Masterpiece Theatre - Season 20

Sunday 9:00 PM on PBS Premiered Jan 10, 1971 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • Summer's Lease (4)
    Summer's Lease (4)
    Episode 22
    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
  • Summer's Lease (3)
    Summer's Lease (3)
    Episode 21
    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)
    Episode 20
    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.
  • Summer's Lease (1)
    Summer's Lease (1)
    Episode 19
    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
  • The Shiralee
    The Shiralee
    Episode 18
    The Shiralee is an episode of the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre. In Australia in 1953, a street fighter and father named Macauley takes his young daughter Buster on the road with him, traveling from town to town while he searches for work. When Buster gets sick, Macauley asks his friend Lily to help. Lily and Macauley go their separate ways until fate brings them together again.moreless
  • House of Cards (4)
    House of Cards (4)
    Episode 17
    Will Francis Urquhart be swayed from his evil schemes to dominate Britain by his love for Mattie?
  • House of Cards (3)
    House of Cards (3)
    Episode 16
    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
  • House of Cards (2)
    House of Cards (2)
    Episode 15
    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
  • House of Cards (1)
    House of Cards (1)
    Episode 14
    Francis Urquhart, an ambitious, deceptive Tory politician, begins to plot his ascension to the premiership of Great Britain.
  • Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre
    Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre is a commemorative look back at 20 seasons of the PBS show hosted by Alistair Cooke. This special episode combines highlights from the show's finest television dramas as well as interviews with actors who have appeared in them. Guests included Derek Jacobi ("I, Claudius"), Art Malik ("The Jewel in the Crown"), Wendy Hiller ("Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy") and Diana Rigg ("Bleak House").moreless
  • A Room of One's Own
    A Room of One's Own
    Episode 12
    A Room of One's Own is an episode of the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre. Based on the writings of Virginia Woolf, Eileen Atkins portrays the famous author as she talks to some students about women in the arts and fictional writing. Woolf's main argument was that in order to write, "a woman must have money and a room of one's own".moreless
  • Scoop
    Episode 11
    A satire on newspapermen, set in the 1930s.
  • Jeeves & Wooster I (5)
    Reginald Jeeves (Stephen Fry) must deal with the tangled mess that is the result of his master Bertie Wooster's (Hugh Laurie) meddling to bring Gussie Fink-Nottle (Richard Garnett) and Madeline Bassett (Francesca Folan) together. They must work together to soothe ruffled feathers, spike Gussie's juice to give him courage, and finally convince him to propose to Madeline.moreless
  • Jeeves & Wooster I (4)
    Aunt Dahlia (Brenda Bruce) coerces Bertie Wooster (Hugh Laurie) into handing out prizes at the local school by threatening to stop feeding him at her house. Wooster sees an opportunity to escape his obligations when Gussie Fink-Nottle (Richard Garnett) comes to him with romantic problems, promising to help his friend in exchange for Gussie handing out the prizes in Wooster's place. Disaster ensues when Wooster tries to bring Gussie and his love together.moreless
  • Jeeves & Wooster I (3)
    Aunt Agatha (Mary Wimbush) orders Bertie Wooster (Hugh Laurie) to break up his Uncle George (Nicholas Selby) and the waitress with whom the old man is besotted. On the way to breaking up the inappropriate relationship, Wooster stumbles into a rigged gambling operation and loses badly betting on the local fair. Fortunately, his valet, Reginald Jeeves (Stephen Fry), is on hand to solve his problems.moreless
  • Jeeves & Wooster I (2)
    In this episode, Bertie Wooster has finally managed to escape a horrible engagement to a woman he had not wanted to marry. However, it seems that he no sooner has escaped than he is approached by a former romance, a woman he also cannot stand, Honoria Glossop. Now he must find his way out of this one too.moreless
  • Jeeves & Wooster I (1)
    Bertie Wooster (Hugh Laurie), an aristocratic bachelor, is being forced to marry Honoria Glossop (Elizabeth Kettle) in hopes that the married life will cure him of his aimless lifestyle. It is up to Wooster's valet, Reginald Jeeves (Stephen Fry), to convince Honoria's parents to call off the marriage and consider the besotted Bingo Little (Michael Siberry) as Wooster's replacement.moreless
  • The Ginger Tree (4)
    The Ginger Tree is a four-part program from the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre. In the final episode, Mary has become a successful business woman who is still searching for her son. When a new regime takes over a few years later, Kentaro arranges her passage on a ship to Europe. Aboard the vessel she meets a young officer who might possibly be her son.moreless
  • The Ginger Tree (3)
    Mary (Samantha Bond) works up the courage to promote her designs at a posh Tokyo department store, breaking into the international scene. As her fashion career takes off, Mary still struggles with her complicated feelings for Kentaro (Daisuke Rye). When Kentaro proposes to her, Mary must make a life-altering choice.
  • The Ginger Tree (2)
    The Ginger Tree (2) from the show Masterpiece Theatre aired on October 21, 1990. Count Kentaro Kurihama moves his lover Mary into a house, and promises her the world. She finds out a horrible secret about him, and wants to leave. Mary tries to become independent, and must learn how to escape from the house and leave her boyfriend.moreless
  • The Ginger Tree (1)
    The Ginger Tree (1) is an episode from the 20th season of the PBS television series Masterpiece Theater in which a young Scottish woman travels to Manchuria to marry an English soldier who is stationed there. When her husband is deployed, she begins a fateful affair with a wealthy Japanese aristocrat.moreless
  • The Heat of the Day
    In World War II, a widow is told by a security man that her lover, an army officer, is actually a German agent.