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Masterpiece Episode: "Wives and Daughters"

Season 30, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: A four-part adaptation of “Wives and Daughters,” novelist Elizabeth Gaskell's 1864 chronicle of the life and loves of a young woman in an 1820s English country town. She's Molly Gibson (Justine Waddell), the 17-year-old daughter of a kindly widowed physician (Bill Paterson). As Part 1begins, Molly's sent to stay with a local squire (Michael Gambon) whose two sons are away---for now---at Cambridge. Meanwhile, her father is about to remarry, to a self-centered, manipulative woman named Hyacinth (Francesca Annis), whom Molly can't abide.
Original Air Date: Apr 1, 2001
Guest Cast Anthony Howell: Roger Hamley Deborah Findlay: Miss Browning Peter Copley: Robinson Ian Carmichael: Lord Cumnor Dariel Pertwee: Lady Cunahan Richard Coyle: Mr. Coxe Rosamund Pike: Lady Harriet Keeley Hawes: Cynthia Kirkpatrick Justine Waddell: Molly Gibson Francesca Annis: Hyacinth Barbara Leigh-Hunt: Lady Cumnor Bill Paterson: Mr. Gibson Emily McKenzie: Maria Anna Maguire: Young Molly Barbara Flynn: Miss Browning Penelope Wilton: Mrs. Hamley Lucy Briers: Lady Alice Tom Hollander: Osborne Hamley Ben Ellis: Mr. Wynne Michael Gambon: Squire Hamley

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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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