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

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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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