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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 Sam Neill: Mr. Prettiman Robert Hobbs: Lt. Cumbersham Paula Jennings: Zenobia Jonathan Slinger: Mr. Pike Jamie Sives: 1st Lt. Summers Richard McCabe: Mr. Brocklebank Calum Callaghan: Willis Charles Dance: Sir Henry Somerset Cheryl Campbell: Lady Somerset Joanna Page: Marion Chumley Chris Walker: Oldmeadow Denise Black: Mrs. Brocklebank Jared Harris: Capt. Anderson Benedict Cumberbatch: Edmund Talbot Tom Fisher: Askew JJ Feild: Lt. Deverel Brian Pettifer: Wheeler Niall Macgregor: Lt. Benét Victoria Hamilton: Miss Granham

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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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