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Masterpiece Episode: "Oliver Twist"

Season 30, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: In Part 2 (of three), "Oliver Twist" (Sam Smith) wants more from life than either the workhouse or the undertaker Sowerberry are about to offer, so he runs away to London. His creepy half-brother Monks (Marc Warren) is in hot pursuit and, as luck (Monks' luck) would have it, Oliver finds his way to Fagin's den of thieves. Fagin: Robert Lindsay. Mrs. Mann: Julie Walters. Mr. Brownlow: Michael Kitchen. Elizabeth Leeford: Lindsay Duncan. Mr. Bumble: David Ross. Bill Sikes: Andy Serkis.
Original Air Date: Oct 22, 2000
Guest Cast Isla Fisher: Bet Ian Taylor: Mr. Temple David Ross: Mr. Bumble Roland Manookian: Charley Bates Sam Smith: Oliver Twist Michael Kitchen: Mr. Brownlow John Grillo: Mr. Grinwig Ger Ryan: Mrs. Sowerberry Annette Crosbie: Mrs. Bedwin Lindsay Duncan: Elizabeth Leeford Andy Serkis: Bill Sikes James Bradshaw: Noah Claypool Alex Crowley: Artful Dodger Emily Woof: Nancy Keira Knightley: Rose Fleming Andrew Schofield: Toby Crackitt Julie Walters: Mrs. Mann Tracey Murphy: Charlotte Robert Lindsay: Fagin Marc Warren: Monks Liz Smith: Sally Roger Lloyd Pack: Mr. Sowerberry

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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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