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