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

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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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