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