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

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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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