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

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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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