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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 Zoe Eeles: Elsie Martine Niven: Young Mrs. Betts Marc Baylis: Young Silas Lynda Bellingham: Mrs. Gadsby Jennifer Piercey: Aunt Cora Julian Holloway: Uncle George Lisa Kay: Georgina Maggie Wells: Emily Pack Joe Prospero: Edward Annabelle Apsion: Queenie White Sue Johnston: Mrs. Betts Charlotte Rampling: Sylvia Featherstone Janet Henfry: Aunt Tibby Tim Stern: Pug Dave Nicholls: Sanders Albert Finney: Silas Peter Townsend: Gamekeeper Andrew Greenough: Abel Tim Barlow: Cuthbert Paul Brown: Charlie White Holly Hutchings: Lizzie Peter Aubrey: Kepple Richard Braine: St. John 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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