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Masterpiece Episode: "To the Ends of the Earth: Close Quarters"

Season 36, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: Part 2. “To the Ends of the Earth” continues with the impressive “Close Quarters,” as Edmund Talbot (Benedict Cumberbatch) falls in love at first sight with Marion Chumley (Joanna Page), who's aboard the Alcyone, a British ship that anchors alongside Talbot's vessel; Deverel (JJ Field) resigns his commission and calls Capt. Anderson (Jared Harris) a coward. Sir Henry Somerset: Charles Dance. Lady Somerset: Cheryl Campbell. Mr. Prettiman: Sam Neill. Adapted from William Golding's trilogy.
Original Air Date: Oct 29, 2006
Guest Cast Tom Fisher: Askew Calum Callaghan: Willis Paula Jennings: Zenobia Charles Dance: Sir Henry Somerset Robert Hobbs: Lt. Cumbersham Niall Macgregor: Lt. Benét Denise Black: Mrs. Brocklebank JJ Feild: Lt. Deverel Jared Harris: Capt. Anderson Cheryl Campbell: Lady Somerset Victoria Hamilton: Miss Granham Jonathan Slinger: Mr. Pike Sam Neill: Mr. Prettiman Richard McCabe: Mr. Brocklebank Chris Walker: Oldmeadow Joanna Page: Marion Chumley Brian Pettifer: Wheeler Benedict Cumberbatch: Edmund Talbot Jamie Sives: 1st Lt. Summers

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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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