Masterpiece Episodes

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

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



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