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Masterpiece Episode: "To the Ends of the Earth: Fire Down Below"

Season 36, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: The exciting conclusion of “To the Ends of the Earth” involves incidents with ice and fire, a marriage aboard ship and Talbot (Benedict Cumberbatch) reaching journey's end. In the interim, a committee asks Talbot to persuade the captain to change course and Lt. Benét (Niall Macgregor) devises a plan to keep the ship afloat. Prettiman: Sam Neill. Capt. Anderson: Jared Harris. Miss Granham: Victoria Hamilton. 1st Lt. Summers: Jamie Sives. Brocklebank: Richard McCabe. Pike: Jonathan Slinger.
Original Air Date: Nov 5, 2006
Guest Cast Robert Hobbs: Lt. Cumbersham Jonathan Slinger: Mr. Pike Richard McCabe: Mr. Brocklebank Tom Fisher: Askew Benedict Cumberbatch: Edmund Talbot Joanna Page: Marion Chumley Victoria Hamilton: Miss Granham Jamie Sives: 1st Lt. Summers Chris Walker: Oldmeadow Jared Harris: Capt. Anderson Niall Macgregor: Lt. Benét David Black: Captain Philip Sam Neill: Mr. Prettiman Calum Callaghan: Willis

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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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