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Masterpiece Episode: "The Cazalets"

Season 31, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: World War II clouds life for a well-to-do British family in “The Cazalets,” a four-part adaptation of Elizabeth Jane Howard's novels. It opens in 1937 as the Cazalets leave London and the timber business run by eldest son Hugh (Hugh Bonneville) for their summer holiday at their Sussex estate. However, second son Edward (Stephen Dillane) would rather be with mistresses than with his wife (Lesley Manville); and youngest son Rupert (Paul Rhys), an artist, refuses to join the company.
Original Air Date: Oct 22, 2001
Guest Cast John McArdle: Tonbridge Claudia Renton: Polly Stephen Dillane: Edward Anastasia Hille: Sybil Rosie Ede: Phyllis Alex Pownall: Neville Tammy Mendelson: Dottie Belinda Davison: Sylvia Penny Downie: Sid Florence Hoath: Clary Joanna Page: Zoe Anna Chancellor: Diana Claire Hackett: Mrs. Tonbridge Gemma Craven: Mrs. Headfort Lavinia Bertram: Ellen Catherine Russell: Rachel Emma Griffiths Malin: Louise Francesca Wicks: Lydia Paul Rhys: Rupert Jacqueline Tong: Mrs. Cripps Laura Strachan: Inge Patsy Rowlands: Miss Millement William Hoyland: Dr. Ballager Lesley Manville: Villy Tom Martin: Dr. Sherlock Frederick Treves: The Brig Ben Simpson: Teddy Anne Cunningham: Midwife Hugh Bonneville: Hugh Ursula Howells: The Duchy Gregg Prentice: Harry Tonbridge

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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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