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  • Season 1
    • The First Churchills (1)
      1/10/71
      10
      This BBC miniseries is based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. As well as a story of politics and wars, it is a love-story played out amid the intrigues of the last Stuart courts, between the reigns of king Charles II and Queen Anne.moreless
    • The First Churchills (2)
      1/17/71
      10
      This BBC miniseries is based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. As well as a story of politics and wars, it is a love-story played out amid the intrigues of the last Stuart courts, between the reigns of king Charles II and Queen Anne.moreless
    • The First Churchills (3)
      1/24/71
      10
      This BBC miniseries is based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. As well as a story of politics and wars, it is a love-story played out amid the intrigues of the last Stuart courts, between the reigns of king Charles II and Queen Anne.moreless
    • The First Churchills (4)
      1/31/71
      10
      This BBC miniseries is based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. As well as a story of politics and wars, it is a love-story played out amid the intrigues of the last Stuart courts, between the reigns of king Charles II and Queen Anne.moreless
    • The First Churchills (5)
      2/7/71
      10
      This BBC miniseries is based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. As well as a story of politics and wars, it is a love-story played out amid the intrigues of the last Stuart courts, between the reigns of king Charles II and Queen Anne.moreless
    • The First Churchills (6)
      2/14/71
      10
      This BBC miniseries is based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. As well as a story of politics and wars, it is a love-story played out amid the intrigues of the last Stuart courts, between the reigns of king Charles II and Queen Anne.moreless
    • The First Churchills (7)
      2/21/71
      10
      This BBC miniseries is based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. As well as a story of politics and wars, it is a love-story played out amid the intrigues of the last Stuart courts, between the reigns of king Charles II and Queen Anne.moreless
    • The First Churchills (8)
      2/28/71
      10
      This BBC miniseries is based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. As well as a story of politics and wars, it is a love-story played out amid the intrigues of the last Stuart courts, between the reigns of king Charles II and Queen Anne.moreless
    • The First Churchills (9)
      3/7/71
      10
      This BBC miniseries is based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. As well as a story of politics and wars, it is a love-story played out amid the intrigues of the last Stuart courts, between the reigns of king Charles II and Queen Anne.moreless
    • The First Churchills (10)
      3/14/71
      10
      This BBC miniseries is based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. As well as a story of politics and wars, it is a love-story played out amid the intrigues of the last Stuart courts, between the reigns of king Charles II and Queen Anne.moreless
    • The First Churchills (11)
      3/21/71
      10
      This BBC miniseries is based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. As well as a story of politics and wars, it is a love-story played out amid the intrigues of the last Stuart courts, between the reigns of king Charles II and Queen Anne.moreless
    • The First Churchills (12)
      3/28/71
      9.8
      This BBC miniseries is based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. As well as a story of politics and wars, it is a love-story played out amid the intrigues of the last Stuart courts, between the reigns of king Charles II and Queen Anne.moreless
    • The Spoils of Poynton (1)
      4/4/71
      9.8
      The cultivated Mrs Adela Gereth is worried that her son Owen will marry Mona Brigstock - she considers Mona to be brash and completely unsuitable. Owen soon gets engaged to Mona and expects to take over Poynton, the family's large country house, which is filled with valuable antique furniture, pictures and collections. Mrs Gereth does not want to let go of the house, but she is even more attached to the contents.moreless
    • The Spoils of Poynton (2)
      4/11/71
      9.7
      Owen asks his friend Fleda Vetch to help him to persuade his mother to clear out of Poynton. Mrs Gereth decides to move to another house on the estate, called Ricks. But she does not plan to lose her favourite pictures and pieces of furniture as well.
    • The Spoils of Poynton (3)
      4/18/71
      9.8
      Fleda vists Mrs Gereth at Ricks and finds she has furnished it with all the best furniture and pictures from Poynton. Mona Brigstock is angry with what she looks on as this theft. Meanwhile, Owen is now more attracted to Fleda than to Mona and tells Fleda he loves for her - but she says he should honour his promise to Mona, unless she lets him go.moreless
    • The Spoils of Poynton (4)
      4/25/71
      9.8
      Mrs Gereth returns all the best furniture to Poynton, just before Owen and Mona get married, and they go abroad on their honeymoon. Owen writes to Fleda, inviting her to choose one item from the house for herself. She goes to Poynton, but finds it has gone up in flames, with all of its contents.moreless
    • The Possessed (1)
      The Possessed (1)
      Episode 17
      5/2/71
      9.7
      These six episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are based on Dostoyevsky's book The Possessed, also called The Devils (1872), about political life in Imperial Russia in the mid nineteenth century. There are four main characters, Verkhovensky, Tikhon, Shatov, and Stavrogin. Through their eyes, we see the established order in Russia descending into political chaos as revolutionary democrats increase in power and numbers.moreless
    • The Possessed (2)
      The Possessed (2)
      Episode 18
      5/9/71
      9.8
      These six episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are based on Dostoyevsky's book The Possessed, also called The Devils (1872), about political life in Imperial Russia in the mid nineteenth century. There are four main characters, Verkhovensky, Tikhon, Shatov, and Stavrogin. Through their eyes, we see the established order in Russia descending into political chaos as revolutionary democrats increase in power and numbers.moreless
    • The Possessed (3)
      The Possessed (3)
      Episode 19
      5/16/71
      9.8
      These six episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are based on Dostoyevsky's book The Possessed, also called The Devils (1872), about political life in Imperial Russia in the mid nineteenth century. There are four main characters, Verkhovensky, Tikhon, Shatov, and Stavrogin. Through their eyes, we see the established order in Russia descending into political chaos as revolutionary democrats increase in power and numbers.moreless
    • The Possessed (4)
      The Possessed (4)
      Episode 20
      5/23/71
      10
      These six episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are based on Dostoyevsky's book The Possessed, also called The Devils (1872), about political life in Imperial Russia in the mid nineteenth century. There are four main characters, Verkhovensky, Tikhon, Shatov, and Stavrogin. Through their eyes, we see the established order in Russia descending into political chaos as revolutionary democrats increase in power and numbers.moreless
    • The Possessed (5)
      The Possessed (5)
      Episode 21
      5/30/71
      10
      These six episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are based on Dostoyevsky's book The Possessed, also called The Devils (1872), about political life in Imperial Russia in the mid nineteenth century. There are four main characters, Verkhovensky, Tikhon, Shatov, and Stavrogin. Through their eyes, we see the established order in Russia descending into political chaos as revolutionary democrats increase in power and numbers.moreless
    • The Possessed (6)
      The Possessed (6)
      Episode 22
      6/6/71
      9.6
      These six episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are based on Dostoyevsky's book The Possessed, also called The Devils (1872), about political life in Imperial Russia in the mid nineteenth century. There are four main characters, Verkhovensky, Tikhon, Shatov, and Stavrogin. Through their eyes, we see the established order in Russia descending into political chaos as revolutionary democrats increase in power and numbers.moreless
    • Pere Goriot (1)
      Pere Goriot (1)
      Episode 23
      6/13/71
      10
      These episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are based on Balzac's book Old Goriot (1835). The central character, Eugène Rastignac, is an idealistic and ambitious law student who shares a seedy Paris boarding house with Goriot. Rastignac delays his law studies to enter into Parisian society, and begins an affair with one of Goriot’s married daughters. As Rastignac is pursuing life and women, Goriot spends his money on his daughters, goes into a decline and dies.moreless
    • Pere Goriot (2)
      Pere Goriot (2)
      Episode 24
      6/20/71
      10
      These episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are based on Balzac's book Old Goriot (1835). The central character, Eugène Rastignac, is an idealistic and ambitious law student who shares a seedy Paris boarding house with Goriot. Rastignac delays his law studies to enter into Parisian society, and begins an affair with one of Goriot’s married daughters. As Rastignac is pursuing life and women, Goriot spends his money on his daughters, goes into a decline and dies.moreless
    • Pere Goriot (3)
      Pere Goriot (3)
      Episode 25
      6/27/71
      9.7
      These episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are based on Balzac's book Old Goriot (1835). The central character, Eugène Rastignac, is an idealistic and ambitious law student who shares a seedy Paris boarding house with Goriot. Rastignac delays his law studies to enter into Parisian society, and begins an affair with one of Goriot’s married daughters. As Rastignac is pursuing life and women, Goriot spends his money on his daughters, goes into a decline and dies.moreless
    • Pere Goriot (4)
      Pere Goriot (4)
      Episode 26
      7/4/71
      9.6
      These episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are based on Balzac's book Old Goriot (1835). The central character, Eugène Rastignac, is an idealistic and ambitious law student who shares a seedy Paris boarding house with Goriot. Rastignac delays his law studies to enter into Parisian society, and begins an affair with one of Goriot’s married daughters. As Rastignac is pursuing life and women, Goriot spends his money on his daughters, goes into a decline and dies.moreless
    • Jude the Obscure (1)
      10/3/71
      10
      Jude Fawley dreams of going to Christminster University, but his start in life as a penniless orphan means he becomes a stone-mason instead.
    • Jude the Obscure (2)
      10/10/71
      10
      Continuing the story of Jude Fawley.
    • Jude the Obscure (3)
      10/17/71
      0.0
      Continuing the story of Jude Fawley.
    • Jude the Obscure (4)
      10/24/71
      10
      Continuing the story of Jude Fawley.
    • Jude the Obscure (5)
      10/31/71
      10
      Continuing the story of Jude Fawley.
    • Jude the Obscure (6)
      11/7/71
      10
      Continuing the story of Jude Fawley.
    • The Gambler (1)
      The Gambler (1)
      Episode 33
      11/14/71
      10
      Alexei Ivanovitch is a tutor in the household of a Russian general in the 1860s, and he is addicted to gambling. He swears he will quit as soon as he breaks even - but of course that will never happen. He is trying to break through the wall of the established order and is drawn into the whirlpool of the roulette wheel. Polina Alexandrovna is the woman Alexei loves. His tangled love affairs and complicated life centre on the fatal attractions of gambling, both at home in Russia and at the fashionable German watering holes.moreless
    • The Gambler (2)
      The Gambler (2)
      Episode 34
      11/21/71
      9.4
      Alexei Ivanovitch is a tutor in the household of a Russian general in the 1860s, and he is addicted to gambling. He swears he will quit as soon as he breaks even - but of course that will never happen. He is trying to break through the wall of the established order and is drawn into the whirlpool of the roulette wheel. Polina Alexandrovna is the woman Alexei loves. His tangled love affairs and complicated life centre on the fatal attractions of gambling, both at home in Russia and at the fashionable German watering holes.moreless
    • Resurrection (1)
      Resurrection (1)
      Episode 35
      11/28/71
      10
      Dmitry Nekhlyudov, a nobleman, is summoned to serve on the jury in criminal court. As the prisoners brought in, he is shocked to recognize one of them: a woman he once loved. Realizing that he was the one who pushed her onto the wrong path and feeling guilty, Nekhlyudov attempts to correct the mistake ...moreless
    • Resurrection (2)
      Resurrection (2)
      Episode 36
      12/5/71
      10
      Dmitry Nekhlyudov, a nobleman, is summoned to serve on the jury in criminal court. As the prisoners brought in, he is shocked to recognize one of them: a woman he once loved. Realizing that he was the one who pushed her onto the wrong path and feeling guilty, Nekhlyudov attempts to correct the mistake ...moreless
    • Resurrection (3)
      Resurrection (3)
      Episode 37
      12/12/71
      10
      Dmitry Nekhlyudov, a nobleman, is summoned to serve on the jury in criminal court. As the prisoners brought in, he is shocked to recognize one of them: a woman he once loved. Realizing that he was the one who pushed her onto the wrong path and feeling guilty, Nekhlyudov attempts to correct the mistake ...moreless
    • Resurrection (4)
      Resurrection (4)
      Episode 38
      12/19/71
      10
      Dmitry Nekhlyudov, a nobleman, is summoned to serve on the jury in criminal court. As the prisoners brought in, he is shocked to recognize one of them: a woman he once loved. Realizing that he was the one who pushed her onto the wrong path and feeling guilty, Nekhlyudov attempts to correct the mistake ...moreless
    • Cold Comfort Farm
      Cold Comfort Farm
      Episode 39
      12/26/71
      8.9
      Flora Poste is orpahned at twenty and begins writing to all her relatives for jobs. She receives a cryptic note from the Starkadder family at Cold Comfort Farm, and she decides to leave to go there. The family she meets is very strange and quirky.
    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon
      Episode one covers the life and experiences of Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of King Henry VIII.
    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Anne Boleyn
      Episode two covers the life and experiences of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII.
    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Jane Seymour
      Episode three covers the life and experiences of Jane Seymour, the third wife of King Henry VIII.
    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Anne of Cleeves
      Episode four covers the life and experiences of Anne of Cleeves, the forth wife of King Henry VIII.
    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine Howard
      Episode five covers the life and experiences of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII.
    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine Parr
      Episode six covers the life and experiences of Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of King Henry VIII.
    • Elizabeth R: The Lion's Cub
      2/13/72
      9.3
      The boy king Edward VI dies, and in accordance with the will of his father, Henry VIII, the throne of England passes to Edward's young cousin Lady Jane Grey, who has just married Lord Guildford Dudley. But Henry's daughter Princess Mary (whom Henry deemed to be illegitimate) wants the throne, and support rallies around her. Queen Jane is deposed, and then beheaded. The reign of 'Bloody Mary' has begun.moreless
    • Elizabeth R: The Marriage Game
      2/20/72
      10
      Elizabeth begins to become more involved with her court favourite Robert Dudley whilst she is being courted by all the overly anxious heads of Europe determined to secure the young English Queen's hand in marriage.
    • Elizabeth R: Shadow in the Sun
      2/27/72
      10
      Princess Elizabeth, Mary's protestant sister, inherits the throne.
    • Elizabeth R: Horrible Conspiracies
      Elizabeth's neverending battle of wits with the imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots almost costs Elizabeth her life.
    • Elizabeth R: The Enterprise of England
      Elizabeth's former brother in law Philip of Spain vows revenge on his long standing rival for both Mary's execution and the constant pillaging of Spain's treasure ships by Sir Francis Drake.
    • Elizabeth R: Sweet England's Pride
      Elizabeth's favour falls on the brash young Earl of Essex, who through his hot headed behaviour alienates the formerly besotted Queen who is put into the agonizing position of ordering his execution as a danger to the state. Elizabeth's own slow death then follows not long after ending an eventful but glorious reign.moreless
    • The Last of the Mohicans (1)
      3/26/72
      0.0
      These episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are set in the mid 18th century, during the North American wars between the British and the French and the French and the Indians.

      A tribe called the Mohicans is reduced to two men plus an adopted white man. They refuse to join the British militia in 1757. On their way to Kentucky, they save the two daughters of an English Colonel, and the result is a love story.moreless
    • The Last of the Mohicans (2)
      4/2/72
      0.0
      These episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are set in the mid 18th century, during the North American wars between the British and the French and the French and the Indians.

      A tribe called the Mohicans is reduced to two men plus an adopted white man. They refuse to join the British militia in 1757. On their way to Kentucky, they save the two daughters of an English Colonel, and the result is a love storymoreless
    • The Last of the Mohicans (3)
      4/9/72
      0.0
      These episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are set in the mid 18th century, during the North American wars between the British and the French and the French and the Indians.

      A tribe called the Mohicans is reduced to two men plus an adopted white man. They refuse to join the British militia in 1757. On their way to Kentucky, they save the two daughters of an English Colonel, and the result is a love storymoreless
    • The Last of the Mohicans (4)
      4/16/72
      0.0
      These episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are set in the mid 18th century, during the North American wars between the British and the French and the French and the Indians.

      A tribe called the Mohicans is reduced to two men plus an adopted white man. They refuse to join the British militia in 1757. On their way to Kentucky, they save the two daughters of an English Colonel, and the result is a love story.moreless
    • The Last of the Mohicans (5)
      4/23/72
      0.0
      These episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are set in the mid 18th century, during the North American wars between the British and the French and the French and the Indians.

      A tribe called the Mohicans is reduced to two men plus an adopted white man. They refuse to join the British militia in 1757. On their way to Kentucky, they save the two daughters of an English Colonel, and the result is a love story.moreless
    • The Last of the Mohicans (6)
      4/30/72
      0.0
      These episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are set in the mid 18th century, during the North American wars between the British and the French and the French and the Indians.

      A tribe called the Mohicans is reduced to two men plus an adopted white man. They refuse to join the British militia in 1757. On their way to Kentucky, they save the two daughters of an English Colonel, and the result is a love story.moreless
    • The Last of the Mohicans (7)
      5/7/72
      0.0
      These episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are set in the mid 18th century, during the North American wars between the British and the French and the French and the Indians.

      A tribe called the Mohicans is reduced to two men plus an adopted white man. They refuse to join the British militia in 1757. On their way to Kentucky, they save the two daughters of an English Colonel, and the result is a love story.moreless
    • The Last of the Mohicans (8)
      5/14/72
      0.0
      These episodes of Masterpiece Theatre are set in the mid 18th century, during the North American wars between the British and the French and the French and the Indians.

      A tribe called the Mohicans is reduced to two men plus an adopted white man. They refuse to join the British militia in 1757. On their way to Kentucky, they save the two daughters of an English Colonel, and the result is a love story.moreless
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