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Masterpiece Episode: "The Ruby in the Smoke"

Season 37, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Adapted from Philip Pullman's first novel about Sally Lockhart, a feisty, orphaned Victorian teen (Billie Piper), “The Ruby in the Smoke” finds her ferreting out information about her father's death; discovering cursed jewels; and facing off with a deadly villain. Along the way, she's helped by street-smart pal Jim (Matt Smith) and photographer Frederick (J.J. Field), who's besotted with her. Mrs. Holland: Julie Walters. Rosa Garland: Hayley Atwell. Adelaide: Chloe Walker.
Original Air Date: Feb 4, 2007
Guest Cast David Harewood: Matthew Bedwell/Nicholas Bedwell Julie Walters: Mrs. Holland JJ Feild: Frederick Garland Matt Smith: Jim Taylor Hayley Atwell: Rosa Garland Billie Piper: Sally Lockhart

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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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