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Masterpiece Episode: "The Way We Live Now"

Season 31, Episode 17
Episode Synopsis: “The Way We Live Now,” conclusion. In the wake of Paul Montague's disclosure about the railroad, Malmotte (David Suchet) admits to being “overstretched.” In fact, what money he does have is in Marie's name, and Marie (Shirley Henderson) isn't inclined to let him have it. But prospects are not so bleak for the Carburys, though Hetta (Paloma Baeza) concedes that her liaison with Paul leaves much to be desired. “It's so messy and complicated and compromised,” she says.
Original Air Date: Apr 22, 2002
Guest Cast Miranda Otto: Mrs. Hurtle Paloma Baeza: Hetta Carbury Nicholas McGaughey: John Crumb Oliver Ford Davies: Mr. Longestaffe Anne-Marie Duff: Georgiana Longestaffe Richard Cant: Dolly Longestaffe Jim Carter: Mr. Breghart David Suchet: Augustus Melmotte Helen Schlesinger: Madame Melmotte Alan Corduner: Croll David Bradley: Mr. Broune Adam De Ville: Reporter Michael Riley: Hamilton K. Fisker Cillian Murphy: Paul Montague Cheryl Campbell: Lady Carbury Maxine Peake: Ruby Ruggles Toby Jones: Squercum Douglas Hodge: Roger Carbury Matthew Macfadyen: Sir Felix Carbury Shirley Henderson: Marie Melmotte Stuart McQuarrie: Lord Nidderdale Joanna David: Lady Pomona Longestaffe Angus Wright: Miles Grandall

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