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

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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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