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

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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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