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