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Masterpiece Episode: "Doctor Zhivago"

Season 33, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: Keira Knightley and Hans Matheson star in a two-part 2003 remake of “Doctor Zhivago,” Boris Pasternak's sweeping novel set during the Russian Revolution. But they're together only fleetingly (and by chance) for most of Part 1. While the sensitive Yury makes his name as a physician in prerevolutionary Moscow and marries his childhood sweetheart, Tonya (Alexandra Maria Lara), the mysterious Lara (Knightley) must contend with the lecherous lawyer Komarovsky (Sam Neill).
Original Air Date: Nov 2, 2003
Guest Cast John Comer: Bolshevik Informer Robert Orr: Agitator David Fisher: Blok Anne-Marie Duff: Olya Demina Daniele Liotti: Misha Gordon Jeremy Clyde: Professor Sam McClintock: Little Yury Sylvia Syms: Madame Fleury Celia Imrie: Anna Gromeko Karel Dorny: Mayakovsky Bill Paterson: Alexander Gromeko Alexandra Maria Lara: Tonya Hugh Bonneville: Andrey Zhivago Maryam D'Abo: Amalia Nick Stewart: Orthodox Priest Sam Neill: Komarovsky Hanza Klimer: Convoy Officer Keira Knightley: Lara Daniella Byrne: Little Tonya Kris Marshall: Pasha Antipov Hans Matheson: Yury Zhivago

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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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