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

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