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Masterpiece Episode: "Daniel Deronda"

Season 32, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: A two-part adaptation of “Daniel Deronda,” George Eliot's 1874 novel about romantic treachery and ethnic consciousness in Victorian England, begins with headstrong Gwendolen Harleth (Romola Garai) getting herself trapped in an oppressive marriage to the arrogant Henleigh Grandcourt (Hugh Bonneville). Meanwhile, Daniel Deronda (Hugh Dancy), a proper English gentleman (and a gentle man), befriends a distressed young Jewish singer (Jodhi May). But Deronda also has an eye for Gwendolen, and vice versa. Sir Hugo: Edward Fox. Lydia Glasier: Greta Scacchi.
Original Air Date: Mar 30, 2003
Guest Cast Anna Maguire: Isobal Davidow Hugh Bonneville: Harleigh Grandcourt Nickolas Grace: Vandernoodt Anna Popplewell: Fanny Davidow Michael Attwell: Rev. Gascoigne David Bamber: Lush Delia Lindsay: Mrs. Arrowpoint Raymond Brody: Leubronn Jeweler Gillian Maguire: Bertha Davidow Anna Steel: Catherine Arrowpoint Celia Imrie: Mrs. Meyrick Kate Maberly: Kate Meyrick Joe Starrs: Young Henleigh Jodhi May: Mirah Lapidoth Serena Martin: Phoebe Meyrick Georgie Glen: Lady Mallinger Nicholas Day: Lord Brackenshaw Jordan Frieda: Rex Gascoigne Jamie Bamber: Hans Meyrick Hugh Dancy: Daniel Deronda Amanda Root: Mrs. Davidow Allan Corduner: Klesmer Edward Fox: Sir Hugo Mallinger Lisa Jackson: Mab Meyrick Greta Scacchi: Lydia Glasier Michael Elwyn: Mr. Arrowpoint Romola Garai: Gwendolen Harleth Josh Cole: Mr. Clintock Jacqueline Pearce: Baroness Langen

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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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