriah Heep 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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