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

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