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Masterpiece Episode: "Oliver Twist"

Season 39, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of a two-part adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" finds orphaned Oliver (William Miller) banished from a workhouse after asking for more food. He heads to London, where he falls in with a band of boy-thieves led by the colorful Fagin (Timothy Spall). Artful Dodger: Adam Arnold. Bill Sikes: Tom Hardy. Nancy: Sophie Okonedo.
Original Air Date: Feb 15, 2009
Guest Cast Nigel Cooke: Doctor Rob Brydon: Mr. Fang Connor Catchpole: Pearly John Sessions: Mr. Sowerberry Anna Massey: Mrs. Bedwin Edward Fox: Mr. Brownlow Jordan Grehs: Ginge Vincent Franklin: Mr. Limberry Morven Christie: Rose Michelle Gomez: Mrs. Sowerberry Edward Tudor-Pole: Mr. Slipsy Sophie Okonedo: Nancy James Harper: Jury Member Nicola Walker: Sally Sarah Lancashire: Mrs. Corney Niall O'Mara: Handles Helen Lymbery: Molley Paul Chahidi: The Quack Timothy Spall: Fagin Tom Hardy: Bill Sikes Jake Nightingale: Head Peeler William Miller: Oliver Twist Gregor Fisher: Mr. Bumble Julian Rhind-Tutt: Monks Mariah Gale: Agnes Ruby Bentall: Charlotte Jordan Long: Geezer

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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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