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

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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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