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

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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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