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

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