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