Masterpiece Theatre - Season 39

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  • Wallander III: Before the Frost
    9/23/12
    0.0
    "An escapee from a psychiatric hospital sets fire to a flock of geese and then incinerates a passing hiker. And he'?s far from finished. While investigating, Wallander is unexpectedly visited by Anna, an old friend of his estranged daughter, Linda. Then Anna disappears. As more arson attacks occur, it appears Anna may be connected and that Wallander must reconcile with Linda to find her.moreless
  • Lennon Naked
    Lennon Naked
    Episode 11.22.10
    11/21/10
    0.0
    Christopher Eccleston of "Doctor Who" fame channels John Lennon in this acclaimed recreation of Lennon's last turbulent years with the Beatles, co-starring Naoko Mori, "Torchwood," as Yoko Ono, the woman blamed for breaking up the band, and Christopher Fairbank, MASTERPIECE "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," as Freddie Lennon, John's absentee father.
  • Framed
    Framed
    Episode 12.27.10
    12/26/10
    0.0
    An eccentric Welsh village learns that London's National Gallery is storing its entire art collection in a nearby mine during the museum's renovations -- leading to curious encounters between the village locals and the gallery's urbane, lovelorn curator. Trevor Eve and Eve Myles star in this gentle comedy, based on Frank Cottrell Boyce's best-selling novel.moreless
  • David Suchet on the Orient Express
    7/7/10
    0.0
    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.
  • Small Island (2)
    Small Island (2)
    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.
  • Small Island (1)
    Small Island (1)
    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.
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
    4/11/10
    0.0
    A new and accurate adaptation of maturing teenager Anne Frank's account of her extraordinary ordeal while hiding from the Nazis.
  • Sharpe's Peril
    Sharpe's Peril
    Episode 29
    4/4/10
    0.0
    The adventures of Colonel Richard Sharpe continue as he leads a ragtag party of civilians and soldiers on a march across India, with the murderous army of an opium lord in hot pursuit.
  • Sharpe's Challenge
    Sharpe's Challenge
    Episode 28
    3/28/10
    0.0
    Soldier-adventurer Richard Sharpe comes out of retirement to quash a rebellion in British India.
  • The 39 Steps
    The 39 Steps
    Episode 27
    2/28/10
    10
    A secret agent battles German spies on the eve of World War I.
  • Emma (3)
    Emma (3)
    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.
  • Emma (2)
    Emma (2)
    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
  • Emma (1)
    Emma (1)
    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.
  • Return to Cranford (2)
    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.
  • Return to Cranford (1)
    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.
  • Collision (2)
    Collision (2)
    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.
  • Collision (1)
    Collision (1)
    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.
  • Place of Execution (2)
    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.
  • Place of Execution (1)
    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.
  • Endgame
    Endgame
    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.
  • Inspector Lewis: Series II: The Point of Vanishing
    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.
  • Inspector Lewis: Series II: The Quality of Mercy
    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.
  • Inspector Lewis: Series II: Allegory of Love
    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.
  • Inspector Lewis: Series II: The Great and the Good
    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.
  • Inspector Lewis: Series II: Life Born of Fire
    A serial killer is targeting a religious group, called The Garden, to which Hathaway has personal connections.
  • Inspector Lewis: Series II: Music to Die For
    The death of a respected German history professor at Oxford leads Lewis on an investigation into a no-rules illegal boxing club.
  • 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.
  • Miss Marple: Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
    Miss Marple investigates the last words of a dying man with the sole witness and a socialite.
  • Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors
    7/19/09
    6.0
    A murder occurs during rehearsal for an amateur show, and Miss Marple must decipher the elaborate conjuring trick played by the killer. Co-starring Joan Collins.
  • Miss Marple: Murder is Easy
    7/12/09
    6.5
    Miss Marple investigates a string of accidents after a woman on a train tells her about murders in a local village. Co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
  • Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye
    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.
  • 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.
  • Hercule Poirot: Cat Among the Pigeons
    Something is amiss at Meadowbank School for Girls, where hidden rubies, kidnapping, and murder disrupt the term.
  • 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.
  • Wallander: Series I: Firewall
    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.
  • Wallander: Series I: Sidetracked
    5/10/09
    7.5
    An unknown young woman sets herself on fire in a field, leading to a search for her identity.
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