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