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

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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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