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

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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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