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Masterpiece Episode: "The Old Curiosity Shop"

Season 39, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: Charles Dickens' "The Old Curiosity Shop," about an orphan girl (Sophie Vavasseur) whose kind grandfather (Derek Jacobi), owner of a knickknack shop, is in debt to the unsavory loan shark-solicitor Quilp (Toby Jones) due to a gambling habit. Samson Brass: Adam Godley. Dick Swiveller: Geoff Breton. Mrs. Jarley: Zoe Wanamaker.
Original Air Date: May 3, 2009
Guest Cast Adrian Rawlins: Jacob Jonathan Coy: Rev. Pratchett Charlene McKenna: The Marchioness Bradley Walsh: Mr. Liggers Anna Madeley: Betsy Quilp Toby Jones: Daniel Quilp Steve Pemberton: Mr. Short Gerry O'Brien: Constable Derek Jacobi: Grandfather Josie Lawrence: Mrs. Jiniwin Gina McKee: Sally Brass Elizabeth Bennett: Mrs. George Martin Freeman: Mr. Codlin George MacKay: Kit Nubbles Zoe Wanamaker: Mrs. Jarley Michael Webber: Innkeeper Bryan Dick: Freddie Trent Adam Godley: Samson Brass

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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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