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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 Sabrina Franklyn: Twitterer John Normington: Dancing Vicar Celia Imrie: Sadie Radlett James Greene: Slipping Wig Lord Sheila Gish: Lady Montdore Geoffrey Streatfield: Tony Kroesig Tom Ward: Alfred Olivia Compton: Young Fanny John Light: Christian Jane How: Veronica Jeremy Child: Sir Lester Kroesig Anna Popplewell: Victoria Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh: Linda Sarah Badel: Lady Kroesig Rupert Frazer: Lord Paddington Christian Coulson: Matt Sarah Crowden: Twitterer John Wood: Lord Merlin Paul Williamson: Monacled Lord Anthony Andrews: Boy Dougdale Rosamund Pike: Fanny Laura Popplewell: Emma John Standing: Lord Montdore Jemima Rooper: Jassy Lavinia Bertram: Lady Patricia Megan Dodds: Polly Cassandra Compton: Young Linda Sarah Twist: Twitterer Tim Wallers: Roly Samuel Labarthe: Fabrice

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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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