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

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