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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 Oliver Ford Davies: Mr. Longestaffe Maxine Peake: Ruby Ruggles Toby Jones: Squercum Matthew Macfadyen: Sir Felix Carbury David Bradley: Mr. Broune Joanna David: Lady Pomona Longestaffe Helen Schlesinger: Madame Melmotte Jim Carter: Mr. Breghart Douglas Hodge: Roger Carbury Adam De Ville: Reporter Nicholas McGaughey: John Crumb Richard Cant: Dolly Longestaffe Stuart McQuarrie: Lord Nidderdale Cheryl Campbell: Lady Carbury David Suchet: Augustus Melmotte Shirley Henderson: Marie Melmotte Alan Corduner: Croll Angus Wright: Miles Grandall Michael Riley: Hamilton K. Fisker Cillian Murphy: Paul Montague Anne-Marie Duff: Georgiana Longestaffe Miranda Otto: Mrs. Hurtle Paloma Baeza: Hetta Carbury

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