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Masterpiece Theatre (1999)

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Sarah Lancashire, a leading player from the long-running British TV series Coronation Street, stars in this drama based on the memoirs of actress and children's activist Coral Atkins. Atkins (played by Lancashire) overcame a childhood of abuse and neglect at the hands of foster parents to become a British TV and theater star in the early 1970s. At the peak of her fame, Atkins attended a charity event at a children's home, and she was shocked to see the staff ignoring a little girl who was weeping uncontrollably. Reminded of the horrors of her own childhood, Atkins pledged to start a home for the sort of children that the foster care system was not equipped to deal with. As a divorced single parent trying to take on the bureaucracy of the children's services system, Atkins had a steep uphill battle, but in time she gave up her career to care for the children who meant so much to her. Originally produced for British television, Seeing Red received its American premiere on the PBS series Masterpiece Theatre.

Cast

Sarah Lancashire
as Coral Atkins
Nicholas Gecks
as Dr. O'Gorman
Joe Gunn
as Harry
John Quayle
as Sir Godfrey
Ann Aris
as Hillary
Tim Thomas
as TV Director
Judy Holt
as Mrs. Hall
Gilian Cally
as Mrs. Heel
Olwen May
as Harriet
Eileen Davies
as Miss Ross
Kate Layden
as Mrs. Desmond
Roberta Kerr
as Miss Robinson
Reece Hoi
as Wayne
Tim Barker
as Mr. Thomas
Michael Jenn
as Mr. Farris
Romy Baskerville
as Mrs. Skynner
Geoff Holman
as TV Producer
Chris Wilkinson
as Mr. Porter
Justin Ellery
as Coral's Dad
Meriel Schofield
as Coral's Mum
Mirita King
as Young Coral
Sophie Graham
as Young Sylvia
Heather Carr
as Jessica
Judith Davis
as Tea Lady
Nicholas Fry
as Estate Agent
Robin Polley
as Theater Director
Sarah Beard
as Prompter
Viv Warentz
as Old Crone
John Draycott
as Robin Goodfellow
Sarah Nixon
as Jamie's Mum
Liam Tobin
as Bottom
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