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

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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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