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

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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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