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

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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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