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