Masterpiece Theatre - Season 9

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  • Disraeli (4)
    Disraeli (4)
    Episode 41
    6/22/80
    0.0
    Benjamin Disraeli is a young man with big dreams. He aims to be one of the greatest political leaders. However, he must work his way to the top. Follow along as young Benjamin makes connections with high society. These connections lead him to political offices that he only dreamed of.
  • Disraeli (3)
    Disraeli (3)
    Episode 40
    6/15/80
    0.0
    Disraeli (3). In "The Great Game 1858-1872," Benjamin Disraeli (Ian McShane) artfully plays politics and gains power in his Conservative Party, but is still unable to find a working compromise with Liberal politician W.E. Gladstone (John Carlisle). Disraeli becomes a court favorite of Queen Victoria (Rosemary Leach) and Prince Albert (Jeremy Longhurst). As his professional stature rises, his home life begins to deteriorate as his beloved wife, Mary Anne's (Mary Peach), takes ill.moreless
  • Disraeli (2)
    Disraeli (2)
    Episode 39
    6/8/80
    0.0
    Disraeli (2) from the show Masterpiece Theatre continues the story of Disraeli's (Ian McShane) rise to political power. After several successful campaigns, Disraeli finally gets to taste the fruits of his labor. With the ultimate goal of becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer in mind, Disraeli's ambition leads him to places he has only dreamed of.moreless
  • Disraeli (1)
    Disraeli (1)
    Episode 38
    6/1/80
    0.0
    Disraeli (1) from the show Masterpiece Theatre follows a young man named Disraeli (Ian McShane) as he tries to rise through the ranks of the political hierarchy to become a more affluent person. Although he has had several unsuccessful campaigns in his political career, his ambition is too great for him to give up.moreless
  • My Son, My Son (7)
    My Son, My Son (7)
    Episode 37
    5/25/80
    10
    My Son, My Son (7). William becomes a heartbroken and lonely man when his wife, Livia (Ciaran Madden), and estranged son, Oliver (Patrick Ryecart), run off together. His longtime secret admirer, Maeve (Prue Clarke), tries to convince William of her feelings by making a desperate move that proves to be dangerous.moreless
  • My Son, My Son (6)
    My Son, My Son (6)
    Episode 36
    5/18/80
    10
    My Son, My Son (6). Maeve O'Riorden (Prue Clarke), Dermot's sister, becomes a star with the song, "When It's With You, It's Wonderful" written by William's wife, Livia (Ciaran Madden). Although she could have the affections of any man in London, Maeve has secretly loved William from afar since he was a boarder in her childhood home.moreless
  • My Son, My Son (5)
    My Son, My Son (5)
    Episode 35
    5/11/80
    10
    My Son, My Son (5). William (Michael Williams) and his son, Oliver (Patrick Ryecart), become estranged over Livia (Ciaran Madden). His old friend, Dermot (Frank Grimes), invites his to travel to Ireland to see his son, Rory (Gerard Murphy). Impressed by Rory's strong character, William bitterly acknowledges his own son's shortcomings.moreless
  • My Son, My Son (4)
    My Son, My Son (4)
    Episode 34
    5/4/80
    10
    My Son, My Son (4). While recovering from an accident, William (Michael Williams) meets the young and beautiful artist Livia Vaynol (Ciaran Madden) through a family friend. William soon falls in love with her, unaware that his son, Oliver (Patrick Ryecart), has also developed romantic feelings for her. William proposes and must tell Oliver of his engagement.moreless
  • My Son, My Son (3)
    My Son, My Son (3)
    Episode 33
    4/27/80
    10
    My Son, My Son (3). After Nellie's (Sherrie Hewson) death, William (Michael Williams) pampers his son, Oliver (Patrick Ryecart), with material possessions and indulges his questionable character. In stark contrast, Dermot (Frank Grimes) raises his son, Rory (Gerard Murphy), to be unspoiled and aware of the struggles around him. He sends his teen son to Ireland to further his political education.moreless
  • My Son, My Son (2)
    My Son, My Son (2)
    Episode 32
    4/20/80
    0.0
    My Son, My Son. Both William (Michael Williams) and Dermot (Frank Grimes) have found success as adults. William has become a well to do writer with the help of his wife, Nellie (Sherrie Hewson). Dermot creates a toy and furniture business and marries Sheila (Kate Binchy). Both men soon have sons, who they want to provide a better life than they experienced.moreless
  • My Son, My Son (1)
    My Son, My Son (1)
    Episode 31
    4/13/80
    10
    My Son, My Son (1) is a 1979 Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of Howard Spring's popular family epic. This eight-part miniseries begins with the impoverished William Essex (Michael Williams) moving into the O'Riorden household as a boarder. William soon becomes friends with Dermot O'Riorden (Frank Grimes), and the two young men share their hopes for a better future.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (16)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (16). In "Ain't We Got Fun," an American writer, Sophie Applegate (Anna Calder-Marshall) arrives at the Bentinck Hotel and wants to write Louisa's (Gemma Jones) life story. Former hotel guest Major Smith-Barton (Richard Vernon) returns on a visit and has a surprise revelation for Louisa.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (15)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (15). In "Poor Little Rich Girl," Louisa Trotter (Gemma Jones) and her daughter, Lottie (Lalla Ward), have very different ideas about the young woman's future. Louisa wants to see Lottie living a high society life, but Lottie wants to be a performer in musical theater.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (14)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (14). In "Blossom Time," Louisa's (Gemma Jones) daughter Lottie (Lalla Ward) returns from her Swiss finishing school for a holiday with one of her teachers, Miss Olive Bradford (Helen Ryan). Both women soon capture the romantic attention of two of the hotel guests at the Bentinck.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (13)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (13). In "Lottie," Louisa (Gemma Jones) brings her secret daughter Lottie (Lalla Ward) and gives her a room at the Bentinck. A young violin player, Brian Spedding (Simon Chandler) begins to take a romantic interest in her, and Louisa decides to send Lottie to finishing school instead.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (12)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (12). In "The Legion of the Living," Louisa (Gemma Jones) attends a funeral in Yorkshire and encounters her daughter, Lottie (Lalla Ward), who has been raised by others. After hearing about Lottie's difficult home life, Louisa decides to bring her back to London but keep their true relationship hidden.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (11)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (11). In "Where's There a Will," the "Great War" is coming to an end, and Louisa (Gemma Jones) must face the possibility of selling her beloved Bentinck Hotel because she can no longer pay the bills. The staff discovers they are about to lose their income and their home.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (10)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (10). In "Shadows," a head wound brings Lord Charles Haslemere (Christopher Cazenove) home from war front in France. At first, he maintains a sunny outlook regarding his recovery to Louisa (Gemma Jones) and the other Bentinck Hotel residents, but his doctor delivers a more grave diagnosis.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (9)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (9). In "Tea and a Wad," Lord Charles Haslemere (Christopher Cazenove), now stationed in France, invites Louisa Trotter (Gemma Jones) to bring a taste of England to the troops with a base camp tea and sandwich shop. Once she arrives, he asks an unexpected question.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (8)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (8). In "The Reluctant Warrior," the Bentinck Hotel takes a bomb hit during an air raid, and Private Clive Baker (Paul Aston), a conscientious objector, arrives to survey the damage. Louisa (Gemma Jones) and her staff try to help Mr. Starr (John Cater) locate his missing dog, Fred.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (7)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (7). In "The Patriots," Louisa (Gemma Jones) receives an unexpected visit from Naval Intelligence at the Bentinck. Lieutenant Watling (Charles Rogers) informs her that the military has traced a German spy on the premises. Louisa takes a new look at her hotel staff and guests.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (6)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (6). In "Your Country Needs You," Louise (Gemma Jones) and the Bentinck Hotel staff dedicate themselves to the war effort when Great Britain declares war with Germany. The grieving Lord Haslemere (Christopher Cazenove) announces his enlistment in the Guard and prepares to leave for France.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (5)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (5). In "The Passing Show," Louisa (Gemma Jones) fires her maid, Violet (Holly De Jong) at the Bentinck after catching her in bed with Sir Martin Mallory (T.P. McKenna), a famous actor who has taken up residence at the hotel. The widowed Lord Haslemere (Christopher Cazenove) also moves in.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (4)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (4). In "Winter Lament," Louisa (Gemma Jones) finds Lady Margaret Haslemere (Joanna David) in ill-health and soon discovers the source of her lack of appetite is the belief that her husband, Lord Charles (Christopher Cazenove), no longer loves her. Louisa discovers that Charles has indeed grown distant, but only because he cannot find a way to please his wife.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (3)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (3). In "A Lesson in Manners," Louisa tries to turn a chauffeur, Tom Prince (Kevin McNally), into a gentleman after he unexpectedly inherits a small fortune from his employer, Mrs. Covenden (Joan Haythorne). Louisa then arranges for Tom to lunch with a duchess to test his new social skills.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (2)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (2). In the episode "Poor Catullus," Professor Stubbs of Oxford (Freddie Jones) tries to romance Louisa Trotter (Gemma Jones) because of a student prank. At the same time, Lord and Lady Haslemere (Christopher Cazenove, Joanna David) arrive at the Bentinck Yorkshire to look for a London home.moreless
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (1)
    Duchess of Duke Street: Series II (1). The second season of the Masterpiece Theatre drama begins with "Family Matters," which follows Louise Trotter (Gemma Jones) as her family arrives for a visit to her establishment, the Bentinck Hotel. Her brother Arthur (Martin Shaw), who she has not seen in 10 years, takes a job at the hotel but immediately begins to alienate the staff.moreless
  • Love for Lydia (12)
    Love for Lydia (12)
    Episode 14
    12/9/79
    0.0
    Love for Lydia: The Conclusion. The whirlwind love story between heiress, Lydia Aspen and writer, Edward Richardson reaches a deeper vein. Lydia begins to realize a deeper understanding of her past and her relationship with Edward. While Lydia obviously seeks for Edward's love and his attention, Edward begins to have doubts about his feelings for her. This episode is full of profound scenes and heartfelt emotions.moreless
  • Love for Lydia (11)
    Love for Lydia (11)
    Episode 13
    12/2/79
    0.0
    When Richardson (Christopher Blake) learns that Lydia (Mel Martin) is struggling with tuberculosis, his whole world seems to fall apart. The diagnosis means that Lydia will have a long fight ahead of her. Richardson must come to terms with their complicated relationship over the years and help Lydia however he can.moreless
  • Love for Lydia (10)
    Love for Lydia (10)
    Episode 12
    11/25/79
    0.0
    Reckless exploits become Lydia's field of expertise and news about her bold feats reach as far as London even if she is just staying at the Holland Farm. Richardson, however, is busy in his search for a job as he continues writing in London. Amidst Lydia's shocking character and Richardson's desire to complete a book, rumors and accusations about Tom Holland goes mainstream.moreless
  • Love for Lydia (9)
    Love for Lydia (9)
    Episode 11
    11/18/79
    0.0
    Richardson (Christopher Blake) makes the difficult decision to move to the bustling city of London. Meanwhile, Tom (Peter Davison) has to face the wrath of the McKechnie family. They believe that Tom has been taking advantage of Pheley (Fiona Duncan), and it is up to Tom to try to prove otherwise.moreless
  • Love for Lydia (8)
    Love for Lydia (8)
    Episode 10
    11/11/79
    0.0
    After a series of events, Richardson (Christopher Blake) finally decides that he cannot continue seeing Lydia (Mel Martin). To help him deal with the separation, Richardson goes to live with Tom (Peter Davison), on Tom's spacious farm. Here, he hopes he can recover and forget about his love of Lydia.
  • Love for Lydia (7)
    Love for Lydia (7)
    Episode 9
    11/4/79
    0.0
    Love for Lydia (7) from the show Masterpiece Theatre, which originally aired on November 4, 1979. Lydia Aspen is madly in love with Edward Richardson and will do anything to gain his attention. He is her first love, and Lydia pushes away all of her other love interests in order to be open for him.moreless
  • Love for Lydia (6)
    Love for Lydia (6)
    Episode 8
    10/28/79
    0.0
    Lydia (Mel Martin) is fast approaching her 21st birthday. In honor of the occasion, Richardson (Christopher Blake) has some grand plans up his sleeves. He plans to propose to his one true love and finally make her his bride, but he is not sure whether Lydia will accept or not.
  • Love for Lydia (5)
    Love for Lydia (5)
    Episode 7
    10/21/79
    0.0
    Midsummer nights are about to end, and with it, Richardson's life is going to take a sharp turn. Amidst the changes that are bound to happen to Richardson, Lydia causes tongues to wag when she appears with him and his friends to a village dance. Will Lydia's thrill last long enough for her to realize Richardson's tender feelings for her? Or will Richardson get jealous of Lydia's attention to his friends?moreless
  • Love for Lydia (4)
    Love for Lydia (4)
    Episode 6
    10/14/79
    0.0
    Love for Lydia is a coming of age story not to be missed. Lydia (played by Mel Martin) is a spoiled rich girl looking for love. She quickly falls head-over-heals for a young lad named Edward. However, their romance will not go smoothly. Lydia is easily bored and prone to seducing men from North England.moreless
  • Love for Lydia (3)
    Love for Lydia (3)
    Episode 5
    10/7/79
    0.0
    After pining after Lydia (Mel Martin) unsuccessfully, Richardson (Christopher Blake) finally gets a nudge from the universe and has a chance to make his big move. There is an upcoming charity ball event, and Richardson is able to work up the courage to take the beautiful Lydia as his date.
  • Love for Lydia (2)
    Love for Lydia (2)
    Episode 4
    9/30/79
    0.0
    Richardson (Christopher Blake) longs to see the beautiful Lydia (Mel Martin) again, but his shyness prevents him. Instead, Richardson spends his time pining after her and regretting his own lack of confidence. What he does not realize is that Lydia is also smitten, and would do anything for another visit from Richardson.moreless
  • Love for Lydia (1)
    Love for Lydia (1)
    Episode 3
    9/23/79
    0.0
    Richardson (Christopher Blake) is a young reporter living a quiet life in Evensford. When he is sent to cover a story at the home of Juliana (Rachel Kempson) and Bertie (Beatrix Lehmann), he discovers that they have their beautiful young niece (Mel Martin) living with them. Richardson falls in love immediately.moreless
  • Kean (2)
    Kean (2)
    Episode 2
    9/16/79
    8.0
    The second episode of the play written by Jean-Paul Sartre follows talented British actor Edmund Kean into his adult years. Having perfected his work as a Shakespearian actor on British soil, he moved to America and gains wide notoriety. His life behind the curtain was filled with adultery, so much so that he was sometimes booed from the stage.moreless
  • Kean (1)
    Kean (1)
    Episode 1
    9/9/79
    8.0
    The show depicts the life of an English actor considered unparalleled in his day. On and off the stage he was known for drama. His life was full or romance and fits of anger, success and an unbearable personality. The first episode shows his younger years, where as a teenager he began to play on the York stage.moreless