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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 Edward Fox: Sir Hugo Mallinger Jamie Bamber: Hans Meyrick Joe Starrs: Young Henleigh Raymond Brody: Leubronn Jeweler Jacqueline Pearce: Baroness Langen Michael Attwell: Rev. Gascoigne Georgie Glen: Lady Mallinger Romola Garai: Gwendolen Harleth Josh Cole: Mr. Clintock Jodhi May: Mirah Lapidoth Greta Scacchi: Lydia Glasier Gillian Maguire: Bertha Davidow Anna Popplewell: Fanny Davidow Anna Maguire: Isobal Davidow Lisa Jackson: Mab Meyrick Amanda Root: Mrs. Davidow Celia Imrie: Mrs. Meyrick Kate Maberly: Kate Meyrick Michael Elwyn: Mr. Arrowpoint Nickolas Grace: Vandernoodt Jordan Frieda: Rex Gascoigne Hugh Bonneville: Harleigh Grandcourt Hugh Dancy: Daniel Deronda David Bamber: Lush Serena Martin: Phoebe Meyrick Anna Steel: Catherine Arrowpoint Allan Corduner: Klesmer Nicholas Day: Lord Brackenshaw Delia Lindsay: Mrs. Arrowpoint

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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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