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Masterpiece Episode: "Bleak House"

Season 36, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: “Bleak House” opens the series' 36th season. The sterling six-part BBC adaptation of the Dickens novel stars Gillian Anderson as Lady Dedlock and Charles Dance as Mr. Tulkinghorn, a solicitor. In Part 1, Esther Summerson (Anna Maxwell Martin) becomes a companion to Ada Clare (Carey Mulligan). John Jarndyce: Denis Lawson. Richard Carstone: Patrick Kennedy. Nemo: John Lynch. Guppy: Burn Gorman. Adapted by Andrew Davies.
Original Air Date: Jan 22, 2006
Guest Cast Pauline Collins: Miss Flite John Lynch: Nemo Patrick Kennedy: Richard Carstone Burn Gorman: Guppy Harry Eden: Jo Carey Mulligan: Ada Clare Charles Dance: Mr. Tulkinghorn Nathaniel Parker: Harold Skimpole Anna Maxwell Martin: Esther Summerson Johnny Vegas: Krook Denis Lawson: John Jarndyce Timothy West: Sir Leicester

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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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