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

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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