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Masterpiece Episode: "The Way We Live Now"

Season 31, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: “The Way We Live Now” (Part 3 of four). Melmotte (David Suchet) is elected to Parliament with stirring talk of “a new kind of empire.” But his campaign expenses are considerable, and Paul Montague (Cillian Murphy) has questions about the source of the money. The answers he receives from Melmotte aren't satisfactory, but the one he receives from Hetta (Paloma Baeza) is---temporarily. Meanwhile, Sir Felix's run of bad luck continues. Sir Felix: Matthew Macfadyen.
Original Air Date: Apr 15, 2002
Guest Cast Cillian Murphy: Paul Montague Paloma Baeza: Hetta Carbury Dudley Sutton: Speaker (Parliament) Michele Dotrice: Mrs. Pipkin Oliver Ford Davies: Mr. Longestaffe Anne Marie Duff: Georgiana Longestaffe Shirley Henderson: Marie Melmotte Rob Brydon: Mr. Alf Jim Carter: Mr. Breghart Tony Britton: Lord Alfred Grendall Toby Jones: Squercum Allan Corduner: Croll Matthew Macfadyen: Sir Felix Carbury Richard Cant: Dolly Longestaffe David Suchet: Augustus Melmotte Roger Hammond: MP Brown Miranda Otto: Mrs, Hurtle Sarah Niven: Simpson Tom Fahy: Butler (Grosvenor Square) Cheryl Campbell: Lady Carbury Douglas Hodge: Roger Carbury Helen Schlesinger: Madame Melmotte Gerry George: Music Hall Performer Trevor Peacock: Mr. Ruggles Graham Crowden: Marquis of Auld Reekie

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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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