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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 Cheryl Campbell: Lady Carbury Fenella Woolgar: Lady Julia Monogram Jon Rumney: Vossner Allan Corduner: Croll Rupert Vansittart: Sir Damask Monogram Stuart McQuarrie: Lord Nidderdale Peter Gunn: Inspector Brown David Bradley: Mr. Broune Anne-Marie Duff: Georgina Longestaffe David Suchet: Augustus Melmotte James Duke: Mrs. Pipkin Shirley Henderson: Marie Melmotte Nicholas McGaughey: John Crumb Angus Wright: Miles Grendall Jim Carter: Mr. Breghart Douglas Hodge: Roger Carbury Miranda Otto: Mrs. Hurtle Lilo Baur: Didon Matthew Macfadyen: Sir Felix Carbury Richard Cant: Dolly Longstaffe Tony Britton: Lord Alfred Grendall Graham Crowden: Marquis of Auld Reekie Oliver Ford Davies: Longestaffe Cillian Murphy: Paul Montague Sarah Niven: Simpson Tom Fahy: Butler (Grosvenor Square) Paloma Baeza: Hetta Carbury Maxine Peake: Ruby Ruggles

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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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