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

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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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