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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 Dominic Cooper: Willoughby Claire Skinner: Fanny Dashwood Linda Bassett: Mrs. Jennings Rosanna Lavelle: Lady Middleton Damien Thomas: Mr. Harris Tabitha Wady: Charlotte Palmer Caroline Hayes: Eliza Mark Williams: Sir John Middleton Hattie Morahan: Elinor Dashwood Anna Madeley: Lucy Steele Jean Marsh: Mrs. Ferrars Tim McMullan: Mr. Palmer Daisy Haggard: Miss Steele David Morrissey: Colonel Brandon David Charles: Dashwood's Footman Leo Bill: Robert Ferrars Roy Holder: Thomas David Glover: Foot Janet McTeer: Mrs. Dashwood Dan Stevens: Edward Ferrars Charity Wakefield: Marianne Dashwood Mark Gatiss: John Dashwood

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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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