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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 Cheryl Campbell: Lady Carbury Helen Schlesinger: Madame Melmotte Roger Hammond: MP Brown Trevor Peacock: Mr. Ruggles Jim Carter: Mr. Breghart Matthew Macfadyen: Sir Felix Carbury Graham Crowden: Marquis of Auld Reekie Gerry George: Music Hall Performer Richard Cant: Dolly Longestaffe Anne Marie Duff: Georgiana Longestaffe Tom Fahy: Butler (Grosvenor Square) Douglas Hodge: Roger Carbury Miranda Otto: Mrs, Hurtle Cillian Murphy: Paul Montague Tony Britton: Lord Alfred Grendall Rob Brydon: Mr. Alf Shirley Henderson: Marie Melmotte Sarah Niven: Simpson Michele Dotrice: Mrs. Pipkin Toby Jones: Squercum Oliver Ford Davies: Mr. Longestaffe Paloma Baeza: Hetta Carbury Allan Corduner: Croll Dudley Sutton: Speaker (Parliament) David Suchet: Augustus Melmotte

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