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

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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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