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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 Sandra Bee: ARA Woman Jenny Tarren: WDC Holden Jack Waters: Reporter Philip Nelson: Joey Shepherd Leon Black: Stephen Lawrence Stafford Johnston: DAC Ian Johnston Natasha Williams: Clara Terry Bird: Mr. Shepherd Cathy Murphy: Woman at Door Jo Martin: Cheryl Sloley Howard Whiteson: Council Official Brian Bovell: Uncle Simon Kunz: Defense Barrister Andy Baker: Reporter Ashley Walters: Stuart Lawrence Marianne Jean-Baptiste: Doreen Lawrence Kenneth Cranham: Michael Mansfield Neelam Bakshi: Dr. Patel Millicent Getz: Georgina Lawrence Dona Cross: Ros Howells Tony Guilfoyle: Magistrate Lee Colley: Jamie Arcourt Polly Lister: Nurse Joseph Kpobie: Duwayne Brooks Anna Northam: PC Bethal Hugh Quarshie: Neville Lawrence Sam Cox: Pathologist Paul Barrow: Staff Officer Dominic Power: David Norris David McKail: Sir Montague Levine Tim Munro: Mr. Taffe David Cann: Forensic Scientist Darren Morfitt: Luke Knight David Shaal: DS Bevan Kim Macdonald: PC Gleeson Michael Feast: DCS Ilsley Trevor Thomas: ARA Man Albert Welling: Jury Foreman Shaun Chawdhary: Imran Khan Neil Maskell: Gary Dobson Ricci Harnett: Neil Arcourt David Calder: Sir Paul Condon

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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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