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

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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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