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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 Lloyd Peters: Jones Richard Dillane: Steve Matthew Brown: Jamie Geoff Holman: TV Producer Laura June Keston: Jody Joseph Aston: Marcus Sophie Graham: Young Sylvia Gilian Cally: Mrs. Heel Tim Thomas: TV Director Liam Tobin: Bottom Chris Wilkinson: Mr. Porter Robin Polley: Theater Director Roberta Kerr: Miss Robinson Emily Keston: Anne Joe Gunn: Harry Nicola Barnfield: Janice Tim Barker: Mr. Thomas Lizzy McInnerny: Sylvia Justin Ellery: Coral's Dad Nicholas Fry: Estate Agent Sarah Beard: Prompter Ann Aris: Hillary Judith Barker: Matron Eileen Davies: Miss Ross Jacqueline Jansen: Beryl Meriel Schofield: Coral's Mum Olwen May: Harriet Heather Carr: Jessica Lauren Hartley: Kelly Judith Davis: Tea Lady John Draycott: Robin Goodfellow Robert Curbishley: Chris Nicholas Gecks: Dr. O'Gorman Sarah Lancashire: Coral Atkins Kate Layden: Mrs. Desmond Stuart Richman: Tom Viv Warentz: Old Crone Mirita King: Young Coral Malcolm Scates: Derek Geoffrey Swann: Oberon Holly Latham: Amy Michael Jenn: Mr. Farris John Quayle: Sir Godfrey Catriona Martin: Smith Romy Baskerville: Mrs. Skynner Sarah Nixon: Jamie's Mum Reece Hoi: Wayne Judy Holt: Mrs. Hall

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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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