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Masterpiece Episode: "Take a Girl like You"

Season 30, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: A two-part adaptation of “Take a Girl like You,” Kingsley Amis's 1960 comic novel about love and lust in the1950s, opens with lothario Patrick Standish (Rupert Graves) eyeing virginal Jenny Bunn (Sienna Guillory), a suburban-London teacher who is both “unnecessarily pretty” and “a nice girl.” And Patrick is hardly her only pursuer. So, he sighs, “it's going to be a long haul then.” Andrew Davies (“Wives and Daughters”) wrote the screenplay. Dick: Robert Daws. Martha: Emma Chambers. Julian: Hugh Bonneville. Graham: Ian Driver.
Original Air Date: May 13, 2001
Guest Cast Rupert Graves: Patrick Standish Rupert Vansittart: Headmaster Kathy Kiera-Clarke: Anna Le Page Neil Jones: Horace Charlton Natalie Roles: Joan Deborah Cornelius: Susan Ian Driver: Graham McClintoch Amelia Warner: Sheila Torkington Bridget McConnel: Miss Sinclair Jacki Piper: Mrs. Bunn Nina Young: Wendy Simon Evans: Horse Jeff Rawle: Mr. Charlton Sienna Guillory: Jenny Bunn Hugh Bonneville: Julian Oremond Dave Hill: Mr. Bunn Robert Daws: Dick Thompson Andy Linden: Club Doorman Mark Penfold: Businessman Emma Chambers: Martha Thompson

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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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