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

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