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Masterpiece Episode: "Seeing Red"

Season 29, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: A British TV star gives up the glamorous life to start a home for disturbed children in “Seeing Red,” a dramatization of the life of Coral Atkins (Sarah Lancashire). During a publicity appearance at a children's home, she sees a staff seemingly at war with the kids and decides to open a home of her own. It becomes an obsession, and one reason for it (seen in childhood flashbacks) comes out in therapy following an on-stage breakdown. Sylvia: Lizzy McInnerny. Dr. O'Gorman: Nicholas Geks. Chris: Robert Curbishley.
Original Air Date: Apr 30, 2000
Guest Cast Liam Tobin: Bottom Justin Ellery: Coral's Dad Joe Gunn: Harry Ann Aris: Hillary Mirita King: Young Coral Sophie Graham: Young Sylvia Sarah Nixon: Jamie's Mum Meriel Schofield: Coral's Mum Chris Wilkinson: Mr. Porter Robin Polley: Theater Director Nicholas Gecks: Dr. O'Gorman Emily Keston: Anne Laura June Keston: Jody Tim Barker: Mr. Thomas Lauren Hartley: Kelly Viv Warentz: Old Crone Lloyd Peters: Jones Eileen Davies: Miss Ross Jacqueline Jansen: Beryl John Quayle: Sir Godfrey Nicola Barnfield: Janice Tim Thomas: TV Director Lizzy McInnerny: Sylvia Sarah Beard: Prompter Michael Jenn: Mr. Farris Richard Dillane: Steve Gilian Cally: Mrs. Heel Robert Curbishley: Chris Matthew Brown: Jamie Stuart Richman: Tom Joseph Aston: Marcus Geoffrey Swann: Oberon Reece Hoi: Wayne Judith Barker: Matron Geoff Holman: TV Producer John Draycott: Robin Goodfellow Malcolm Scates: Derek Romy Baskerville: Mrs. Skynner Catriona Martin: Smith Judy Holt: Mrs. Hall Sarah Lancashire: Coral Atkins Nicholas Fry: Estate Agent Holly Latham: Amy Olwen May: Harriet Roberta Kerr: Miss Robinson Judith Davis: Tea Lady Kate Layden: Mrs. Desmond Heather Carr: Jessica

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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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