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

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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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