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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 Hugh Bonneville: Andrey Zhivago Nick Stewart: Orthodox Priest Robert Orr: Agitator Daniella Byrne: Little Tonya Sam Neill: Komarovsky Sam McClintock: Little Yury John Comer: Bolshevik Informer Hanza Klimer: Convoy Officer Sylvia Syms: Madame Fleury Anne-Marie Duff: Olya Demina Keira Knightley: Lara Karel Dorny: Mayakovsky Hans Matheson: Yury Zhivago Jeremy Clyde: Professor Maryam D'Abo: Amalia Kris Marshall: Pasha Antipov Alexandra Maria Lara: Tonya Bill Paterson: Alexander Gromeko David Fisher: Blok Daniele Liotti: Misha Gordon Celia Imrie: Anna Gromeko

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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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