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Masterpiece Episode: "Love in a Cold Climate"

Season 31, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: Upper-class British life in the 1930s gets a droll sendup in “Love in a Cold Climate,” a two-part adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novels charting the love lives of three young women. Fanny (Rosamund Pike), who narrates the story, spends most of her time with her cousin Linda (Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh), the perpetually lovestruck daughter of the blustering Lord Radlett (Alan Bates). Rounding out the trio: Fanny's friend Polly (Megan Dodds), who's just back from India. Linda's the first to wed, and she does it for love. But it cools quickly. Boy Dougdale: Anthony Andrews.
Original Air Date: Feb 11, 2002
Guest Cast Alan Bates: Matthew Radlett John Standing: Lord Montdore Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh: Linda Sarah Badel: Lady Kroesig Olivia Compton: Young Fanny Tim Wallers: Roly Tom Ward: Alfred Sabrina Franklyn: Twitterer Sarah Crowden: Twitterer Paul Williamson: Monacled Lord Cassandra Compton: Young Linda Sheila Gish: Lady Montdore John Light: Christian Celia Imrie: Sadie Radlett Megan Dodds: Polly Sarah Twist: Twitterer John Wood: Lord Merlin Anthony Andrews: Boy Dougdale Rupert Frazer: Lord Paddington Geoffrey Streatfield: Tony Kroesig Rosamund Pike: Fanny Laura Popplewell: Emma Samuel Labarthe: Fabrice James Greene: Slipping Wig Lord Christian Coulson: Matt John Normington: Dancing Vicar Jeremy Child: Sir Lester Kroesig Anna Popplewell: Victoria Lavinia Bertram: Lady Patricia Jane How: Veronica Jemima Rooper: Jassy

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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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