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Masterpiece Episode: "Jane Eyre"

Season 37, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Featured: "Jane Eyre" (Part 1 of 2). This superb adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's 1847 classic follows Jane (Ruth Wilson) as she endures a bleak childhood and is engaged by the brooding Edward Rochester (Toby Stephens) as a governess for his ward (Cosima Littlewood). Lady Ingram: Francesca Annis. Mrs. Fairfax: Lorraine Ashbourne. Blanche: Christina Cole. Grace Poole: Pam Ferris. Young Jane: Georgie Henley. John Eshton: Aidan McArdle. Directed by Susanna White.
Original Air Date: Jan 21, 2007
Guest Cast Lorraine Ashbourne: Mrs. Fairfax Aidan McArdle: John Eshton Richard McCabe: Mr. Brocklehurst Francesca Annis: Lady Ingram Andrew Buchan: St. John Rivers Anne Reid: Gypsy Woman Ruth Wilson: Jane Eyre Pam Ferris: Grace Poole Georgie Henley: Young Jane Eyre Tara Fitzgerald: Mrs.Reed Christina Cole: Blanche Ingram Toby Stephens: Edward Rochester

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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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