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