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

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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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