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

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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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