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Masterpiece Episode: "Miss Austen Regrets"

Season 38, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Passages from Jane Austen's letters and books spice "Miss Austen Regrets," which dramatizes the final years of her too-short life (1775-1817). Olivia Williams is perfect as free-spirited "spinster" Jane, who comes to terms with the lost loves of her past while advising a niece (Imogen Poots) about potential suitors; and, by chance, discovers a possible match for herself with a young doctor (Jack Huston).The outstanding supporting cast also includes Greta Scacchi as Jane's older sister Cassandra.
Original Air Date: Feb 3, 2008
Guest Cast Samuel Roukin: Harris Bigg Adrian Edmondson: Henry Austen Tom Hiddleston: Mr. John Plumptre Hugh Bonneville: Rev. Brook Bridges Jason Watkins: Rev. Clarke Jack Huston: Doctor Charles Haden Imogen Poots: Fanny Austen-Knight Pip Torrens: Edward Austen-Knight Greta Scacchi: Cassandra Austen Olivia Williams: Jane Austen Phyllida Law: Mrs. Austen

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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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