Masterpiece Theatre - Season 34

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

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Episode Guide

  • Island at War (5)
    Island at War (5)
    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.
  • Island at War (4)
    Island at War (4)
    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.
  • Island at War (3)
    Island at War (3)
    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.
  • Island at War (2)
    Island at War (2)
    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.
  • Island at War (1)
    Island at War (1)
    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.
  • He Knew He Was Right
    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?
  • Pollyanna
    Pollyanna
    Episode 6
    11/28/04
    0.0
    Young Pollyanna goes to live with her Aunt Polly after the death of her father. Not long after arriving, Pollyanna meets another orphan, Jimmy. Pollyanna has an accident which leaves her paralyzed. Only her aunt can change things around and help her cope with her new situation.
  • Henry VIII (2)
    Henry VIII (2)
    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
  • Henry VIII (1)
    Henry VIII (1)
    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
  • 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
  • The Lost Prince (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
  • The Lost Prince (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