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

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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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