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Masterpiece Episode: "The Murder of Stephen Lawrence"

Season 31, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: "The Murder of Stephen Lawrence" charts a Jamaican immigrant couple's five-year battle for justice in the face of what they see as institutional racism in Britain's judicial system. Hugh Quarshie and Marianne Jean-Baptiste star as Neville and Doreen Lawrence, whose 18-year-old son Stephen was stabbed to death in April 1993 while waiting for a bus in southeast London. The assailants, five white-supremacist teens, are identified immediately, but the police don't arrest them for two weeks.
Original Air Date: Jan 21, 2002
Guest Cast Sam Cox: Pathologist Marianne Jean-Baptiste: Doreen Lawrence Paul Barrow: Staff Officer Jo Martin: Cheryl Sloley Andy Baker: Reporter Kenneth Cranham: Michael Mansfield Anna Northam: PC Bethal Ricci Harnett: Neil Arcourt Terry Bird: Mr. Shepherd Dominic Power: David Norris Polly Lister: Nurse David McKail: Sir Montague Levine Kim Macdonald: PC Gleeson Howard Whiteson: Council Official David Calder: Sir Paul Condon Philip Nelson: Joey Shepherd Simon Kunz: Defense Barrister Jenny Tarren: WDC Holden Tony Guilfoyle: Magistrate Stafford Johnston: DAC Ian Johnston Trevor Thomas: ARA Man Brian Bovell: Uncle David Cann: Forensic Scientist Joseph Kpobie: Duwayne Brooks Millicent Getz: Georgina Lawrence Shaun Chawdhary: Imran Khan Neil Maskell: Gary Dobson Neelam Bakshi: Dr. Patel Jack Waters: Reporter Sandra Bee: ARA Woman Michael Feast: DCS Ilsley Dona Cross: Ros Howells Leon Black: Stephen Lawrence Hugh Quarshie: Neville Lawrence Natasha Williams: Clara Cathy Murphy: Woman at Door David Shaal: DS Bevan Lee Colley: Jamie Arcourt Albert Welling: Jury Foreman Darren Morfitt: Luke Knight Ashley Walters: Stuart Lawrence Tim Munro: Mr. Taffe

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'



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