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

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