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

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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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