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