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

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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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