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

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