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