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