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