Masterpiece Theatre - Season 8

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

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  • Lillie (13)
    Lillie (13)
    Episode 40
    6/3/79
    0.0
    After she becomes a widow a second time, Lillie (Francesca Annis) stops pursuing romance and decides to focus on her career. During World War I, she does her part by putting on shows for the troops. She still yearns for reconciliation with Jeanne Marie (Joanna David), and finally her daughter shows signs of forgiveness.moreless
  • Lillie (12)
    Lillie (12)
    Episode 39
    5/27/79
    0.0
    After the death of Edward (Anton Rodgers), Lillie (Francesca Annis) is finally free to marry again. She embraces the opportunity. However, her daughter Jeanne Marie (Joanna David) is also looking for wedded bliss. When Jeanne Marie finds out about her father's identity, Lillie has to face secrets from her past.
  • Lillie (11)
    Lillie (11)
    Episode 38
    5/20/79
    0.0
    Lillie (Francesca Annis) is madly in love with the fiery and passionate Squire Abington (Nicholas Jones). However, her friend, Patsy (Jennie Linden), warns Lillie that the very qualities that make Abington so attractive can also turn dark. Lillie pays no attention to this advice, until she inspires Abington's jealousy and sees his true wrath.moreless
  • Lillie (10)
    Lillie (10)
    Episode 37
    5/13/79
    0.0
    Lillie (Francesca Annis) has worked hard to make a name for herself, and is now enjoying the fruits of her labors. As a socialite and an actress, her career is truly taking off. She has started visiting the United States to appear in stage productions, gaining international acclaim and building her fortune.moreless
  • Lillie (9)
    Lillie (9)
    Episode 36
    5/6/79
    0.0
    Lillie (Francesca Annis) arrives in the United States and is greeted by Oscar (Peter Egan), who has used a recent lecture tour to become a success. Lillie enjoys a successful tour of the States herself, but soon creates a scandal when her behavior lands her in the newspapers. Guest stars include Annette Crosbie and Michael J. Shannon.moreless
  • Lillie (8)
    Lillie (8)
    Episode 35
    4/29/79
    0.0
    Lillie (Francesca Annis) has her baby in Paris, but decides to tell her mother that it is her infant niece, convincing her mother to care for the child while Lillie prepares to begin her career on the stage. A theater company takes notice of her work and makes her an instant star in London. Guest stars include Vernon Dobtcheff and Annette Crosbie.moreless
  • Lillie (7)
    Lillie (7)
    Episode 34
    4/22/79
    0.0
    Lillie (Francesca Annis) behaves scandalously at a public event. Edward (Anton Rodgers) has had enough and attempts to divorce his wife, but the influential Bertie (Denis Lill) steps in and saves Lillie from certain social disaster. However, Lillie immediately goes back to her free-living ways, including a love affair with Prince Louis (John Castle) that ends in a very unwanted consequence.moreless
  • Lillie (6)
    Lillie (6)
    Episode 33
    4/15/79
    0.0
    Lillie (Francesca Annis) becomes a pawn in the game of love, as Bertie (Denis Lill) takes her on as his official mistress in a fit of jealousy after the Austrian Crown Prince (John Castle) begins to make advances on the girl. Meanwhile, Lillie expresses a desire for a career. Guest stars include Philip York and Patrick Ryecart.moreless
  • Lillie (5)
    Lillie (5)
    Episode 32
    4/8/79
    0.0
    Lillie (Francesa Annis) seeks refuge from her unhappy marriage in the arms of Bertie (Denis Lill), the future king. Her husband (Anton Rodgers) approves, since it means a great rise in fortune for the family. However, a devoted childhood friend (David Gwillim) and Bertie's wife (Ann Firbank) might change Lillie's plans.moreless
  • Lillie (4)
    Lillie (4)
    Episode 31
    4/1/79
    0.0
    Despite feeling trapped in her unsatisfying marriage, Lillie (Francesca Annis) blossoms at the attention of many handsome and wealthy suitors. King Leopold (Derek Smith) and the Prince of Wales (Denis Lill) are among her royal admirers, and Oscar Wilde (Peter Egan) writes poems in honor of her beauty and seductive charms.moreless
  • Lillie (3)
    Lillie (3)
    Episode 30
    3/25/79
    0.0
    Lillie (Francesca Annis) is a roaring success in London, thanks to her unique beauty. Her secret is that she is still too poor to afford more than one gown. When she receives an invitation to a ball for King Leopold (Derek Smith), Lillie has to rely on her friend Oscar Wilde (Peter Egan) to help her find a trendy new gown.moreless
  • Lillie (2)
    Lillie (2)
    Episode 29
    3/18/79
    0.0
    After her marriage to Edward (Anton Rodgers), Lillie (Francesca Annis) is disappointed to learn that she will have to deal with his debt. Even worse, she feels isolated in her new home. Tragedies strike, including typhoid and a fatal accident, but Lillie focuses most of her energy on breaking into the London social scene.moreless
  • Lillie (1)
    Lillie (1)
    Episode 28
    3/11/79
    0.0
    Lillie (Francesca Annis) dreams of becoming a London socialite, but her country upbringing and tomboyish ways make it hard for her to break into the social scene. After disappointing attempts at romance in the countryside, Lillie sets her sights on Edward (Anton Rodgers), a wealthy yachtsman who seems like the perfect passport to a better life.moreless
  • Country Matters: Series II (5)
    3/4/79
    0.0
    Country Matters: Series II (5) from the show Masterpiece Theatre is a PBS miniseries based on the short stories of H.E. Bates and A.E. Coppard. Episode five is titled the Sullens Sisters, and tells the story of Tommy Adams (Peter Firth), a young man who is working various jobs to help take care of his widowed mother, and how he becomes involved with the women of the Sullens family.moreless
  • Country Matters: Series II (4)
  • Country Matters: Series II (3)
    2/18/79
    0.0
    Returned from the war, veteran soldier Harvey Whitlow still struggles. Having to travel to each farm, bartering and making do selling whatever he can find is beginning to wear on him, and the other farmers. When exploring a new area of the country he meets a widow and her young daughter, soon to be heiress to the family farm. When he is offered her hand in marriage, he must decide between the life he has with his current girlfriend, or the life that could be.moreless
  • Country Matters: Series II (2)
    2/11/79
    0.0
    Love is in the air when Gerald meets Orianda for the first time. Taking it upon himself to reunite Orianda with her estranged father, he is left to wonder why Orianda has taken an intense dislike for her father's new wife Lizzie, and why she will stop at nothing to drive them apart.moreless
  • Country Matters: Series II (1)
    2/4/79
    0.0
    Farmer Tom has let the clutter in his home get the better of him. Illiterate, and needing help getting the chaos under control, he advertises for a housekeeper. When the attractive Edna Johnson takes the position, the pair seemed destined to live happily, until Jack's jealousy rears its ugly head, and a secret that Edna kept hidden threatens to drive a wedge between them.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (15)
    The Duchess of Duke Street: Series 1 (15) from the show Masterpiece Theatre aired on January 28, 1979. Louisa is an ambitious cook who lives and works for a prominent man in England. She is determined to become the best cook in her country, and is constantly cooking new dishes for her clients to try.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (14)
    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
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (13)
    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 (12)
    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
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (11)
    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 (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 (9)
    The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (9). Charlie Tyrell (Christopher Cazenove) becomes Lord Haslemere with the death of his father, but he remains a resident at the Bentinck Hotel. To cheer his mood, Louisa Trotter (Gemma Jones) introduces his to an art dealer who wants to exhibit his paintings, but Charlie questions the man's motives.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (8)
    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 (7)
    The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (7). In "A Lady of Virtue," the Bentinck Hotel hosts a political victory party. George Duggan (Robert Hardy), a likely future Prime Minister, tries to seduce a married woman, Mrs. Diana Strickland (Elizabeth Shepherd) despite the danger an affair would pose to his political future.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (6)
    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 (5)
    The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (5). In "A Bed of Roses," Louisa opens the Bentinck Hotel with their first guest, her old friend Charlie Tyrell (Christopher Casenove). Louisa and Charlie soon become lovers but he soon leaves for America. After his departure, Louisa discovers that she is pregnant and must entrust Mary (Victoria Plucknett) with running the hotel.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (4)
    The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (4). In "The Bargain," Louisa pushes herself to work from early morning to late at night to pay off her husband Augustus' (Donald Burton) debts. She soon collapses from exhaustion and goes to the hospital. An old acquaintance, Charlie Tyrell (Christopher Casenove), arrives with a solution to her money problems.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series I (3)
    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 (2)
    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 (1)
    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
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (7)
    10/15/78
    7.0
    Continuing the story of Michael Henchard and Casterbridge.
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (6)
    10/8/78
    7.0
    Continuing the story of Michael Henchard and Casterbridge.
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (5)
    10/1/78
    7.0
    Continuing the story of Michael Henchard and Casterbridge.
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (4)
    9/24/78
    7.0
    Continuing the story of Michael Henchard and Casterbridge.
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (3)
    9/17/78
    7.0
    Continuing the story of Michael Henchard and Casterbridge.
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (2)
    9/10/78
    7.0
    Continuing the story of Michael Henchard and Casterbridge.
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (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.
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