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Masterpiece Episode: "The Way We Live Now"

Season 31, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: Part 2of 4. “The Way We Live Now.” Since Marie Melmotte (Shirley Henderson) will be cut off if she weds Sir Felix (Matthew Macfayden), she proposes elopement. It seems she has funds of her own Meanwhile, Montague (Cillian Murphy) has doubts about Melmotte's plans for the railroad project. He also attempts to uncouple himself from Mrs. Hurtle (Miranda Otto) so he can pursue Hetta (Paloma Baeza). And Georgina Longestaffe (Anne-Marie Duff), in pursuit of a husband, seeks out Melmotte's assistance.
Original Air Date: Apr 8, 2002
Guest Cast Nicholas McGaughey: John Crumb Paloma Baeza: Hetta Carbury Stuart McQuarrie: Lord Nidderdale Matthew Macfadyen: Sir Felix Carbury Sarah Niven: Simpson Jim Carter: Mr. Breghart Lilo Baur: Didon Peter Gunn: Inspector Brown Jon Rumney: Vossner Allan Corduner: Croll Fenella Woolgar: Lady Julia Monogram Tom Fahy: Butler (Grosvenor Square) Rupert Vansittart: Sir Damask Monogram David Bradley: Mr. Broune Maxine Peake: Ruby Ruggles James Duke: Mrs. Pipkin Graham Crowden: Marquis of Auld Reekie Douglas Hodge: Roger Carbury Richard Cant: Dolly Longstaffe David Suchet: Augustus Melmotte Anne-Marie Duff: Georgina Longestaffe Oliver Ford Davies: Longestaffe Cheryl Campbell: Lady Carbury Miranda Otto: Mrs. Hurtle Tony Britton: Lord Alfred Grendall Angus Wright: Miles Grendall Shirley Henderson: Marie Melmotte Cillian Murphy: Paul Montague

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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