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

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