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