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

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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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