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Masterpiece Episode: "Return to Cranford"

Season 40, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 2. "Return to Cranford," the "Masterpiece Classic" season premiere, features the further adventures of "Cranford" characters, including Miss Matty (Judi Dench), who finds herself in a confrontation with the railroad. In other events, Lady Ludlow (Francesca Annis) welcomes home her son Septimus (Rory Kinnear), who turns Cranford upside down.
Original Air Date: Jan 10, 2010
Guest Cast Lisa Dillon: Mary Smith Tom Hiddleston: William Buxton Alex Jennings: Rev. Hutton Lesley Sharp: Mrs. Bell Deborah Findlay: Miss Tomkinson Claudie Blakely: Martha Nicholas Bishop: Giacomo Julia McKenzie: Mrs. Forrester Michelle Dockery: Erminia Whyte Greg Wise: Sir Charles Maulver Barbara Flynn: Mrs. Jamieson Matthew McNulty: Edward Bell Celia Imrie: Lady Glenmire Imelda Staunton: Miss Octavia Pole Emma Fielding: Miss Galindo Judi Dench: Miss Matty Jenkyns Andrew Buchan: Jem Hearne Jonathan Pryce: Mr. Buxton Jim Carter: Capt. Brown Nicholas Le Prevost: Mr. Peter Jenkyns Francesca Annis: Lady Ludlow Jodie Whittaker: Peggy Bell Hannah Hobley: Bertha Adrian Scarborough: Mr. Johnson Alex Etel: Harry Gregson Rory Kinnear: Septimus Hanbury

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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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