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

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