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Masterpiece Episode: "Great Expectations"

Season 42, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 2. Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" opens with the orphaned Pip, who lives with his sister and brother-in-law, pilfering a metal file for an escaped convict who needs it to break free from his chains. Pip is also sent to the home of an eccentric spinster for a very odd playdate with the woman's adopted daughter.
Original Air Date: Apr 1, 2012
Guest Cast Mark Addy: Pumblechook Vanessa Kirby: Estella Charlie Creed-Miles: Sergeant David Suchet: Jaggers Paul Rhys: Compeyson Claire Rushbrook: Mrs. Joe Shaun Dooley: Joe Gargery Mary Roscoe: Hannah Oscar Kennedy: Young Pip Ray Winstone: Abel Magwitch Eros Vlahos: Young Herbert Pocket Jack Roth: Dolge Orlick Douglas Booth: Pip
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Season 42, Episode 8
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Length: 58:58
Aired: 4/1/2012

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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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