Masterpiece Episodes

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Masterpiece Episode: "My Uncle Silas"

Season 31, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: Albert Finney is “My Uncle Silas,” a lovable old Edwardian-era rascal who teaches an impressionable 10-year-old how to live in five short stories by English author H.E. Bates (1905-74). As the first one opens, young Edward (Joe Prospero) is on his way to spend his summer holiday in the country with Silas, whose stern sister Tibby is agasht. Silas, she harrumphs, is “a drunkard, a sinner and a nonconformist.” Edward is immediately intrigued. But then, most people are intrigued by Silas, women especially.
Original Air Date: Nov 26, 2001
Guest Cast Peter Townsend: Gamekeeper Lisa Kay: Georgina Peter Aubrey: Kepple Paul Brown: Charlie White Joe Prospero: Edward Lynda Bellingham: Mrs. Gadsby Albert Finney: Silas Richard Braine: St. John Charlotte Rampling: Sylvia Featherstone Holly Hutchings: Lizzie Janet Henfry: Aunt Tibby Annabelle Apsion: Queenie White Tim Stern: Pug Andrew Greenough: Abel Zoe Eeles: Elsie Sue Johnston: Mrs. Betts Marc Baylis: Young Silas Tim Barlow: Cuthbert Jennifer Piercey: Aunt Cora Maggie Wells: Emily Pack Martine Niven: Young Mrs. Betts Julian Holloway: Uncle George Dave Nicholls: Sanders The Falloons: Wedding Band

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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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