Masterpiece Theatre - Season 36

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


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Episode Guide

  • The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton
    '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.
  • The Wind in the Willows
    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).
  • The Best of Masterpiece Theatre
    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
  • Dracula
    Episode 11
    Stewart Harcourt's new adaptation of Bram Stoker's tale.
  • 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.'
  • Jane Eyre (2)
    Jane Eyre (2)
    Episode 9
    The spirited but plain young governess Jane Eyre has captured the heart of her moody employer, Rochester, but a dark secret intrudes.
  • Jane Eyre (1)
    Jane Eyre (1)
    Episode 8
    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.
  • Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2)
    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) 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
  • To the Ends of the Earth (3)
    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
  • To the Ends of the Earth (2)
    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 (1)
    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
  • Casanova (2)
    Casanova (2)
    Episode 2
    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
  • Casanova (1)
    Casanova (1)
    Episode 1
    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