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