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Masterpiece Episode: "Sense and Sensibility"

Season 38, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 2. A sumptuous adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," about sisters Elinor and Marianne (Hattie Morahan, Charity Wakefield) in the late 18th century. Their lives are upended following their father's death when, at the behest of his wife, Fanny (Claire Skinner), half-brother John (Mark Gatiss)---who inherited their father's riches---backtracks on his vow to care for them and their mother (Janet McTeer). Edward Ferrars: Dan Stevens. Col. Brandon: David Morrissey.
Original Air Date: Mar 30, 2008
Guest Cast Anna Madeley: Lucy Steele Linda Bassett: Mrs. Jennings Jean Marsh: Mrs. Ferrars Hattie Morahan: Elinor Dashwood Rosanna Lavelle: Lady Middleton Charity Wakefield: Marianne Dashwood Mark Gatiss: John Dashwood Dominic Cooper: Willoughby Tim McMullan: Mr. Palmer David Charles: Dashwood's Footman Leo Bill: Robert Ferrars Mark Williams: Sir John Middleton David Glover: Foot Janet McTeer: Mrs. Dashwood Caroline Hayes: Eliza Claire Skinner: Fanny Dashwood David Morrissey: Colonel Brandon Dan Stevens: Edward Ferrars Damien Thomas: Mr. Harris Tabitha Wady: Charlotte Palmer Daisy Haggard: Miss Steele Roy Holder: Thomas

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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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