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    • The Way We Live Now (2)
      The Way We Live Now (2)
      Season 31 - Episode 17
      4/8/02
      10
      Georgiana Longestaffe, snobbish but desperate to find a husband, arrives in London as a reluctant guest of the Melmottes. Melmotte announces that Marie is to marry another of her suitors, Lord Nidderdale. Marie tells Felix that she has her own money and makes it clear that she will defy her father. Aided by her maid Didon, she begins to plot her elopement with Felix. Paul is concerned that Melmotte refuses to discuss the practicalities of building the railway, and decides to go to Mexico.moreless
    • Jude the Obscure (1)
      Jude the Obscure (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      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.
    • Love in a Cold Climate (2)
      Love in a Cold Climate (2)
      Season 31 - Episode 13
      2/18/02
      10

      Linda's marriage to to the Commuist Christian raises few eyebrows, but Polly's betrothal to Boy Dougdale raises many.

    • Oliver Twist (1)
      Oliver Twist (1)
      Season 30 - Episode 1
      10/8/00
      10
      Oliver Twist (William Miller) is an orphan who grows up under miserable conditions and is soon indentured to an undertaker. His poor treatment causes him to flee for London where he meets with the criminal Fagin (Timothy Spall) and his gang of child pickpockets. Oliver is ignorant of their activities but soon is in trouble with the law.moreless
    • The Forsyte Saga: Series II (3)
      The Forsyte Saga: Series II (3)
      Season 33 - Episode 8
      2/22/04
      10
      Continuing John Galsworthy's epic story of the Forsytes, a rich and materialistic business family which becomes more artistic and less selfish as the years go by.
    • Moll Flanders (1)
      Moll Flanders (1)
      Season 26 - Episode 1
      10/13/96
      10
      Moll Flanders, who was humbly born in Newgate prison, rises through English society and marries several times.
    • The Forsyte Saga: Series I (3)
      The Forsyte Saga: Series I (3)
      Season 32 - Episode 4
      10/20/02
      10
      Irene's affair with architect Philip Bosinney reaches a crossroads as this eight-our adaptation of John Galsworthy's Victorian-family drama reaches its midway point. As the episode opens, Bosinney is awaiting the judge's ruling in Soames' lawsuit against him. But he and Irene plan to run off together no matter what. After all, he tells her 'respectability won't keep you warm at night.' Soames, however, won't give his wife up with out a fight. Meanwhile, Old Jolyon wants to "retire from London" and take Young Jolyon and his family--June included--with him.moreless
    • The Forsyte Saga: Series I (7)
      The Forsyte Saga: Series I (7)
      Season 32 - Episode 8
      11/17/02
      10
      Soames is desperate for a son---"on any terms!" he screams to Irene. But for that to happen, Soames must divorce Irene. And Irene, as it happens, is growing ever closer to Young Jolyon. She finds any thought of reconciliation with Soames a "degredation." His private investigators, however, have led him to the conclusion that she and Jolyon are having an affair. Upon stumbling upon them at Robin Hill, he insists that they stay away from each other or he will divorce her with "all degredation." They show no sign of obliging, and falsely admit to having an affair. Soames, then procedes with the divorce. He mentions to Winnifred that it is a sad conclusion since he was "always fond of her." He also appproaches Madame Lamotte to be a formal suitor to Annette--with all the finesse of business deal, agreeing to settle £15,000 on Annette immediately. James is convinced his death is imminent, and longs for a male heir to succeed Soames. So, on his father's 90th birthday, Soames is pleased to announce that Annette is pregnant. However, her premature delivery is extremely difficult, and the concluding scenes present a series of disappointments for Soames. Ultimately, there is a silver lining in the cloud.moreless
    • Tom Brown's School Days (1)
      Tom Brown's School Days (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      1/14/73
      10
      These Masterpiece Theatre episodes focus on thirteen year-old Tom Brown as he attends the English public school Rugby. The educational reformer Arnold Rugby has just become headmaster.
    • The 39 Steps
      The 39 Steps
      Season 39 - Episode 27
      2/28/10
      10
      A secret agent battles German spies on the eve of World War I.
    • 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 First Churchills (11)
      The First Churchills (11)
      Season 1 - Episode 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 Golden Bowl (3)
      The Golden Bowl (3)
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      4/8/73
      10
      The lives of three Americans interwine in London as a widower, his daughter, and her friend are matched with others by Bob Assingham.
    • The First Churchills (5)
      The First Churchills (5)
      Season 1 - Episode 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 Golden Bowl (1)
      The Golden Bowl (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      3/25/73
      10
      The lives of three Americans interwine in London as a widower, his daughter, and her friend are matched with others by Bob Assingham.
    • The First Churchills (10)
      The First Churchills (10)
      Season 1 - Episode 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
    • Poldark: Series I (1)
      Poldark: Series I (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 31
      5/8/77
      10
      Poldark is a romantic drama set in 18th century Cornwall, England. The story follows the life of former British Army Officer, Captain Ross Poldark ( Robin Ellis). During Series 1 Episode 1 Ross returns home from fighting in the American Revolution to find that his family believed that he had died during battle. Ross learns that whilst he has been away his finance, Elizabeth (Jill Townsend) became engaged to his cousin and the family home, tin and copper mines inherited by his greedy uncle.moreless
    • Danger UXB (1)
      Danger UXB (1)
      Season 10 - Episode 15
      1/4/81
      10
      Lieutenant Brian Ash (Anthony Andrews) becomes part of a bomb disposal unit. His duty is to find and defuse bombs that have fallen on London during the Blitz. Ash realizes how dangerous the mission truly is when he learns about what happened to the former lieutenant who held his position.
    • The First Churchills (4)
      The First Churchills (4)
      Season 1 - Episode 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 (3)
      The First Churchills (3)
      Season 1 - Episode 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 (2)
      The First Churchills (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 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 (6)
      The First Churchills (6)
      Season 1 - Episode 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 (8)
      The First Churchills (8)
      Season 1 - Episode 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)
      The First Churchills (9)
      Season 1 - Episode 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 (1)
      The First Churchills (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 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
    • Pere Goriot (2)
      Pere Goriot (2)
      Season 1 - 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
    • The Possessed (4)
      The Possessed (4)
      Season 1 - 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
    • Pere Goriot (1)
      Pere Goriot (1)
      Season 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
    • The Possessed (5)
      The Possessed (5)
      Season 1 - 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
    • Resurrection (4)
      Resurrection (4)
      Season 1 - 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
    • Danger UXB (3)
      Danger UXB (3)
      Season 10 - Episode 17
      1/18/81
      10
      Coming Soon
    • Pride and Prejudice (2)
      Pride and Prejudice (2)
      Season 10 - Episode 6
      11/2/80
      10
      Elizabeth (Jennifer Ehle) is not sure how to react when her friend Charlotte (Lucy Scott) marries Elizabeth's spurned suitor (David Bamber). During a visit to Rosings Park, Elizabeth finds an ally in Lady Catherine (Barbara Leigh-Hunt), but continues to fight with the imperious Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth). He reveals dark secrets about an acquaintance (Adrian Lukis), further complicating matters.moreless
    • Pride and Prejudice (3)
      Pride and Prejudice (3)
      Season 10 - Episode 7
      11/9/80
      10
      Coming Soon
    • My Son, My Son (3)
      My Son, My Son (3)
      Season 9 - Episode 33
      4/27/80
      10
      My Son, My Son (3). After Nellie's (Sherrie Hewson) death, William (Michael Williams) pampers his son, Oliver (Patrick Ryecart), with material possessions and indulges his questionable character. In stark contrast, Dermot (Frank Grimes) raises his son, Rory (Gerard Murphy), to be unspoiled and aware of the struggles around him. He sends his teen son to Ireland to further his political education.moreless
    • My Son, My Son (1)
      My Son, My Son (1)
      Season 9 - Episode 31
      4/13/80
      10
      My Son, My Son (1) is a 1979 Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of Howard Spring's popular family epic. This eight-part miniseries begins with the impoverished William Essex (Michael Williams) moving into the O'Riorden household as a boarder. William soon becomes friends with Dermot O'Riorden (Frank Grimes), and the two young men share their hopes for a better future.moreless
    • Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2)
      Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2)
      Season 36 - Episode 7
      11/19/06
      10
      Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2) is the final chapter in the story of Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren). As she gets emotionally involved in a difficult case of a missing child that becomes a murder case, Tennison struggles to keep her alcohol problem hidden from her staff and consider her personal life once she retires from the police department.moreless
    • Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (1)
      Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (1)
      Season 36 - Episode 6
      11/12/06
      10
      Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (1) is a two-part BBC crime drama with Oscar winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen") returning to her classic role as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison. As Tennison faces the imminent death of her father, Arnold (Frank Finlay), she must also consider her retirement from the Met Police force and her dependence on alcohol.moreless
    • Danger UXB (4)
      Danger UXB (4)
      Season 10 - Episode 18
      1/25/81
      10
      Coming Soon
    • Danger UXB (5)
      Danger UXB (5)
      Season 10 - Episode 19
      2/1/81
      10
      Coming Soon
    • Danger UXB (6)
      Danger UXB (6)
      Season 10 - Episode 20
      2/8/81
      10
      Coming Soon
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (2)
      10/29/78
      10
      Louisa (Gemma Jones) is enjoying newfound career success as a burgeoning cook. However, her plans come to a halt when she catches the roving eye of the Prince of Wales (Roger Hammond). Now, Louisa truly starts to feel the pressure to find a willing husband and maintain a good reputation.
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (3)
      11/5/78
      10
      The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (3). In "A Nice Class of Premises," Louisa (Gemma Jones) and her husband, Augustus (Donald Burton), decide to purchase the Bentinck Hotel after the Prince of Wales becomes King Edward VII. Augustus' mismanagement of the hotel soon puts them on the verge of bankruptcy.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (6)
      11/26/78
      10
      The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (6). In "For Love or Money," Baron Paul Oppendorf (Leigh Lawson) arrives at the Bentinck Hotel, and soon uses his charm to seduce two of Louisa's (Gemma Jones) other guests. First, he cons an American Senator (Ed Devereaux) into purchasing a currency duplicator, while also seducing a young newlywed, Lady Adam (Angharad Rees).moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (8)
      12/10/78
      10
      The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (8). In "Trouble and Strife," Louisa (Gemma Jones) tasks Mary (Victoria Plucknett) with hiring a new maid for the Bentinck while she is on holiday. The porter, Mr. Starr (John Cater), recommends an old friend for the job, then a series of thefts breaks out at the hotel.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (1)
      10/22/78
      10
      The Duchess of Duke Street: Series 1 episode from the show Masterpiece Theatre, created by John Hawkesworth, is based on a true story about the life of Rosa Lewis. Louisa, a lowly servant, sets out on her journey of becoming the best cook in all of England. By becoming an assistant chef in one of the most prestigious hotels in London, Louisa rises from the depths of servitude into the pinnacle of elegance.moreless
    • Danger UXB (13)
      Danger UXB (13)
      Season 10 - Episode 27
      3/29/81
      10
      Coming Soon
    • Danger UXB (12)
      Danger UXB (12)
      Season 10 - Episode 26
      3/22/81
      10
      Coming Soon
    • Danger UXB (8)
      Danger UXB (8)
      Season 10 - Episode 22
      2/22/81
      10
      Coming Soon
    • Danger UXB (9)
      Danger UXB (9)
      Season 10 - Episode 23
      3/1/81
      10
      Coming Soon
    • Danger UXB (10)
      Danger UXB (10)
      Season 10 - Episode 24
      3/8/81
      10
      Coming Soon
    • Danger UXB (11)
      Danger UXB (11)
      Season 10 - Episode 25
      3/15/81
      10
      Coming Soon
    • My Son, My Son (4)
      My Son, My Son (4)
      Season 9 - Episode 34
      5/4/80
      10
      My Son, My Son (4). While recovering from an accident, William (Michael Williams) meets the young and beautiful artist Livia Vaynol (Ciaran Madden) through a family friend. William soon falls in love with her, unaware that his son, Oliver (Patrick Ryecart), has also developed romantic feelings for her. William proposes and must tell Oliver of his engagement.moreless
    • My Son, My Son (5)
      My Son, My Son (5)
      Season 9 - Episode 35
      5/11/80
      10
      My Son, My Son (5). William (Michael Williams) and his son, Oliver (Patrick Ryecart), become estranged over Livia (Ciaran Madden). His old friend, Dermot (Frank Grimes), invites his to travel to Ireland to see his son, Rory (Gerard Murphy). Impressed by Rory's strong character, William bitterly acknowledges his own son's shortcomings.moreless
    • My Son, My Son (6)
      My Son, My Son (6)
      Season 9 - Episode 36
      5/18/80
      10
      My Son, My Son (6). Maeve O'Riorden (Prue Clarke), Dermot's sister, becomes a star with the song, "When It's With You, It's Wonderful" written by William's wife, Livia (Ciaran Madden). Although she could have the affections of any man in London, Maeve has secretly loved William from afar since he was a boarder in her childhood home.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (9)
      2/10/80
      10
      Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (9). In "Tea and a Wad," Lord Charles Haslemere (Christopher Cazenove), now stationed in France, invites Louisa Trotter (Gemma Jones) to bring a taste of England to the troops with a base camp tea and sandwich shop. Once she arrives, he asks an unexpected question.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (8)
      2/3/80
      10
      Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (8). In "The Reluctant Warrior," the Bentinck Hotel takes a bomb hit during an air raid, and Private Clive Baker (Paul Aston), a conscientious objector, arrives to survey the damage. Louisa (Gemma Jones) and her staff try to help Mr. Starr (John Cater) locate his missing dog, Fred.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (6)
      1/20/80
      10
      Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (6). In "Your Country Needs You," Louise (Gemma Jones) and the Bentinck Hotel staff dedicate themselves to the war effort when Great Britain declares war with Germany. The grieving Lord Haslemere (Christopher Cazenove) announces his enlistment in the Guard and prepares to leave for France.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (5)
      1/13/80
      10
      Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (5). In "The Passing Show," Louisa (Gemma Jones) fires her maid, Violet (Holly De Jong) at the Bentinck after catching her in bed with Sir Martin Mallory (T.P. McKenna), a famous actor who has taken up residence at the hotel. The widowed Lord Haslemere (Christopher Cazenove) also moves in.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (4)
      1/6/80
      10
      Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (4). In "Winter Lament," Louisa (Gemma Jones) finds Lady Margaret Haslemere (Joanna David) in ill-health and soon discovers the source of her lack of appetite is the belief that her husband, Lord Charles (Christopher Cazenove), no longer loves her. Louisa discovers that Charles has indeed grown distant, but only because he cannot find a way to please his wife.moreless
    • Jude the Obscure (6)
      Jude the Obscure (6)
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      11/7/71
      10
      Continuing the story of Jude Fawley.
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (1)
      12/16/79
      10
      Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (1). The second season of the Masterpiece Theatre drama begins with "Family Matters," which follows Louise Trotter (Gemma Jones) as her family arrives for a visit to her establishment, the Bentinck Hotel. Her brother Arthur (Martin Shaw), who she has not seen in 10 years, takes a job at the hotel but immediately begins to alienate the staff.moreless
    • Upstairs, Downstairs: Series II: The Bolter
      12/22/74
      10
      Hazel, James, Rose, and Edward go for a weekend visit to the country estate, where scandal ensues.
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (11)
      2/24/80
      10
      Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (11). In "Where's There a Will," the "Great War" is coming to an end, and Louisa (Gemma Jones) must face the possibility of selling her beloved Bentinck Hotel because she can no longer pay the bills. The staff discovers they are about to lose their income and their home.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (12)
      3/2/80
      10
      Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (12). In "The Legion of the Living," Louisa (Gemma Jones) attends a funeral in Yorkshire and encounters her daughter, Lottie (Lalla Ward), who has been raised by others. After hearing about Lottie's difficult home life, Louisa decides to bring her back to London but keep their true relationship hidden.moreless
    • Jude the Obscure (5)
      Jude the Obscure (5)
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      10/31/71
      10
      Continuing the story of Jude Fawley.
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (16)
      4/6/80
      10
      Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (16). In "Ain't We Got Fun," an American writer, Sophie Applegate (Anna Calder-Marshall) arrives at the Bentinck Hotel and wants to write Louisa's (Gemma Jones) life story. Former hotel guest Major Smith-Barton (Richard Vernon) returns on a visit and has a surprise revelation for Louisa.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (15)
      3/30/80
      10
      Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (15). In "Poor Little Rich Girl," Louisa Trotter (Gemma Jones) and her daughter, Lottie (Lalla Ward), have very different ideas about the young woman's future. Louisa wants to see Lottie living a high society life, but Lottie wants to be a performer in musical theater.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (14)
      3/23/80
      10
      Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (14). In "Blossom Time," Louisa's (Gemma Jones) daughter Lottie (Lalla Ward) returns from her Swiss finishing school for a holiday with one of her teachers, Miss Olive Bradford (Helen Ryan). Both women soon capture the romantic attention of two of the hotel guests at the Bentinck.moreless
    • Pride and Prejudice (4)
      Pride and Prejudice (4)
      Season 10 - Episode 8
      11/16/80
      10
      In Episode 4 of Masterpiece Theatre's interpretation of Pride and Prejudice, Darcy (Colin Firth) defends his actions to Elizabeth (Jennifer Ehle), confessing his mistake in regards to her sister and revealing Wickham's (Adrian Lukis) ill-natured attempt to elope with his sister. Jane later visits Darcy's estate while he is absent and though his unexpected return surprises her, Darcy's uncharacteristic care and concern keep her party from departing with all speed.moreless
    • Pride and Prejudice (5)
      Pride and Prejudice (5)
      Season 10 - Episode 9
      11/23/80
      10
      Coming Soon
    • Sharpe: Series II: Sharpe's Company
      Sharpe: Series II: Sharpe's Company
      Season 24 - Episode 27
      5/14/95
      10
      Sharpe takes part in the siege at Badajoz, and is determined to reach his wife and newborn daughter , who are both in the fort, before anyone else can. One of the obstacles he has to overcome is Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill, an old enemy from India who claims he cannot be killed.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (13)
      3/16/80
      10
      Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (13). In "Lottie," Louisa (Gemma Jones) brings her secret daughter Lottie (Lalla Ward) and gives her a room at the Bentinck. A young violin player, Brian Spedding (Simon Chandler) begins to take a romantic interest in her, and Louisa decides to send Lottie to finishing school instead.moreless
    • Jude the Obscure (2)
      Jude the Obscure (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      10/10/71
      10
      Continuing the story of Jude Fawley.
    • Jude the Obscure (4)
      Jude the Obscure (4)
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      10/24/71
      10
      Continuing the story of Jude Fawley.
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (10)
      12/24/78
      10
      The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (10). In "Lottie's Boy," the handsome and well-connected Marcus Carrington (Anthony Andrews) arrives at the Bentinck Hotel and causes disruption throughout the premises. Louisa (Gemma Jones) makes a questionable financial investment on his advice and is soon quarreling with Mary (Victoria Plucknett) during a party.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (11)
      12/31/78
      10
      The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (11). In "No Letters, No Lawyers," an undercover journalist, Culliford (James Laurenson), poses as a porter to expose Louisa and the Bentinck Hotel as a gambling establishment and other immoral activities. Once the story runs in The Herald newspaper, her landlord wants to cancel her lease.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (12)
      1/7/79
      10
      The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (12). In "A Matter of Honour," the horse racing season brings Louisa (Gemma Jones) to Ascot, when an old acquaintance, Major Farjeon (Michael Culver), asks her to cater a dinner at his rented home. The evening turns to discord when accusations of cheating arise between the dinner guests.moreless
    • To Serve Them All My Days (4)
      To Serve Them All My Days (4)
      Season 12 - Episode 4
      10/31/82
      10
      Bamfylde school hires a new teacher, Mrs. Julia Darbyshire (Kim Braden), who is placed in charge of the younger boys. Beth (Belinda Lang) gives birth to twin daughters and spends the following week in hospital. A fire breaks out at the school and David (John Duttine) has to rescue two boys from the roof. Julia forms a close attachment to one of the older students.moreless
    • To Serve Them All My Days (3)
      To Serve Them All My Days (3)
      Season 12 - Episode 3
      10/24/82
      10
      David (John Duttine) and Beth (Belinda Lang) get married and, while on their honeymoon, Beth falls pregnant. Local businessman, Alderman Blunt (Norman Bird), offers the school a donation of ¬£500 for a war memorial. While nearly everyone thinks a war memorial is a good idea David suggests that the money could be used to fund the building of a gymnasium, which the school desperately needs.moreless
    • To Serve Them All My Days (2)
      To Serve Them All My Days (2)
      Season 12 - Episode 2
      10/17/82
      10
      Carter and Powlett-Jones clash while training the cadets. David returns home during the school vacation to visit his family. His brother, Emrys, reminds David of his working class roots and the conflict between the miners and colliery owners. David takes a trip to the seaside and meets Beth Marwood, a visiting nurse. They strike up a friendship which develops into romance.moreless
    • To Serve Them All My Days (13)
      To Serve Them All My Days (13)
      Season 12 - Episode 13
      1/2/83
      10
      To Serve Them All My Days, episode thirteen, from the show Masterpiece Theatre, follows David, who decided to join a school where his students are from rich families, a background completely opposite from his own. Although their differences are great, David becomes one of the most beloved teachers, as he not only teaches the boys, he also inspires them to become stronger.moreless
    • To Serve Them All My Days (5)
      To Serve Them All My Days (5)
      Season 12 - Episode 5
      11/7/82
      10
      The school mourns when Corwainer dies shortly after returning from the hospital. David takes over Cordwainer's House and makes Boyer the House Captain. One of the younger students runs away from the school after a newspaper reports on his parents' divorce. David and Boyer search for the missing boy. Tragedy strikes Beth and the twins.moreless
    • To Serve Them All My Days (6)
      To Serve Them All My Days (6)
      Season 12 - Episode 6
      11/14/82
      10
      Beth and the twins have died in a car accident, and David wants to quit his job at Bamflyde. Herries manages to convince David to stay. David focuses his attention on completing his book. The episode moves forward five years to find David still at Bamflyde. While traveling to London he bumps into his former colleague, Julia Darbyshire, and the two of them have dinner together.moreless
    • Poldark: Series II (10)
      Poldark: Series II (10)
      Season 7 - Episode 50
      8/6/78
      10
      Poldark: Series II (10) brings to light many relationship and marriage problems between Ross and Demelza, as well as Morwenna and Vicar Ossie in episode 10. There is more non-marriage conflict happening between Geo and Ross. Ross, as a captain, receives a huge offer that causes many of his conflicts in this tense episode.moreless
    • To Serve Them All My Days (7)
      To Serve Them All My Days (7)
      Season 12 - Episode 7
      11/21/82
      10
      Algy announces his retirement and several members of staff apply for the vacant headmaster's position, including David who only does so at Algy's insistence. Mr. Alcock, a former headmaster of a small school in South Africa, also applies for the headmaster's role. David is interviewed for the role and, despite thinking that he was too honest on occasion, he feels the interview went well. David travels to London to spend the night with Julia Darbyshire.moreless
    • Poldark: Series II (12)
      Poldark: Series II (12)
      Season 7 - Episode 52
      8/20/78
      10
      Following service in the Revolutionary War, Ross Poldark returns home. However, nothing is like he left. He finds his business in ruins and his lavish estate in disrepair. Even more heartbreaking, Ross discovers that his fiancee has become involved with another man. Follow along as Ross fights to regain control over his life.moreless
    • Poldark: Series II (13)
      Poldark: Series II (13)
      Season 7 - Episode 53
      8/27/78
      10
      Hostilities come to a head as Ross accepts a challenge to a duel, risking charges for murder if he succeeds. Elizabeth will go to any length to protect her marriage, and her yet to be born child. Drake tries one last time to find happiness, and he intends to find it with the widowed Morwenna.moreless
    • Elizabeth R: Sweet England's Pride
      Elizabeth R: Sweet England's Pride
      Season 1 - Episode 51
      3/19/72
      10
      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
    • To Serve Them All My Days (12)
      To Serve Them All My Days (12)
      Season 12 - Episode 12
      12/26/82
      10
      To Serve Them All My Days is a Masterpiece Theatre episode based on a book by R. F. Delderfield. Returning home after being injured in World War I, David Powlett-Jones takes a job as a school teacher. David faces challenges as he deals with his emotional and physical injuries and tries to adjust to a civilian life.moreless
    • To Serve Them All My Days (1)
      To Serve Them All My Days (1)
      Season 12 - Episode 1
      10/10/82
      10
      To Serve Them All My Days takes an in-depth look at the trials and tribulations of one man's teaching experience at a boys' school in England. In the first episode of the series, David (John Duttine) applies for employment at the Bamfylde School after completing his service with the Army.
    • The Bretts: Series II (5)
      The Bretts: Series II (5)
      Season 18 - Episode 29
      7/9/89
      10
      In this episode, Perdita Brett longs to be an actress and solicits David Green to help her to that end. Meanwhile Charles seeks to expand his fame with a new play, but Edwin thinks he's wasting money. Edwin suggests that the future of theater is cinema, and proposes that they convert three of their houses. Charles is incensed.moreless
    • The Bretts: Series II (4)
      The Bretts: Series II (4)
      Season 18 - Episode 28
      7/2/89
      10
      Fergus (Padraig O'Loinsigh) struggles with paranoia after he witnessed a murder, worrying that the Irish criminals will chase him down next. Charles (Norman Rodway) reluctantly humors Lydia (Barbara Murray) by taking a role on a radio show. The catch is that he will be acting opposite Lydia in one of the most romantic plays in history.moreless
    • Resurrection (3)
      Resurrection (3)
      Season 1 - 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
    • The Gambler (1)
      The Gambler (1)
      Season 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
    • Resurrection (2)
      Resurrection (2)
      Season 1 - 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 (1)
      Resurrection (1)
      Season 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
    • The Golden Bowl (4)
      The Golden Bowl (4)
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      4/15/73
      10
      The lives of three Americans interwine in London as a widower, his daughter, and her friend are matched with others by Bob Assingham.
    • Elizabeth R: The Marriage Game
      Elizabeth R: The Marriage Game
      Season 1 - Episode 47
      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: Horrible Conspiracies
      Elizabeth R: Horrible Conspiracies
      Season 1 - Episode 49
      3/5/72
      10
      Elizabeth's neverending battle of wits with the imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots almost costs Elizabeth her life.
    • The Golden Bowl (2)
      The Golden Bowl (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      4/1/73
      10
      The lives of three Americans interwine in London as a widower, his daughter, and her friend are matched with others by Bob Assingham.
    • Poldark: Series II (9)
      Poldark: Series II (9)
      Season 7 - Episode 49
      7/30/78
      10
      Sam is declared a hero after he rescues several miners when Wheal Maiden mine floods. Warleggan, who lost the election to Ross, tries to buy his way into parliament. Demezla plays match-maker and tries to pair up Drake and Mary-Ann. Emma tells a heartbroken Sam that she intends to marry another man.moreless
    • Poldark: Series II (8)
      Poldark: Series II (8)
      Season 7 - Episode 48
      7/23/78
      10
      Drake, who has been left for dead after fighting with Sid Rowse, is discovered by Emma and she takes him to the safety of his brother, Sam. Emma's father organizes a wrestling match between Sam and Rowse, which Sam loses much to Emma's dismay. Whitworth is blackmailed by Rowella who threatens to reveal their affair. Warleggan loses his seat in parliament.moreless
    • Pride and Prejudice (1)
      Pride and Prejudice (1)
      Season 10 - Episode 5
      10/26/80
      10
      When Mr. Bingley (Crispin Bonham-Carter) and Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth) arrive in the small town of Hertfordshire, they cause quite a stir. The five young Bennet sisters are all eager to marry, despite their small dowries. When Mr. Darcy meets the most fiery of the sisters, Elizabeth (Jennifer Ehle), the two do not get along. Elizabeth also has to fend off the advances of bumbling Mr. Collins (David Bamber).moreless
    • The Flame Trees of Thika (3)
      The Flame Trees of Thika (3)
      Season 11 - Episode 16
      1/17/82
      10
      Elsperth stays with Mrs. Nimmo while Robin and Tilly go to Nairobi. Mrs. Nimmo has a party and invites several guests including Alec Wilson, Lettice and Ian Crawford to the party. Even though the party gets slightly out of hand, everyone has a good time, and Elsperth is especially pleased.
    • The Flame Trees of Thika (2)
      The Flame Trees of Thika (2)
      Season 11 - Episode 15
      1/10/82
      10
      The Flame Trees of Thika (2) from the show Masterpiece Theatre sees the Grant family receiving new neighbors in the form of Hereward (Nicholas Jones) and Lettice Palmer (Sharon Maughan). Robin Grant (David Robb) and his family are sympathetic to the Palmers because they are as bewildered as the Grants were upon their arrival. Even as the Grants continue settling in, the Palmers begin to question whether they truly wish to stay in Kenya.moreless
    • Elizabeth R: Shadow in the Sun
      Elizabeth R: Shadow in the Sun
      Season 1 - Episode 48
      2/27/72
      10
      Princess Elizabeth, Mary's protestant sister, inherits the throne.
    • The Flame Trees of Thika (4)
      The Flame Trees of Thika (4)
      Season 11 - Episode 17
      1/24/82
      10
      The Flame Trees of Thika (4) is the fourth episode in the seven part mini-series from Masterpiece Theatre. Sammy's wife has just suffered a devastating loss, and Mrs. Nimmo wants her to seek medical attention at the local hospital, but she is overruled by Sammy and the family. When Sammy's son steals something dangerous, tragedy ensues and Sammy blames Njombo.moreless
    • The Flame Trees of Thika (5)
      The Flame Trees of Thika (5)
      Season 11 - Episode 18
      1/31/82
      10
      The Flame Trees of Thika is the fifth episode in the seven part mini-series from Masterpiece Theatre. Hereward worries about his wife, Lettice. While in Africa, she ignores everyone and everything, except Ian Crawford. When Lettice suffers a personal loss, Hereward, Alec Wilson, Robin and Mr. Roos set off to make it right.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (13)
      1/14/79
      10
      The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (13). In "One Night's Grace," Lord Charles Haslemere (Christopher Cazenove) receives a mysterious visitor that sets off Louisa's (Gemma Jones) jealousy and gossip among the staff. She pressures her former lover to reveal the identity of the young woman, Grace Tyrell (Sally Osborne), who is actually Charles' cousin.moreless
    • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (14)
      1/21/79
      10
      The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (14). In "Plain Sailing," Louisa (Gemma Jones) purchases a seaside villa and temporarily closes the Bentinck Hotel. She soon finds herself embroiled in a conflict with the nearby Cowes Yachting Club, which places his friend Charles Haslemere (Christopher Cazenove) in an awkward position between the two feuding parties.moreless
    • Daniel Deronda (1)
      Daniel Deronda (1)
      Season 32 - Episode 16
      3/30/03
      10
      Daniel Deronda (1) is an episode from the 32nd season of the PBS TV show Masterpiece Theater in which Daniel meets a young woman at a casino. When she becomes engaged to marry his cousin, Daniel must decide if he should let the marriage go forward. Daniel Deronda (1) originally aired in 2007.moreless
    • The Flame Trees of Thika (7)
      The Flame Trees of Thika (7)
      Season 11 - Episode 20
      2/14/82
      10
      The Flame Trees of Thika is the final episode in the seven part mini-series from Masterpiece Theatre. Tilly heads to Nairobi to see what she can do in the area. With Tilly and Robin away, Elsperth goes to live with a wealthy family, but doesn't like it. Tilly must return to England after receiving bad news.moreless
    • The Golden Bowl (6)
      The Golden Bowl (6)
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      4/29/73
      10
      The lives of three Americans interwine in London as a widower, his daughter, and her friend are matched with others by Bob Assingham.
    • Elizabeth R: The Enterprise of England
      3/12/72
      10
      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.
    • To Serve Them All My Days (11)
      To Serve Them All My Days (11)
      Season 12 - Episode 11
      12/19/82
      10
      Algy (Frank Middlemass) takes on the role of temporary headmaster, attempting to mentor David (John Duttine) for his eventual role as headmaster. David is distracted by by both positive and negative events in his life. His book is gaining much critical acclaim, but David is also haunted by the death of Alcock (Charles Kay).moreless
    • Poldark: Series II (4)
      Poldark: Series II (4)
      Season 7 - Episode 44
      6/25/78
      10
      It's love and war in this episode of Poldark. Ross goes to war at the fort in the middle of the night and subsequently sets Dwight free. He nearly dies, but Drake saves him at a high cost to himself. Ross' brother aims to marry Morwenna, but Drake reveals that she has secretly made another commitment that cannot be undone.moreless
    • Poldark: Series II (5)
      Poldark: Series II (5)
      Season 7 - Episode 45
      7/2/78
      10
      Valentine's infancy is a painful one. Agatha claims that her prediction has come true because of the dark circumstances of his birth. However, Elizabeth attempts to save him by weaning him off the mediocre treatments. Her love seems to revive him. Agatha then begins a conflict with Warleggan. He puts an end to her birthday plans when he discovers she's lied about her age.moreless
    • Poldark: Series II (6)
      Poldark: Series II (6)
      Season 7 - Episode 46
      7/9/78
      10
      Whitworth assaults his wife, Morwenna, who has just given birth to a son. Warleggan is elected as a member of parliament and continues with his investigation into Valentine's parentage. Sam helps Drake to set up his forge and attracts the attention of Emily. Hugh Armitage continues to show affection towards Demelza.moreless
    • Poldark: Series II (7)
      Poldark: Series II (7)
      Season 7 - Episode 47
      7/16/78
      10
      Elizabeth admits to Ross that she does not know who Valentine's father is. Whitworth, who has slept with Rowella and got her pregnant, tries to persuade Arthur to marry her and pass the baby off as his own. Arthur agrees on the condition that he is given a much larger dowry, which Whitworth cannot afford. Warleggan finds out that Geoffrey has been seeing Drake in secret. Whitworth then arranges for Sid Rowse to attack the young man and leave him for dead.moreless
    • Poldark: Series II (3)
      Poldark: Series II (3)
      Season 7 - Episode 43
      6/18/78
      10
      Poldark: Series II episode 3 finds Captain Ross almost losing his life on French soil while continuing the search for Dwight against all odds. Morwenna is promised to be wed to a Warleggan but another Warleggan, Drake, attempts to woo her with his charm. Which one will be successful in winning the girl?moreless
    • Poldark: Series II (2)
      Poldark: Series II (2)
      Season 7 - Episode 42
      6/11/78
      10
      Warleggan now seeks to expand his control over the community by taking the church away from the Methodists. Though they have a legitimate contract with Elizabeth, he makes her cancel it. Ross instead allows them to build their own hall. Warleggan then tries to set Morwenna up with a potential suitor, not realizing that she is carrying on a secret affair.moreless
    • To Serve Them All My Days (10)
      To Serve Them All My Days (10)
      Season 12 - Episode 10
      12/12/82
      10
      Alcock makes a formal complaint to the Board of Governors regarding David's insubordination, and requests that he is sacked from his role. David attends one of Christine Forster's speeches, in spite of advice given to him by Algy that he stays out of political matters for a while. A prestigious publishing house agrees to print David's book.moreless
    • To Serve Them All My Days (9)
      To Serve Them All My Days (9)
      Season 12 - Episode 9
      12/5/82
      10
      David speaks to Algy and Ellie Herries about what has happened at Bamflyde. Alcock, the new Headmaster, requests that David provide him with a list of all the older students conducting what he considers to be unhealthy relationships with the younger boys. David refuses, and Alcock suggests that he resign due to his insubordination.moreless
    • To Serve Them All My Days (8)
      To Serve Them All My Days (8)
      Season 12 - Episode 8
      11/28/82
      10
      To Serve Them All My Days (8) from the show Masterpiece Theater is a 673 minute TV drama adaptation of R.F Delderfield's 1972 novel. The October 10, 1982, U.S release of this episode tells the story about a Welsh coal miner's son, David Powlett-Jones. John Duttine portrays a Second Lieutenant in World War I. After his return from the war and recovering from an injury, he lands a job in a boys' boarding school as a teacher. Although well-educated, David immerses himself and adapts to the spartan traditions of the English institution as a respected teacher and housemaster. Other stars include Frank Middlemass as Algy Herries, Alan MacNaughton as Howarth and Patricia Lawrence as Ellies Herries.moreless
    • Poldark: Series II (1)
      Poldark: Series II (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 41
      6/4/78
      10
      In this episode, Aunt Agatha is facing a grave financial crisis. She stands to lose everything. Warleggan moves to capitalize on the situation by managing her house, firing her employees, and moving in. Meanwhile Elizabeth takes a tumble on a flight of stairs while pregnant and then delivers a boy. Agatha warns that nothing good can come of this child.moreless
    • My Son, My Son (7)
      My Son, My Son (7)
      Season 9 - Episode 37
      5/25/80
      10
      My Son, My Son (7). William becomes a heartbroken and lonely man when his wife, Livia (Ciaran Madden), and estranged son, Oliver (Patrick Ryecart), run off together. His longtime secret admirer, Maeve (Prue Clarke), tries to convince William of her feelings by making a desperate move that proves to be dangerous.moreless
    • The First Churchills (7)
      The First Churchills (7)
      Season 1 - Episode 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
    • Poldark: Series I (2)
      Poldark: Series I (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 32
      5/15/77
      10
      Poldark is a British 18th century drama based on novels written by Winston Graham. The story focusses on Captain Ross Poldark who returns to his home in Cornwall, England, after fighting in the American Revolution. During Series 1 Episode 2 Ross visits the local market where he rescues fifteen year old Demelza from a beating, after she has stolen food. Demelza convinces Ross that she is an orphan and he offers her work as a servant. However Demelza is not always honest and her father visits Ross to seek financial compensation for the loss of his daughter.moreless
    • The Golden Bowl (5)
      The Golden Bowl (5)
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      4/22/73
      10
      The lives of three Americans interwine in London as a widower, his daughter, and her friend are matched with others by Bob Assingham.
    • I, Claudius (5)
      I, Claudius (5)
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      12/4/77
      10
      I, Claudius (5) from the show Masterpiece Theatre sees Claudius (Derek Jacobi) passing on suspicions of Livia's (Sian Phillips) murderous accomplishments to a triumphant Germanicus (David Robb) home from Germania. Germanicus passes the information on to Augustus (Brian Blessed) who chooses to change the line of succession but falls ill under suspicious circumstances before he can do so.moreless
    • I, Claudius (4)
      I, Claudius (4)
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      11/27/77
      10
      I, Claudius (4). In "What Should We Do About Claudius," the deformed Claudius (Derek Jacobi) receives encouraging advice from the historian Pollio (Donald Eccles) to highlight his weaknesses in order to survive the murderous environment of his ambitious family. After Augustus (Brian Blessed) names him as successor, Posthumus (John Castle) becomes the target of Livia's (Sian Phillips) twisted ambition.moreless
    • I, Claudius (6)
      I, Claudius (6)
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      12/11/77
      10
      I, Claudius (6) from the show Masterpiece Theatre depicts Tiberius's (George Baker) ascension to the imperial purple and one of the schemes used to secure his place. Germanicus (David Robb) falls dead of unnatural causes in Syria; and it is not long before his widow, Agrippina (Fiona Walker), accuses a prominent senator of murder. Desperate, that senator begins reaching for help and threatens to accuse Tiberius.moreless
    • I, Claudius (7)
      I, Claudius (7)
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      12/18/77
      10
      I, Claudius (7) from the show Masterpiece Theatre oversees Tiberius's (George Baker) descent into degenerate hedonism. Sejanus (Patrick Stewart) tightens his hold on Rome, bringing prominent Romans to trial and condemning them for fictitious treason. Claudius (Derek Jacobi) evades Sejanus by marrying his sister and learns from the Sibylline prophecies through Livia (Sian Phillips) that he will live to become emperor.moreless
    • I, Claudius (13)
      I, Claudius (13)
      Season 7 - Episode 23
      1/29/78
      10
      I, Claudius (13) from the show Masterpiece Theatre depicts Claudius's (Derek Jacobi) determination to restore the Republic and his resigned acceptance of the price that must be paid. He marries his niece and declares her son, Nero (Christopher Biggins), to be co-heir with his son. Claudius regrets that his son is too honorable to survive his niece's machinations but chooses to commit suicide so that Nero can alienate Rome into refusing imperial rule.moreless
    • I, Claudius (12)
      I, Claudius (12)
      Season 7 - Episode 22
      1/22/78
      10
      I, Claudius (12) from the show Masterpiece Theatre has Claudius (Derek Jacobi) experiencing both the heights and depths of rulership. He commands the successful conquest of Britain and is proclaimed a god, but the people closet to his heart turn on him. His dearest friend rallies the eastern provinces to rebel against Claudius while his wife Messalina (Sheila White) continues to plot Claudius's murder.moreless
    • I, Claudius (10)
      I, Claudius (10)
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      1/8/78
      10
      I, Claudius (10) from the show Masterpiece Theatre sees Caligula (John Hurt) alienating his supporters and descending into total madness. He names his horse a senator, sells senatorial wives to the highest bidders, and hurls insults at Neptune while standing on the shores of the English channel. The breaking point comes when even the Praetorian Guard begins plotting against Caligula.moreless
    • I, Claudius (8)
      I, Claudius (8)
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      12/25/77
      10
      I, Claudius (8) from the show Masterpiece Theatre sees Sejanus (Patrick Stewart) coming closer and closer to the throne as his master, Tiberius (George Baker) begins to fade. Sejanus moves to banish rival claimants to the throne and eliminate those who can oppose him but evidence of his scheme slips out. Claudius (Derek Jacobi) brings this evidence to a furious Tiberius, who denounces his minion and orders his murder.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (3)
      Poldark: Series I (3)
      Season 6 - Episode 33
      5/22/77
      10
      Poldark is drama set in the 18th century in rural Cornwall, England. The story focuses on Captain Ross Poldark (Robin Ellis) who returns from fighting in the American Revolution to find his fiance Elizabeth engaged to another and his home and business taken over by his uncle. During Episode 3 Ross begins to understand the hardships suffered by the peasants, who he tries to help. He also meets and declares his love for Elizabeth, who is now married and has a child. Rejected by Elizabeth, Ross seeks solace with servant Demelza (Angharad Rees) who declares her love for him.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (4)
      Poldark: Series I (4)
      Season 6 - Episode 34
      5/29/77
      10
      Demelza feels like a prisoner, stuck in her father's home. The Poldark clan suffers a string of bad luck and terrible tragedies. After running from her marital problems, Elizabeth attempts to find comfort in the arms of Ross, and hopes to reignite their romance but Demelza's secret past threatens to interfere.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (5)
      Poldark: Series I (5)
      Season 6 - Episode 35
      6/5/77
      10
      Elizabeth makes no efforts to hide her disgust with the marriage of her former lover Ross, and Demelza, now the mother of Ross's newly born daughter. Ross must deal with two disapproving families, while balancing the challenges with his risky new business idea, and fatherhood. Meanwhile, Demelza plays cupid to find love for Verity.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (11)
      Poldark: Series I (11)
      Season 6 - Episode 41
      7/17/77
      10
      Freed from his wrongful imprisonment, Ross settles his differences with Francis, and the two begin a mutual business alliance. The Warleganns become jealous of Ross's success and come up with a plan, while Jud proposes a new business venture for Ross. Both plans have the capacity to destroy Ross and his family financially.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (15)
      Poldark: Series I (15)
      Season 6 - Episode 45
      8/14/77
      10
      George Warleggan's unbridled greed causes the villager's to lose their savings, and their lands. Words of revolt begin to filter throughout the village. Elizabeth, in a desperate attempt to flee Cornwall, makes a life altering decision, one that can never be forgiven. To change her mind, Ross is willing to risk all he has.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (12)
      Poldark: Series I (12)
      Season 6 - Episode 42
      7/24/77
      10
      George Warleggan and a henchman punish Jud's loyalty to the Poldark family, leaving him for dead. Ross's ensuing anger and contempt for George explodes, and it escalates into a violent tavern brawl. Later, Demelza offers Ross what she thinks is good, though surprising news, and is shocked by Ross's reaction.
    • Poldark: Series I (14)
      Poldark: Series I (14)
      Season 6 - Episode 44
      8/7/77
      10
      Elated over the birth of their son and the improvement in their finances, life begins to look up for Ross and Demelza. The Poldark family has much to celebrate, however their celebration is cut short, by the treachery of one of the villager's. The chaos that follows separates Dr. Enys from his fiancÉe, and puts Ross in mortal danger.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (10)
      Poldark: Series I (10)
      Season 6 - Episode 40
      7/10/77
      10
      Ross faces his biggest challenge yet, having been imprisoned wrongfully for his part in the incident aboard the derelict ship. His former servant Jud Paynter, now a drunkard with a taste for lying, holds the path to Ross's freedom in his hands, and Demelza will stop at nothing to prove Ross's innocence.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (9)
      Poldark: Series I (9)
      Season 6 - Episode 39
      7/3/77
      10
      Ross is locked away, and appears to have no hope for a fair court hearing, after he is arrested and jailed for his role in the violence aboard the wrecked ship. Francis is torn apart by guilt over his involvement with Ross's arrest, and decides to try to make peace with Demelza.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (6)
      Poldark: Series I (6)
      Season 6 - Episode 36
      6/12/77
      10
      Ross's risky new business model earns the wrath of the Warleggans. After running a stunning rescue mission to free an wrongfully jailed tenant on death row, Ross makes the situation more tense than ever. While attending the Warleggan charity ball, Ross takes steps to push the simmering tensions over the edge.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (7)
      Poldark: Series I (7)
      Season 6 - Episode 37
      6/19/77
      10
      The Poldarck family each deal with the sense of betrayal that Francis has left them with, while Ross is distracted dealing with the murder investigation that casts suspicion on one of his own employees. The murder sets Ross along a path of ruin for his family, and sends the normally composed Dr. Dwight Enys into a spiraling downfall of doubt and guilt.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (8)
      Poldark: Series I (8)
      Season 6 - Episode 38
      6/26/77
      10
      Attempting to play peacekeeper to the angry Elizabeth and Francis, Demelza finds herself at wits end with their less than warm responses. Still suffering from intense grief, Ross finds himself in another scandalous incident as he attempts to offer aid to a severely damaged vessel, which ends in total chaos and bloodshed.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (16)
      Poldark: Series I (16)
      Season 6 - Episode 46
      8/21/77
      10
      Impending war with France abroad, and an outright rebellion at home in the village, have tensions near a boiling point. The Poldark's begin to achieve stability and increased fortune as tin is discovered in the family mine, but their marriage is threatened as Demelza seeks revenge from outside sources, for her husbands lies and deceptions.moreless
    • Poldark: Series I (13)
      Poldark: Series I (13)
      Season 6 - Episode 43
      7/31/77
      10
      In an effort to improve their finances, Demelza puts herself and her family in considerable danger. Francis, now optimistic about the future, is forced to pay a steep price for his business dealings with Ross. With the family finances nearing collapse, the situation appears grim, until an unlikely source steps in with aid.moreless
    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine Howard
      1/30/72
      10
      Episode five covers the life and experiences of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII.
    • Foyle's War: Series V: Plan of Attack
      7/13/08
      10
      Former DCS Foyle is in the middle of writing his memoirs when he's called out of retirement to investigate an airman's apparent suicide.
    • I, Claudius (1)
      I, Claudius (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      11/6/77
      10
      I, Claudius (1) is an episode from the 11th season of the PBS television series Masterpiece Theater in which the bumbling Claudius (Derek Jacobi) unexpectedly becomes Emperor of Rome after the death of his nephew, the bloodthirsty Caligula (John Hurt). Adapted from the book of the same name, I, Claudius originally aired in 1977.moreless
    • I, Claudius (2)
      I, Claudius (2)
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      11/13/77
      10
      I Claudius (2). In this episode of the 1976 British miniseries, "Family Affairs," the emperor Augustus (Brian Blessed) must choose an heir and his wife, Livia (Sian Phillips), continues her quest to place her son from her first marriage, Tiberius (George Baker), as the next ruler of Rome and have Augustus named a God. Tiberius' brother Drusus (David Robb) and his wife, Antonia (Margaret Tyzack) have a child they name Claudius.moreless
    • Reckless (1)
      Reckless (1)
      Season 27 - Episode 11
      1/18/98
      10
      Reckless (1) is a 1997 romantic drama from Masterpiece Theatre. Dr. Owen Springer (Robson Green) returns to Manchester after his father, Arnold (David Bradley), has a health scare. On the train ride home, he meets Anna Fairley (Francesca Annis), a beautiful but married woman. He meets Anna again while interviewing for a job working for her husband, Richard Crane (Michael Kitchen).moreless
    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine Parr
      2/6/72
      10
      Episode six covers the life and experiences of Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of King Henry VIII.
    • Foyle's War: Series V: Broken Souls
      7/20/08
      10
      The murder of an unpopular doctor at a psychiatric clinic for war veterans and the slaying of an escaped German POW are investigated. Meanwhile, Sam searches for a missing telegram-delivery boy.
    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Anne of Cleeves
      1/23/72
      10
      Episode four covers the life and experiences of Anne of Cleeves, the forth wife of King Henry VIII.
    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Anne Boleyn
      1/9/72
      10
      Episode two covers the life and experiences of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII.
    • Foyle's War: Series V: All Clear
      Foyle's War: Series V: All Clear
      Season 38 - Episode 6
      7/27/08
      10
      In the final days of the war, DCS Foyle is serving on a committee created to keep the victory celebrations at a minimum. The murder of a fellow committee member leads him into territory that the Allies would rather keep secret.
    • Emma (3)
      Emma (3)
      Season 39 - Episode 26
      2/7/10
      10
      Dissuaded from more matrimonial predictions, Emma nonetheless continues to cheerfully contemplate superior men, and meets one of her own in the handsome, gleaming Frank Churchill. Part 3 of 3.
    • Inspector Lewis: Series II: Allegory of Love
      10/4/09
      10
      A Czech barmaid is found, beaten to death with an antique Persian mirror, paralleling an incident in a newly-published fantasy novel. When the life of another young woman is threatened, leading Lewis to suspect that the murdered girl was a victim of mistaken identity.
    • Sense and Sensibility (1)
      Sense and Sensibility (1)
      Season 37 - Episode 14
      3/30/08
      9.9
      The seventh and final installment of "The Complete Jane Austen" features a brand new BBC dramatization of 'Sense and Sensiblity' starring Hattie Morahan as Elinor Dashwood and Charity Wakefield as Marianne Dashwood. This is part one of two.
    • Sense and Sensibility (2)
      Sense and Sensibility (2)
      Season 37 - Episode 15
      4/6/08
      9.9
      The final installment of "The Complete Jane Austen" features a brand new BBC dramatization of 'Sense and Sensiblity' starring Hattie Morahan as Elinor Dashwood and Charity Wakefield as Marianne Dashwood. This is part two of two.
    • A Town Like Alice (1)
      A Town Like Alice (1)
      Season 11 - Episode 1
      10/4/81
      9.9
      A Town Like Alice (1) is an episode from season 11 of the PBS TV series Masterpiece Theater in which Joe Harmon and Jean Paget fall in love during World War II's Japanese occupation of Malaya. After the war, the couple move to Australia to start a new life together. A town Like Alice (1) is based on a novel by Nevil Shute and originally aired in 1985.moreless
    • Pride and Prejudice (3)
      Pride and Prejudice (3)
      Season 37 - Episode 12
      2/24/08
      9.9
      The fifth installment of "The Complete Jane Austen" features the famously popular 1995 A&E/BBC dramatization of 'Pride and Prejudice' now airing on "Masterpiece Theatre" for the first time. This dramatization stars Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet and Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. This final part of three comprises the fifth and sixth episodes of the original six-episode 1995 television serial.moreless
    • The Spoils of Poynton (3)
      The Spoils of Poynton (3)
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      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)
      The Spoils of Poynton (4)
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      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 Spoils of Poynton (1)
      The Spoils of Poynton (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      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 Possessed (3)
      The Possessed (3)
      Season 1 - 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
    • I, Claudius (9)
      I, Claudius (9)
      Season 7 - Episode 19
      1/1/78
      9.8
      I, Claudius (9) from the show Masterpiece Theatre depicts Caligula's (John Hurt) ascension to the throne and the beginning of his descent into madness. Caligula persuades Tiberius (George Baker) to make him and his cousin his heirs before murdering Tiberius and his cousin to become sole ruler of Rome. After falling into a coma, Caligula declares himself Zeus, marries his sister, and attempts to reenact the birth of Athena.moreless
    • A Town Like Alice (5)
      A Town Like Alice (5)
      Season 11 - Episode 5
      11/1/81
      9.8
      A Town Like Alice is a serial drama that begins in Malaysia when a group of English women and children become prisoners of the invading Japanese troops during World War 11. The prisoners endure extreme conditions, including marching daily to find a camp. During the journey Jean Paget (Helen Morse) becomes friendly with risk taking Australian prisoner Sergeant Joe Harman (Bryan Brown). During Episode 5 Joe gives Jean medicine and soap that he has stolen from the guards and uses his hunting skills to kill a pig for the guards and hungry prisoners.moreless
    • A Town Like Alice (2)
      A Town Like Alice (2)
      Season 11 - Episode 2
      10/11/81
      9.8
      A Town Like Alice is a story of romance between two prisoners of war. The story begins in Malaysia during World War ll when a small English community become prisoners of the invading Japanese army. Episode 2 of the series opens with the men in the community saying goodbye to their families and being forced into trucks by Japanese soldiers. The remaining women and children soon learn that the officer in charge of them is brutal and dismissive of their needs expecting them to march forty-seven miles to Kuala Lumpur.moreless
    • David Copperfield (1)
      David Copperfield (1)
      Season 29 - Episode 16
      9.8
      Dickens's beloved novel gets all-star treatment in this presentation of David Copperfield. An event for the entire family, the cast includes Maggie Smith, Ian McKellen, Bob Hoskins - and an irresistible ten-year-old Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter films) as the young boy against the world. Part 1 of 2.
    • Pride and Prejudice (1)
      Pride and Prejudice (1)
      Season 37 - Episode 10
      2/10/08
      9.8
      The fifth installment of "The Complete Jane Austen" features the famously popular 1995 A&E/BBC dramatization of 'Pride and Prejudice' now airing on "Masterpiece Theatre" for the first time. This dramatization stars Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet and Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. This first part of three comprises the first two episodes of the original six-episode 1995 television serial.moreless
    • Wives and Daughters (2)
      Wives and Daughters (2)
      Season 30 - Episode 17
      4/8/01
      9.8
      Wives and Daughters (2) from the show Masterpiece Theatre is a television series that aired on the PBS Network in 2001. It follows the lead character Molly Gibson (Justine Waddell) through various life changes when her father Mr. Gibson (Bill Paterson) decides to remarry. The miniseries also stars Keeley Hawes and Tom Hollander.moreless
    • The Possessed (2)
      The Possessed (2)
      Season 1 - 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
    • Wives and Daughters (3)
      Wives and Daughters (3)
      Season 30 - Episode 18
      4/15/01
      9.8
      Wives and Daughters is a modern soap opera. In this BBC classic, Molly Gibson (played by Justine Waddell) lives a subdued life with her widowed father - until he decides to marry Claire. Claire does not come alone: she brings her daughter Cynthia into the mix. Needless to say, fireworks erupt in this mixed family.moreless
    • Wives and Daughters (4)
      Wives and Daughters (4)
      Season 30 - Episode 19
      4/22/01
      9.8
      When Mr. Preston (Iain Glen) can no longer hide his secret identity, it is up to Molly (Justine Waddell) to save the day and protect Cynthia (Keeley Hawes). However, Molly's reputation may suffer as a result. To make matters more complicated, her feelings for Roger (Anthony Howell) finally come out into the open.moreless
    • The First Churchills (12)
      The First Churchills (12)
      Season 1 - Episode 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
    • Little Dorrit (2)
      Little Dorrit (2)
      Season 38 - Episode 25
      4/5/09
      9.8
      Little Dorrit tells the story of the Dorrit family and the rich array of characters they encounter on their way from rags to riches and back again. Adapted by Andrew Davies, the miniseries stars Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Alun Armstrong and Claire Foy as "Little" Amy Dorrit. Part 2 of 5.moreless
    • Emma
      Emma
      Season 37 - Episode 13
      3/23/08
      9.8
      The penultimate installment of "The Complete Jane Austen" features the 1996 A&E dramatization of 'Emma' now airing on "Masterpiece Theatre" for the first time. This dramatization stars Kate Beckinsale as Emma Woodhouse and Samantha Morton as Harriet Smith.
    • The Little Farm
      The Little Farm
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      12/30/73
      9.8
      Tom Richards has lived alone on the family farm since his mother died. Overloaded with work, he advertises for a housekeeper. When Edna, the housekeeper, arrives, she and Tom slowly begin to fall in love.
    • Little Dorrit (5)
      Little Dorrit (5)
      Season 38 - Episode 28
      4/26/09
      9.8
      Little Dorrit tells the story of the Dorrit family and the rich array of characters they encounter on their way from rags to riches and back again. Adapted by Andrew Davies, the miniseries stars Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Alun Armstrong and Claire Foy as "Little" Amy Dorrit. Part 5 of 5.moreless
    • Jane Eyre (2)
      Jane Eyre (2)
      Season 36 - Episode 9
      1/28/07
      9.8
      The spirited but plain young governess Jane Eyre has captured the heart of her moody employer, Rochester, but a dark secret intrudes.
    • The Possessed (1)
      The Possessed (1)
      Season 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
    • Pride and Prejudice (2)
      Pride and Prejudice (2)
      Season 37 - Episode 11
      2/17/08
      9.7
      The fifth installment of "The Complete Jane Austen" features the famously popular 1995 A&E/BBC dramatization of 'Pride and Prejudice' now airing on "Masterpiece Theatre" for the first time. This dramatization stars Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet and Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. This second part of three comprises the third and fourth episodes of the original six-episode 1995 television serial.moreless
    • Wives and Daughters (1)
      Wives and Daughters (1)
      Season 30 - Episode 16
      4/1/01
      9.7
      Misguided stepmothers, romantic betrayals, secret marriages--these are not just the makings of modern soap operas; this is what makes the BBC's delightful four-episode miniseries Wives and Daughters come to life. Sweet Molly Gibson (played artfully by Justine Waddell, who communicates more with a squint of her eyes than most actresses can with pages of dialogue) was living life pleasantly when her widowed father (Bill Paterson) decides that, for the good of his daughter, he must remarry. In comes Claire, played to screeching perfection by Francesca Annis. Molly's life is turned upside down by the usually well meaning but off-the-mark Claire, who insists on things being done the proper way. Added to the stew is Claire's beautiful, educated daughter, Cynthia (Keeley Hawes), and the Hamleys, a well-to-do family headed by a squire (Michael Gambon) who is not happy about the romantic interests of his sons. As is typical with BBC miniseries, the quality writing and lush sets add to the overall appeal. Andrew Davies, who adapted Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones's Diary, penned the marvelous screenplay (based on Elizabeth Gaskell's unfinished novel). It's impossible not to compare this to the ever-popular Pride, and Wives and Daughters measures up.moreless
    • Pere Goriot (3)
      Pere Goriot (3)
      Season 1 - 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
    • A Town Like Alice (3)
      A Town Like Alice (3)
      Season 11 - Episode 3
      10/18/81
      9.7
      A Town Like Alice is a television adaptation of a novel by British author Nevil Shute. The story begins in Malaysia when a group of English women and children become prisoners of the invading Japanese Army during World War 11. The women and children must march through the country to find a camp that will take them. During Episode 3 the exhausted prisoners enjoy a rest and bath but become concerned when one woman dies and children show signs of Malaria.moreless
    • A Town Like Alice (6)
      A Town Like Alice (6)
      Season 11 - Episode 6
      11/8/81
      9.7
      A Town Like Alice is a story of hardship, cruelty and romance. The story begins in Malaysia during World War 11 when a group of English women and children become prisoners of the invading Japanese forces. The guards make the prisoners march across Malaysia. During the journey, single English woman, Jean Paget (Helen Morse) meets Australian prisoner, Joe Harman (Bryan Brown) and the two begin a life long relationship. During Episode 6, Joe gives the hungry women chickens that he has stolen from the commandant. When the commandant realises that the chickens are missing he interrogate's Jean to name the thief.moreless
    • The Spoils of Poynton (2)
      The Spoils of Poynton (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      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 Possessed (6)
      The Possessed (6)
      Season 1 - 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
    • Bleak House (1)
      Bleak House (1)
      Season 35 - Episode 6
      1/22/06
      9.6
      Coming soon
    • Casanova (2)
      Casanova (2)
      Season 36 - Episode 2
      10/15/06
      9.6
      Casanova has been thrown into prison by the nobleman fiance of his love, Henriette, but soon manages to break out and escape. He comes upon that same nobleman in London, where the two exchange insults and duel. Casanova is shocked into sobriety when he learns that his bastard son is becoming infatuated with his bastard daughter.moreless
    • The Man Who Was Hunting Himself (1)
      11/11/73
      9.6
      David Foster is returning from a business trip when he is stopped at the border of East and West Germany. He is suspected to be an enemy agent. Soon a mysterious double begins wreaking havoc and killing people, and Foster believes he is out to kill him.
    • Pere Goriot (4)
      Pere Goriot (4)
      Season 1 - 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
    • He Knew He Was Right
      He Knew He Was Right
      Season 34 - Episode 7
      12/5/04
      9.6
      Young Emily meets Louis whom she later marries, and has a child by. Colonel Osborne causes friction between them, and Louis accuses Emily of having an affair with Osborne. Emily moves out. What will Louis have to do to get custody of his son?
    • Cranford (3)
      Cranford (3)
      Season 37 - Episode 20
      5/18/08
      9.6
      "Cranford" is a 2007 British television drama serial, adapted by the BBC from Elizabeth Gaskell's novel 'Cranford', and from her novellas 'My Lady Ludlow' and 'Mr. Harrison's Confessions', and also from an article of hers titled 'The Last Generation in England'. The BBC series originally aired as five episodes, but these have been edited into three parts for airing on "Masterpiece Theatre". Starring Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Imelda Staunton, "Cranford" is set in 1842-1843 in a small rural town dominated by group of single and widowed middle class women, who place great store on propriety, and on maintaining an appearance of gentility, even those whose means are barely adequate for the task. However, the railway is about to arrive and offers to introduce modern ways and ideas to the town, to the alarm of some of its inhabitants. Also arriving to town is a young man, Doctor Harrison (Simon Woods, who brings his own modern ideas to Cranford in the form of new treatments he has learned about at medical school in London. Three women vie for his affections: Mrs. Rose (Lesley Manville), Sophy Hutton (Kimberley Dixon), and Caroline Tomkinson (Selina Griffiths). Other characters in the town include the aristocratic and reactionary Lady Ludlow (Francesca Annis), her progressive-minded steward Mr. Carter (Philip Glenister), and the young poacher's son Harry Gregson (Alex Etel) whom Mr Carter teaches to read. This is the third part of three parts.moreless
    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1)
      Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1)
      Season 38 - Episode 18
      1/4/09
      9.5
      This new adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," is about a young woman (Gemma Arterton) who learns that, though her family is poor, she's descended from aristocrats. She takes a position with a family who purchased her ancestral name, D'Urbervilles, and she is preyed upon by Alec (Hans Matheson), the libertine son, from whom she flees. Part 1 of 2.moreless
    • Cranford (1)
      Cranford (1)
      Season 37 - Episode 18
      5/4/08
      9.5
      "Cranford" is a 2007 British television drama serial, adapted by the BBC from Elizabeth Gaskell's novel 'Cranford', and from her novellas 'My Lady Ludlow' and 'Mr. Harrison's Confessions', and also from an article of hers titled 'The Last Generation in England'. The BBC series originally aired as five episodes, but these have been edited into three parts for airing on "Masterpiece Theatre". Starring Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Imelda Staunton, "Cranford" is set in 1842-1843 in a small rural town dominated by group of single and widowed middle class women who place great store on propriety, and on maintaining an appearance of gentility, even those whose means are barely adequate for the task. However, the railway is about to arrive and offers to introduce modern ways and ideas to the town, to the alarm of some of its inhabitants. Also arriving to town is a young man, Doctor Harrison (Simon Woods, who brings his own modern ideas to Cranford in the form of new treatments he has learned about at medical school in London. Three women vie for his affections: Mrs. Rose (Lesley Manville), Sophy Hutton (Kimberley Dixon), and Caroline Tomkinson (Selina Griffiths). Other characters in the town include the aristocratic and reactionary Lady Ludlow (Francesca Annis), her progressive-minded steward Mr. Carter (Philip Glenister), and the young poacher's son Harry Gregson (Alex Etel) whom Mr Carter teaches to read. This is the first part of three parts.moreless
    • My Boy Jack
      My Boy Jack
      Season 37 - Episode 17
      4/20/08
      9.5
      Based on 1915 poem by Rudyard Kipling of the same name, this television dramatization of the 1997 stage play 'My Boy Jack' stars Daniel Radcliffe as John "Jack" Kipling, David Haig as Rudyard Kipling, and Kim Cattrall as Caroline Kipling. Davig Haig is the writer of both the stage play and the television screenplay. 'My Boy Jack' examines how grief affected Rudyard Kipling following the death of his son during World War I at the Battle of Loos in 1915.moreless
    • Casanova (1)
      Casanova (1)
      Season 36 - Episode 1
      10/8/06
      9.5
      Casanova (Peter O'Toole and David Tennant) is an aging librarian persuaded to read from his memoirs. He tells the story of his meteoric rise through Venetia, using his charm and capacity for deceit to seduce women and secure riches. Casanova becomes besotted with Henriette (Laura Fraser), a social climber and a nobleman's fiancee. He moves to win Henriette's heart when he comes into a fortune.moreless
    • Collision (1)
      Collision (1)
      Season 39 - Episode 20
      11/15/09
      9.5
      The investigation of a multi-vehicle road accident unravels the secrets of the complete strangers involved, revealing government cover-ups, smuggling and murder. The stories of ten different people who share a single defining moment are told. Part 1 of 2.
    • My Family and Other Animals
      My Family and Other Animals
      Season 35 - Episode 12
      4/9/06
      9.5
      The Durrells, an eccentric English family, move to the Greek island of Corfu in the 1930's, and the young Gerald Durrell becomes fascinated with the island's wildlife.
    • Little Dorrit (4)
      Little Dorrit (4)
      Season 38 - Episode 27
      4/19/09
      9.5
      Little Dorrit tells the story of the Dorrit family and the rich array of characters they encounter on their way from rags to riches and back again. Adapted by Andrew Davies, the miniseries stars Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Alun Armstrong and Claire Foy as "Little" Amy Dorrit. Part 4 of 5.moreless
    • Little Dorrit (3)
      Little Dorrit (3)
      Season 38 - Episode 26
      4/12/09
      9.5
      Little Dorrit tells the story of the Dorrit family and the rich array of characters they encounter on their way from rags to riches and back again. Adapted by Andrew Davies, the miniseries stars Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Alun Armstrong and Claire Foy as "Little" Amy Dorrit. Part 3 of 5.moreless
    • Fortunes of War (7)
      Fortunes of War (7)
      Season 17 - Episode 21
      2/28/88
      9.5
      In the final episode of Fortunes of War, Harriet gives up on Guy. He will never be able to release himself from his work enough to invest himself in their marriage. She makes plans to leave him and return to England. News later comes to Cairo that her ship has been torpedoes, but there remains a question of whether or not she was on it.moreless
    • Memento Mori (2)
      Memento Mori (2)
      Season 22 - Episode 4
      11/1/92
      9.5
      Memento Mori (2) from the show Masterpiece Theatre originally aired on November 1, 1992. The elderly are still receiving very disturbing calls about their imminent deaths. To help the problem, Mortimer plans a meeting at his house. A detective is working on the case, but can't find the person who is behind the calls.moreless
    • Emma (1)
      Emma (1)
      Season 39 - Episode 24
      1/24/10
      9.5
      A new adaptation of Jane Austen's comic tale of a headstrong young woman's failed matchmaking schemes. Part 1 of 3.
    • Fortunes of War (3)
      Fortunes of War (3)
      Season 17 - Episode 17
      1/31/88
      9.5
      In this episode of Fortunes of War, tensions between the Pringles begin to rise. Guy continues to build connections with the local government, so much so that the Prince moves into their home and lives with them. They also take in a resident who is hiding from the Iron Guard. Romania teeters as France surrenders to Germany.moreless
    • Private Schulz (5)
      Private Schulz (5)
      Season 12 - Episode 29
      5/1/83
      9.5
      Private Schulz (5) from the show Masterpiece Theatre originally aired on June 3, 1981. It's the end of the war, and Schulz is ordered to shoot all of his prisoners. Instead, he petitions to take them with him to Alpine Last Redoubt. His job is moving there, and he drags the prisoners along, then releases them in town. He is also ordered to get rid of a large sum or money. He dumps the money in the lake, and the police immediately catch him.moreless
    • Fortunes of War (4)
      Fortunes of War (4)
      Season 17 - Episode 18
      2/7/88
      9.5
      In this episode of Fortunes of War, the Germans invade Romania. The Prince betrays Guy to them in order to save his own life, and he faces a death sentence. The Jewish refuge and Harriet flee, and Harriet ends up by herself in Greece waiting for her husband, whom she realizes she may never see again.moreless
    • Fortunes of War (5)
      Fortunes of War (5)
      Season 17 - Episode 19
      2/14/88
      9.5
      In the fifth episode of Fortunes of War, the Germans prepare to invade Germany. However, they have underestimated the influence of the Americans who are entering the war. Harriet for a moment entertains the possibility of a relationship with an officer, but when it turns out that Guy is safe, the two make plans to escape to Africa.moreless
    • A Very British Coup
      A Very British Coup
      Season 18 - Episode 10
      1/15/89
      9.5
      A Very British Coup is a rags to riches story of a steel worker who becomes Prime Minister of Britain. Thinking that he can make a difference in the world, he soon realizes that the day-to-day life of a politician involves complex and bitter battles with entrenched power and playing to the media.moreless
    • Fortunes of War (2)
      Fortunes of War (2)
      Season 17 - Episode 16
      1/24/88
      9.5
      In the second episode of Fortunes of War, Guy has settled into life in Romania. He has become a popular teacher, and his students favor him among all their instructors. He has also developed a good rapport with the local government and intellectual community. However, tensions rise when the Romanian Prime Minister is killed.moreless
    • Fortunes of War (1)
      Fortunes of War (1)
      Season 17 - Episode 15
      1/17/88
      9.5
      As Fortunes of War begins, the year is 1939, and Europe is thrown into turmoil by the outbreak of a second world war. Families find themselves in unexpected chaos. One couple who have just married decide it is best to seeks solace elsewhere. Guy and Harriet pack up and begin a move towards Romania.moreless
    • Foyle's War: Series I: A Lesson In Murder
      2/16/03
      9.5
      June, 1940. A conscientious objector dies in a police cell after being refused exemption from military service by Judge Lawrence Gascoigne, and after being beaten up by the police. Then a young boy evacuated from London and billeted on Judge Gascoigne's household dies in an explosion in the garden office where Gascoigne works, leading the police to suspect a revenge attack on the Judge. It also appears that Gascoigne strongly disapproves of his daughter's lover - he works at a mysterious "munitions factory" near the Judge's house, which turns out to be making coffins. Other suspects are the girlfriend and best friend of the conscientious objector who died... Getting nowhere, Foyle asks himself a startling question - what if the small boy killed by the bomb was actually the intended victim, and not the judge at all?moreless
    • Fortunes of War (6)
      Fortunes of War (6)
      Season 17 - Episode 20
      2/21/88
      9.5
      In the sixth episode of Fortunes of War, Guy continues to pursue his intellectual and political ambitions. Now he feels that his best hope is to manage the Institute of Cairo and continue to inform the world of the danger of the Nazis. However, Harriet has been so overwhelmed that she doesn't have the strength to go on.moreless
    • Private Schulz (1)
      Private Schulz (1)
      Season 12 - Episode 25
      4/3/83
      9.5
      Private Schulz (1) from the show Masterpiece Theatre originally aired on May 6, 1981. Under the orders of Major Neuheim, Private Schulz goes to a brothel to eavesdrop on any important conversations. He meets Bertha whom isn't impressed by his job in the army. Instead, she is looking for someone who is higher up in the ranks, and promptly dismisses Schulz.moreless
    • Private Schulz (2)
      Private Schulz (2)
      Season 12 - Episode 26
      4/10/83
      9.5
      Private Schulz (2) from the show Masterpiece Theatre originally aired on May 13, 1981. Schulz is caught at the brothel because he tried to use forged currency, and he is in big trouble. He stole the money from the military and is given two choices for his punishment. He can either be shot by the firing squad or parachute into Britain on a special mission.moreless
    • Memento Mori (1)
      Memento Mori (1)
      Season 22 - Episode 3
      10/25/92
      9.5
      Memento Mori (1) from the show Masterpiece Theatre originally aired on October 25, 1992. A large group of people in London receive very disturbing phone calls. All of the people are elderly, and in their last years of life. The phone calls are reminding them that they are going to die soon. Dame Letty hires her own detective to figure out who is behind the creepy calls.moreless
    • The Man Who Was Hunting Himself (2)
      11/18/73
      9.5
      David Foster is returning from a business trip when he is stopped at the border of East and West Germany. He is suspected to be an enemy agent. Soon a mysterious double begins wreaking havoc and killing people, and Foster believes he is out to kill him.
    • Small Island (1)
      Small Island (1)
      Season 39 - Episode 31
      4/18/10
      9.5
      When an ambitious Jamaican woman moves to gritty post-war London, she finds that the "Mother Country" is not the land of opportunity she had imagined. Part 1 of 2.
    • Private Schulz (3)
      Private Schulz (3)
      Season 12 - Episode 27
      4/17/83
      9.5
      Private Schulz (3) from the show Masterpiece Theatre originally aired on May 20, 1981. Schulz chooses to parachute into Britain on a special mission for his punishment, and lands there safely. He goes into a bar, and draws attention to himself by ordering both coffee and whiskey. While there, he calls his British contact, and tries to plan out his next move during his special mission.moreless
    • Private Schulz (4)
      Private Schulz (4)
      Season 12 - Episode 28
      4/24/83
      9.5
      Private Schulz (4) from the show Masterpiece Theatre originally aired on May 27, 1981. Schulz returns to Berlin, and he is working hard to finish his special mission. He wants to spend the money that he is trying to keep safe and proposes to his boss that he use it to further his mission. Instead, his boss hands him one million pounds more to add to his stash to keep safe.moreless
    • The Virgin Queen (1)
      The Virgin Queen (1)
      Season 35 - Episode 4
      11/13/05
      9.5
      The Virgin Queen is the more or less true story of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1557-1603). The production begins in the Tower of London, where Elizabeth has been imprisoned by Queen Mary, her half-sister, who hopes to bring England back to the Roman Catholic Church and who sees Elizabeth as a rallying-point for the supporters of the protestant Church of England. After the death of Mary, Elizabeth inherits the throne as Queen of England in her own right. Elizabeth sets out with high hopes, but she is soon torn between her love for Sir Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (a married man) and her duties as Queen.moreless
    • Under the Greenwood Tree
      Under the Greenwood Tree
      Season 35 - Episode 14
      4/23/06
      9.5
      Fancy Day, a new schoolteacher in a Dorset village, is put under pressure by her family to marry well. However, she falls for the poor Dick Dewy.
    • Bleak House (4)
      Bleak House (4)
      Season 35 - Episode 9
      2/12/06
      9.5
      Coming Soon
    • Bleak House (5)
      Bleak House (5)
      Season 35 - Episode 10
      2/19/06
      9.5
      Coming Soon
    • Bleak House (6)
      Bleak House (6)
      Season 35 - Episode 11
      2/26/06
      9.5
      Coming Soon
    • Cranford (2)
      Cranford (2)
      Season 37 - Episode 19
      5/11/08
      9.4
      "Cranford" is a 2007 British television drama serial, adapted by the BBC from Elizabeth Gaskell's novel 'Cranford', and from her novellas 'My Lady Ludlow' and 'Mr. Harrison's Confessions', and also from an article of hers titled 'The Last Generation in England'. The BBC series originally aired as five episodes, but these have been edited into three parts for airing on "Masterpiece Theatre". Starring Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Imelda Staunton, "Cranford" is set in 1842-1843 in a small rural town dominated by group of single and widowed middle class women, who place great store on propriety, and on maintaining an appearance of gentility, even those whose means are barely adequate for the task. However, the railway is about to arrive and offers to introduce modern ways and ideas to the town, to the alarm of some of its inhabitants. Also arriving to town is a young man, Doctor Harrison (Simon Woods, who brings his own modern ideas to Cranford in the form of new treatments he has learned about at medical school in London. Three women vie for his affections: Mrs. Rose (Lesley Manville), Sophy Hutton (Kimberley Dixon), and Caroline Tomkinson (Selina Griffiths). Other characters in the town include the aristocratic and reactionary Lady Ludlow (Francesca Annis), her progressive-minded steward Mr. Carter (Philip Glenister), and the young poacher's son Harry Gregson (Alex Etel) whom Mr Carter teaches to read. This is the second part of three parts.moreless
    • Almost a Woman (Casi Una Mujer)
      Almost a Woman (Casi Una Mujer)
      Season 32 - Episode 1
      9/15/02
      9.4
      The coming of age story chronicle of a Puerto Rican girl in early 1960's New York.
    • Bleak House (3)
      Bleak House (3)
      Season 35 - Episode 8
      2/5/06
      9.4
      Coming Soon
    • The Gambler (2)
      The Gambler (2)
      Season 1 - 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
    • Bleak House (2)
      Bleak House (2)
      Season 35 - Episode 7
      1/29/06
      9.4
      Coming Soon
    • Northanger Abbey
      Northanger Abbey
      Season 37 - Episode 7
      1/20/08
      9.4
      "The Complete Jane Austen" continues with its second installment with a new adaptation of "Northanger Abbey". Felicity Jones stars as Catherine Morland, a gothic-novel afficiando whose vivid imagination leads her into trouble during a stay with the wealthy Tilney family at their medieval country house, where Catherine's budding romance with the younger son, Henry Tilney (J.J. Feild), is threatened.moreless
    • Sharpe: Series II: Sharpe's Enemy
      Sharpe: Series II: Sharpe's Enemy
      Season 24 - Episode 28
      5/21/95
      9.3
      A band of deserters led by Sharpe's oldest enemy, Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill, takes over a mountain pass full of women and takes two hostage. Sharpe is sent to deliver the money, but is told that it needs to be doubled by five days. Sharpe is made a major, and is sent on a daring rescue mission. Meanwhile, Wellington also has to deal with a French army on the other side of the mountain.moreless
    • Little Dorrit (1)
      Little Dorrit (1)
      Season 38 - Episode 24
      3/29/09
      9.3
      One of Dickens' greatest love stories, Little Dorrit has the timely theme of chronic debt and financial collapse. Matthew Macfadyen (Pride and Prejudice) stars as hero Arthur Clennam, with Clair Foy as Amy "Little" Dorrit and Tom Courtenay as her father. Part 1 of 5.
    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles (2)
      Tess of the d'Urbervilles (2)
      Season 38 - Episode 19
      1/11/09
      9.3
      Tess (Gemma Arterton) tells Angel (Eddie Redmayne) about Alec (Hans Matheson) on their wedding night, which doesn't sit well with Angel. Later, while Angel attempts to start a new life in Brazil, she works on a farm and fends off advances from Alec, who has taken a renewed interest in her after a chance meeting. Part 2 of 2.moreless
    • Wuthering Heights (1)
      Wuthering Heights (1)
      Season 38 - Episode 20
      1/18/09
      9.3
      Emily Bronte's classic "Wuthering Heights" opens with Heathcliff (Tom Hardy), a gypsy adopted by the Earnshaw family, falling in love with his open-hearted stepsister Cathy (Charlotte Riley) while growing up even though he has a rival (Andrew Lincoln) for her affection. His relationship with stepbrother Hindley (Burn Gorman), meanwhile, is anything but pleasant, as the boy views him as a rival. Part 1 of 2.moreless
    • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Series VII: Limbo
      8/10/08
      9.3
      Inspector Lynley, six months after the death of his wife, is drawn into the mystery of his godson's abduction which occurred 15 years ago. The case takes him to Rome where a tragedy results in his arrest for murder.
    • Carrie's War
      Carrie's War
      Season 35 - Episode 13
      4/16/06
      9.3
      A coming-of-age story set in the UK during the second world war. Fourteen-year old Carrie Willow and her young brother Nick are evacuated from London during the Blitz and sent to a small Welsh town, where the strict Mr Samuel Evans and his sister take them in.
    • Inspector Lewis: Series II: Music to Die For
      9/6/09
      9.3
      The death of a respected German history professor at Oxford leads Lewis on an investigation into a no-rules illegal boxing club.
    • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Series VII: Know Thine Enemy
      Lynley and Havers investugate a possible serial killer after a suburban London schoolgirl is killed and a second girl is missing.
    • Elizabeth R: The Lion's Cub
      Elizabeth R: The Lion's Cub
      Season 1 - Episode 46
      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
    • The Virgin Queen (2)
      The Virgin Queen (2)
      Season 35 - Episode 5
      11/20/05
      9.2
      The continuing story of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Elizabeth is under constant pressure to marry and secure the future of the crown by providing an heir, but she fears the loss of power that might come from having a husband and refuses to be forced into a political marriage. Meanwhile, the Queen becomes a strong ruler, and in the Age of Elizabeth her England even begins to become a player on the world stage.moreless
    • The Ponder Heart
      The Ponder Heart
      Season 31 - Episode 2
      10/15/01
      9.2
      "Uncle Daniel Ponder, blessed with a loving heart, not much common sense and the riches of Croesus, throws his Southern hometown into an uproar in The Ponder Heart, adapted from the late Eudora Welty's award-winning comic novel. "--from Masterpiece Theatre's official website
    • Daniel Deronda (2)
      Daniel Deronda (2)
      Season 32 - Episode 17
      3/31/03
      9.2
      Daniel Deronda (2) is an episode from season 32 of the PBS television series Masterpiece Theater in which Gwendolen marries Daniel's cousin, Grandcourt. When Grandcourt finds Daniel and Gwendolen together, he takes Gwendolen on a trip to the Mediterranean. Daniel Deronda (2) is based on a novel by George Eliot and originally aired in 2007.moreless
    • Jane Eyre (1)
      Jane Eyre (1)
      Season 36 - Episode 8
      1/21/07
      9.2
      A spirited but plain governess escapes a sadistic home for charity children and goes to work for a moody employer, and captures his heart. But then a dark secret intrudes.
    • Talking Heads 2: The Hand of God / Telling Tales: An Ideal Home
      In Alan Bennett's monologue 'The Hand of God', a shopkeeper named Celia barely scrapes by selling antiques and is finding stock harder to secure. At the bedside of the ailing Miss Ventriss, her conscience is put to the test as she admires her surroundings. In 'An Ideal Home', Alan Bennett reminisces about growing up in post-war Britain in the apartment above his father's butcher shop which, despite the reek of rendering dripping, his 'Mam' made as genteel as possible. Bennett talks about his Mam's collection of 'old things,' his childhood embarrassment at the fact that their home didn't have a hallway, and the insidious influence of women's magazines of the day.moreless
    • Persuasion
      Persuasion
      Season 37 - Episode 6
      1/13/08
      9.0
      The newly retitled "Masterpiece Classic" begins with the first installment of "The Complete Jane Austen". This solid adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Persuasion', stars Sally Hawkins as 27-year-old Anne Elliot who is facing spinsterhood until a past love, the handsome Capt. Wentworth (Rupert Penry-Jones), reenters her life. The strong supporting cast includes Anthony Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") as Anne's father, the crotchedy Sir Walter Elliot.moreless
    • David Copperfield (2)
      David Copperfield (2)
      Season 29 - Episode 17
      9.0
      Bob Hoskins is the ever-optimistic Mr. Micawber, Maggie Smith is David's upstanding Aunt Betsey, Ian McKellen is the sadistic schoolmaster Mr. Creakle, and Daniel Radcliffe stars as the imperturbable young David Copperfield in this memorable adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel based on his own difficult journey from boy to man. Part 2 of 2.moreless
    • The Forsyte Saga: Series I (2)
      The Forsyte Saga: Series I (2)
      Season 32 - Episode 3
      10/13/02
      9.0
      Irene and architect Philip Bosinney only have eyes for each other, and Bosinney's heartborken fiancee sees it.
    • The Forsyte Saga: Series I (6)
      The Forsyte Saga: Series I (6)
      Season 32 - Episode 7
      11/10/02
      9.0
      It's 1899, and Soames (Damian Lewis), 43, decides he wants a child. And since he can't divorce Irene, he wants her to be the mother. As usual, he won't take no for an answer. As for Irene (Gina McKee), she has found a friend in Young Jolyon (Rupert Graves). Meanwhile, Dartie (Ben Miles) has returned from South America, and Winifred (Amanda Root) has taken him back. But their son Val (Julian Ovenden) isn't so forgiving. Val has also fallen in love, with Jolyon's daughter Holly (Amanda Ryan), much to the distress of Holly's brother Jolly (Christian Coulson).moreless
    • Cora Unashamed
      Cora Unashamed
      Season 30 - Episode 4
      10/25/00
      9.0
      Cora Unashamed is the story of an African-American woman named Cora Jenkins (Regina Taylor) who works as a servant for the Studevant family in Iowa. Part of her duties is taking care of Jessie (Molly Graham), the daughter of the house, something that brings trouble to Cora when Lady Studevant (Cherry Jones) becomes jealous of their close bond.moreless
    • The Way We Live Now (1)
      The Way We Live Now (1)
      Season 31 - Episode 16
      4/1/02
      9.0
      London, in the 1870's. Infamous financier, Augustus Melmotte, arrives in town. As he sets up home in a grand new house at Grosvenor Square, rumors of his financial wizardry and his eligible heiress daughter, Marie, spread like wild fire. Concerns are that Melmotte may also be an accomplished swindler.
    • Love in a Cold Climate (1)
      Love in a Cold Climate (1)
      Season 31 - Episode 12
      2/11/02
      9.0
      Love in a Cold Climate is a two-part program of the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre. 18 year-olds Fanny and her cousin Linda move out of Fanny's aunt and uncle's home in search of love. Linda is soon married to a banker's son but leaves him just as quickly for another man. Fanny finds a love of her own and while her friend Polly attempts to find her own love.moreless
    • The Way We Live Now (3)
      The Way We Live Now (3)
      Season 31 - Episode 18
      4/15/02
      9.0
      The Way We Live Now (3) from the show Masterpiece Theatre originally aired April 16, 2006. Paul moves to Mexico and runs out of money very quickly. His friend Fisker arrives to help him and gives him some advice. Paul still believes that his business ventures can succeed in Mexico, but takes a break and goes to London to relax.moreless
    • The Mill on the Floss
      The Mill on the Floss
      Season 27 - Episode 1
      10/12/97
      9.0
      The Mill on the Floss tells the story of a romance that could never be. Edward is a miller who loses his mill when business in town goes sour, especially in relation to a local lawyer, Mr. Waken. However, Edward's daughter, Maggie, strikes up an unlikely relationship with the lawyer's son, Philip. While they try to keep it secret, Maggie's brother, Tom, cannot stand by and watch the betrayal.moreless
    • Shooting the Past (1)
      Shooting the Past (1)
      Season 29 - Episode 6
      11/21/99
      9.0
      A London mansion housing a huge library of rare old photos gets a new owner: an American millionaire bent on chucking the pictures and remaking the house as a business college. Thus begins a gothic tale of mystery, fanaticism, and the singular power of the still image. Liam Cunningham (Cracker)stars as the millionaire. Lindsay Duncan (Traffik, The Rector's Wife)is the library's imperious manager, determined to save the collection against all odds. And Timothy Spall (Our Mutual Friend)is the weird but indispensable photo librarian, who puts together an incredible picture essay of the millionaire's surprising past based on the slimmest of clues.moreless
    • Inspector Lewis: Series I: Expiation
      7/6/08
      9.0
      Lewis investigates the apparent suicide of an Oxford housewife.
    • Wuthering Heights (2)
      Wuthering Heights (2)
      Season 38 - Episode 21
      1/25/09
      9.0
      A thrilling new adaptation of Emily Bronte's haunting classic, Wuthering Heights retells the story of the all encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. Part 2 of 2.
    • Great Expectation (1)
      Great Expectation (1)
      Season 28 - Episode 16
      5/5/99
      9.0
      In the first of two parts of Dickens' classic tale, Pip, an orphan, decides to steal food for an escaped convict that he finds in the marshes. Pip lives in a strange house with Miss Havisham until he finds out that a private benefactor has made it possible to go to London to study. Pip is on his way to becoming a gentleman.moreless
    • Island at War (4)
      Island at War (4)
      Season 34 - Episode 11
      2/13/05
      9.0
      A riveting view of the German invasion and occupation of the Channel Islands (the only part of the British Isles that fell into Nazi hands) and how life was irrevocably changed overnight. Part 4 of 5.
    • Shooting the Past (2)
      Shooting the Past (2)
      Season 29 - Episode 7
      11/28/99
      9.0
      A London mansion housing a huge library of rare old photos gets a new owner: an American millionaire bent on chucking the pictures and remaking the house as a business college. Thus begins a gothic tale of mystery, fanaticism, and the singular power of the still image. Liam Cunningham (Cracker)stars as the millionaire. Lindsay Duncan (Traffik, The Rector's Wife)is the library's imperious manager, determined to save the collection against all odds. And Timothy Spall (Our Mutual Friend)is the weird but indispensable photo librarian, who puts together an incredible picture essay of the millionaire's surprising past based on the slimmest of clues.moreless
    • Island at War (5)
      Island at War (5)
      Season 34 - Episode 12
      2/20/05
      9.0
      A riveting view of the German invasion and occupation of the Channel Islands and how life was irrevocably changed there overnight. Part 5 of 5.
    • Great Expectation (2)
      Great Expectation (2)
      Season 28 - Episode 17
      5/10/99
      9.0
      In the second and final episode of Dickens' classic, Pip has gone to London to be educated and trained in etiquette. Now a gentleman, his character has surprisingly eroded. He's lost the humility of his younger years, and he is now snobbish and rude. Pip abandons a childhood friendship, and the question remains as to whether or not he will ever reunite with Estella.moreless
    • Prime Suspect 4: Inner Circles
      Prime Suspect 4: Inner Circles
      Season 25 - Episode 14
      9.0
      Prime Suspect 4 is a British television police series focusing on Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) and her colleagues. Jane works for the Metropolitan Police, based in London's Scotland Yard where she not only faces the challenges of solving crimes but also the prejudices of her male colleagues and superiors. During the episode Inner Circles, Jane investigates the death of a country club manager in a wealthy commuter suburb. As the story unfolds Jane's investigations reveal possible political corruption, deception, scandal and fraud.moreless
    • The Barchester Chronicles (2)
      The Barchester Chronicles (2)
      Season 14 - Episode 2
      11/4/84
      9.0
      Septimus's daughter Eleanor goes to John Bold and begs him to stop supporting the lawsuit. Moved by love, he agrees. He proposes marriage and Eleanor accepts. She returns to tell her father that public pressure will stop, but he has already decided to resign the office of Warden. In London, Sir Abraham Haphazard tells Septimus he probably would have won the suit. The Warden asks if he would have been morally right. "Morality?" the lawyer asks. "What has morality to do with the law?" The bishop finds Septimus another position, but he assures the pensioners he will still support them.moreless
    • The Best of Friends
      The Best of Friends
      Season 22 - Episode 2
      10/18/92
      9.0
      The Best of Friends is an episode of the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre. Based on a play, the plot focuses on Sydney Cockrell, a museum director in Cambridge, and his friendship with Laurentia McLachlan, a nun at Stanbrook Abbey. For over 25 years, the two enjoy vigorous discussions on everything from the tango to the Lord.moreless
    • The Barchester Chronicles (1)
      The Barchester Chronicles (1)
      Season 14 - Episode 1
      10/28/84
      9.0
      The Barchester Chronicles (1) is an episode from the 14th season of the PBS television series Masterpiece Theater in which a surgeon named John Ward accuses Septimus Harding of embezzlement after falling in love with Harding's daughter Eleanor. Based on a novel by Anthony Trollope, The Barchester Chronicles (1) originally aired in 1988.moreless
    • The Barchester Chronicles (7)
      The Barchester Chronicles (7)
      Season 14 - Episode 7
      12/9/84
      9.0
      The post for the Dean of Barchester is still up for grabs although one reverend is more than eager to take the position. True love's course finally takes a great turn with some help from a fairy godmother who undertakes a genuinely selfish gesture. Barchester Chronicle's ending has a jovial mood as love conquers various labyrinths and ambitious pursuits meet a conclusion.moreless
    • A Foreign Field
      A Foreign Field
      Season 23 - Episode 25
      9.0
      As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of D-Day, Cyril takes one of his friends, Amos, to France so they can visit a friend's grave. There, they meet Waldo, who is a veteran from America. Coincidentally, Waldo and Cyril learn that they are on the search for the same person from fifty years ago, a woman who was a girlfriend for each.moreless
    • Selected Exits
      Selected Exits
      Season 23 - Episode 1
      10/3/93
      9.0
      After a complicated childhood in Wales, Gwyn Thomas (Sir Anthony Hopkins) thrives as an Oxford student and begins to create a writing career for himself. His big break comes when the BBC recognizes his talent and gives him a chance to show off his wit and eloquence as a TV presenter.moreless
    • The Barchester Chronicles (3)
      The Barchester Chronicles (3)
      Season 14 - Episode 3
      11/11/84
      9.0
      Reverend Harding has begun to settle in with his new flock and finds parish life relaxing. When Bishop Grantley passes, Grantley's son expects to be named successor. This ambition is spoiled by the arrival of the new Bishop, his wife, and their assistant, Reverend Slope. Slope begins to display his interest in Harding's widowed daughter, while Archdeacon Grantley figures out who truly calls the shots in the diocese.moreless
    • The Barchester Chronicles (4)
      The Barchester Chronicles (4)
      Season 14 - Episode 4
      11/18/84
      9.0
      Reverend Harding (Donald Pleasence) hopes to become the new warden of the hospital. However, the sly Slope (Alan Rickman) has plans of his own, and goes behind Reverend Harding's back to offer the position to the overwhelmed Mr. Quiverful (Jonathan Adams). Slope also plays fast and loose with the hopes of wealthy Mrs. Bold (Barbara Flynn).moreless
    • Oliver Twist (2)
      Oliver Twist (2)
      Season 38 - Episode 23
      2/22/09
      9.0
      This bold adaptation breathes new life into the much-loved Dickens novel about a young orphan sent to a workhouse. Timothy Spall as Fagin, Sophie Okenedo is Nancy, and introducing William Miller as the beloved Oliver Twist. Part 2 of 2.
    • The Barchester Chronicles (6)
      The Barchester Chronicles (6)
      Season 14 - Episode 6
      12/2/84
      9.0
      The episode opens with a festive mood as the Thornes throw their annual fete. However, the jovial Garden Party transforms into a sparring ground as the brewing issues in Barchester take the spot light. Ecclesiastical ambitions and romantic aspirations come to a head. During the Thorne's event, rumors of an available position for Barchester's dean spread, a marriage proposal meets a sharp and painful response and a lady receives an unexpected offer.moreless
    • Oliver Twist (1)
      Oliver Twist (1)
      Season 38 - Episode 22
      2/15/09
      9.0
      William Miller plays Oliver Twist in Charles Dickens' much-loved story about the young orphan whose request for "more" leads to a phantasmagoria of adventures in 19th-century London. Timothy Spall stars as Fagin, Tom Hardy as Bill Sikes and Sophie Okonedo as Nancy, Oliver's guardian angel. Part 1 of 2.
    • The Barchester Chronicles (5)
      The Barchester Chronicles (5)
      Season 14 - Episode 5
      11/25/84
      9.0
      The Barchester Chronicles (5) from the show Masterpiece Theatre is the fifth episode in the seven episode series based on the novels titled The Warden and Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope. It follows the life of Septimus Harding (Donald Pleasence), a reverend and hospital warden, whose life is turned upside down when he is accused of cheating pensioners out of their funds.moreless
    • The Old Curiosity Shop
      The Old Curiosity Shop
      Season 38 - Episode 29
      5/3/09
      9.0
      A teenage girl and her grandfather lose everything to a maniacal moneylender and flee his relentless pursuit. Derek Jacobi stars as Grandfather, with Sophie Vavasseur as Nell and Toby Jones as Quilp.
    • Martin Chuzzlewit (3)
      Martin Chuzzlewit (3)
      Season 24 - Episode 23
      9.0
      In the third episode of Dickens' comedy, Jonas decides to throw an over-the-top funeral to honor his father's life. He then goes to Wiltshire to see Charity but ends up proposing to Mercy. Tom and Mark decide to buy property in the United States alongside the Mississippi river, a property called Eden.moreless
    • Martin Chuzzlewit (2)
      Martin Chuzzlewit (2)
      Season 24 - Episode 22
      9.0
      In this episode, Martin is seeking a chance to meet up with Mary Graham. Because he can't orchestrate it himself, Mark Tapley helps to arrange it. The Chuzzlewits turn out to have a darkly comedic side, and Martin nearly dies of malaria in his attempt, with Mark, to find happiness in the midst of suffering.moreless
    • Martin Chuzzlewit (5)
      Martin Chuzzlewit (5)
      Season 24 - Episode 25
      9.0
      In the fifth episode of Martin Chuzzlewit, Jonas Chuzzlewit tries to flee town in order to escape the investigation of a private detective hired by Tigg Montague. Montague forces then blackmails him to recruit a new client, Seth Pecksniff. Meanwhile Martin Chuzzlewit returns home after an illness, having discovered that his property in the U.S. is a swamp.moreless
    • Traffik (1)
      Traffik (1)
      Season 19 - Episode 23
      4/22/90
      9.0
      Traffik (1) is a six-part 1989 BBC miniseries about illegal drugs with interwoven stories involving manufacturers, dealers, addicts and government officials. The series won both the BAFTA and International Emmy awards for Best Drama. The first episode, "The Farmer," follows British official Jack Lithgow (Bill Paterson) as he travels to Pakistan to negotiate a halt to heroin production.moreless
    • Emma (2)
      Emma (2)
      Season 39 - Episode 25
      1/31/10
      9.0
      Emma Woodhouse is a radiant, privileged girl with a remarkable talent for matchmaking, as observed by her loving but disapproving father and childhood friend Mr. Knightley. When the decidedly less privileged Harriet Smith arrives, Emma meddles with fate to find her a match, until her flawless intuition is called into question. Part 2 of 3.moreless
    • Martin Chuzzlewit (4)
      Martin Chuzzlewit (4)
      Season 24 - Episode 24
      9.0
      In the fourth episode of Dickens' classic tale, Charity decides to pursue a life of her own and flees to London. Meanwhile Martin and Mary have what appears to be an opportunity as Peckinsniff invites them to move in with him. However, they come to find they're getting more than they expected.moreless
    • Cold Comfort Farm
      Cold Comfort Farm
      Season 1 - 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 Lost Prince (2)
      The Lost Prince (2)
      Season 34 - Episode 2
      10/24/04
      8.8
      The young Prince John continues to grow up with autism and epilipsy as the Great War continues. He becomes an embarrassment to his parents, who decide to seclude him with his nurse, Lalla Bill, in a farmhouse on the Sandringham estate. Except for his brother Georgie, the outside world all but forgets him.moreless
    • Goodbye, Mr Chips
      Goodbye, Mr Chips
      Season 33 - Episode 3
      10/19/03
      8.8
      This is the story of a shy English schoolmaster who devotes his life to teaching at his old school.
    • Place of Execution (1)
      Place of Execution (1)
      Season 39 - Episode 18
      11/1/09
      8.8
      A 13-year-old girl vanishes from an English village, and the mystery deepens 40 years later when a journalist arrives to make a film about it. What she finds shatters the lives of all involved. Part 1 of 2.
    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Jane Seymour
      1/16/72
      8.7
      Episode three covers the life and experiences of Jane Seymour, the third wife of King Henry VIII.
    • Island at War (3)
      Island at War (3)
      Season 34 - Episode 10
      2/6/05
      8.7
      A riveting view of the German invasion and occupation of the Channel Islands, the only part of the British Isles that fell into Nazi hands, and how life was irrevocably changed overnight. Part 3 of 5.
    • Miss Austen Regrets
      Miss Austen Regrets
      Season 37 - Episode 9
      2/3/08
      8.7
      "Masterpiece Theatre's The Complete Jane Austen" continues with 'Miss Austen Regrets', starring Olivia Williams and Hugh Bonneville. This new biopic depicts the romantic trials of Jane Austen, including two men whose proposals she rejected and the young surgeon who arrived too late to steal her heart.
    • The Lost Prince (1)
      The Lost Prince (1)
      Season 34 - Episode 1
      10/17/04
      8.6
      This is about Prince John, who when he is born is the youngest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King George V and Queen Mary) and grandson of King Edward VII. Prince John is an epileptic with severe learning difficulties. He does and says unusual things, for a member of the royal family. When he is very young, it doesn't matter very much, but as time goes by...moreless
    • Painted Lady (1)
      Painted Lady (1)
      Season 27 - Episode 18
      4/26/98
      8.6
      Painted Lady is an intense murder mystery drama about criminality and the illegal art world. The story focuses on Maggie Sheridan (Helen Mirren) who was a well-known blues singer during the 1960's. However Maggie's successful career comes to an end when she attempts suicide after a life of drug abuse and disastrous relationships. Episode 1 begins in 1970. Maggie has retired from the music buisiness and is living a peaceful and reclusive life in a cottage on an estate in Ireland belonging to Sir Charles Stafford.moreless
    • Mansfield Park
      Mansfield Park
      Season 37 - Episode 8
      1/27/08
      8.6
      The third installment of "The Complete Jane Austen" features a brand new adaptation of 'Mansfield Park'. Billie Piper stars as Fanny Price, a young woman from a poor background who has been raised by her wealthy uncle and aunt. While growing up amidst her new family, she forms a tight bond with the second son, Edmund (Blake Ritson), is severely chastised by her uncle (Douglas Hodge) for turning down a marriage proposal, and finds true love.moreless
    • Kidnapped (2)
      Kidnapped (2)
      Season 35 - Episode 3
      11/6/05
      8.5
      After escaping from the bounty hunters, Davie and Alan run into an old friend of Alan's, now the leader of a guerrilla band fighting the Redcoats. Soon after, though, the bounty hunters are on their tail once again, and Davie goes to Queensferry, near Edinburgh, to seek out his old family lawyer - with a view to tackling his Uncle Ebenezer.moreless
    • Kidnapped (1)
      Kidnapped (1)
      Season 35 - Episode 2
      10/30/05
      8.5
      When young Davie Balfour tries to claim his rightful inheritance, his Uncle Ebenezer Balfour tricks him into boarding a ship taking him off to slavery in the Americas. But Davie is rescued by Alan Breck, a Highlander and Jacobite he meets on board ship. Davie finds more adventures than he bargained for, though, when he and Alan are hunted by English bounty hunters over the Scottish Highlands.moreless
    • The Mayor of Casterbridge (1)
      The Mayor of Casterbridge (1)
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      9/3/78
      8.5
      The story of Michael Henchard, who sells his wife at a fair in Victorian England and later becomes Mayor of Casrerbridge.
    • Inspector Lewis: Series II: And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea
      Lewis and Hathaway investigate stolen rare books and two murders, connecting them to a gambling support group and two painters.
    • Place of Execution (2)
      Place of Execution (2)
      Season 39 - Episode 19
      11/8/09
      8.5
      A 13-year-old girl vanishes from an English village, and the mystery deepens 40 years later when a journalist arrives to make a film about it. What she finds shatters the lives of all involved. Part 2 of 2.
    • Murder Must Advertise (4)
      Murder Must Advertise (4)
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/27/74
      8.5
      Lord Peter Wimsey and Chief Inspector Parker investigate murders and a drug-smuggling ring against the backdrop of a 1930's advertising company.
    • Martin Chuzzlewit (1)
      Martin Chuzzlewit (1)
      Season 24 - Episode 21
      3/26/95
      8.5
      The ailing old Martin Chuzzlewit finds himself surrounded by scheming relatives anxious to inherit his wealth. They have learnt that his grandson, young Martin, has been disinherited. Pecksniff, a cousin, pleads the cause of young Martin to his grandfather while secretly taking on the boy as an architectural student--premium waved, with hopes of making a match with one of his two daughters. Pecksniff is summoned to London where old Martin warnds him that young Martin has already made his matrimonial choice against the old man's wishes...moreless
    • Our Mutual Friend (3)
      Our Mutual Friend (3)
      Season 28 - Episode 10
      1/5/99
      8.5
      Mr. Boffin (Peter Vaughan) finds himself in trouble after a new will comes to light, making him the target of blackmail. Meanwhile, the Boffin household continues to torment Bella (Anna Friel). What they do not know is that Bella has married Rokesmith (Steven Mackintosh), though she is still in the dark about his true identity.moreless
    • Our Mutual Friend (2)
      Our Mutual Friend (2)
      Season 28 - Episode 9
      1/4/99
      8.5
      Lizzie (Keeley Hawes) finds herself at the center of an unwanted love triangle. On the one hand, she has to deal with shady Eugene (Paul McGann), a barrister of humble means. On the other hand, Lizzie must ward off the advances of Bradley (David Morrissey), a schoolmaster with a thin grip on reality. Their rivalry eventually overcomes even their desire for Lizzie.moreless
    • Our Mutual Friend (1)
      Our Mutual Friend (1)
      Season 28 - Episode 8
      1/3/99
      8.5
      One of Charles Dickens' darkest yet also most romantic novels gets a lavish treatment in this BBC mini-series of Our Mutual Friend. The heir to a great fortune made from the garbage business is drowned--and his death affects everyone. His father's manager, Noddy Boffin (Peter Vaughan, Brazil), gets the money, to the alarm of snooty society. The man who pulled the heir's body out of the Thames is accused of his murder; his daughter, Lizzie Hexam (Keeley Hawes, Tipping the Velvet), finds herself pursued by both an idle gentleman (Paul McGann, Withnail & I) and an obsessed, violent schoolteacher (David Morrissey, Basic Instinct 2). The heir's intended bride, Bella Wilfer (Anna Friel, Me Without You, gets socially adopted by the Boffins, where she succumbs to the lure of money above all and spurns the interest of a mysterious stranger (Steven Mackintosh, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels). The plot creeps up and down London society like a tenacious plant, twining around a pair of golddiggers who mistakenly married each other and a heartsick bone merchant named Mr. Venus (Timothy Spall, Secrets & Lies). This excellent adaptation moves with aggressive speed, drawing the viewer into the grimy worlds of the riverside and the dust heaps and the glittering, gossiping parties of the rich. Our Mutual Friend balances one of Dickens' most entrancing love stories with his creepiest gothic turns--it's a rich stew of characters both earnest and vile, made with sumptuous production values and movie-quality cinematography.moreless
    • The Final Cut (1)
      The Final Cut (1)
      Season 25 - Episode 12
      8.5
      The third and final part of the 'House of Cards' trilogy about evil politician Francis Urquhart.
    • Murder Must Advertise (1)
      Murder Must Advertise (1)
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      10/6/74
      8.5
      Lord Peter Wimsey and Chief Inspector Parker investigate murders and a drug-smuggling ring against the backdrop of a 1930's advertising company.
    • Murder Must Advertise (2)
      Murder Must Advertise (2)
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/13/74
      8.5
      Lord Peter Wimsey and Chief Inspector Parker investigate murders and a drug-smuggling ring against the backdrop of a 1930's advertising company.
    • The Final Cut (2)
      The Final Cut (2)
      Season 25 - Episode 13
      8.5
      The Final Cut (2) is the last installment of a series of politcal thrillers based on Michael Dobbs' House of Cards trilogy. It chronicles the end of UK Prime Minister Francis Urquhart's (Ian Richardson) career as he works to shore up his legacy as well as his finances. But as he copes with impending retirement, grave threats, both old and new, political and personal, approach from all sides.moreless
    • Foyle's War: Series I: The German Woman
      2/2/03
      8.5
      Foyle applies to his superintendent for permission to join the army, but has his request turned down. Meanwhile, enemy aliens are being treated very differently - the Kramers, an anti-Nazi couple, are interned and badly treated, to the point that Mrs Kramer dies; however, Greta Beaumont, a German army officer's sister married to an influential local magistrate at Lower Fenton, is exempted and remains with her husband... Then, after a German bomb hits the pub in her village, Greta is viciously decapitated and Michael Turner is suspected of the murder. But Foyle finds there is more to the Beaumont family than meets the eye, and he finds corruption in his own police force.moreless
    • House of Cards (3)
      House of Cards (3)
      Season 20 - Episode 16
      4/14/91
      8.5
      House of Cards (3) from the show Masterpiece Theatre aired on April 14, 1991. Mattie Storin follows up on her investigation to figure out what truly happened to the Collingridge family. Meanwhile, the Urquhart family is still trying to undermine the entire investigation. They continue to blackmail members of the family to ensure that no one will talk to the investigators.moreless
    • Island at War (2)
      Island at War (2)
      Season 34 - Episode 9
      1/30/05
      8.5
      A riveting view of the German invasion and occupation of the Channel Islands, the only part of the British Isles that fell into Nazi hands, and how life was irrevocably changed overnight forms the backdrop of the gripping drama. Part 2 of 5.
    • Small Island (2)
      Small Island (2)
      Season 39 - Episode 32
      4/25/10
      8.5
      When an ambitious Jamaican woman moves to gritty post-war London, she finds that the "Mother Country" is not the land of opportunity she had imagined. Part 2 of 2.
    • House of Cards (4)
      House of Cards (4)
      Season 20 - Episode 17
      4/21/91
      8.5
      Will Francis Urquhart be swayed from his evil schemes to dominate Britain by his love for Mattie?
    • The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton
      The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton
      Season 36 - Episode 14
      5/20/07
      8.5
      'The Secret Life of Mrs Beeton' traces Isabella Beeton's transformation from a young woman to magazine journalist and accomplished business woman who published the world's most famous cookbook.
    • Inspector Lewis: Series II: The Point of Vanishing
      10/18/09
      8.5
      Lewis and Hathaway investigate the murder of a man found beaten and drowned in his bath. The deceased is identified as a man who once attempted to murder a celebrated atheist, but investigations reveal that the deceased is another man entirely, the two having chosen to swap identities.
    • A Question of Attribution
      A Question of Attribution
      Season 22 - Episode 1
      10/4/92
      8.5
      A Question of Attribution is an episode that aired on PBS's Masterpiece Theater. The plot revolves around a Sir Anthony Blunt, a person art advisor to Queen Elizabeth II, who is being investigated by the MI5 for being a suspected spy while he is determining the authenticity of a painting.
    • David Suchet on the Orient Express
      David Suchet on the Orient Express
      Season 39 - Episode 07.07.10
      7/7/10
      8.5
      With glamour, insight, charm, beautiful photography, and fascinating stories, David Suchet ("Poirot") leads viewers on a blissfully homicide-free excursion aboard the modern-day Orient Express.
    • House of Cards (1)
      House of Cards (1)
      Season 20 - Episode 14
      3/31/91
      8.5
      Francis Urquhart, an ambitious, deceptive Tory politician, begins to plot his ascension to the premiership of Great Britain.
    • House of Cards (2)
      House of Cards (2)
      Season 20 - Episode 15
      4/7/91
      8.5
      Francis Urquhart, played by Sir Ian Richardson, is a politician who uses his charm and guile in a bid to overthrow the current government and put himself in a position of power. His bag of tricks including lies, blackmail and wooing brings him close to success in his mission, but he meets his match in the power game. Urquhart involves the audience in the story, telling them his thoughts in advance of his actions.moreless
    • Love in a Cold Climate: In Love and War
      5/16/82
      8.5
      With the coming of the second world war, the Radlett daughters have re-assembled in the family home, where there is a surprising arrival from overseas. The series ends in deaths - one of them unexpected.
    • Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2)
      4/25/03
      8.5
      Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2) concludes with Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) going against her superiors in her investigation of the brutal death of two Bosnian war refugees. While her staff suspect a former Serbian soldier, Zigic (Velibor Topic), Tennison believes that Milan Lukiv (Oleg Menshikov), a Serbian war criminal, is responsible.moreless
    • The Sally Lockhart Mysteries: The Ruby in the Smoke
      Sally Lockhart is a feisty sixteen-year-old on a mission to discover the truth behind her father's death and unravel the secret behind the deadly phrase 'the seven blessings.'
    • The Flame Trees of Thika (1)
      The Flame Trees of Thika (1)
      Season 11 - Episode 14
      1/3/82
      8.3
      The Flame Trees of Thika (1) from the show Masterpiece Theatre finds the Grant family heading to Kenya to found a coffee plantation. The Grant family consisting of Robin (David Robb); his wife, Tilly (Hayley Mills); and their young daughter, Elspeth (Holly Aird) discover that plantation life in Kenya isn't what they thought it would be. Their land is poor, their access to labor scarce, and their day-to-day existence harsh even with local help.moreless
    • The Forsyte Saga: Series I (1)
      The Forsyte Saga: Series I (1)
      Season 32 - Episode 2
      10/6/02
      8.3
      The series opens its 32nd season witha a high-gloss remake of John Galsworthy's Victorian-family soap opera.

      The first Forsyte Saga (which premiered on U.S. public TV in 1969) followed the often overlapping romantic affairs of one aristocratic (and very money conscious) London family for 26 episodes. Here it's seven, and in Part 1, young Jolyon Forsyte (Rupert Graves) dumps his wife for his daughter's governess (Amanda Ooms). Later, Jolyon's cousin, Soames (Damian Lewis), and austere lawyer, falls madly for Irene Heron (Gina McKee)--who is cash-poor, but just not attracted to him.moreless

    • Inspector Lewis: Series I: Old School Ties
      6/29/08
      8.3
      An ambitious Oxford student is found dead in her hotel room after inviting a reformed computer hacker to speak at the union. Lewis and Hathaway investigate.
    • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking
      10/23/05
      8.3
      Watson persuades Sherlock Holmes to come out of retirement to hunt a serial killer. The pattern is that the murderer kills young ladies by gagging them with one of their stockings and then strangling them with the other.
    • The Sally Lockhart Mysteries: The Shadow in the North
      Feisty Victorian sleuth Sally Lockhart returns in "The Shadow in the North", the second installment in The Sally Lockhart Mysteries. Sallie discovers a common thread in a series of seemingly unrelated events: an investment gone wrong, a conjurer targeted by thugs, and a clairvoyant's vision of a murder.
    • The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (1)
      The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (1)
      Season 37 - Episode 1
      10/21/07
      8.1
      The 37th season of Masterpiece Theatre begins with Part 1 of the five-part "The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard". Jane Horrocks plays Ros Pritchard, a British supermarket manager who is fed up with politicians and decides to run for parliament. Surprisingly, she ends up becoming Prime Minister.
    • Foyle's War: Series I: The White Feather
      2/9/03
      8.0
      It is May, 1940, and a German invasion is feared any day. Foyle investigates a girl's act of sabotage and the suspicious death of Margaret Ellis. The girl in trouble (sabotage is a hanging offence) works for the White Feather hotel, where the Friday Club - a pro-Hitler and violently anti-semitic group led by Guy Spencer - meets every Friday. Foyle is deeply shocked to find that Milner, his trusted police sergeant, is a member of the Friday Club.moreless
    • The Way We Live Now (4)
      The Way We Live Now (4)
      Season 31 - Episode 19
      4/22/02
      8.0
      The Way We Live Now (4) from the show Masterpiece Theatre originally aired on April 23, 2006. While in London, Paul finds out that his relationship with Mrs. Hurtle is not over. After finding this out, Hetta decides that she never wants to see Paul again. Meanwhile, Fisker figures out a way to solve Paul's business problems in Mexico.moreless
    • Dr. Finlay: Series I (1)
      Dr. Finlay: Series I (1)
      Season 22 - Episode 24
      5/9/93
      8.0
      Dr. Finlay: Series I (1) is the 1993 Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of the short stories of Scottish writer A.J. Cronin. The series begins with Doctor John Finlay (David Rintoul) returning to his Scotland practice after World War II. He discovers that his elderly partner, Dr. Alexander Cameron (Ian Bannen), has hired a new physician, Dr. David Neil (Jason Flemyng), without his approval.moreless
    • The Forsyte Saga: Series I (4)
      The Forsyte Saga: Series I (4)
      Season 32 - Episode 5
      10/27/02
      8.0
      Irene has left Soames and it has been left to June to bury Bossiney. But there are also "new beginnings": Old Jolyon (Corin Redgrave) buys Robin Hill, the house Bosinney designed for Soames, and moves there with June, Young Jolyon (Rupert Graves) and his family. Five years later, the now-lonely Old Jolyon meets Irene, who's now a music teacher. She has suffered through hard times since leaving Soames. "We can be pathetic together," he tells her.moreless
    • The Murder of Stephen Lawrence
      The Murder of Stephen Lawrence
      Season 31 - Episode 9
      1/21/02
      8.0
      The Murder of Stephen Lawrence is the dramatic recreation of the actual story as told by Stephen's parents. After his murder, the police had a solid five suspects to pursue, and yet they waited two weeks before arresting anyone. Of course by that time, evidence had been destroyed and the traces had been wiped clean, provoking issues surrounding race relations.moreless
    • The Forsyte Saga: Series I (5)
      The Forsyte Saga: Series I (5)
      Season 32 - Episode 6
      11/3/02
      8.0
      Old Jolyson's bequest finally gives Irene financial security. Twelve years later, Soames (Damian Lewis) decides to divorce her. "We're two peas in a pod---both abandoned," he tells his sister, Winifred (Amanda Root), when her blackguard husband, Dartie (Ben Miles), leaves her after one losing night too many at the gaming table.moreless
    • Bertie & Elizabeth
      Bertie & Elizabeth
      Season 31 - Episode 11
      2/4/02
      8.0
      This is mostly about the real-life abdication crisis of 1936, as seen by King George VI ('Bertie') and his wife, who came to the throne after King Edward VIII ('David') fell on his sword to marry an American divorcee. As the story centres on putting the case of Bertie and Elizabeth, and not that of David and Wallis, it will seem strange to those brought up on the idea that Edward was the good guy in the story.moreless
    • Miss Marple: Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
      7/26/09
      8.0
      Miss Marple investigates the last words of a dying man with the sole witness and a socialite.
    • Island at War (1)
      Island at War (1)
      Season 34 - Episode 8
      1/23/05
      8.0
      A riveting view of the German invasion and occupation of the Channel Islands, the only part of the British Isles that fell into Nazi hands, and how life was irrevocably changed overnight forms the backdrop of the gripping drama Island at War. Part 1 of 5.
    • Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye
      Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye
      Season 39 - Episode 6
      7/5/09
      8.0
      A killer who seems obsessed with a nursery rhyme commits a string of murders. Miss Marple investigates with the help of a local detective. Co-starring Matthew Macfadyen.
    • A Perfect Spy (1)
      A Perfect Spy (1)
      Season 18 - Episode 1
      10/16/88
      8.0
      A Perfect Spy is a British drama adapted from a John le Carre novel of the same name. The series follows the life of Magnus Pym a spy for MI6. Episode 1 concentrates on Marcus's childhood. Marcus separates from his raconteur father Rick (Ray McNally) and his mother Dorothy (Caroline John) at a young age. He then lives with abusive relatives until his admission to hospital. Marcus moves to boarding school where his now wealthy father contacts him and involves him in fraudulent activity.moreless
    • Collision (2)
      Collision (2)
      Season 39 - Episode 21
      11/22/09
      8.0
      The investigation of a multi-vehicle road accident unravels the secrets of the complete strangers involved, revealing government cover-ups, smuggling and murder. The stories of ten different people who share a single defining moment are told. Part 2 of 2.
    • Summer's Lease (4)
      Summer's Lease (4)
      Season 20 - Episode 22
      6/2/91
      8.0
      Summer's Lease is a four-part program from the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre. In the final episode, Molly resolves to travel to Urbino where she believes Buck Kettering is. A local English couple decide to accompany her there after hearing of her plans. And unbeknownst to Molly, her trip has also led Buck's enemies straight to him.moreless
    • To the Ends of the Earth (1)
      To the Ends of the Earth (1)
      Season 36 - Episode 3
      10/22/06
      8.0
      Edmond Talbot (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a man sailing towards Australia aboard an old and outdated ship to take up a sinecure. His sailing companions are a diverse and motley lot, ranging from a parson to a licentious painter and a full complement of poor emigrants. Edmond's boredom brings him trouble when he is caught up in an incident that leads to the parson's death.moreless
    • Summer's Lease (3)
      Summer's Lease (3)
      Season 20 - Episode 21
      5/26/91
      8.0
      Summer's Lease is a four-part program from the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre. In the third episode entitled A Battlefield, Molly is still in search of Buck Kettering, the landlord of the villa. She travels into town and meets an old friend who implies she's seen him. Strangely enough, a local man warns Molly's husband that Molly should mind her own business and stop snooping around.moreless
    • Summer's Lease (2)
      Summer's Lease (2)
      Season 20 - Episode 20
      5/19/91
      8.0
      Summer's Lease is a four-part program from the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre. In the second episode entitled Where the Water Goes, the water at La Felicita dries up suddenly and is replenished by a local man who promised Molly that he would talk to the water board for a price.
    • Inspector Lewis: Series II: The Quality of Mercy
      10/11/09
      8.0
      A preview performance of a student production of 'The Merchant of Venice' is cut short when the actor playing Shylock is stabbed to death with a prop knife. Lewis and Hathaway are working their way through a lengthy list of suspects when a second actor is killed.
    • Kean (2)
      Kean (2)
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      9/16/79
      8.0
      The second episode of the play written by Jean-Paul Sartre follows talented British actor Edmund Kean into his adult years. Having perfected his work as a Shakespearian actor on British soil, he moved to America and gains wide notoriety. His life behind the curtain was filled with adultery, so much so that he was sometimes booed from the stage.moreless
    • Kean (1)
      Kean (1)
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      9/9/79
      8.0
      The show depicts the life of an English actor considered unparalleled in his day. On and off the stage he was known for drama. His life was full or romance and fits of anger, success and an unbearable personality. The first episode shows his younger years, where as a teenager he began to play on the York stage.moreless
    • Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (1)
      4/18/03
      8.0
      Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (1) stars Oscar winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen") as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison as she begins to face pressure to retire. An investigation into the murder of two Muslim women in London, leads Tennison back to an old boyfriend and to a massacre that occurred 10 years ago during the Serbian-Bosnian.moreless
    • Summer's Lease (1)
      Summer's Lease (1)
      Season 20 - Episode 19
      5/12/91
      8.0
      Summer's Lease is a four-part program from the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre. In the first episode, art enthusiast and lover of things Italian Molly Pargeter agrees to buy a villa called 'La Felicita'. While the ad promises priceless treasures, it makes quite clear that only one particular kind of family could purchase it and that the house rules must be obeyed. After moving in with her family, Molly becomes involved with the strange community in Mondano-in-Chianti.moreless
    • Anna Karenina (1)
      Anna Karenina (1)
      Season 7 - Episode 24
      2/5/78
      8.0
      Anna Karenina, episode one from the show Masterpiece Theatre, follows the life of Prince Stepan Arkadyevitch Oblonsky, otherwise known as "Stiva." Stiva has been having an affair behind his wife's back. When his wife, Darya Alexandrovna, eventually stumbles upon her husband's secret, her anger and distress creates tension among everyone in the household.moreless
    • To the Ends of the Earth (2)
      To the Ends of the Earth (2)
      Season 36 - Episode 4
      10/29/06
      8.0
      Tensions rise on the ship sailing to Australia when its foremast is damaged and its spotters sight an unknown ship in the distance. Edmond Talbot's (Benedict Cumberbatch) excitement is soon dashed when the unknown ship proves to be British, though he is consoled by a passenger aboard the other ship. The couple is separated when their ships go their separate ways.moreless
    • To the Ends of the Earth (3)
      To the Ends of the Earth (3)
      Season 36 - Episode 5
      11/5/06
      8.0
      Edmond Talbot (Benedict Cumberbatch) is becoming more and more infatuated with Marion Chumley (Joanna Page), but still manages to find the time to mingle with his fellow passengers. He befriends not only the single Republican aboard the ship, Mr. Prettiman (Sam Neill), but also one of the ship's officers, Lieutenant Benet (Niall Macgregor). Edmond reaches Australia and soon receives a delightful surprise.moreless
    • Lucky Jim
      Lucky Jim
      Season 31 - Episode 14
      2/25/02
      8.0
      Lucky Jim presents viewers with a glimpse into the life of Jim Dixon (Stephen Tompkinson), a university employee bent on finding a way to impress his boss, Neddy Welch (Robert Hardy). Based on Kinglsey Amis's novel of the same name, Lucky Jim also features Keely Hawes as Christine Callaghan, Jim's love interest, and Helen McCrory as Margaret Peel, an unstable colleague who Jim can't seem to avoid.moreless
    • Wallander: Series I: One Step Behind
      5/31/09
      8.0
      Three young people celebrating Midsummer's Eve in a secluded meadow are ritually gunned down.
    • Her Majesty Mrs. Brown
      Her Majesty Mrs. Brown
      Season 30 - Episode 5
      11/1/00
      8.0
      Her Majesty Mrs. Brown is the engaging story of a demanding queen and a misfit servant. Queen Victoria is used to an orderly house, but her Scottish highlander servant has a boisterous and muddled way of responding to her demands. The show stars the famed pair of Judi Dench and Billy Connolly.moreless
    • Clouds of Witness (2)
      Clouds of Witness (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/14/73
      8.0
      Lord Peter Wimsey must clear his brother, the Duke of Denver, from the charge of murdering his sister's fiance.
    • Clouds of Witness (1)
      Clouds of Witness (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      10/7/73
      8.0
      Lord Peter Wimsey must clear his brother, the Duke of Denver, from the charge of murdering his sister's fiance.
    • The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (2)
      The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (2)
      Season 37 - Episode 2
      10/28/07
      8.0
      "The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard" continues in this second part of five. The political honeymoon starts to turn sour for Ros when her proposal to move the seat of government from London stalls. A visiting dignitary's family is murdered, a critical book about Ros and her new political party is released, and unsavory photos of Ros' eldest daughter Emily are released to the public.moreless
    • Our Town
      Our Town
      Season 33 - Episode 1
      10/5/03
      7.9
      This is a stage production of Thornton Wilder's classic play. Set at the beginning of the 20th century, it's about the ordinary lives of the people of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire - love, marriage, death.
    • Inspector Lewis: Series I: Whom the Gods Would Destroy
      A middle-aged Oxford graduate is found murdered and Lewis and Hathaway investigate. The investigation implicates a senior university figure.
    • Henry VIII (1)
      Henry VIII (1)
      Season 34 - Episode 4
      11/7/04
      7.9
      Henry VIII deals with the affairs of the English king who is, by far, one of the most controversial persona's in the monarchy's history. With the need for an heir to stop the uprising against the thrown, King Henry VIII tires of his wife. Even after a string of affairs with the women in court, it was Anne Boleyn who pushed him to divorce his first wife. Insatiable search for power, sacrifices for pride and the price that royals must pay for their position play off in the King's Court.moreless
    • Endgame
      Endgame
      Season 39 - Episode 17
      10/25/09
      7.8
      A real-life political thriller about the negotiations that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa and the release of Nelson Mandela. Seemingly doomed to failure, the secret talks show that peace is possible.
    • The Last Enemy (1)
      The Last Enemy (1)
      Season 38 - Episode 10
      10/5/08
      7.8
      An English mathematician returns home after several years abroad to find that Britain has been transformed into a paranoid police state. Part one of five.
    • The Last Enemy (4)
      The Last Enemy (4)
      Season 38 - Episode 13
      10/26/08
      7.8
      An English mathematician returns home after several years abroad to find that Britain has been transformed into a paranoid police state. Part four of five.
    • The Last Enemy (3)
      The Last Enemy (3)
      Season 38 - Episode 12
      10/19/08
      7.8
      An English mathematician returns home after several years abroad to find that Britain has been transformed into a paranoid police state. Part three of five.
    • Wallander: Series I: Firewall
      Wallander: Series I: Firewall
      Season 39 - Episode 2
      5/17/09
      7.8
      Two teenage girls commit murder and a man drops dead in a public square. The local power grid is on the blink, and Wallander can't find time for a new love interest.
    • The Last Enemy (5)
      The Last Enemy (5)
      Season 38 - Episode 14
      11/2/08
      7.8
      An English mathematician returns home after several years abroad to find that Britain has been transformed into a paranoid police state. Part five of five.
    • Henry VIII (2)
      Henry VIII (2)
      Season 34 - Episode 5
      11/14/04
      7.7
      Set after the beheading of Anne Boleyn, the second episode to King Henry VIII is all about the King's continued search for an heir. He finally sires an heir but his position in the throne is still threatened with the public reproach that he received from dissolving the Catholic Church. The story ends in King Henry VIII's deathbed and the legacy that he leaves with Prince Edward - the secret to being a successful king.moreless
    • A Room with a View
      A Room with a View
      Season 37 - Episode 16
      4/13/08
      7.6
      Timothy Spall and his son Rafe Spall appear together for the first time as father and son (as Mr. Emerson and his son George) in a new ITV adaptation by Andrew Davies of E.M. Forster’s novel 'A Room with a View'. This classic drama, set against the backdrop of rural Italy and England in the early twentieth century, tells the story of the impressionable young English woman, Lucy Honeychurch (Elaine Cassidy), and her attempts to find love and happiness.moreless
    • The Wind in the Willows
      The Wind in the Willows
      Season 36 - Episode 13
      4/8/07
      7.5
      A live-action adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's yarn which follows the adventures of Mr. Toad (Matt Lucas), who yearns to drive; and his pals Badger (Bob Hoskins), Ratty (Mark Gattis) and Mole (Lee Ingleby).
    • Return to Cranford (1)
      Return to Cranford (1)
      Season 39 - Episode 22
      1/10/10
      7.5
      In this sequel to 'Cranford' (2008), the construction of a new railroad line is both thrilling and threatening to the residents of small English village in the 1840s. Part 1 of 2.
    • Wallander: Series I: Sidetracked
      Wallander: Series I: Sidetracked
      Season 39 - Episode 1
      5/10/09
      7.5
      An unknown young woman sets herself on fire in a field, leading to a search for her identity.
    • Return to Cranford (2)
      Return to Cranford (2)
      Season 39 - Episode 23
      1/17/10
      7.5
      As the railroad continues to encroach at the edge of town, Cranford strives to open to new realities, from surprising romances to unexpected losses and even waltzing, when a shocking event seemingly derails Cranford from its innocence. Part 2 of 2.
    • Inspector Lewis: Series II: The Great and the Good
      9/20/09
      7.5
      After a teen girl is assaulted, the case seems to be solved until the chief suspect is murdered. Lewis and Hathaway then find evidence that exposes Oxford's elite.
    • The Last Enemy (2)
      The Last Enemy (2)
      Season 38 - Episode 11
      10/12/08
      7.5
      An English mathematician returns home after several years abroad to find that Britain has been transformed into a paranoid police state. Part two of five.
    • The Heat of the Day
      The Heat of the Day
      Season 20 - Episode 1
      9/3/90
      7.5
      In World War II, a widow is told by a security man that her lover, an army officer, is actually a German agent.
    • The Moonstone
      The Moonstone
      Season 27 - Episode 3
      11/2/97
      7.5
      A fabulous diamond has been looted from a mysterious temple in India, and everyone associated with the gem falls under its alleged curse. Murder, suicide, and scandal follow the jewel known as the moonstone, especially for Rachel Verinder, who comes to possess it. The Moonstone is hailed as the first detective story in the English language.moreless
    • A Murder of Quality (2)
      A Murder of Quality (2)
      Season 21 - Episode 2
      10/20/91
      7.5
      A Murder of Quality is a two-part program from the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre. In the second episode, the main character George Smiley seems to have stumbled upon another murder victim. A woman named Mad Janie is taken in as a suspect for wearing the coat and necklace of the first victim Stella Rhodes. Smiley believes the student Tim Perkins might have information that may lead to the killer.moreless
    • Take a Girl Like You (2)
      Take a Girl Like You (2)
      Season 30 - Episode 22
      5/20/01
      7.5
      Rupert Graves (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall) stars as Patrick Standish, a lothario on the loose in a country town near London. Newcomer Sienna Guillory plays Jenny Bunn, a stunningly beautiful, virginal schoolteacher newly relocated from the North. When Patrick spots Jenny, it is lust at first sight, and he immediately vows to seduce her at all costs. She just as devoutly resolves to resist.moreless
    • Take a Girl Like You (1)
      Take a Girl Like You (1)
      Season 30 - Episode 21
      5/13/01
      7.5
      Rupert Graves (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall) stars as Patrick Standish, a lothario on the loose in a country town near London. Newcomer Sienna Guillory plays Jenny Bunn, a stunningly beautiful, virginal schoolteacher newly relocated from the North. When Patrick spots Jenny, it is lust at first sight, and he immediately vows to seduce her at all costs. She just as devoutly resolves to resist.moreless
    • A Murder of Quality (1)
      A Murder of Quality (1)
      Season 21 - Episode 1
      10/13/91
      7.5
      A Murder of Quality part 1 follows George Smiley as he travels to Dorset at the request of a former intelligence associate to investigate a shocking murder at Carne School, one the victim predicted. On joining the investigation, George finds out that everyone has secrets to hide and a hidden motive.moreless
    • The Railway Children
      The Railway Children
      Season 30 - Episode 6
      7.5
      The Railway Children tells the story of three boys whose father is mysteriously taken away by the police. Their mother never reveals to them the nature of his crime or the reason for his departure. Instead, she ships them out to a home in the English countryside where they can only wonder, until a strange man comes along who seems to be able to help.moreless
    • The Best of Masterpiece Theatre
      The Best of Masterpiece Theatre
      Season 36 - Episode 12
      3/4/07
      7.5
      Derek Jacobi presents the top 12 best-loved programs of all 35 seasons, as selected by viewers in a nationwide survey. Joining Sir Derek and enhancing glorious clips from past productions are some of Masterpiece Theatre's best-loved stars, including Helen Mirren, Hugh Laurie, Diana Rigg, Jean Marsh, Robson Green, Charles Dance, Damian Lewis, Gemma Jones, and Alex Kingston, reminiscing about their roles and paying enthusiastic tribute to their own favorite actors, writers, and dramas.moreless
    • God on Trial
      God on Trial
      Season 38 - Episode 15
      11/9/08
      7.3
      Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz question whether or not God is guilty of crimes against humanity.
    • The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (4)
      The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (4)
      Season 37 - Episode 4
      11/11/07
      7.1
      "The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard" continues with this fourth part of five. Ros implements a new policy to combat global warming by banning unessential car traffic for one day a week.
    • The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (3)
      The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (3)
      Season 37 - Episode 3
      11/4/07
      7.1
      This third part of "The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard" takes place one year into Ros' service as Prime Minister. Ros faces an international crisis when a Lithuanian plane crashes over London.
    • The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (5)
      The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (5)
      Season 37 - Episode 5
      11/18/07
      7.1
      "The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard" concludes in this fifth part of five, and the last new episode of Masterpiece Theatre in 2007.
    • Therese Raquin (3)
      Therese Raquin (3)
      Season 10 - Episode 30
      4/26/81
      7.0
      Therese Raquin is a three-part mini series based on a novel by French writer Émile Zola. The compelling story of love, lust, adultery, murder and suicide takes place among the lower classes in 19th century Paris. As the story unfolds Therese (Kate Nelligan0) finds herself regretting her marriage to her sickly and egocentric husband Camille. She enters into a passionate and turbulent affair with Laurent (Kenneth Cranham) who she eventually marries. During Episode 3 Therese and Laurent find that their love has turned to hate and now haunted by their past behaviours they decide to put an end their psychological torture.moreless
    • Therese Raquin (2)
      Therese Raquin (2)
      Season 10 - Episode 29
      4/19/81
      7.0
      Therese Raquin is a British drama based on a novel and play of the same name. The drama focuses on Therese Raquin who was abandoned by her father after her mother died, and raised by an overbearing aunt. The story follows Raquin through her childhood and well into her first marriage, to a man she doesn't love.moreless
    • Therese Raquin (1)
      Therese Raquin (1)
      Season 10 - Episode 28
      4/12/81
      7.0
      Therese Raquin (1) is the Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of the classic French novel by Emile Zola. In the first episode, Therese (Kate Nelligan) is forced by her family to marry the sickly Camille Raquin(Kenneth Cranham). She soon becomes involved in an illicit affair with her husband's friend, Laurent LeClaire (Brian Cox).moreless
    • Hercule Poirot: Mrs. McGinty's Dead
      6/28/09
      7.0
      A man is about to hang for a brutal murder; but after learning about 30-year-old homicides, Poirot concludes a ghost from the past has returned.
    • Me & Mrs Jones
      Me & Mrs Jones
      Season 32 - Episode 10
      1/19/03
      7.0
      Coming Soon
    • The Mayor of Casterbridge (7)
      The Mayor of Casterbridge (7)
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      10/15/78
      7.0
      Continuing the story of Michael Henchard and Casterbridge.
    • The Mayor of Casterbridge (6)
      The Mayor of Casterbridge (6)
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      10/8/78
      7.0
      Continuing the story of Michael Henchard and Casterbridge.
    • Scoop
      Scoop
      Season 20 - Episode 11
      12/30/90
      7.0
      A satire on newspapermen, set in the 1930s.