Masterpiece Episodes

1971, TV Show

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

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
User Rating: (768 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
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.'

Cast

Shop

Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on PBS
Buy Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on PBS from Amazon.com
From Viking Adult (Hardcover)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $20.89 (as of 1:06 AM EST - more info)
Masterpiece Theatre: Northanger Abbey
Buy Masterpiece Theatre: Northanger Abbey from Amazon.com
From PBS (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $14.53 (as of 1:06 AM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular