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