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Masterpiece Episode: "The Forsyte Saga"

Season 33, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: As this series of “The Forsyte Saga” concludes, Soames (Damian Lewis) is desperate for a son---“on any terms!” he screams to Irene (Gina McKee). She's not about to oblige him, though the Frenchwoman Annette (Beatriz Batarda) will. But Soames must divorce Irene for that to happen. And Irene, as it happens, is growing ever closer to Young Jolyon (Rupert Graves).
Original Air Date: Feb 1, 2004
Guest Cast Amanda Ryan: Holly Forsyte Barbara Flynn: Emily Forsyte Ben Miles: Montague Dartie Robert Lang: Swithin Alistair Petrie: George Alice Patten: Imogen Beatriz Batarda: Annette Kevin Quarmby: Doctor Ann Bell: Aunt Hester Rupert Graves: Young Jolyon Forsyte Amanda Root: Winifred Dartie Damian Lewis: Soames Forsyte Gina McKee: Irene Forsyte Malcolm Raeburn: Parfitt Gillian Kearney: June Forsyte Julian Ovenden: Val Dartie John Carlisle: James Forsyte Kika Markham: Mme. Lamotte Wendy Craig: Aunt Juley

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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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