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

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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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