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Season 1

1 :01x01 - The First Churchills: (1) The Chaste Nymph

Jan/10/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

This historical drama portrays the lives of John and Sarah Churchill - the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough - and ancestors of Sir Winston Churchill. John, said to be the greatest general of his time, serves four monarchs: Charles II, James II, William of Orange, and Queen Anne; while Sarah, a witty lady-in-waiting to Anne, remains her husband's invaluable ally. "The First Churchills" is Masterpiece Theatre's first television presentation, and chronicles both the history of Restoration England and the Churchill family's career at court, which culminates with the British victory over the French at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704.

John Churchill is an accomplished soldier who has gained favor in the eyes of the Kings on both sides of the English Channel. He is also quite the ladies man, which proves to aid him well as he begins to climb the aristocratic ladder. However, his life suddenly changes when he meets the lovely young Sarah Jennings, who also happens to be very close to Mary, the second Duchess of York. John is quite smitten, but winning the affections of the lovely Sarah will prove to be quite the challenge.
Guest Stars: John Neville as John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) | Susan Hampshire as Sarah Jennings Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough) | John Standing as Sidney Godolphin | James Villiers as King Charles II | Robert Robinson (3) as King Louis XIV | John Ringham as Laurence Hyde | John Westbrook as James (Duke of York) | James Kerry (1) as James (Duke of Monmouth) | Sheila Gish as Mary (Duchess of York)
Director: David Giles (1)

2 :01x02 - The First Churchills: (2) Bridals

Jan/17/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

John Churchill pursues the young Sarah Jennings but she is convinced they can have no future together. Sarah is poor, much as Churchill is, and her mother is convinced that Churchill's father will arrange a marriage for his son only with a rich woman. John has no intention of marrying for convenience and has every intention of marrying for love. He stands his ground, as does Sarah, and the Duchess of York becomes a good friend indeed when she eases the way for them. Meanwhile, there is much intrigue going at court with certain lords demanding that no Catholics be counselors to the King.
Guest Stars: John Neville as John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) | Susan Hampshire as Sarah Jennings Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough) | John Standing as Sidney Godolphin | James Villiers as King Charles II | Robert Robinson (3) as King Louis XIV | John Ringham as Laurence Hyde | Alan Rowe as William (Prince of Orange) | John Westbrook as James (Duke of York) | Lisa Daniely as Queen Mary II | James Kerry (1) as James (Duke of Monmouth) | John Tordoff as Becket | Sheila Gish as Mary (Duchess of York)
Director: David Giles (1)

3 :01x03 - The First Churchills: (3) Plot Counter-Plot

Jan/24/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

John and Sarah have married. Lord Shaftesbury has threatened Charles with rebellion. To appease his Protestant Parliament, Charles has arranged a marriage between Mary and the Prince of Orange.
Guest Stars: John Neville as John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) | Susan Hampshire as Sarah Jennings Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough) | John Standing as Sidney Godolphin | James Villiers as King Charles II | Robert Robinson (3) as King Louis XIV | John Ringham as Laurence Hyde | Alan Rowe as William (Prince of Orange) | John Westbrook as James (Duke of York) | Lisa Daniely as Queen Mary II | James Kerry (1) as James (Duke of Monmouth) | John Tordoff as Becket
Director: David Giles (1)

4 :01x04 - The First Churchills: (4) The Lion and the Unicorn

Jan/31/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

The rage against Popery in England continues. James, Duke of Monmouth, has become the protégé of Shaftesbury who plans to make him King. But Churchill has refused to support Monmouth. Charles has resisted all pressure to disinherit his brother James.
Guest Stars: John Neville as John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) | Susan Hampshire as Sarah Jennings Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough) | John Standing as Sidney Godolphin | James Villiers as King Charles II | Margaret Tyzack as Princess Anne | Robert Robinson (3) as King Louis XIV | John Ringham as Laurence Hyde | Roger Mutton as George of Denmark | John Westbrook as James (Duke of York) | James Kerry (1) as James (Duke of Monmouth) | John Tordoff as Becket | Sheila Gish as Mary (Duchess of York)
Director: David Giles (1)

5 :01x05 - The First Churchills: (5) Rebellion

Feb/07/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

King Charles dies and his brother James ascends to the throne. He's immediately faced with a rebellion from the Duke of Monmouth, which John Churchill helps to put down.
Guest Stars: John Neville as John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) | Susan Hampshire as Sarah Jennings Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough) | John Standing as Sidney Godolphin | James Villiers as King Charles II | Margaret Tyzack as Princess Anne | James Kerry (1) as James (Duke of Monmouth) | Robert Robinson (3) as King Louis XIV | John Ringham as Laurence Hyde | Roger Mutton as George of Denmark | Alan Rowe as William (Prince of Orange) | Michael Culver as Charles Churchill | John Westbrook as James (Duke of York) | Lisa Daniely as Queen Mary II | Sheila Gish as Mary (Duchess of York)
Director: David Giles (1)

6 :01x06 - The First Churchills: (6) A Protestant Wind

Feb/14/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

John and Sarah abandon their support for King James II and support the ascension to the throne of William and Mary during the Glorious Revolution.
Guest Stars: John Neville as John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) | Susan Hampshire as Sarah Jennings Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough) | John Standing as Sidney Godolphin | Margaret Tyzack as Princess Anne | Alan Rowe as William (Prince of Orange) | Lisa Daniely as Queen Mary II | James Villiers as King Charles II | Robert Robinson (3) as King Louis XIV | John Ringham as Laurence Hyde | Roger Mutton as George of Denmark | John Westbrook as James (Duke of York) | James Kerry (1) as James (Duke of Monmouth) | John Tordoff as Becket | Sheila Gish as Mary (Duchess of York)
Director: David Giles (1)

7 :01x07 - The First Churchills: (7) Trial of Strength

Feb/21/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

John Churchill owed much to James II. But the King was clearly determined to destroy the Protestant religion and the laws of England, so John decided to support William of Orange and the Revolution of 1688.
Guest Stars: John Neville as John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) | Susan Hampshire as Sarah Jennings Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough) | John Standing as Sidney Godolphin | Margaret Tyzack as Princess Anne | Alan Rowe as King William III | Lisa Daniely as Queen Mary II | Robert Robinson (3) as King Louis XIV | Roger Mutton as George of Denmark | Michael Culver as Charles Churchill | Job Stewart as Lord Shrewsbury | John Tordoff as Becket
Director: David Giles (1)

8 :01x08 - The First Churchills: (8) The Queen Commands

Feb/28/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

William III, with Churchill's help, has defeated James' attempted invasion of Ireland. John has been suspected of treason and dismissed from Court. Princess Anne has refused to obey her sister Mary and part with Sarah.
Guest Stars: John Neville as John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) | Susan Hampshire as Sarah Jennings Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough) | John Standing as Sidney Godolphin | Margaret Tyzack as Princess Anne | Alan Rowe as King William III | Robert Robinson (3) as King Louis XIV | John Ringham as Laurence Hyde | Roger Mutton as George of Denmark | Michael Culver as Charles Churchill | Job Stewart as Lord Shrewsbury | Lisa Daniely as Queen Mary II | John Tordoff as Becket | Polly Adams as Henrietta Godolphin | Jill Balcon as Abigail Hill
Director: David Giles (1)

9 :01x09 - The First Churchills: (9) Reconciliation

Mar/07/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

In an atmosphere of national panic John, falsely accused of Jacobite treachery, has been imprisoned for a time in the Tower. After Mary's death, William receives Anne at Court.
Guest Stars: John Neville as John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) | Susan Hampshire as Sarah Jennings Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough) | John Standing as Sidney Godolphin | Margaret Tyzack as Princess Anne | Robert Robinson (3) as King Louis XIV | Roger Mutton as George of Denmark | Alan Rowe as King William III | Michael Culver as Charles Churchill | Job Stewart as Lord Shrewsbury | Polly Adams as Henrietta Godolphin | Jill Balcon as Abigail Hill
Director: David Giles (1)

10 :01x10 - The First Churchills: (10) A Famous Victory

Mar/14/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

John becomes a national hero with his victory over the French in the Battle of Blenheim but relations between Sarah and Queen Anne on the homefront begin getting frayed.
Guest Stars: John Neville as John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) | Susan Hampshire as Sarah Jennings Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough) | John Standing as Sidney Godolphin | Margaret Tyzack as Queen Anne | Robert Robinson (3) as King Louis XIV | Roger Mutton as George of Denmark | Michael Culver as Charles Churchill | Job Stewart as Lord Shrewsbury | Polly Adams as Henrietta Godolphin | Jill Balcon as Abigail Hill
Director: David Giles (1)

11 :01x11 - The First Churchills: (11) Breaking the Circle

Mar/21/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

To save the Holy Roman Empire from French invasion Marlborough led his allied troops into Germany and defeated the French at the Battle of Blenheim.
Guest Stars: John Neville as John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) | Susan Hampshire as Sarah Jennings Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough) | John Standing as Sidney Godolphin | Margaret Tyzack as Queen Anne | Robert Robinson (3) as King Louis XIV | Roger Mutton as George of Denmark | Michael Culver as Charles Churchill | Job Stewart as Lord Shrewsbury | Polly Adams as Henrietta Godolphin | Jill Balcon as Abigail Hill
Director: David Giles (1)

12 :01x12 - The First Churchills: (12) Not Without Honor

Mar/28/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Marlborough continues his success in the war against France, but his prestige at home and with Anne has been impaired by the devious backstairs intrigue of Robert Harley.
Guest Stars: John Neville as John Churchill (Duke of Marlborough) | Susan Hampshire as Sarah Jennings Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough) | John Standing as Sidney Godolphin | Margaret Tyzack as Queen Anne | Robert Robinson (3) as King Louis XIV | Michael Culver as Charles Churchill | Job Stewart as Lord Shrewsbury | Polly Adams as Henrietta Godolphin | Jill Balcon as Abigail Hill
Director: David Giles (1)

13 :01x13 - The Spoils of Poynton: (1) Pride of Possession

Apr/04/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

"The Spoils of Poynton" is an adaptation of a novel by Henry James published in 1897. This 4-part presentation describes the struggle between Mrs. Adela Gereth, a widow of impeccable taste and iron will, and her son Owen over a houseful of precious antique furniture. The story is largely told from the viewpoint of Fleda Vetch, a young woman in love with Owen but sympathetic to Mrs. Gereth's anguish over losing the antiques she has so patiently collected.

In Episode One, the cultivated Mrs. Gereth is worried that her son Owen will marry Mona Brigstock - she considers Mona to be brash and completely unsuitable. Owen soon gets engaged to Mona and expects to take over Poynton, the family's large country house, which is filled with valuable antique furniture, pictures and collections. Mrs. Gereth does not want to let go of the house, but she is even more attached to the contents.
Starring Roles: Pauline Jameson as Mrs. Gereth | Gemma Jones as Fleda Vetch | Ian Ogilvy as Owen Gereth |
Featuring: Diane Fletcher as Mona Brigstock | June Ellis as Mrs. Brigstock
Director: Peter Sasdy
Story: Henry James (1) | Screenplay: Lennox Phillips

14 :01x14 - The Spoils of Poynton: (2) Sharp Practice

Apr/11/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Owen asks his friend Fleda Vetch to help him to persuade his mother to clear out of Poynton. Mrs Gereth decides to move to another house on the estate, called Ricks. But she does not plan to lose her favorite pictures and pieces of furniture as well.
Starring Roles: Gemma Jones as Fleda Vetch | Pauline Jameson as Mrs. Gereth | Ian Ogilvy as Owen Gereth |
Featuring: Diane Fletcher as Mona Brigstock | June Ellis as Mrs. Brigstock
Director: Peter Sasdy
Story: Henry James (1) | Screenplay: Lennox Phillips

15 :01x15 - The Spoils of Poynton: (3) Trial of Strength

Apr/18/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Fleda visits Mrs Gereth at Ricks and finds she has furnished it with all the best furniture and pictures from Poynton. Mona Brigstock is angry with what she looks on as this theft. Meanwhile, Owen is now more attracted to Fleda than to Mona and tells Fleda of his love for her - but she says he should honor his promise to Mona, unless she lets him go.
Starring Roles: Gemma Jones as Fleda Vetch | Pauline Jameson as Mrs. Gereth | Ian Ogilvy as Owen Gereth |
Featuring: Diane Fletcher as Mona Brigstock | June Ellis as Mrs. Brigstock
Director: Peter Sasdy
Story: Henry James (1) | Screenplay: Lennox Phillips

16 :01x16 - The Spoils of Poynton: (4) Retribution

Apr/25/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Mrs Gereth returns all the best furniture to Poynton, just before Owen and Mona get married, and they go abroad on their honeymoon. Owen writes to Fleda, inviting her to choose one item from the house for herself. She goes to Poynton, but what she finds upon arrival is tragic, and the fate of the Spoils of Poynton is forever settled.
Starring Roles: Gemma Jones as Fleda Vetch | Pauline Jameson as Mrs. Gereth | Ian Ogilvy as Owen Gereth |
Featuring: Diane Fletcher as Mona Brigstock | June Ellis as Mrs. Brigstock
Director: Peter Sasdy
Story: Henry James (1) | Screenplay: Lennox Phillips

17 :01x17 - The Possessed: (1) The Sins of Others

May/02/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

In this Dostoyevsky classic, the plot is complex. To assist viewers, this successful six-part BBC production uses narration to tie the scenes together and to introduce new characters. Set in Tsarist Russia in the mid-19th Century, the story's theme is the radical young against the establishment old and the conflicts that arise from their opposite viewpoints.

18 :01x18 - The Possessed: (2) The Cripple

May/09/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

The psychologies of both the landed gentry and the revolutionaries are further exposed as Peter Verkhovensky and Nikolay Stavrogin return to Russia from Switzerland and find that Nikolay's involvement with the half-witted crippled girl, Marya Lebyadkin, is about to cause a scandal. Peter wants to make sure that no scandal touches Nikolay — but his motives for preventing it are far from pure.

19 :01x19 - The Possessed: (3) The Convict

May/16/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Peter Verkhovensky reveals more of his manipulative tendencies as he moves Nikolay Stavrogin's wife, Marya Lebyadkin, to a waterfront hovel. His intention is to prevent the news of their secret marriage from becoming a scandal, and thereby hurting the revolutionary movement that Peter wants Nikolay to lead.

20 :01x20 - The Possessed: (4) The Meeting

May/23/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Verkhovensky, In true revolutionary fashion, turns to violence in a peaceful town by manipulating the so-called revolutionaries to kill an informer in their midst who was planted by Verkhovensky.

21 :01x21 - The Possessed: (5) The Fire

May/30/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

The convict, spurred on by revolutionary manipulator Peter Verkhovensky, kills the Lebyadkins. Nikolay Stavrogin, who had objected to their murder but did nothing to prevent it, confesses his knowledge of it to Lisa Drosdov, the woman who loves him. She goes to the Lebyadkin house (in the district the convict has set on fire to conceal the murders) and she is killed by an angry mob.

22 :01x22 - The Possessed: (6) The Final Murder

Jun/06/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

There is more death, more scheming — but still no revolution. All of the intrigue has come to nothing. Verkhovensky, who has controlled the characters around him like a master puppeteer, brings about the murder of Shatov. Kirilov finally overcomes his fear of death and commits suicide, after confessing to the murder of Shatov - which he really didn't commit. When someone reveals the identity of the true assassins, the revolutionary group is destroyed. All are arrested except Verkhovensky, who has disappeared. Nikolay Stavrogin, realizing the deaths he has caused by his indifference, takes desperate measures himself.

23 :01x23 - Pere Goriot: (1) Gilded Youth

Jun/13/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Mme. Vauquer's boarding house is not just any French boarding house. It is Balzac's brilliant and incisive example of "the human comedy", containing people who at first glance seem to be normal middle-class citizens, but who really personify every kind of greed and ambition.

In the first episode, we meet Mme. Vauquer and her interesting boarders.

24 :01x24 - Pere Goriot: (2) The Mandarin

Jun/20/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Determined to improve his position in Paris, the impecunious Eugene has introduced himself to an aristocratic relative, Mme. De Beauseant. In the callous society of post-Napoleonic France, greed and ambition take center stage, as a growing atmosphere of evil pervades in part two of this four-part adaptation of Balzac's novel.

25 :01x25 - Pere Goriot: (3) Vautrin

Jun/27/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Everyone's hopes and motives clash as villainous manipulator Vautrin and misguided Father Goriot weave their misdirected plots. Eugene falls in love with Goriot's daughter, Delphine. Desperately in need of money, he finds himself about to agree to the plan for murder conceived by the philosopher of evil, Vautrin.

26 :01x26 - Pere Goriot: (4) Father

Jul/04/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Vautrin has been arrested. With his last assets, Goriot has bought a house for Delphine and Eugene, but Delphine's husband, Baron von Nucingen, has threatened her with imprisonment.

27 :01x27 - Jude the Obscure: (1) At Marygreen

Oct/03/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

The six-part dramatization of Thomas Hardy's tragic story of bigamy, marital entrapment, illegitimacy, discrimination and religious hypocrisy. Hardy's tragic hero, a victim of the hypocrisy and social constraints of Victorian England, is Jude Fawley, an impoverished stonemason who has dreams of escaping the rural village of Marygreen to get a university degree and ecclesiastical ordination in the colleges of Christminster. His dreams quickly become an agonizing journey of frustration and destruction. His interaction with Arabella Donn and Sue Bridehead, the two women in his life, adds the extra dimension of a harsh attack on marriage and Victorian prudishness to the drama.

In Episode 1, We meet Jude Fawley, an orphan from a working class family, who lives in the village of Marygreen with his aunt. Jude has a passion for books and learning, and is determined to win a university education. His passion for a pig farmer's daughter, however, forces him into a brief, unfortunate marriage.
Guest Stars: Robert Powell as Jude Fawley

28 :01x28 - Jude the Obscure: (2) To Christminster

Oct/10/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Jude moves to the city to work as a stonemason, save his money, and eventually enter college. After a meeting with his wise cousin, Sue Bridehead, Jude seeks out his boyhood schoolmaster, Richard Phillotson. Seeing that he can't dissuade Jude from pursuing his dreams of higher education, the schoolmaster writes him a letter of recommendation to Cardinal College. Jude is overjoyed, but his spirits are soon darkened considerably when the president of Cardinal College denies him entry to the school because of his impoverished appearance, low social status, and unorthodox self-education. Soon thereafter, Phillotson is appointed master at a much larger school in his hometown and asks Sue to enroll in a nearby college and become his wife. She neither accepts nor declines the offer, but gives him reason to hope for the future.
Guest Stars: Robert Powell as Jude Fawley

29 :01x29 - Jude the Obscure: (3) To Melchester

Oct/17/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Jude has been employed in Marygreen as an itinerant stonemason since his rejection at Cardinal College. He meets a young cleric who encourages him to seek entry into a theological college in Melchester. Jude enthusiastically pursues this course, in part because he desires to see his free-spirited cousin Sue who is studying there. As the two become reacquainted, Sue reveals that she once lived in London for eighteen months with a Christminster undergraduate. When her liberated attitudes force her expulsion from college, she seeks refuge not with her fiance, the schoolmaster Richard Phillotson, but with Jude, who must resist his passionate desire for her. Their innocent but conspicuous night together, however, causes Jude to be expelled from his lodging, and he returns temporarily to Christminster. Phillotson asks Sue to marry him at once but she delays her response, insisting she must first receive counsel from her cousin. Soon after arriving in Christminster, Jude meets his wayward wife Arabella in a pub, who informs him that she has abandoned her second husband in Australia and asks Jude to spend the night with her.
Guest Stars: Robert Powell as Jude Fawley

30 :01x30 - Jude the Obscure: (4) To Shaston

Oct/24/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Sue marries the schoolmaster Richard Phillotson in a fit of jealousy when she learns of Jude's earlier marriage to Arabella. However, she doesn't love Richard and soon seeks to end their marriage in order that she may live with Jude, who is her only relative following the death of her Aunt Drusilla. Richard agrees to release her from the marriage, though realizing their separation will most likely ruin his career. Sue joins Jude who is disappointed when he realizes her love for him is more spiritual than physical.
Guest Stars: Robert Powell as Jude Fawley

31 :01x31 - Jude the Obscure: (5) To Aldbrickham

Oct/31/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

The return of Jude's former wife Arabella prompts the jealous Sue to finally sleep with her stonemason cousin and accept his longstanding marriage proposal. Arabella manages to upset their life anyway by revealing to Jude that he has a son, Juey, who was born several months after their brief marriage. Jude agrees to care for the child even though he hadn't previously known of Juey's existence. The family's life is further complicated when Sue becomes pregnant. Too jittery to wed, Jude and Sue soon become social pariahs in their judgmental society. Unable to find employment as a stonemason working on ecclesiastical buildings, Jude and his small brood decide to move to the country in hopes of finding work as an itinerant mason on secular buildings.
Guest Stars: Robert Powell as Jude Fawley

32 :01x32 - Jude the Obscure: (6) Christminster Again

Nov/07/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Living a meager existence due to the scandal caused by their non-marital union, Jude and Sue move back to Christminster with their three children. Jude's eldest son from his first marriage, Juey, has been labeled an outcast by society. Pained and troubled, Juey is at the center of a multiple murder/suicide that devastates the family. Sue is driven from her unconventional relationship with Jude back into a more traditional marriage with her former husband, Richard Phillotson. A sorrow laden and drunken Jude is coerced into once again living with his first wife Arabella, however, the increasingly ill stonemason is still obsessed with Sue. Coughing uncontrollably and staggering into the pouring rain, Jude travels to Marygreen one final time to implore Sue to join him in renewing their life together.
Guest Stars: Robert Powell as Jude Fawley

33 :01x33 - The Gambler: (Part 1)

Nov/14/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

This two-part dramatization of Dostoevsky's 19th century novel centers on a wealthy, elderly grandmother and a Russian nobleman, whose passion for gambling greatly affects those around him.

In part one, we meet a young Russian nobleman, Alexei Ivanovitch, who is down and just about out. While visiting a German gambling spa, he recounts to a British friend the full extent of his involvement in the affairs of a Russian general and his family. The general had been mired in financial debt to a sleazy Frenchman and emotional debt to a cunning Frenchwoman. Alexei is in love with Polina, the general's daughter, who is the epitome of Russian passion and instability. Then...there is Grandma. Her death and fortune would solve the family's problems. However, she is very much alive and after traveling from Moscow, she arrives majestically at the German spa and decides to test her luck at the roulette wheel. Alexei, serving as her escort to the casino, is totally converted to the religion of gambling, the enticement that offers "one single turn of the wheel — and everything."
Guest Stars: John Phillips as General | Philip Madoc as Marquis de Grieux | Georgina Ward as Polina Alexandrovna | Maurice Roëves as Alexei Ivanovitch | Edith Evans as Grandmother | Tony Somers as 1st Croupier | Corin Redgrave as Astley | Lisa Daniely as Madamoiselle Blanch | Claire Maire as Madame de Cominges | Mary Huntington as Maria Filipnovna | John Slavid as 2nd Croupier | George Romanov as Baron | Fay Bura as Baroness | Harry Hutchinson (2) as Potapych | Rose Power as Martha

34 :01x34 - The Gambler: (Part 2)

Nov/21/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

Dostoevsky's tale about compulsive gambling continues. Obsessed with her new passion for gambling, grandma is losing a fortune and approaching complete ruin. Alexei, worried about Grandmama's infatuation with the roulette wheel, recounts his own story (in flashback) about his obsessive behavior and experiences with gambling fever, which can strike quickly and with devastating consequences.
Guest Stars: John Phillips as General | Philip Madoc as Marquis de Grieux | Georgina Ward as Polina Alexandrovna | Maurice Roëves as Alexei Ivanovitch

35 :01x35 - Resurrection: (1) Dmitri

Nov/28/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

"Resurrection" is a four-part dramatization of Leo Tolstoy's 1899 novel about the unlikely alliance between a prince and a prostitute.

In part one, the focus is on Dmitri Nekhlyudov, a handsome and sought after young prince who is utterly bored by the ease of his meaningless life. Following his duty as a juror one morning, Dmitri encounters Maslova, a prostitute on trial for murder. He recognizes her as a girl he seduced many years ago. Realizing that he likely played a role in pushing her onto the wrong path, Dmitri attempts to correct the mistake and to ease his conscience.
Guest Stars: Alan Dobie as Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov | Bridget Turner as Katerina Maslova | Eithne Dunne as Agrafena | Stanley McGeagh as Corporal | John Stratton as Maslenniklov
Director: David Giles (1)
Writer: Leo Tolstoy
Screenplay: Alexander Baron

36 :01x36 - Resurrection: (2) Maslova

Dec/05/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

In episode 2, the focus is on Katerina Maslova, a prostitute charged with murder. Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov has seen Maslova for the first time in ten years while serving as a juror in the court that is trying her for murder. The prince's old feelings for her — a mixture of guilt and love — are revived as he recalls a time long ago when he seduced and then deserted her.
Guest Stars: Alan Dobie as Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov | Bridget Turner as Katerina Maslova | Eithne Dunne as Agrafena | Stanley McGeagh as Corporal | John Stratton as Maslenniklov
Director: David Giles (1)
Writer: Leo Tolstoy
Screenplay: Alexander Baron

37 :01x37 - Resurrection: (3) Temptation

Dec/12/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

At her trial, Katerina Maslova is sentenced to four years of hard labor in Siberia. Prince Dmitri looks into the possibilities of an appeal, and quickly learns that justice has more to do with connections than crimes committed. When no news of an appeal arrives, the prince prepares to go to Siberia with Katerina despite the fact that, doubting his sincerity, she has refused his marriage proposal.
Guest Stars: Alan Dobie as Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov | Bridget Turner as Katerina Maslova | Eithne Dunne as Agrafena | Stanley McGeagh as Corporal | John Stratton as Maslenniklov
Director: David Giles (1)
Writer: Leo Tolstoy
Screenplay: Alexander Baron

38 :01x38 - Resurrection: (4) Resurrection

Dec/19/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

In the concluding chapter of Leo Tolstoy's haunting saga of the prince and the prostitute, we finally come to know how each of them is resurrected. For Prince Dmitri, it is his insistence on turning his back on the emptiness of the life of ease he was born into. For Maslova, it is the introduction to the very existence and true meaning of friendship in one's life.
Guest Stars: Alan Dobie as Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov | Bridget Turner as Katerina Maslova | Eithne Dunne as Agrafena | Stanley McGeagh as Corporal | John Stratton as Maslenniklov
Director: David Giles (1)
Writer: Leo Tolstoy
Screenplay: Alexander Baron

39 :01x39 - Cold Comfort Farm

Dec/26/1971
Masterpiece Theatre

This classic BBC production was originally aired in the U.K. as three 45-minute episodes. PBS elected to show Cold Comfort Farm in its entirety during one memorable evening.

Flora Poste, a recently orphaned London sophisticate of insubstantial means and no real ambition save becoming the next Jane Austen, cheerfully determines to find a relative who'll take her in. When she chooses an offer from the Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm in Howling, Sussex, she expects it to "appalling but interesting". And the clutch of Gothic country cousins she finds there doesn't disappoint.

40 :01x40 - The Six Wives of Henry VIII: (1) Catherine of Aragon

Jan/02/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

The Six Wives of Henry VIII is a six-part presentation that traces the monarch's lives and loves from age 18 to his dotage.

Henry's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, was the daughter of famed Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella. Catherine was originally betrothed to Henry's older brother, Arthur, but when he passed away unexpectedly, Henry married her instead. Originally the couple had a happy marriage but Catherine was unable to conceive a male heir with which to continue the Tudor line of succession to the throne. This led to Henry seeking a divorce from Catherine and England splitting away from the Roman Catholic church.
Guest Stars: Keith Michell as King Henry VIII | Annette Crosbie as Catherine of Aragon | Dorothy Tutin as Ann Boleyn | Patrick Troughton as Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk
Director: John Glenister

41 :01x41 - The Six Wives of Henry VIII: (2) Ann Boleyn

Jan/09/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

After Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boelyn, gives birth to a daughter instead of a hoped for male heir, relations between the two soon sour. Anne's enemies at court begin plotting against her and she finds herself facing the axe on charges of adultery.
Guest Stars: Keith Michell as King Henry VIII | Dorothy Tutin as Ann Boleyn | Patrick Troughton as Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk | Wolfe Morris as Thomas Cromwell | Bernard Hepton as Thomas Cranmer | Anne Stallybrass as Jane Seymour | Sheila Burrell as Lady Rochford
Director: Naomi Capon
Writer: Nick McCarty

42 :01x42 - The Six Wives of Henry VIII: (3) Jane Seymour

Jan/16/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Henry's third wife, the sweet and virtuous Jane Seymour, gives birth to a long-awaited male heir which will preserve the Tudor line. Unfortunately, though the royal line is preserved with the birth of the future Edward VI, his frail mother dies of complications from the birthing process just six days later.
Guest Stars: Keith Michell as King Henry VIII | Anne Stallybrass as Jane Seymour | Wolfe Morris as Thomas Cromwell | Bernard Hepton as Thomas Cranmer | Patrick Troughton as Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk | Basil Dignam as Archbishop Gardiner | Sheila Burrell as Lady Rochford
Director: John Glenister
Writer: Ian Thorne

43 :01x43 - The Six Wives of Henry VIII: (4) Ann of Cleves

Jan/23/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

In order to preserve good relations with Protestant German states, Lord Chancellor Thomas Cromwell arranges for Henry's marriage to Anne of Cleves. Unfortunately for all concerned, Anne is on the plain side in the looks department and her personality is not compatible with Henry's. But unlike predecessor Anne Boleyn, Anne of Cleves does not lose her head. She successfully negotiates an annullment with Henry and it's Cromwell who ends up getting his block knocked off.
Guest Stars: Keith Michell as King Henry VIII | Elvi Hale as Ann of Cleves | Wolfe Morris as Thomas Cromwell | Bernard Hepton as Thomas Cranmer | Angela Pleasence as Catherine Howard | Patrick Troughton as Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk | Basil Dignam as Archbishop Gardiner
Director: John Glenister
Writer: Jean Morris

44 :01x44 - The Six Wives of Henry VIII: (5) Catherine Howard

Jan/30/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

The powerful Duke of Norfolk arranges for Henry's marriage to his very lovely niece, Catherine Howard. Unfortunately for all concerned, Catherine has a rather active libido which leads her down the path of predecessor Anne Boleyn.
Guest Stars: Keith Michell as King Henry VIII | Angela Pleasence as Catherine Howard | Patrick Troughton as Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk | Sheila Burrell as Lady Rochford
Director: Naomi Capon

45 :01x45 - The Six Wives of Henry VIII: (6) Catherine Parr

Feb/06/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Henry's final marriage is to the virtuous and twice widowed Catherine Parr. Catherine, though forced into the marriage, develops a genuine fondness for Henry and vice versa but the Queen's enemies at court are trying to see that she follows in the footsteps of her predecessors Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.
Guest Stars: Keith Michell as King Henry VIII | Bernard Hepton as Thomas Cranmer | Basil Dignam as Archbishop Gardiner | Rosalie Crutchley as Catherine Parr | John Ronane as Thomas Seymour
Director: Naomi Capon
Writer: John Prebble

46 :01x46 - Elizabeth R: (1) the Lion's Cub

Feb/13/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Elizabeth R covers Elizabeth Regina's 40-plus-year reign, a time that transformed England from a tiny impoverished island into the world's most powerful nation.

The boy king Edward VI dies, and in accordance with the will of his father, Henry VIII, the throne of England passes to Edward's young cousin Lady Jane Grey, who has just married Lord Guildford Dudley. But Henry's daughter Princess Mary (whom Henry deemed to be illegitimate) wants the throne, and support rallies around her. Queen Jane is deposed, and then beheaded. The reign of 'Bloody Mary' has begun.
Guest Stars: Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I | Bernard Hepton as Thomas Cranmer | Rosalie Crutchley as Catherine Parr | Basil Dignam as Archbishop Gardiner | John Ronane as Thomas Seymour | Ronald Hines as Sir William Cecil
Director: Claude Whatham

47 :01x47 - Elizabeth R: (2) the Marriage Game

Feb/20/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Elizabeth begins to become more involved with her court favourite Robert Dudley whilst she is being courted by all the overly anxious heads of Europe determined to secure the young English Queen's hand in marriage.

Guest Stars: Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I
Director: Herbert Wise

48 :01x48 - Elizabeth R: (3) Shadow in the Sun

Feb/27/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Elizabeth meets Francois, Duke of Anjou. A marriage would cement France's desired alliance with England. Both Sir William Cecil and Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, eagerly support this potential marriage. Despite the Puritans' rousing opposition in the country, Elizabeth seems taken with the witty and smooth Francois. When her duties as Queen clash with her feelings as a woman, Elizabeth faces her toughest decision. In the end, her good friend and counselor Sussex helps Elizabeth make her painfully honest, final decision. Elizabeth does not want to marry - ever!
Guest Stars: Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I

49 :01x49 - Elizabeth R: (4) Horrible Conspiracies

Mar/05/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Elizabeth's neverending battle of wits with the imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots almost costs Elizabeth her life.
Guest Stars: Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I
Director: Rod Graham

50 :01x50 - Elizabeth R: (5) the Enterprise of England

Mar/12/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Elizabeth's former brother in law Philip of Spain vows revenge on his long standing rival for both Mary's execution and the constant pillaging of Spain's treasure ships by Sir Francis Drake.
Guest Stars: Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I
Writer: John Prebble

51 :01x51 - Elizabeth R: (6) Sweet England's Pride

Mar/19/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Elizabeth's favour falls on the brash young Earl of Essex, who through his hot headed behaviour alienates the formerly besotted Queen who is put into the agonizing position of ordering his execution as a danger to the state. Elizabeth's own slow death then follows not long after ending an eventful but glorious reign
Guest Stars: Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I
Director: Rod Graham
Writer: Ian Rodger

52 :01x52 - The Last of the Mohicans: (1) Part I

Mar/26/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

In 1757, half sisters Alice and Cora Munro set out on a journey to join their father, the British commander of Fort William Henry, located on the New York frontier. Unfortunately for the two damsels it will be a long and treacherous journey filled with peril at the hands of hostile Native American tribesmen. Helping the two sisters along the way are frontier scout Hawkeye and his two Native American companions, Uncas and Chingachgook.
Guest Stars: Andrew Crawford as Colonel Munro | Joanna David as Alice Munro | John Abineri as Chingachgook | Kenneth Ives as Hawkeye | Patricia Maynard as Cora Munro | Philip Madoc as Magua | Richard Warwick as Uncas | Tim Goodman as Major Duncan Hayward
Director: David Maloney

53 :01x53 - The Last of the Mohicans: (2) Part II

Apr/02/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Betrayed by their guide, Magua, the travel party takes shelter in a cave and attempts to fend off a group of hostile Hurons. Hawkeye, Uncas, and Chingachgook manage to slip away and head for Fort William Henry to get help. They're unaware that the fort has been surrounded by French and Huron forces led by General Montcalm.
Guest Stars: Andrew Crawford as Colonel Munro | Joanna David as Alice Munro | John Abineri as Chingachgook | Kenneth Ives as Hawkeye | Patricia Maynard as Cora Munro | Philip Madoc as Magua | Richard Warwick as Uncas | Tim Goodman as Major Duncan Hayward
Director: David Maloney

54 :01x54 - The Last of the Mohicans: (3) Part III

Apr/09/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Major Hayward and the Munro sisters are captured by Magua who offers to free Alice and the Major provided Cora comes to live amongst the Hurons as his wife. Meanwhile, Hawkeye, Uncas, and Chingachgook are nearby planning a rescue attempt.
Guest Stars: Andrew Crawford as Colonel Munro | Joanna David as Alice Munro | John Abineri as Chingachgook | Kenneth Ives as Hawkeye | Patricia Maynard as Cora Munro | Philip Madoc as Magua | Richard Warwick as Uncas | Tim Goodman as Major Duncan Hayward
Director: David Maloney

55 :01x55 - The Last of the Mohicans: (4) Part IV

Apr/16/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

The party finally makes it through French and Huron lines to reach besieged Fort William Henry only to have Colonel Munro receive orders from his superiors to surrender the outpost.
Guest Stars: Andrew Crawford as Colonel Munro | Joanna David as Alice Munro | John Abineri as Chingachgook | Kenneth Ives as Hawkeye | Patricia Maynard as Cora Munro | Philip Madoc as Magua | Richard Warwick as Uncas | Tim Goodman as Major Duncan Hayward
Director: David Maloney

56 :01x56 - The Last of the Mohicans: (5) Part V

Apr/23/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Colonel Munro agrees to surrender Fort William Henry and General Montcalm agrees to let the British garrison depart under honorable terms but Magua begins plotting a full-scale massacre.
Guest Stars: Andrew Crawford as Colonel Munro | Joanna David as Alice Munro | John Abineri as Chingachgook | Kenneth Ives as Hawkeye | Patricia Maynard as Cora Munro | Philip Madoc as Magua | Richard Warwick as Uncas | Tim Goodman as Major Duncan Hayward
Director: David Maloney

57 :01x57 - The Last of the Mohicans: (6) Part VI

Apr/30/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

The Hurons attack a detachment of British troops and civilians who are are departing Fort William Henry after its surrender. It's deja vu all over again for Cora and Alice Munro when they are abducted by Magua who still desires Cora to be his woman. Hawkeye and Company, accompanied by Major Hayward and Colonel Munro, take off in pursuit of Magua but things begin looking bleak when Uncas gets captured.
Guest Stars: Andrew Crawford as Colonel Munro | Joanna David as Alice Munro | John Abineri as Chingachgook | Kenneth Ives as Hawkeye | Patricia Maynard as Cora Munro | Philip Madoc as Magua | Richard Warwick as Uncas | Tim Goodman as Major Duncan Hayward
Director: David Maloney

58 :01x58 - The Last of the Mohicans: (7) Part VII

May/07/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Alice and Uncas are rescued from the Huron village but there's still the matter of Cora whom Magua has stashed at a nearby Delaware encampment. Hawkeye and Company head to this second village to try and persuade the Delaware to set Cora free.
Guest Stars: Andrew Crawford as Colonel Munro | Joanna David as Alice Munro | John Abineri as Chingachgook | Kenneth Ives as Hawkeye | Patricia Maynard as Cora Munro | Philip Madoc as Magua | Richard Warwick as Uncas | Tim Goodman as Major Duncan Hayward
Director: David Maloney

59 :01x59 - The Last of the Mohicans: (8) Part VIII

May/14/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Hawkeye and Company persuade the Delaware to join them in an attack on a Huron encampment where Cora Munro is being held captive by Magua.
Guest Stars: Andrew Crawford as Colonel Munro | Joanna David as Alice Munro | John Abineri as Chingachgook | Kenneth Ives as Hawkeye | Patricia Maynard as Cora Munro | Philip Madoc as Magua | Richard Warwick as Uncas | Tim Goodman as Major Duncan Hayward
Director: David Maloney

Season 2

60 :02x01 - Vanity Fair (1): The Famous Little Becky Puppet

Oct/01/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

"Vanity Fair" is an adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's satirical novel about a poor farm girl who rose to the upper ranks of British aristocracy during the Napoleonic wars.

In Episode One, we meet young Amelia Sedley and her beloved friend Becky Sharp, who leave the safe, comfortable surroundings of Miss Pinkerton's Boarding School to begin their search in the wider world for love, marriage and fortune.

61 :02x02 - Vanity Fair (2): The Dragoon

Oct/08/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

In Episode Two, the saga of Becky Sharp continues with the scheming young lady holding everybody successfully at bay, until even she goes too far and is outwitted herself. We are introduced to the wealthy and eccentric Miss Crawley, and the whole Crawley family, who cater to her whims in hopes of inheriting her fortune. Clever Becky Sharp marries Miss Crawley's favorite nephew Rawdon, much to his aunt's dismay. Meanwhile, Becky's friend Amelia marries George Osborn, against his father's wishes as well. The two couples are quickly disinherited, but meet in Brighton while honeymooning. What plan will the resourceful Becky think up next?

62 :02x03 - Vanity Fair (3): The Celebrated Battle Scene

Oct/15/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

At a ball preceding the battle of Waterloo, George Osbourne snubs his wife Amelia and becomes infatuated with Becky. Always scheming, Becky profits from the growing war hysteria by selling two horses for an inflated price. On a bloody battlefield, just before the Emperor's Waterloo defeat, George meets his fate in a fierce hand-to-hand battle.

63 :02x04 - Vanity Fair (4): The Wicked Nobleman

Oct/22/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Becky Sharp is still at it, wheedling her way around her husband Rawdon, intent on making her fortune in London. Using her personal charms as her weapon, she entices a member of the nobility, Lord Steyne, to become her hand-maiden, pay her debts and get Rawdon a good post.

64 :02x05 - Vanity Fair (5): Vanitas Vanitatum

Oct/29/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Rawdon is paid off by Lord Steyne and Becky leaves England. While traveling in Germany, Amelia turns down an old suitor because of loyalty to George's memory. Becky reunites the couple by producing her old love letter from George.

65 :02x06 - Cousin Bette (1): Poor Relations

Nov/05/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

"Cousin Bette" is a five-part dramatization of Honore de Balzac's chilling story of jealousy and deadly revenge.

Bette Fischer resents the patronizing attitude of her wealthy relatives, who regard her as a "country cousin" while leaving her to support herself. To make matters worse, Bette's second cousin, Hortense, falls in love with Bette's young artistic protege. Hortense steals him from under Bette's wing, which enrages the 40 year old spinster and sparks a long-standing grudge against her rich relatives.

66 :02x07 - Cousin Bette (2): This House For Pleasure

Nov/12/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Balzac's drama continues depicting the poison that can afflict a poor relation who feels that she's been betrayed. Bette and her beautiful neighbor, Valerie Marneffe, conspire to ruin the Hulots by depleting their family fortune. Meanwhile, Hector Hulot starts to court Valerie.

67 :02x08 - Cousin Bette (3): Delilah and Her Handmaid

Nov/19/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Bette moves into the house that Hector has established for Valerie. She soon instigates attacks on the work of sculptor, Steinbock; then encourages him to accept a commission from Valerie, who promptly seduces him. Valerie's old lover Henri arrives unexpectedly while Crevel and Hector are visiting.

68 :02x09 - Cousin Bette (4): Bitter Harvest

Nov/26/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Valerie announces that she has had a miscarriage but keeps the money she has received. Hector's career is in jeopardy because he has mishandled Army funds. Bette tries to persuade Marshal Hulot to marry her. but the old Marshal dies after using all his savings to make amends for Hector's financial manipulations.

69 :02x10 - Cousin Bette (5): Family Angel

Dec/03/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Bette, after learning that Valerie's husband is dying, suggests to Valerie that she marry the elderly Crevel, as he will leave his widow a large fortune. While waiting for the marriage, Valerie continues her affair with Steinbock. Valerie's other lover, Montes, despairs when he finds them in bed together and plots to poison Valerie.

70 :02x11 - The Moonstone: (Episode 1)

Dec/10/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Widely regarded as the first "true" detective novel, Wilkie Collins' 1868 gothic thriller, The Moonstone, is presented here in a five-part BBC production. The title refers to a valuable but cursed yellow diamond that leaves a trail of death and devastation with each passing owner.

In Part One - The lovely but headstrong Rachel Verinder receives The Moonstone for her birthday, under circumstances which would frighten any ordinary mortal, and then it mysteriously disappears.

71 :02x12 - The Moonstone: (Episode 2)

Dec/17/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

The gem's disappearance is discovered by Penelope Betteredge, and when the police arrive, Rachel refuses to cooperate. With a stolen gem and a houseful of suspects, a famous detective, Sergeant Cuff, is called in to help solve the crime.

72 :02x13 - The Moonstone: (Episode 3)

Dec/24/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

Assaults, accusations, kidnappings, the revelation of a will, the end of an engagement, and a visit to the mysterious Shivering Sands - all in Part Three of The Moonstone.

73 :02x14 - The Moonstone: (Episode 4)

Dec/31/1972
Masterpiece Theatre

A young medical assistant, Ezra Jennings, believes he has solved the mystery of the missing Moonstone and proposes an exact reconstruction of the evening's events on the night of the theft.

74 :02x15 - The Moonstone: (Episode 5)

Jan/07/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

The mystery of The Moonstone is solved when Franklin Blake participates in an unusual experiment involving a potent sleeping drug.

75 :02x16 - Tom Brown's School Days: (Episode 1)

Jan/14/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Tom Brown's School Days is an adaptation of the celebrated classic novel by Thomas Hughes. The story is set in 1820's Victorian England and depicts the adventures of a thirteen-year-old school boy.

In Part One: Tom Brown, the easygoing son of a country squire, receives his first taste of the harsher things in life when he leaves his home and parents to attend the exclusive Rugby Boarding School.
Guest Stars: Iain Cuthbertson as Dr. Thomas Arnold | Simon Fisher-Turner as Ned East | Richard Morant as Flashman | Anthony Murphy as Tom Brown
Director: Gareth Davies

76 :02x17 - Tom Brown's School Days: (Episode 2)

Jan/21/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Part two of the continuing saga of young Tom Brown's experiences at the Rugby Boarding School. Tom quickly becomes a target of school bully Flashman; while the new Headmaster (Dr. Thomas Arnold) is committed to reforming the educational standards of the day that he insists are flabby.
Guest Stars: Iain Cuthbertson as Dr. Thomas Arnold | Simon Fisher-Turner as Ned East | Richard Morant as Flashman | Anthony Murphy as Tom Brown
Director: Gareth Davies

77 :02x18 - Tom Brown's School Days: (Episode 3)

Jan/28/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

In Part Three, the newbies at Rugby are subjected to the school's long-time custom of blanket tossing. The exploits of the loathsome bully Flashman are countered by a poor but nonetheless enterprising fellow classmate. Headmaster Arnold is determined to get separate beds for each of the boys in the school.
Guest Stars: Iain Cuthbertson as Dr. Thomas Arnold | Simon Fisher-Turner as Ned East | Richard Morant as Flashman | Anthony Murphy as Tom Brown
Director: Gareth Davies

78 :02x19 - Tom Brown's School Days: (Episode 4)

Feb/04/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Tom manages to survive his first term at Rugby despite Flashman's bullying. An attempt by Flashman to move in as dormitory captain is thwarted by Diggs. Things go from bad to worse for Tom when he is put on probation after fighting with Flashman over a lottery ticket.
Guest Stars: Iain Cuthbertson as Dr. Thomas Arnold | Simon Fisher-Turner as Ned East | Richard Morant as Flashman | Anthony Murphy as Tom Brown
Director: Gareth Davies

79 :02x20 - Tom Brown's School Days: (Episode 5)

Feb/11/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Flashman manages to successfully frame Tom for poaching and the two come to blows. After Dr. Arnold learns the truth, he apologizes to Tom and sentences Flashman to a public flogging and expulsion. Sir Richard is berated for his own, and his son's, corruption. Tom is asked to look after a new boy at Rugby.
Guest Stars: Iain Cuthbertson as Dr. Thomas Arnold | Simon Fisher-Turner as Ned East | Richard Morant as Flashman | Anthony Murphy as Tom Brown
Director: Gareth Davies

80 :02x21 - Point Counter Point: (1) Golden Lads and Girls

Feb/18/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

"Point Counter Point", based on the 1928 novel by Aldous Huxley, is a five-episode dramatization of life, love and violent death in the Roaring 20's.

Novelist Philip Quarles decides to write a story about the lives and loves of his friends who are living it up during the Roaring 20's. While Walter pursues the seductive Lucy, his pregnant mistress cries herself to sleep.
Guest Stars: Patricia English as Elinor Quarles | Lyndon Brook as Philip Quarles | Tristram Jellinek as Walter Bidlake | Sheila Grant as Marjorie Carling | Noel Dyson as Lady Edward Tantamount | Max Adrian as John Bidlake | Damaris Hayman as Mary Betterton | Valerie Gearon as Lucy Tantamount | John Bryans (1) as Denis Burlap | Dominic Roche as Lord Edward Tantamount | David Graham as Frank Illidge | Edward Judd as Everard Webley | Charles Carson as General Knoyle | Edward Caddick as Mark Rampion | Elizabeth Kentish as Mary Rampion | David Collings as Maurice Spandrell | Jo Kendall as Beatrice Gilray | John Wentworth as Sidney Quarles | Gillian Lind as Rachel Quarles | Diana King (1) as Janet Bidlake
Director: Rex Tucker
Story: Aldous Huxley | Teleplay: Simon Raven

81 :02x22 - Point Counter Point: (2) Flesh Of My Flesh

Feb/25/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

In Episode 2, Walter Bidlake accepts Lucy Tantamount's summons to lunch, which turns into a seduction. Sparndrell berates his mother for spoiling his life by marrying again. Philip and Elinor Quarles return to her mother's house to see their young son, Phil.

Guest Stars: Lyndon Brook as Philip Quarles | Patricia English as Elinor Quarles | Tristram Jellinek as Walter Bidlake | Sheila Grant as Marjorie Carling | Noel Dyson as Lady Edward Tantamount | Max Adrian as John Bidlake | Damaris Hayman as Mary Betterton | Valerie Gearon as Lucy Tantamount | John Bryans (1) as Denis Burlap | Dominic Roche as Lord Edward Tantamount | David Graham as Frank Illidge | Edward Judd as Everard Webley | Charles Carson as General Knoyle | Edward Caddick as Mark Rampion | Elizabeth Kentish as Mary Rampion | David Collings as Maurice Spandrell | Jo Kendall as Beatrice Gilray | John Wentworth as Sidney Quarles | Gillian Lind as Rachel Quarles | Diana King (1) as Janet Bidlake
Director: Rex Tucker
Story: Aldous Huxley | Teleplay: Simon Raven

82 :02x23 - Point Counter Point: (3) A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go

Mar/04/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Philip and Elinor have marriage problems and Philip's father is having an affair; Burlap courts Beatrice while Webley tells Elinor he loves her. Sparndrell suggests that Illidge murder Webley.
Guest Stars: Lyndon Brook as Philip Quarles | Patricia English as Elinor Quarles | Tristram Jellinek as Walter Bidlake | Sheila Grant as Marjorie Carling | Noel Dyson as Lady Edward Tantamount | Max Adrian as John Bidlake | Damaris Hayman as Mary Betterton | Valerie Gearon as Lucy Tantamount | John Bryans (1) as Denis Burlap | Dominic Roche as Lord Edward Tantamount | David Graham as Frank Illidge | Edward Judd as Everard Webley | Charles Carson as General Knoyle | Edward Caddick as Mark Rampion | Elizabeth Kentish as Mary Rampion | David Collings as Maurice Spandrell | Jo Kendall as Beatrice Gilray | John Wentworth as Sidney Quarles | Gillian Lind as Rachel Quarles | Diana King (1) as Janet Bidlake
Director: Rex Tucker
Story: Aldous Huxley | Teleplay: Simon Raven

83 :02x24 - Point Counter Point: (4) Death of a Freeman

Mar/11/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Lucy tells her lover of her plans to go to Spain. As he has sent his wife to the country, Walter decides to sell everything and join Lucy. At the last minute he receives a letter from Lucy; she has found someone else. Meanwhile, Illidge is beaten up at one of Webley's meetings and Elinor has arranged to meet Webley, but misses the engagement because her son is ill. Elsewhere, Illidge's hostility for the fascist Webley culminates in murder.
Guest Stars: Lyndon Brook as Philip Quarles | Patricia English as Elinor Quarles | Tristram Jellinek as Walter Bidlake | Sheila Grant as Marjorie Carling | Noel Dyson as Lady Edward Tantamount | Max Adrian as John Bidlake | Damaris Hayman as Mary Betterton | Valerie Gearon as Lucy Tantamount | John Bryans (1) as Denis Burlap | Dominic Roche as Lord Edward Tantamount | David Graham as Frank Illidge | Edward Judd as Everard Webley | Charles Carson as General Knoyle | Edward Caddick as Mark Rampion | Elizabeth Kentish as Mary Rampion | David Collings as Maurice Spandrell | Jo Kendall as Beatrice Gilray | John Wentworth as Sidney Quarles | Gillian Lind as Rachel Quarles | Diana King (1) as Janet Bidlake
Director: Rex Tucker
Story: Aldous Huxley | Teleplay: Simon Raven

84 :02x25 - Point Counter Point: (5) The Kingdom of Heaven

Mar/18/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

News of Webley's death reaches Elinor Quarles at a critical time; all the while Spandrell and Illidge make plans to dispose of Webley's body.
Guest Stars: Lyndon Brook as Philip Quarles | Patricia English as Elinor Quarles | Tristram Jellinek as Walter Bidlake | Sheila Grant as Marjorie Carling | Noel Dyson as Lady Edward Tantamount | Max Adrian as John Bidlake | Damaris Hayman as Mary Betterton | Valerie Gearon as Lucy Tantamount | John Bryans (1) as Denis Burlap | Dominic Roche as Lord Edward Tantamount | David Graham as Frank Illidge | Edward Judd as Everard Webley | Charles Carson as General Knoyle | Edward Caddick as Mark Rampion | Elizabeth Kentish as Mary Rampion | David Collings as Maurice Spandrell | Jo Kendall as Beatrice Gilray | John Wentworth as Sidney Quarles | Gillian Lind as Rachel Quarles | Diana King (1) as Janet Bidlake
Director: Rex Tucker
Story: Aldous Huxley | Teleplay: Simon Raven

85 :02x26 - The Golden Bowl (1): The Prince

Mar/25/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

A Six-part BBC television adaptation of Henry James's last full-length novel. "The Golden Bowl" is set in England at the turn of the century and concerns three sophisticated Americans whose lives cross in London. This drama features the typical Jamesian convention of conveying the story from the perspective of one character.

In part one, an American heiress (Maggie Verver) marries an impoverished Italian prince (Amerigo); but not before things get interesting with the arrival of Prince Amerigo's ex-fiance (Charlotte Stant).

86 :02x27 - The Golden Bowl (2): Mr. Verver

Apr/01/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

As the story advances a couple of years, Maggie and Amerigo now have a son (Principino), much to the delight of Maggie's father (Adam Verver). Verver, who is a widower, is being encouraged by Maggie to find the right woman and re-marry. After successfully shunning the advances of the unhappily married American Mrs. Rance, Verver begins a relationship with Amerigo's ex-lover Charlotte Stant. Things get interesting indeed when Verver proposes marriage.

87 :02x28 - The Golden Bowl (3): Charlotte

Apr/08/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Charlotte has accepted Verver's offer of marriage, but at times it is hard to determine just who is married to whom. Maggie and Verver enjoy an uncommonly strong bond between daughter and father; all the while their respective spouses, who were once lovers, remain temptingly too close.

88 :02x29 - The Golden Bowl (4): Fanny

Apr/15/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Charlotte and Amerigo accept an invitation to a house party in the country and leave Maggie and her father behind. Fanny Assingham, a common friend to all parties and wife of the narrator - Bob, insists on joining the party as a chaperone; but Charlotte and Amerigo give her the slip.

89 :02x30 - The Golden Bowl (5): Maggie

Apr/22/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Maggie attempts to change her lifestyle in order to win her husband back. When she purchases a golden bowl for her father, the antique dealer remembers that Charlotte and Amerigo were in his shop four years ago and assumed that they were married.

90 :02x31 - The Golden Bowl (6): End Game

Apr/29/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Without revealing that she suspects the affair between her husband and her mother-in-law, Maggie attempts to persuade her father to take his wife and return to America.

Season 3

91 :03x01 - Clouds of Witness: (Part 1)

Oct/07/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Lord Peter Wimsey, the best-bred detective in the United Kingdom, is back ferreting out crime among the privileged classes. Lord Wimsey returns from a tour of Europe to learn that Capt. Dennis Cathcart, who was engaged to marry Peter's sister Lady Mary Wimsey, was murdered while fleeing the grounds of Riddlesdale, the Wimsey family's estate, in the middle of the night. Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver, is considered the prime suspect in the crime by the police, but Lord Wimsey is convinced there's more to the case than what's on the surface, and the deeper he digs, the more certain he becomes that his brother is not the murderer ... and his sister has some secrets she's not sharing.

In Part 1: Lord Peter Wimsey's brother, the Duke of Denver, is suspected of murder.
Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

92 :03x02 - Clouds of Witness: (Part 2)

Oct/14/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Lord Peter Wimsey, the best-bred detective in the United Kingdom, is back ferreting out crime among the privileged classes. Lord Wimsey returns from a tour of Europe to learn that Capt. Dennis Cathcart, who was engaged to marry Peter's sister Lady Mary Wimsey, was murdered while fleeing the grounds of Riddlesdale, the Wimsey family's estate, in the middle of the night. Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver, is considered the prime suspect in the crime by the police, but Lord Wimsey is convinced there's more to the case than what's on the surface, and the deeper he digs, the more certain he becomes that his brother is not the murderer ... and his sister has some secrets she's not sharing.

In Part 2: Lord Peter flies back from Paris to investigate the murder of Lady Mary's fiancée.
Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

93 :03x03 - Clouds of Witness: (Part 3)

Oct/21/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Lord Peter Wimsey, the best-bred detective in the United Kingdom, is back ferreting out crime among the privileged classes. Lord Wimsey returns from a tour of Europe to learn that Capt. Dennis Cathcart, who was engaged to marry Peter's sister Lady Mary Wimsey, was murdered while fleeing the grounds of Riddlesdale, the Wimsey family's estate, in the middle of the night. Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver, is considered the prime suspect in the crime by the police, but Lord Wimsey is convinced there's more to the case than what's on the surface, and the deeper he digs, the more certain he becomes that his brother is not the murderer ... and his sister has some secrets she's not sharing.

In Part 3: A new clue leads to a new suspect, but then an unexpected confession is made.
Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

94 :03x04 - Clouds of Witness: (Part 4)

Oct/28/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Lord Peter Wimsey, the best-bred detective in the United Kingdom, is back ferreting out crime among the privileged classes. Lord Wimsey returns from a tour of Europe to learn that Capt. Dennis Cathcart, who was engaged to marry Peter's sister Lady Mary Wimsey, was murdered while fleeing the grounds of Riddlesdale, the Wimsey family's estate, in the middle of the night. Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver, is considered the prime suspect in the crime by the police, but Lord Wimsey is convinced there's more to the case than what's on the surface, and the deeper he digs, the more certain he becomes that his brother is not the murderer ... and his sister has some secrets she's not sharing.

In Part 4: The accused warns Lord Peter to stay out of the case.
Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

95 :03x05 - Clouds of Witness: (Part 5)

Nov/04/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

Lord Peter Wimsey, the best-bred detective in the United Kingdom, is back ferreting out crime among the privileged classes. Lord Wimsey returns from a tour of Europe to learn that Capt. Dennis Cathcart, who was engaged to marry Peter's sister Lady Mary Wimsey, was murdered while fleeing the grounds of Riddlesdale, the Wimsey family's estate, in the middle of the night. Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver, is considered the prime suspect in the crime by the police, but Lord Wimsey is convinced there's more to the case than what's on the surface, and the deeper he digs, the more certain he becomes that his brother is not the murderer ... and his sister has some secrets she's not sharing.

In Part 5: The House of Lords assembles to decide the Duke's fate.
Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

96 :03x06 - The Man Who Was Hunting Himself: (Part 1)

Nov/11/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

David Foster is returning from a business trip to Leipzig when he is stopped at the border between East and West Germany and interrogated by British Intelligence. Acting on a tip from an agent in Berlin, they suspect that the man known as David Foster may, in fact, be an enemy agent. Meanwhile, in Hamburg, Foster's look alike, Gregory, is arrested for drunkenness and soon after, Foster's wife is run down and killed by his car. Gradually it becomes clear what the "enemy" plans: establishment of Foster's nervous instability so that after his murder, Gregory will be able to take over and any discrepancies in his behavior will pass unnoticed. When Foster is cross-examined by the police, he has no recollection of his alleged actions. His one hold on reality is the suspicion that he has a double who is trying to kill him...

In Part 1: A counter-intelligence unit uncovers a plot to replace Foster, who is a technical director at a NATO missile post.
Screenplay: N.J. Crisp

97 :03x07 - The Man Who Was Hunting Himself: (Part 2)

Nov/18/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

David Foster is returning from a business trip to Leipzig when he is stopped at the border between East and West Germany and interrogated by British Intelligence. Acting on a tip from an agent in Berlin, they suspect that the man known as David Foster may, in fact, be an enemy agent. Meanwhile, in Hamburg, Foster's look alike, Gregory, is arrested for drunkenness and soon after, Foster's wife is run down and killed by his car. Gradually it becomes clear what the "enemy" plans: establishment of Foster's nervous instability so that after his murder, Gregory will be able to take over and any discrepancies in his behavior will pass unnoticed. When Foster is cross-examined by the police, he has no recollection of his alleged actions. His one hold on reality is the suspicion that he has a double who is trying to kill him...

In Part 2: Foster becomes increasingly worried about his sanity as he continues to search for his look-alike.

98 :03x08 - The Man Who Was Hunting Himself: (Part 3)

Nov/25/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

David Foster is returning from a business trip to Leipzig when he is stopped at the border between East and West Germany and interrogated by British Intelligence. Acting on a tip from an agent in Berlin, they suspect that the man known as David Foster may, in fact, be an enemy agent. Meanwhile, in Hamburg, Foster's look alike, Gregory, is arrested for drunkenness and soon after, Foster's wife is run down and killed by his car. Gradually it becomes clear what the "enemy" plans: establishment of Foster's nervous instability so that after his murder, Gregory will be able to take over and any discrepancies in his behavior will pass unnoticed. When Foster is cross-examined by the police, he has no recollection of his alleged actions. His one hold on reality is the suspicion that he has a double who is trying to kill him...

In Part 3: The double is finally revealed and Foster must now race to stay alive and to help thwart the enemy plot.

99 :03x09 - The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club: (1) Mysterious Circumstances

Dec/02/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

When General Fentiman is found dead in his chair at the posh Bellona Club, the cause seems straightforward: a heart attack brought on by old age. Then Lady Dorland, the General’s sister, dies on the same day. Is it a startling coincidence or something more sinister? Called in to investigate, Lord Peter becomes suspicious of the general’s grandson, whose peculiar behavior and whereabouts on the night of the deaths seem incriminating. But these suspicions are overshadowed by the discovery that Miss Dorland, Lady Dorland’s niece, has an abiding interest in poisons.

In Part 1 - Mysterious Circumstances: It is Armistice Day 1922, and General Fentiman is found dead at the Bellona Club.
Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

100 :03x10 - The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club: (2) Mr. Oliver

Dec/09/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

When General Fentiman is found dead in his chair at the posh Bellona Club, the cause seems straightforward: a heart attack brought on by old age. Then Lady Dorland, the General’s sister, dies on the same day. Is it a startling coincidence or something more sinister? Called in to investigate, Lord Peter becomes suspicious of the general’s grandson, whose peculiar behavior and whereabouts on the night of the deaths seem incriminating. But these suspicions are overshadowed by the discovery that Miss Dorland, Lady Dorland’s niece, has an abiding interest in poisons.

In Part 2 - Mr. Oliver: The General's sister apparently dies after him, but the conditions of the will are such that things would be different if she died before.
Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

101 :03x11 - The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club: (3) That Damned Dorland Woman

Dec/16/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

When General Fentiman is found dead in his chair at the posh Bellona Club, the cause seems straightforward: a heart attack brought on by old age. Then Lady Dorland, the General’s sister, dies on the same day. Is it a startling coincidence or something more sinister? Called in to investigate, Lord Peter becomes suspicious of the general’s grandson, whose peculiar behavior and whereabouts on the night of the deaths seem incriminating. But these suspicions are overshadowed by the discovery that Miss Dorland, Lady Dorland’s niece, has an abiding interest in poisons.

In Part 3 - That Damned Dorland Woman: The General's body is exhumed and his death re-classified as murder.
Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

102 :03x12 - The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club: (4) Execution Day

Dec/23/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

When General Fentiman is found dead in his chair at the posh Bellona Club, the cause seems straightforward: a heart attack brought on by old age. Then Lady Dorland, the General’s sister, dies on the same day. Is it a startling coincidence or something more sinister? Called in to investigate, Lord Peter becomes suspicious of the general’s grandson, whose peculiar behavior and whereabouts on the night of the deaths seem incriminating. But these suspicions are overshadowed by the discovery that Miss Dorland, Lady Dorland’s niece, has an abiding interest in poisons.

In Part 4 - Execution Day: Five people stand to benefit from the General's death. But who had the most to gain and the willingness to risk it all?
Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

103 :03x13 - The Little Farm

Dec/30/1973
Masterpiece Theatre

"The Little Farm," complete in one episode, is an adaptation of a short story by H.E. Bates about two lonely people on a farm in Cheshire, England.

Originally titled Country Matters: The Little Farm. For this presentation, however, PBS elected to use only the title The Little Farm, and this was the only Country Matters presentation of this season. In subsequent seasons, multiple episodes of the series were shown and PBS included Country Matters in the titles.

104 :03x14 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (1) On Trial

Jan/06/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

When originally aired in Great Britain, the first two seasons of "Upstairs, Downstairs" consisted of 13 episodes in each season. For the broadcast of Season One on "Masterpiece Theatre", the original first two British seasons were conflated into a single season of 13 episodes. The other 13 episodes came to be know as "The Missing Episodes", and were eventually shown under that banner in the late 1980's.

In the first episode: Sarah, a new under-house parlor maid, arrives at 165 Eaton Place with only vague and unverifiable French references. Lady Marjorie is intrigued; however the downstairs staff are skeptical and less than pleased with her pretensions, her distaste for hard work, and her lack of discipline.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 1, Episode 1
Director: Derek Bennett
Writer: Fay Weldon

105 :03x15 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (2) A Voice from the Past

Jan/13/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

While Elizabeth and James are passing out soup to the poor in the East End, they recognize Sarah, their former under-house parlormaid, among the hungry faces. At Elizabeth's insistence, she returns with them to Eaton Place, but not to her former post - which has been filled by a new girl, Alice. So Sarah finds herself put on as scullery maid, a job not at all to her liking. Nothing for it, she decides, but to get rid of Alice. Which she does - with the help of a few well chosen ghosts.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 1, Episode 10
Director: Raymond Menmuir
Writer: Jeremy Paul

106 :03x16 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (3) For Love of Love

Jan/20/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Elizabeth falls in love with a poet. The poet, on the other hand, falls in love with the Bellamys' status and money. While Elizabeth dreams of living in sin with her poet, he dreams of living on his bride's dowry. James, too, is suffering from misplaced love - for Sarah, who is now a music-hall singer.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 1, Episode 13
Director: Herbert Wise

107 :03x17 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (4) The New Man

Jan/27/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

With the help of Rose (sent on loan by Lady Marjorie), a cook, and a valet (Thomas), the newlyweds - Elizabeth and Laurence - are setting up a household of their own. A household in which the valet shows more interest in the maid than the bridegroom in the groom. So, while the bride sits upstairs, alone and unhappy, she hears from downstairs the bantering laughter of Thomas and Rose.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 2, Episode 1
Director: Raymond Menmuir

108 :03x18 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (5) A Pair of Exiles

Feb/03/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

The Bellamys learn that James is in debt, is in trouble with his regiment, and is having an affair with a chorus girl. When they learn that the chorus girl is their former under-house parlor maid and that she is carrying James' baby ...well, there is nothing left to do but to call in Sir Geoffrey Dillon to sort it out.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 2, Episode 2
Director: Cyril Coke

109 :03x19 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (6) Whom God Hath Joined

Feb/10/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Elizabeth comes home to Eaton Place and announces that she wants a divorce from Laurence. Sir Geoffrey Dillon is called in who quizzes Elizabeth about adultery. With her surprising reply she claims in fact that the marriage had never been consummated. She is informed that in such a case, the judge will require the testimony of an expert witness - a gynecologist.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 2, Episode 4
Director: Bill Bain
Writer: Jeremy Paul

110 :03x20 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (7) Guest of Honour

Feb/17/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

It is announced that King Edward VII is coming to Eaton Place for dinner. Not long after the red carpet has been rolled out to the curb for him, and while the crowds are still in the street, another guest arrives; this one at the servant's entrance - unexpected, unwelcome, and in great distress.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 2, Episode 5
Director: Bill Bain

111 :03x21 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (8) Out of the Everywhere

Feb/24/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Nanny Webster, who was nanny to Lady Marjorie and to her children, is called in to be nanny to the third generation - Elizabeth's baby. While downstairs her tyrannical demands create hard feelings, upstairs Sarah alone knows that the woman is too feeble and nearly blind, and should not be entrusted with the care of a newborn baby.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 2, Episode 8

112 :03x22 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (9) Object of Value

Mar/03/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

While visiting Eaton Place, Lady Marjorie's mother discovers her diamond brooch is missing. When her officious lady's companion demands that the entire staff be subjected to an investigation, they are outraged. Then, as they find themselves having to prove their innocence, the essential fabric of civility and trust begins to fray.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 2, Episode 9
Director: Raymond Menmuir
Writer: Jeremy Paul

113 :03x23 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (10) A Special Mischief

Mar/10/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Elizabeth, with Rose at her side, gets involved in a fracas as part of a group of young upper-class women who are suffragettes. Both are arrested, but A wealthy entrepreneur, Julius Karekin, posts bail for Elizabeth before she is jailed. Rose remains behind bars and witnesses the horrendous treatment that the imprisoned women receive. Elizabeth visits the home of Karekin and begs him to use his influence to have her fellow activists and Rose released. Karekin complies, perhaps with an ulterior motive in mind, and a traumatized Rose returns to Eaton Place.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 2, Episode 10
Director: Raymond Menmuir

114 :03x24 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (11) The Fruits of Love

Mar/17/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Shrewd and successful Julius Karekin romances Elizabeth and very subtly enlists her to ask her father about an incipient contract deal between the British government and the Turkish navy. Meanwhile, Sir Geoffrey apprises Lady Marjorie and Richard of the terms of Lord Southwold's will. Lady Marjorie's brother, Lord Hugo, owes thousands in gambling debt, so the Eaton Place townhouse must be sold for settlement. Richard and Marjorie are resigned to the necessity of moving to a more modest address, until Elizabeth brings home her own solution - brings him, indeed, right into the drawing room.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 2, Episode 11

115 :03x25 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (12) The Wages of Sin

Mar/24/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Sarah is pregnant again by a gentleman, she says, who rescued her from a downpour and filled her with brandy - of course, she doesn't know his name. Thomas, the chauffeur, tells Richard that he's in love with Sarah, despite her condition, and wants to marry her, even though he never lets on to Richard that he is in fact the father. Thomas is taken aback when Her Ladyship tells him that they must leave instantly because she has never allowed servants to marry. Meanwhile, Watkins insinuates he can cause embarrassment to the Bellamys by divulging the many scandals which occurred during his employment. Richard offers Watkins 500 pounds to help him start his own garage. In exchange, Watkins will take Sarah and never reveal to anyone anything he witnessed during his engagement with the family.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 2, Episode 12

116 :03x26 - Upstairs, Downstairs I: (13) A Family Gathering

Mar/31/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

James is back from India in time to celebrate Her Ladyship's birthday. He has brought his fiancee, Phyllis Kingman, who has a middle-class and military background. Meanwhile, Elizabeth's relationship with Julius is over. He has used her and has moved on, leaving her quite dejected. Richard comforts his beloved daughter with encouraging words of love and reassurance. The next evening, Sarah and Thomas Watkins arrive at the door of 165 Eaton Place, intent on wishing Her Ladyship a happy birthday. Richard soon receives a call from Buckingham Palace and the mood turns very somber. King Edward VII has died. As Big Ben tolls solemnly, the Bellamys reflect upon His Majesty's short reign and the events of the last 10 years, and they wonder what awaits them in the decade ahead.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 2, Episode 13
Director: Raymond Menmuir

117 :03x27 - The Edwardians: (1) Lloyd George

Jul/07/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

"The Edwardians" is a four-part series of biographical dramatizations about life in Edwardian England.

The first episode, "Lloyd George," is about the early career of future British prime minister David Lloyd George, the fiery Welshman who rose to power in Britain under Edward VII. The drama recounts George's exploits in business and politics, his struggles with the loss of a loved one, and his sexual indiscretions.
Director: John Davies (1)

118 :03x28 - The Edwardians: (2) The Reluctant Juggler

Jul/14/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

A threatened strike by a music hall performer's union has everyone trying to convince Alfred, the juggler, to join the strike. When Alfred agrees to strike the music hall is closed, and everyone marvels at his enthusiasm. The production features several musical performances interspersed throughout the drama.
Director: Brian Farnham
Writer: Alan Plater

119 :03x29 - The Edwardians: (3) Mr. Rolls and Mr. Royce

Jul/21/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Historical drama about automotive pioneers F.H. Royce and C.S. Rolls. When Royce becomes enraged because his new car will not run, he asks Platford to help him build a car. Afterward, Royce demonstrates his new car to Rolls, and the two become partners. Despite personal distractions, the partnership becomes very successful. The pair go on to introduce several automobiles, including the Silver Ghost. Tragedy strikes however, when one of the founding partners is killed in a flying accident.
Director: Gerald Blake

120 :03x30 - The Edwardians: (4) Conan Doyle

Jul/28/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Historical drama which centers on the real-life detective work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur attempts to clear the name of George Edalji, a solicitor falsely imprisoned for three years.
Director: Brian Farnham
Writer: Jeremy Paul

Season 4

121 :04x01 - Murder Must Advertise: (Part 1)

Oct/06/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Lord Peter Wimsey, using the name Death Bredon, works as a copywriter in the advertising firm of Pym's Publicity in hopes of uncovering a murderer and a ring of cocaine dealers. Lord Peter, assisted as usual by the indomitable Chief Inspector Parker, squares off against the kingpins of a drug-smuggling ring, only to find himself arrested for murder before he can set the facts all in a row and solve the case.

In Part 1: A man working at the Pym's Publicity agency falls to his death. Lord Peter decides to go under cover at Pym's publicity to find out who killed Victor Dean.
Starring Roles: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey | Peter Bowles as Major Milligan | Gwen Taylor as Pamela Dean | Bridget Armstrong as Dian de Momerie | Robin Bailey as Mr. Armstrong | Paul Darrow as Mr. Tallboy | Christopher Timothy as Mr. Willis | Mark Eden as Chief Inspector Parker | Rachel Herbert as Lady Mary | Fiona Walker as Miss Meteyard | Shirley Cain as Miss Rossiter
Screenplay: Bill Craig (1)

122 :04x02 - Murder Must Advertise: (Part 2)

Oct/13/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Lord Peter Wimsey, using the name Death Bredon, works as a copywriter in the advertising firm of Pym's Publicity in hopes of uncovering a murderer and a ring of cocaine dealers. Lord Peter, assisted as usual by the indomitable Chief Inspector Parker, squares off against the kingpins of a drug-smuggling ring, only to find himself arrested for murder before he can set the facts all in a row and solve the case.

In Part 2: Lord Peter puzzles why Victor Dean was murdered, and by whom. He finds himself attending a fancy dress party in order to learn the details of a drug ring.
Starring Roles: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey | Gwen Taylor as Pamela Dean | Peter Bowles as Major Milligan | Bridget Armstrong as Dian de Momerie | Robin Bailey as Mr. Armstrong | Paul Darrow as Mr. Tallboy | Christopher Timothy as Mr. Willis | Mark Eden as Chief Inspector Parker | Rachel Herbert as Lady Mary | Fiona Walker as Miss Meteyard | Shirley Cain as Miss Rossiter
Screenplay: Bill Craig (1)

123 :04x03 - Murder Must Advertise: (Part 3)

Oct/20/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Lord Peter Wimsey, using the name Death Bredon, works as a copywriter in the advertising firm of Pym's Publicity in hopes of uncovering a murderer and a ring of cocaine dealers. Lord Peter, assisted as usual by the indomitable Chief Inspector Parker, squares off against the kingpins of a drug-smuggling ring, only to find himself arrested for murder before he can set the facts all in a row and solve the case.

In Part 3: Lord Peter tries to draw a connection between drugs, death and Pym's Publicity. He discovers that Dean's girlfriend has a drug habit and decides to take on a further alter ego - as his own cousin.
Starring Roles: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey | Peter Bowles as Major Milligan | Gwen Taylor as Pamela Dean | Bridget Armstrong as Dian de Momerie | Robin Bailey as Mr. Armstrong | Paul Darrow as Mr. Tallboy | Christopher Timothy as Mr. Willis | Mark Eden as Chief Inspector Parker | Rachel Herbert as Lady Mary | Fiona Walker as Miss Meteyard | Shirley Cain as Miss Rossiter
Screenplay: Bill Craig (1)

124 :04x04 - Murder Must Advertise: (Part 4)

Oct/27/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Lord Peter Wimsey, using the name Death Bredon, works as a copywriter in the advertising firm of Pym's Publicity in hopes of uncovering a murderer and a ring of cocaine dealers. Lord Peter, assisted as usual by the indomitable Chief Inspector Parker, squares off against the kingpins of a drug-smuggling ring, only to find himself arrested for murder before he can set the facts all in a row and solve the case.

In Part 4: Victor Dean has been killed on a staircase, a mysterious stranger lies dead beneath a train, and Lord Peter may soon be the third to die as it becomes clear that the gang smuggling drugs is using the advertising agency in a complex plan to deflect suspicion.
Starring Roles: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey | Peter Bowles as Major Milligan | Gwen Taylor as Pamela Dean | Bridget Armstrong as Dian de Momerie | Robin Bailey as Mr. Armstrong | Paul Darrow as Mr. Tallboy | Christopher Timothy as Mr. Willis | Mark Eden as Chief Inspector Parker | Rachel Herbert as Lady Mary | Fiona Walker as Miss Meteyard | Shirley Cain as Miss Rossiter
Screenplay: Bill Craig (1)

125 :04x05 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (1) Miss Forrest

Nov/03/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

When originally aired in Great Britain, the first two series' of "Upstairs, Downstairs" consisted of 13 episodes in each season. For the broadcast of Season One on "Masterpiece Theatre", the original first two British series' were conflated into a single season of 13 episodes. Subsequently, this season's broadcast of "Upstairs, Downstairs" Series 2 consists of the 13 episodes that made-up Series 3 when originally broadcast in the UK. It is set in the years 1910-1914.

Richard Bellamy hires Hazel Forrest as his secretary, much to the delight of his son, James. On a day his parents are absent, James invites Hazel to a lunch upstairs in the dining room, and he informs Hudson that he wants his father's best claret served as well. Hudson objects and then resigns after James orders him to serve the wine. Later, Richard demands that James apologize, but Lady Marjorie says that apologizing to a servant is out of the question. Eventually, peace is restored just before Lady Marjorie leaves for America...on the Titanic.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 3, Episode 1
Director: Bill Bain

126 :04x06 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (2) A House Divided

Nov/10/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

As newspaper accounts report the sinking of the Titanic, Richard awaits word from the White Star Line of his beloved wife. Eventually, it is confirmed that Lady Marjorie is a casualty of the "Titanic" disaster. Soon after, Richard's typist, Hazel, takes over the running of the house, much to the displeasure of the staff. The expense of running the house takes it's toll on Richard, who has no money of his own. Lady Marjorie's mother offers him a directorship in a company in which she has substantial holdings. Richard now faces a dilemma. To accept would mean losing his political independence; to decline would mean losing his house.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 2, Episode 2

127 :04x07 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (3) A Change of Scene

Nov/17/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

James visits his friend, Lord (Bunny) Newbury, for a weekend party, and takes Hudson along as his valet. Bunny has his heart set on Lady Diana Russell, but Lady Diana has her eye on James. Meanwhile, Hudson has a job offer, and the housekeeper is hoping Hudson will accept, and become the new butler at Somerby.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 3, Episode 3
Director: Bill Bain

128 :04x08 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (4) A Family Secret

Nov/24/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Six months since Lady Marjorie's death and the widowed Lady Prudence is a regular at Eaton Place, gently prodding Richard into marriage. Meanwhile, James has been seeing Hazel secretly, and proposes marriage to her. She immediately quits her post with Richard, who is baffled at her sudden departure. Richard is stunned when he discovers the reason behind her abrupt resignation, but even more astonishing to all is Hazel's decline of James' offer. Hazel's father pays a visit to Eaton Place and informs James of Hazel's sad past, which only makes James more determined.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 3, Episode 4
Director: Derek Bennett

129 :04x09 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (5) Rose's Pigeon

Dec/01/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Alfred, the footman who went abroad to work for a German baron, appears at the back door of 165 Eaton Place. Hungry and cold, he has been waiting for Rose, certain that he can take advantage of her kindness. Alfred tells a tale of misfortune, and sure enough, Rose hides him in a storeroom and brings him food. However, a detective soon appears at Eaton Place asking Richard about the former servant. It appears he is wanted for murder, and is prepared to kill again in order to make good his escape.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 3, Episode 5
Director: Bill Bain
Writer: Jeremy Paul

130 :04x10 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (6) Desirous of Change

Dec/08/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Richard Bellamy is nearly tricked into marriage by fortune hunters. One is the Countess Lili de Ternay, notorious for pursuing older, wealthy men. The other is an eccentric new maid, Gwyneth, who has feelings of compassion for her new master...and some valuables in his room.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 3, Episode 6
Director: Lionel Harris
Writer: Fay Weldon

131 :04x11 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (7) Word of Honor

Dec/15/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Richard Bellamy is given an insider's stock tip from a former acquaintance, asking in return only Richard's word of honor not to reveal the source of his information. His investment is tripled within a month and a cloud of suspicion wreaks havoc on Richard's political career and the Bellamy household. He is soon accused of trading on information obtained through his post in the government, and is called before a Select Committee appointed by the Prime Minister to investigate the matter. Though it means political ruin, Richard - bound by his word of honor - absolutely refuses to reveal the true source of his information.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 3, Episode 7

132 :04x12 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (8) The Bolter

Dec/22/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

James and Hazel, with Rose and Edward in tow, spend a weekend at Sommerby Park, home of Lord and Lady Newbury. It is Hazel's first visit to the hunt, Edward's as well, and each of them learn the arcane ways of the countryhouse weekend and of the hunt. one of the first lessons each must endure is that some of the most serious hunting takes place not in the fields but in the bedrooms. Hazel eventually has more than her fill of the Sommerby Park antics and abruptly bolts back to London, leaving James behind and returning to the safe haven of Eaton Place.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 3, Episode 8
Director: Cyril Coke

133 :04x13 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (9) Good Will To All Men

Dec/29/1974
Masterpiece Theatre

Richard welcomes his mother-in-law, Lady Southwold, and her ward, Miss Georgina Worsley, to Eaton Place for a quiet Christmas. The teenage Georgina befriends the new house maid, Daisy Peel. Daisy shares with Georgina sad accounts of her impoverished family. Deeply moved, Georgina devises a plan of good intentions to raid the Bellamy pantry in order to secretly take some yuletide cheer to Daisy's family in the east end. Upon arrival, Georgina is shocked at what she finds; while back at Eaton Place, Richard and Lady Southwold become very worried about the two well-meaning teens.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 3, Episode 9

134 :04x14 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (10) What the Footman Saw

Jan/05/1975
Masterpiece Theatre

While relaxing at The Crown and Anchor pub, Edward engages in footman gossip with his chums. He recounts what he witnessed during a recent stay Sommerby Park - that Lord Charles Gilmour was romancing the very married Lady Tewkesbury. Unbeknownst to Edward, his tale was overheard by a private investigator, and soon he becomes embroiled in a scandalous divorce case Lord Tewkesbury is filing against his wife, and Edward is now the key witness. By the time Hudson and Richard explain the "ethics" of the situation (that loyalty is more important than truth), Edward is so thoroughly baffled and disillusioned by it all that he is considering giving up service and joining the Army.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 3, Episode 10
Director: Cyril Coke
Writer: Jeremy Paul

135 :04x15 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (11) A Perfect Stranger

Jan/12/1975
Masterpiece Theatre

Rose is on a crowded London bus while taking a cake to a friend of Mrs. Bridges, when an Australian sheep farmer falls into her lap and onto her cake, ruining it. To make amends, the farmer (Gregory Wilmot) takes her to a tea shop, buys her a replacement cake, and invites her to have a cup of tea with him. The two hit it off and after a week of outings, Rose invites Gregory to Eaton Place for tea and to meet her "family". Mrs Bridges is charmed by Gregory, but Hudson is skeptical. Gregory proposes marriage to Rose in front of the staff and Rose accepts. Hudson is stunned that Rose would leave the comfortable, familiar world she has known for the Australian outback....or will she?

Originally aired in the UK as Season 3, Episode 11
Writer: Jeremy Paul

136 :04x16 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (12) Distant Thunder

Jan/19/1975
Masterpiece Theatre

In the midst of a relentless London heatwave, Hazel suffers a miscarriage. Indifferent toward his wife's distress, James has focused his attention on his young step-cousin, Georgina, who has come to live at Eaton Place. Richard is alarmed at his son's behavior, and things come to a head when Hazel and James engage in a fierce argument. After Richard intervenes, James demands that his father move out, solidifying to Richard the cruel fact that he lives at Eaton Place only at James' sufferance. Downstairs, things get equally heated as Rose and Hudson engage in rigorous verbal sparring at the turn of events upstairs. As Britain is about to become engulfed in the First World War, the occupants of 165, both upstairs and down, are uncertain what the future will bring.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 3, Episode 12
Director: Bill Bain

137 :04x17 - Upstairs, Downstairs II: (13) The Sudden Storm

Jan/26/1975
Masterpiece Theatre

Mrs. Bridges is being courted by the local fishmonger, Albert Lyons. She invites him to a downstairs luncheon and becomes increasingly smitten with him. Upstairs, Hazel confides in Richard, telling him of her plans to leave James. All the while, the armies of Germany are marching in Europe. With the invasion of Belgium, Britain is irrevocably involved in the European conflict. Captain James leaves Hazel and Richard to report for duty and Richard tells Hazel that she is needed now more than ever at Eaton Place. The pleasant order of life that Richard has known and loved – the world of the late Lady Marjorie – has starkly come to an end forever.

Originally aired in the UK as Season 3, Episode 13
Director: Bill Bain

148 :04x28 - The Nine Tailors: (Episode 1)

Apr/13/1975
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Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

149 :04x29 - The Nine Tailors: (Episode 2)

Apr/20/1975
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Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

150 :04x30 - The Nine Tailors: (Episode 3)

Apr/27/1975
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Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

151 :04x31 - The Nine Tailors: (Episode 4)

May/04/1975
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Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

158 :05x07 - Notorious Woman: (1) Misalliance

Nov/16/1975
Seven part series about the life of notorious 19th century French author George Sand including her liaisons with composers Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt.
Guest Stars: Rosemary Harris as George Sand

159 :05x08 - Notorious Woman: (2) Success

Nov/23/1975
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Guest Stars: Rosemary Harris as George Sand

160 :05x09 - Notorious Woman: (3) Conflict

Nov/30/1975
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Guest Stars: Rosemary Harris as George Sand

161 :05x10 - Notorious Woman: (4) Trial

Dec/07/1975
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Guest Stars: Rosemary Harris as George Sand

162 :05x11 - Notorious Woman: (5) Prelude

Dec/14/1975
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Guest Stars: Rosemary Harris as George Sand

163 :05x12 - Notorious Woman: (6) Sonata

Dec/21/1975
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Guest Stars: Rosemary Harris as George Sand

164 :05x13 - Notorious Woman: (7) Resolution

Dec/28/1975
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Guest Stars: Rosemary Harris as George Sand

Season 6

187 :06x01 - Madame Bovary: (1) Marriage

Oct/10/1976
Four part adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's classic novel about a passionate woman who engages in multiple extramarital affairs.
Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Emma Bovary | Tom Conti as Charles Bovary

188 :06x02 - Madame Bovary: (2) First Love

Oct/17/1976
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Emma Bovary | Tom Conti as Charles Bovary

189 :06x03 - Madame Bovary: (3) Lost Love

Oct/24/1976
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Emma Bovary | Tom Conti as Charles Bovary

190 :06x04 - Madame Bovary: (4) Judgement

Oct/31/1976
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Emma Bovary | Tom Conti as Charles Bovary

191 :06x05 - How Green Was My Valley: (Episode 1)

Nov/07/1976
Mini-series that served as a remake of the classic 1941 John Ford film about life in a Welsh mining town during the turn of the century.

197 :06x11 - Five Red Herrings: (Episode 1)

Dec/19/1976
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Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

198 :06x12 - Five Red Herrings: (Episode 2)

Dec/26/1976
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Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

199 :06x13 - Five Red Herrings: (Episode 3)

Jan/02/1977
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Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

200 :06x14 - Five Red Herrings: (Episode 4)

Jan/09/1977
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Guest Stars: Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey

217 :06x31 - Poldark, I: (Episode 1)

May/08/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

218 :06x32 - Poldark, I: (Episode 2)

May/15/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

219 :06x33 - Poldark, I: (Episode 3)

May/22/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

220 :06x34 - Poldark, I: (Episode 4)

May/29/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

221 :06x35 - Poldark, I: (Episode 5)

Jun/05/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

222 :06x36 - Poldark, I: (Episode 6)

Jun/12/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

223 :06x37 - Poldark, I: (Episode 7)

Jun/19/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

224 :06x38 - Poldark, I: (Episode 8)

Jun/26/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

225 :06x39 - Poldark, I: (Episode 9)

Jul/03/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

226 :06x40 - Poldark, I: (Episode 10)

Jul/10/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

227 :06x41 - Poldark, I: (Episode 11)

Jul/17/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

228 :06x42 - Poldark, I: (Episode 12)

Jul/24/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

229 :06x43 - Poldark, I: (Episode 13)

Jul/31/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

230 :06x44 - Poldark, I: (Episode 14)

Aug/07/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

231 :06x45 - Poldark, I: (Episode 15)

Aug/14/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

232 :06x46 - Poldark, I: (Episode 16)

Aug/21/1977
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

Season 7

233 :07x01 - Dickens of London: (1) The Deed

Aug/28/1977
Masterpiece Theatre

This is a ten-part biographical series depicting the life of English novelist Charles Dickens.

This episode focuses on the changing relationship between Charles and his father, John Dickens, as the family experiences a downfall. John is a Naval office clerk and an emotional man with a flair for the dramatic, but he is unrealistic about supporting his family. As one of his eight children, Charles looks up to his father and shares a close relationship with him. As time goes on, John is confronted with the fact that he cannot financially support his family, and Charles' idolized father begins to fall from his pedestal. John gets a transfer to London in the hopes of improving their situation, but as they slip further into debt and encounter hassles with creditors, they are forced to re-evaluate their position. Charles gives up his dreams of education and takes a job with his cousin to help support the family.

234 :07x02 - Dickens of London: (2) Blacking

Sep/04/1977
Masterpiece Theatre

The Dickens family's desperate poverty forces young Charles to go to work at Warren's Blacking Factory. There he meets personalities who will inspire characters in his novels - the urchin Fagin and the bullies Smelly and Tucker.

235 :07x03 - Dickens of London: (3) Love

Sep/11/1977
Masterpiece Theatre

Now a reporter at the House of Commons, 19-year-old Charles Dickens finds love in the person of Maria Beadnell, a wealthy banker's daughter. Determined to obtain money to properly court her, he takes acting lessons in a bid for stage stardom.

237 :07x05 - Dickens of London: (5) Fame

Sep/25/1977
Masterpiece Theatre

Personal and professional problems arise for Charles. He determines to marry Christine Hogarth but the courtship runs into trouble. His disagreements with well-known artist Robert Seymour over the publication of the Pickwick Papers spell disaster.

243 :07x11 - I, Claudius: (1) A Touch of Murder

Nov/06/1977
Claudius, aging Emperor of Rome, sits down to write his memoirs which encompass the stories of his predecessors and their intrigues. His story begins during the reign of the first Emperor, Augustus, and deals with the intrigues of his wife Livia to put her son, Tiberius, on the throne.
Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius | Siân Phillips as Livia | Brian Blessed as Augustus | George Baker (1) as Tiberius
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

244 :07x12 - I, Claudius: (2) Family Affairs

Nov/13/1977
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Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

245 :07x13 - I, Claudius: (3) Waiting in the Wings

Nov/20/1977
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Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

246 :07x14 - I, Claudius: (4) What Shall We Do About Claudius?

Nov/27/1977
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Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

247 :07x15 - I, Claudius: (5) Poison is Queen

Dec/04/1977
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Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

248 :07x16 - I, Claudius: (6) Some Justice

Dec/11/1977
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Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

249 :07x17 - I, Claudius: (7) Queen of Heaven

Dec/18/1977
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Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

250 :07x18 - I, Claudius: (8) Reign of Terror

Dec/25/1977
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Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius | Patrick Stewart as Sejanus | John Hurt as Caligula | George Baker (1) as Tiberius
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

251 :07x19 - I, Claudius: (9) Zeus, by Jove!

Jan/01/1978
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Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius | John Hurt as Caligula
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

252 :07x20 - I, Claudius: (10) Hail Who?

Jan/08/1978
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Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius | John Hurt as Caligula
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

253 :07x21 - I, Claudius: (11) Fools Luck

Jan/15/1978
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Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

254 :07x22 - I, Claudius: (12) A God in Colchester

Jan/22/1978
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Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

255 :07x23 - I, Claudius: (13) Old King Log

Jan/29/1978
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Guest Stars: Derek Jacobi as Claudius
Director: Herbert Wise
Writer: Jack Pulman

256 :07x24 - Anna Karenina: (Episode 1)

Feb/05/1978
Masterpiece Theatre

Anna Karenina is the tale of a young woman married to a man twenty years her senior, who believes herself invulnerable to temptation. Anna, who moves in the highest circles of czarist Russia, descends into tragedy when she meets a man who awakens in her a passionate, driving love.
Guest Stars: Nicola Pagett as Anna Karenina

257 :07x25 - Anna Karenina: (Episode 2)

Feb/12/1978
Masterpiece Theatre

The contrast between the lifestyles of the Russian aristocracy and the common people is evident when Levin visits his brother, a political activist living in a slum. Anna is the toast of Moscow and attends a gala ball, where she pays a good deal of attention to Count Vronsky.
Guest Stars: Nicola Pagett as Anna Karenina

258 :07x26 - Anna Karenina: (Episode 3)

Feb/19/1978
Masterpiece Theatre

Levin, unaware of Vronsky's abandonment of Kitty, returns unhappily to his country home. In despair, Kitty remains bedridden. Meanwhile, Vronsky has become infatuated with Anna.
Guest Stars: Nicola Pagett as Anna Karenina

259 :07x27 - Anna Karenina: (Episode 4)

Feb/26/1978
Masterpiece Theatre

Alexei Karenin's suspicions about his wife's conduct grow more intense every day, but he remains in the capital while Anna spends the summer at a villa. His suspicions are confirmed when Vronsky is injured at the races.
Guest Stars: Nicola Pagett as Anna Karenina

260 :07x28 - Anna Karenina: (Episode 5)

Mar/05/1978
Masterpiece Theatre

Anna stuns Karenin with the announcement that she is carrying Vronsky's child. Her husband finally concludes that divorce is the only solution, but harsh Czarist laws will bring disgrace upon Anna.
Guest Stars: Nicola Pagett as Anna Karenina

261 :07x29 - Anna Karenina: (Episode 6)

Mar/12/1978
Masterpiece Theatre

Anna is convinced that she will die in childbirth. When her labor begins, she sends for Karenin who returns home only to find Vronsky there. Meanwhile, Kitty and Levin become engaged.
Guest Stars: Nicola Pagett as Anna Karenina

262 :07x30 - Anna Karenina: (Episode 7)

Mar/19/1978
Masterpiece Theatre

Anna is finally told the truth about Vronsky's attempted suicide. When he recovers, Vronsky decides to accept a distant army post in order to forget Anna. However, Karenin's surprising actions change the whole complexion of things.
Guest Stars: Nicola Pagett as Anna Karenina

263 :07x31 - Anna Karenina: (Episode 8)

Mar/26/1978
Masterpiece Theatre

Bored with life in Italy, Anna and Vronsky return to Russia and decide to live together openly, even before her divorce is finalized. After their virtual banishment from St. Petersburg society, the situation grows worse with an ugly incident at the opera.
Guest Stars: Nicola Pagett as Anna Karenina

264 :07x32 - Anna Karenina: (Episode 9)

Apr/02/1978
Masterpiece Theatre

Vronsky appeals to Dolly to persuade Anna to seek a divorce. When Anna writes Karenin and receives no reply, she becomes jealous, and drives Vronsky away in fear of losing him.
Guest Stars: Nicola Pagett as Anna Karenina

265 :07x33 - Anna Karenina: (Episode 10)

Apr/09/1978
Masterpiece Theatre

Stiva pays a call on Karenin, pleading with him to grant Anna a divorce and to let her have their son. At Vronsky's house, an irritable Anna torments him with accusations of infidelity. Deranged by her misery, she seeks a means of escape.
Guest Stars: Nicola Pagett as Anna Karenina

273 :07x41 - Poldark, II: (Episode 1)

Jun/04/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

274 :07x42 - Poldark, II: (Episode 2)

Jun/11/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

275 :07x43 - Poldark, II: (Episode 3)

Jun/18/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

276 :07x44 - Poldark, II: (Episode 4)

Jun/25/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

277 :07x45 - Poldark, II: (Episode 5)

Jul/02/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

278 :07x46 - Poldark, II: (Episode 6)

Jul/09/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

279 :07x47 - Poldark, II: (Episode 7)

Jul/16/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

280 :07x48 - Poldark, II: (Episode 8)

Jul/23/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

281 :07x49 - Poldark, II: (Episode 9)

Jul/30/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

282 :07x50 - Poldark, II: (Episode 10)

Aug/06/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

283 :07x51 - Poldark, II: (Episode 11)

Aug/13/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

284 :07x52 - Poldark, II: (Episode 12)

Aug/20/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

285 :07x53 - Poldark, II: (Episode 13)

Aug/27/1978
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Guest Stars: Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

Season 8

286 :08x01 - The Mayor of Casterbridge: (Episode 1)

Sep/03/1978
Michael Henchard, unable to provide for his wife and child, sells them to a sailor in a drunken stupor. Years later, Henchard has given up drinking and has risen to the position of Mayor of Casterbridge. Then his wife whom he sold returns after 18 years.
Guest Stars: Jack Galloway as Donald Farfrae | Alan Bates as Michael Henchard | Janet Maw as Elizabeth Jane Henchard | Anne Stallybrass as Susan Henchard
Director: David Giles (1)

287 :08x02 - The Mayor of Casterbridge: (Episode 2)

Sep/10/1978
Henchard gets re-married to the wife he sold 18 years before but when she passes away he learns a secret about their "daughter."
Guest Stars: Alan Bates as Michael Henchard | Janet Maw as Elizabeth Jane Henchard | Jack Galloway as Donald Farfrae | Anne Stallybrass as Susan Henchard
Director: David Giles (1)

288 :08x03 - The Mayor of Casterbridge: (Episode 3)

Sep/17/1978
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Guest Stars: Alan Bates as Michael Henchard | Janet Maw as Elizabeth Jane Henchard | Jack Galloway as Donald Farfrae | Anna Massey as Lucetta Templeman
Director: David Giles (1)

289 :08x04 - The Mayor of Casterbridge: (Episode 4)

Sep/24/1978
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Guest Stars: Alan Bates as Michael Henchard | Janet Maw as Elizabeth Jane Henchard | Jack Galloway as Donald Farfrae | Anna Massey as Lucetta Templeman
Director: David Giles (1)

290 :08x05 - The Mayor of Casterbridge: (Episode 5)

Oct/01/1978
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Guest Stars: Alan Bates as Michael Henchard | Janet Maw as Elizabeth Jane Henchard | Jack Galloway as Donald Farfrae | Anna Massey as Lucetta Templeman
Director: David Giles (1)

291 :08x06 - The Mayor of Casterbridge: (Episode 6)

Oct/08/1978
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Guest Stars: Alan Bates as Michael Henchard | Janet Maw as Elizabeth Jane Henchard | Jack Galloway as Donald Farfrae | Anna Massey as Lucetta Templeman
Director: David Giles (1)

292 :08x07 - The Mayor of Casterbridge: (Episode 7)

Oct/15/1978
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Guest Stars: Alan Bates as Michael Henchard | Janet Maw as Elizabeth Jane Henchard | Jack Galloway as Donald Farfrae | Anna Massey as Lucetta Templeman
Director: David Giles (1)

313 :08x28 - Lillie: (1) Emillie

Mar/11/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

314 :08x29 - Lillie: (2) Mrs . Langtry

Mar/18/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

315 :08x30 - Lillie: (3) The Jersey Lily

Mar/25/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

316 :08x31 - Lillie: (4) The New Helen

Apr/01/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

317 :08x32 - Lillie: (5) Bertie

Apr/08/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

318 :08x33 - Lillie: (6) Let Them Say

Apr/15/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

319 :08x34 - Lillie: (7) The Sailor Prince

Apr/22/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

320 :08x35 - Lillie: (8) Going on the Stage

Apr/29/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

321 :08x36 - Lillie: (9) America

May/06/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

322 :08x37 - Lillie: (10) Home on the Range

May/13/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

323 :08x38 - Lillie: (11) Mr. Jersey

May/20/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

324 :08x39 - Lillie: (12) Sunset and Evening Star

May/27/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

325 :08x40 - Lillie: (13) Fifty Cents a Dance

Jun/03/1979
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry

Season 9

326 :09x01 - Kean: (Episode 1)

Sep/09/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Flamboyant actor Edmund Kean plans a furtive meeting with Elena, Countess of Koefeld; but Anna Danby, an aspiring young actress, complicates his elaborate romantic schemes.

327 :09x02 - Kean: (Episode 2)

Sep/16/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Kean allows Anna to play opposite him in a disastrous performance of "Otello", but in the end it is Anna who saves Kean from an even greater personal tragedy.

328 :09x03 - Love for Lydia: (Episode 1)

Sep/23/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Reporter Edward Richardson, assigned to a story on the eccentric Aspen family, meets and falls in love with the shy and awkward Lydia Aspen.

329 :09x04 - Love for Lydia: (Episode 2)

Sep/30/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Edward and Lydia are separated by the spring thaw. Although each is too uncertain to pursue the other, they fall completely in love when reunited through the efforts of their friend Alex Sanderson.

330 :09x05 - Love for Lydia: (Episode 3)

Oct/07/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Edward, Lydia and a group of their friends have an uproarious evening at the charity ball despite car problems and Lydia's shyness.

331 :09x06 - Love for Lydia: (Episode 4)

Oct/14/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Lydia loves her new life of dances and parties but her flirtatious ways make Edward jealous.

332 :09x07 - Love for Lydia: (Episode 5)

Oct/21/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Lydia causes a public stir when she attends a village dance with Edward. Later, Edward meets a mysterious woman wandering near the village.

333 :09x08 - Love for Lydia: (Episode 6)

Oct/28/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

For Lydia's 21st birthday, her aunts throw a party the likes of which Evensford has never seen.

334 :09x09 - Love for Lydia: (Episode 7)

Nov/04/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Life at Aspen House is darkened by a death in the family.

335 :09x10 - Love for Lydia: (Episode 8)

Nov/11/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Remorseful after Alex's death, Richardson finds consolation in hard work at Tom's new farm.

336 :09x11 - Love for Lydia: (Episode 9)

Nov/18/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Richardson moves to London and Tom is overcome with guilt after the disappearance of a neighboring farmer's daughter.

337 :09x12 - Love for Lydia: (Episode 10)

Nov/25/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Old friends bring news of Lydia's increasingly reckless life to London; Richardson returns to
Evensford to write about what he knows best.

338 :09x13 - Love for Lydia: (Episode 11)

Dec/02/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Richardson returns to Evensford to find Blackie Johnson devotedly keeping watch over Lydia who is seriously ill.

339 :09x14 - Love for Lydia: (Episode 12)

Dec/09/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Lydia comes to a new understanding of her past and her relationship with Richardson.

340 :09x15 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (1) Family Matters

Dec/16/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

The Bentinck Hotel employs Louisa Trotter's ne'er-do-well brother, much to the dismay of the staff who are brought to the brink of rebellion by the overbearing Arthur.

341 :09x16 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (2) Poor Catullus

Dec/23/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

Louisa discovers that the love poems she has been receiving from an Oxford professor are really the work of pranksters.

342 :09x17 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (3) A Lesson in Manners

Dec/30/1979
Masterpiece Theatre

When an impoverished chauffeur inherits 30,000 pounds from his mistress, her disinherited nephew takes on the task of turning the young man into a proper gentleman.

343 :09x18 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (4) Winter Lament

Jan/06/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

While vacationing at Lord Haslemere's estate, Louisa finds Charlie's marriage far from blissful.

344 :09x19 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (5) The Passing Show

Jan/13/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

Bentinck Hotel maid Violet finds herself on the streets after she's discovered in a compromising situation with a famous actor.

345 :09x20 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (6) Your Country Needs You

Jan/20/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

A Belgian war refugee whom Louisa employs turns out to have a number of surprising talents. Meanwhile, Charlie announces that he has enlisted, leaving a worried Louisa behind as he departs for France.

346 :09x21 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (7) The Patriots

Jan/27/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

There is a spy in the Bentinck. Is it the blatantly unpatriotic Mr. Appleby, or could it be Louisa's favorite new staff member?

347 :09x22 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (8) The Reluctant Warrior

Feb/03/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

A bomb grazes the Bentinck and the hotel sustains some damage. Nobody is injured in the blast, however Starr sadly loses his beloved pooch. Meanwhile, Ethel takes a shine to a conscientious objector who is on assignment to ferret out a potential UXB.

348 :09x23 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (9) Tea and a Wad

Feb/10/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

When the war-ravaged Charlie (Lord Haslemere) turns up as a customer at Louisa's front-line canteen, they find they can no longer deny their love for each other.

349 :09x24 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (10) Shadows

Feb/17/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

The Hotel Bentinck is turned into a home for recuperating officers, and to the delight of Louisa and the entire staff, Charlie returns. Although he puts on a cheerful and brave face, Louisa and the Major fear Charlie's situation is far more serious than he lets on.

350 :09x25 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (11) Where There's A Will

Feb/24/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

Even with the war at an end, Louisa finds herself mired in despair and on the verge of an emotional collapse, fueling her desire to give up the hotel and all that it has meant to her.

351 :09x26 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (12) The Legion of the Living

Mar/02/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

Louisa attends Charlie's memorial service and is brought face to face with a problem which could have a major impact on her future, and that of her daughter, Lottie.

352 :09x27 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (13) Lottie

Mar/09/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

There is much conjecture among the staff when Louisa and the Major return to the Bentinck, bringing young Lottie with them. While a few of the staff know of Lottie's origins, others have set their tongues wagging about just why this young girls seems to be staying at the Bentinck. Louisa won't put up with the gossip, and eventually decides that the time has come to send Lottie to finishing school and make a lady of her.

353 :09x28 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (14) Blossom Time

Mar/23/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

Taking a bit of a break from finishing school, Lottie returns to the Bentinck along with her art teacher, Miss Olive Bradford. Despite Louisa's warnings, the Major takes quite an interest in Miss Bradford. Lottie also finds a love interest in hotel guest, Howard Blenkiron. She may have erred in judgement however, when she tells Howard of her parentage.

354 :09x29 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (15) Poor Little Rich Girl

Mar/30/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

Louisa and Lottie are at odds concerning the future. Louisa wants her daughter to be a proper lady, however Lottie has designs of parlaying her looks and talent into stardom on the London stage.

355 :09x30 - The Duchess of Duke Street, II: (16) Ain't We Got Fun

Apr/06/1980
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Louisa has become a living legend and Sophie Applegate, an ambitious young American writer, wants to pen her biography. Louise isn't too keen on the idea, but eventually gives in and opens up about her past. Change is in the air at the hotel and in the lives of its many residents. Mr. Starr and Mary shock Louisa with a surprise announcement and Major Smith-Barton returns for a short visit and surprises Louisa with a revelation as well.

356 :09x31 - My Son, My Son: (Episode 1)

Apr/13/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

Two young men, friends since early boyhood, make their way from the back streets of Manchester to fame and fortune in London: William Essex as a writer and Dermot O'Riorden as a designer of fine furniture and interiors. Each has a son, and each has a dream for his son to fulfill. The writer simply wants his son to have everything he lacked in his deprived boyhood; while the designer, an Irish patriot, gives his son to Ireland. Things quickly begin to go wrong for both fathers and the love that spawned the dreams is tested again and again.

357 :09x32 - My Son, My Son: (Episode 2)

Apr/20/1980
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Maeve O'Riorden, a promising young actress, introduces "uncle Bill" to her talented and beautiful friend Livia Vaynol. In the Essex home, both father and son are quickly attracted to her bewitching qualities.

358 :09x33 - My Son, My Son: (Episode 3)

Apr/27/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

Bill's play brings great success to Maeve and himself. Livia becomes engaged and Oliver takes this news to his father with icy sophistication.

359 :09x34 - My Son, My Son: (Episode 4)

May/04/1980
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Bill and Oliver continue their silent war, fueled by their mutual jealousy over Livia. The
O'Riordens try to patch things up during a holiday at Heronwater.

360 :09x35 - My Son, My Son: (Episode 5)

May/11/1980
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Rory, now totally committed to the rebellion, is jailed after Ireland's Easter uprising. Oliver returns from war a scarred hero and devotes his attentions to Maeve.

361 :09x36 - My Son, My Son: (Episode 6)

May/18/1980
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The embittered Oliver returns to battle. Bill finally realizes that he loves Maeve, but she accuses him of wanting her only because Oliver does.

362 :09x37 - My Son, My Son: (Episode 7)

May/25/1980
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Oliver, now an officer in the "Black-and-Tans", finds himself in combat against Rory. Bill and Oliver finally make their peace at last.

363 :09x38 - Disraeli: (1) Dizzy

Jun/01/1980
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In this first of a four-part series about the life of famed 19th century British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, success in verbal debates with some of England's most prominent politicians encourages him to stand for Parliament.
Guest Stars: Ian McShane as Benjamin Disraeli | Rosemary Leach as Queen Victoria
Director: Claude Whatham

364 :09x39 - Disraeli: (2) Mary Anne

Jun/08/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

Now a member of Parliament, Disraeli proposes to the wealthy widow of his friend and political ally Wyndham Lewis.
Guest Stars: Ian McShane as Benjamin Disraeli | Rosemary Leach as Queen Victoria
Director: Claude Whatham

365 :09x40 - Disraeli: (3) The Great Game

Jun/15/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

As Disraeli rises to power, he meets Queen Victoria and their legendary alliance takes root as Mary Anne's health begins to deteriorate.
Guest Stars: Ian McShane as Benjamin Disraeli | Rosemary Leach as Queen Victoria
Director: Claude Whatham

366 :09x41 - Disraeli: (4) The Chief

Jun/22/1980
Masterpiece Theatre

The aging Disraeli is elevated to the House of Lords and faces one of his greatest diplomatic challenges, the Suez conflict.
Guest Stars: Ian McShane as Benjamin Disraeli | Rosemary Leach as Queen Victoria
Director: Claude Whatham

Season 10

367 :10x01 - Crime and Punishment: (Episode 1)

Sep/28/1980
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Guest Stars: John Hurt as Raskolnikov | Timothy West as Porfiry
Director: Michael Darlow
Writer: Jack Pulman

368 :10x02 - Crime and Punishment: (Episode 2)

Oct/05/1980
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Guest Stars: John Hurt as Raskolnikov | Timothy West as Porfiry
Director: Michael Darlow
Writer: Jack Pulman

369 :10x03 - Crime and Punishment: (Episode 3)

Oct/12/1980
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Guest Stars: John Hurt as Raskolnikov | Timothy West as Porfiry
Director: Michael Darlow
Writer: Jack Pulman

370 :10x04 - Crime and Punishment: (Episode 4)

Oct/19/1980
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Guest Stars: John Hurt as Raskolnikov | Timothy West as Porfiry
Director: Michael Darlow
Writer: Jack Pulman

Season 11

397 :11x01 - A Town Like Alice: (Episode 1)

Oct/04/1981
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Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, this wonderful love story centers on two prisoners of war - Jean Paget and Joe Harmon - whose romance begins during the Japanese takeover of Malaya in World War II and concludes in the vast Australian outback.

When the story begins, Japanese troops are about to invade Malaya. A group of resident Englishwomen and children, including Jean, are captured. As humiliated prisoners of war, they are forced on a death march across the country.

398 :11x02 - A Town Like Alice: (Episode 2)

Oct/11/1981
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The English prisoners of war are helped by Australian POW Joe Harmon, who develops a special interest in Jean Paget.

399 :11x03 - A Town Like Alice: (Episode 3)

Oct/18/1981
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The surviving women seek refuge in a village where they adopt the lifestyle of the natives.

400 :11x04 - A Town Like Alice: (Episode 4)

Oct/25/1981
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Jean Paget travels to the Australian Outback in search of her beloved Joe, while he is in London looking for her.

401 :11x05 - A Town Like Alice: (Episode 5)

Nov/01/1981
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Jean and Joe are reunited on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, but Jean has difficulty adjusting to the harsh outback, where the local people are not hospitable.

402 :11x06 - A Town Like Alice: (Episode 6)

Nov/08/1981
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After a dangerous rescue mission through flooded rivers, Jean conquers the outback. Noel flies to Australia to try once again to win Jean's affection.

403 :11x07 - Edward and Mrs. Simpson: (1) The Little Prince

Nov/15/1981
In the installment opener, Edward, Prince of Wales, is introduced to American socialite Wallis Warfield Simpson for the first time.
Guest Stars: Edward Fox (1) as King Edward VIII | Cynthia Harris as Wallis Warfield Simpson
Director: Waris Hussein
Writer: Simon Raven

404 :11x08 - Edward and Mrs. Simpson: (2) Venus at the Prow

Nov/22/1981
Wallis Simpson becomes the mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales, and his family ponders what to do about the situation. Then, King George V dies and Edward ascends to the throne.
Guest Stars: Edward Fox (1) as King Edward VIII | Cynthia Harris as Wallis Warfield Simpson
Director: Waris Hussein
Writer: Simon Raven

405 :11x09 - Edward and Mrs. Simpson: (3) The New King

Nov/29/1981
After Edward becomes King, Wallis and her husband decide to get a divorce. Edward wants to be with her but receives legal advice that the King could never marry a divorcee.
Guest Stars: Edward Fox (1) as King Edward VIII | Cynthia Harris as Wallis Warfield Simpson
Director: Waris Hussein
Writer: Simon Raven

406 :11x10 - Edward and Mrs. Simpson: (4) The Divorce

Dec/06/1981
Wallis proceeds with her divorce and there is increasing concern in official British government circles as to what the future may hold for her and King Edward.
Guest Stars: Edward Fox (1) as King Edward VIII | Cynthia Harris as Wallis Warfield Simpson
Director: Waris Hussein
Writer: Simon Raven

407 :11x11 - Edward and Mrs. Simpson: (5) The Decision

Dec/13/1981
After Wallis receives her divorce decree, the King makes it known that he has every intention of marrying her and that if he cannot he will abdicate his throne in favor of his younger brother, the Duke of York.
Guest Stars: Edward Fox (1) as King Edward VIII | Cynthia Harris as Wallis Warfield Simpson
Director: Waris Hussein
Writer: Simon Raven

408 :11x12 - Edward and Mrs. Simpson: (6) Proposals

Dec/20/1981
Trying to avoid abdication, King Edward tries to get government support for a morgantic marriage to Wallis Simpson but this proposal gets nowhere.
Guest Stars: Edward Fox (1) as King Edward VIII | Cynthia Harris as Wallis Warfield Simpson
Director: Waris Hussein
Writer: Simon Raven

409 :11x13 - Edward and Mrs. Simpson: (7) The Abdication

Dec/27/1981
King Edward decides to abdicate from his throne in order to be with the woman he loves, Wallis Warfield Simpson.
Guest Stars: Edward Fox (1) as King Edward VIII | Cynthia Harris as Wallis Warfield Simpson
Director: Waris Hussein
Writer: Simon Raven

429 :11x33 - Flickers: (Episode 1)

May/23/1982
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430 :11x34 - Flickers: (Episode 2)

May/30/1982
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431 :11x35 - Flickers: (Episode 3)

Jun/06/1982
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432 :11x36 - Flickers: (Episode 4)

Jun/13/1982
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433 :11x37 - Flickers: (Episode 5)

Jun/20/1982
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434 :11x38 - Flickers: (Episode 6)

Jun/27/1982
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448 :12x14 - The Good Soldier

Jan/09/1983
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449 :12x15 - Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years: (1) Down and Out

Jan/16/1983
Eight part series dealing with the life of Winston Churchill during the years 1929 through 1939 when he was out of power and favor in Great Britain.

In the series opener, Churchill and his Tory government are swept out of power by Labour in the 1929 elections.
Guest Stars: Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill | Siân Phillips as Clementine Churchill | Eric Porter as Neville Chamberlain

450 :12x16 - Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years: (2) Politics Are Foul

Jan/23/1983
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Guest Stars: Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill | Siân Phillips as Clementine Churchill | Eric Porter as Neville Chamberlain

451 :12x17 - Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years: (3) In High Places

Jan/30/1983
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Guest Stars: Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill | Siân Phillips as Clementine Churchill | Eric Porter as Neville Chamberlain

452 :12x18 - Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years: (4) A Menace in the House

Feb/06/1983
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Guest Stars: Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill | Siân Phillips as Clementine Churchill | Eric Porter as Neville Chamberlain

453 :12x19 - Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years: (5) The Flying Peril

Feb/13/1983
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Guest Stars: Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill | Siân Phillips as Clementine Churchill | Eric Porter as Neville Chamberlain

454 :12x20 - Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years: (6) His Own Funeral

Feb/20/1983
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Guest Stars: Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill | Siân Phillips as Clementine Churchill | Eric Porter as Neville Chamberlain

455 :12x21 - Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years: (7) The Long Tide of Surrender

Feb/27/1983
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Guest Stars: Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill | Siân Phillips as Clementine Churchill | Eric Porter as Neville Chamberlain

456 :12x22 - Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years: (8) What Price Churchill?

Mar/06/1983
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Guest Stars: Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill | Siân Phillips as Clementine Churchill | Eric Porter as Neville Chamberlain

457 :12x23 - On Approval

Mar/13/1983
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458 :12x24 - Drake's Venture

Mar/27/1983
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Guest Stars: Paul Darrow as Thomas Doughty

459 :12x25 - Private Schulz: (Episode 1)

Apr/03/1983
Gerhard Schulz, imprisoned at Spandau for fraud, finds himself released in the early days of World War II in 1939 but by a mistake he's recruited into SS Counterintelligence.
Guest Stars: Michael Elphick as Gerhard Schulz | Ian Richardson as Major Neuheim
Director: Robert Chetwyn
Writer: Jack Pulman

460 :12x26 - Private Schulz: (Episode 2)

Apr/10/1983
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Guest Stars: Michael Elphick as Gerhard Schulz | Ian Richardson as Major Neuheim
Director: Robert Chetwyn
Writer: Jack Pulman

461 :12x27 - Private Schulz: (Episode 3)

Apr/17/1983
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Guest Stars: Michael Elphick as Gerhard Schulz | Ian Richardson as Major Neuheim
Director: Robert Chetwyn
Writer: Jack Pulman

462 :12x28 - Private Schulz: (Episode 4)

Apr/24/1983
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Guest Stars: Michael Elphick as Gerhard Schulz | Ian Richardson as Major Neuheim
Director: Robert Chetwyn
Writer: Jack Pulman

463 :12x29 - Private Schulz: (Episode 5)

May/01/1983
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Guest Stars: Michael Elphick as Gerhard Schulz | Ian Richardson as Major Neuheim
Director: Robert Chetwyn
Writer: Jack Pulman

Season 13

472 :13x01 - Pictures: (Episode 1)

Oct/02/1983
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473 :13x02 - Pictures: (Episode 2)

Oct/09/1983
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474 :13x03 - Pictures: (Episode 3)

Oct/16/1983
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475 :13x04 - Pictures: (Episode 4)

Oct/23/1983
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476 :13x05 - Pictures: (Episode 5)

Oct/30/1983
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477 :13x06 - Pictures: (Episode 6)

Nov/06/1983
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478 :13x07 - Pictures: (Episode 7)

Nov/13/1983
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527 :14x23 - All for Love: (2) Mona

Apr/07/1985
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Season 15

Special: Masterpiece Theatre - Fifteen Years

Mar/09/1986
In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of Masterpiece Theatre, the special salutes the stars and programs of this enduring series. Prominent stars, interviews, and clips are included in the program, taped in the Grand Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton in Boston, Massachusetts.

538 :15x01 - The Last Place on Earth: (1) Poles Apart / Minor Diversions

Oct/20/1985
Masterpiece Theatre

This Season Premiere features the British teleplay series by Trevor Griffiths. PBS condenses the original 7 episodes into 6; more specifically condensing the first 2 into one 90-minute opening episode.

The race to the South Pole begins in 1907 as Royal Navy Captain, Robert Falcon Scott, and Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen, publicly announce their goals.

539 :15x02 - The Last Place on Earth: (2) Leading Men

Oct/27/1985
Masterpiece Theatre

Australia and New Zealand enthusiastically welcome Captain Scott, whose enjoyment is dimmed by news of Amundsen's change of direction.

540 :15x03 - The Last Place on Earth: (3) Gentlemen & Players

Nov/03/1985
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A leadership crisis awaits Amundsen after he forces his men onto the Ice Barrier too soon; Scott has transportation problems.

541 :15x04 - The Last Place on Earth: (4) The Glories of the Race

Nov/10/1985
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Amundsen makes good time with his dog team; Scott meanwhile is battling blizzard conditions and low morale.

542 :15x05 - The Last Place on Earth: (5) Foregone Conclusion

Nov/17/1985
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Roald Amundsen successfully reaches the South Pole on December 15, 1911; a month later, Scott realizes he has lost the race.

543 :15x06 - The Last Place on Earth: (6) Rejoice

Nov/24/1985
Masterpiece Theatre

Suffering from malnutrition, Robert F. Scott and his team face death as bad weather plagues their return.

544 :15x07 - Bleak House: (Episode 1)

Dec/01/1985
Masterpiece Theatre

The lawsuit of "Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce" drags on through generations and is the focal point of this Charles Dickens work.

In episode one, Esther Summerson is summoned to London where she meets Richard Carstone and Ada Clare, the principals of the case.
Guest Stars: Diana Rigg as Lady Dedlock | Denholm Elliott as John Jarndyce | Peter Vaughan (1) as Tulkinghorn

545 :15x08 - Bleak House: (Episode 2)

Dec/08/1985
Masterpiece Theatre

Esther's guardian asks her to run Bleak House; Lady Dedlock takes an interest in the death of a mysterious law-writer.
Guest Stars: Diana Rigg as Lady Dedlock | Denholm Elliott as John Jarndyce | Peter Vaughan (1) as Tulkinghorn

546 :15x09 - Bleak House: (Episode 3)

Dec/15/1985
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Nemo's true identity and sudden death are probed by Mr. Tulkinghorn; a surprise proposal is given to Esther; Miss Flite collapses.
Guest Stars: Diana Rigg as Lady Dedlock | Denholm Elliott as John Jarndyce | Peter Vaughan (1) as Tulkinghorn

547 :15x10 - Bleak House: (Episode 4)

Dec/22/1985
Masterpiece Theatre

Richard and Ada's engagement meets with disapproval from John Jarndyce; Esther meets Lady Dedlock; the court case continues.
Guest Stars: Diana Rigg as Lady Dedlock | Denholm Elliott as John Jarndyce | Peter Vaughan (1) as Tulkinghorn

548 :15x11 - Bleak House: (Episode 5)

Dec/29/1985
Masterpiece Theatre

Captain Hawdon's missing documents are the object of an intense search; Jo is questioned about a mysterious woman; Mr. Guppy discusses Lady Dedlock's past with her.
Guest Stars: Diana Rigg as Lady Dedlock | Denholm Elliott as John Jarndyce | Peter Vaughan (1) as Tulkinghorn

549 :15x12 - Bleak House: (Episode 6)

Jan/05/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Esther contracts smallpox after nursing Jo; Krook dies in a fire at his lodgings; Mr. Tulkinghorn threatens Lady Dedlock with her past indiscretions.
Guest Stars: Diana Rigg as Lady Dedlock | Denholm Elliott as John Jarndyce | Peter Vaughan (1) as Tulkinghorn

550 :15x13 - Bleak House: (Episode 7)

Jan/12/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Lady Dedlock confesses her secret to a now-recovered Esther; Jo is found in desperate condition after her kidnapping; a malicious intruder traps Tulkinghorn.
Guest Stars: Diana Rigg as Lady Dedlock | Denholm Elliott as John Jarndyce | Peter Vaughan (1) as Tulkinghorn

551 :15x14 - Bleak House: (Episode 8)

Jan/19/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Richard is obsessed with the Jarndyce case despite his marriage to Ada; Lady Dedlock visits her lover's grave; a verdict is returned.
Guest Stars: Diana Rigg as Lady Dedlock | Denholm Elliott as John Jarndyce | Peter Vaughan (1) as Tulkinghorn

552 :15x15 - Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy: (Episode 1)

Jan/26/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Prime Minister Clement Attlee sends Lord Louis Mountbatten and his wife Edwina to India to oversee their transition from colony to independent country.

553 :15x16 - Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy: (Episode 2)

Feb/02/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Bloody battles between Muslims and Hindus hinder Mountbatten's negotiations with the leaders of the various factions.

554 :15x17 - Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy: (Episode 3)

Feb/09/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Nehru, Gandhi and the Hindus reluctantly agree to Mohammed Ali Jinnah's demand to create a separate Muslim stale.

555 :15x18 - Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy: (Episode 4)

Feb/16/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Edwina Mountbatten nurses the wounded and displaced; Gandhi is unhappy with the division of India.

556 :15x19 - Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy: (Episode 5)

Feb/23/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Violent confrontations continue as the Muslims move into the newly created country of Pakistan.

557 :15x20 - Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy: (Episode 6)

Mar/02/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Despite continuing disagreement among the various Indian factions, Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, their task completed, reluctantly prepare to leave India.

558 :15x21 - By the Sword Divided, I: (Episode 1)

Mar/23/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

"By The Sword Divided" examines the divisive effects of England's Civil War (1640-1646) on the Lacey family and its retainers.

In episode one, Sir Martin Lacey prepares to marry off his daughters.

559 :15x22 - By the Sword Divided, I: (Episode 2)

Mar/30/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Sir Martin Lacey's support of the king's call to arms divides his family when son-in-law John Fletcher chooses to side with Parliament.

560 :15x23 - By the Sword Divided, I: (Episode 3)

Apr/06/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

The king's followers try to find someone who can safely transport the collected Royalist silver from its cache at Arnescote to Oxford.

561 :15x24 - By the Sword Divided, I: (Episode 4)

Apr/13/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

While searching for the hidden Royalist silver, a Roundhead troop's arrival at Arnescote embroils Lacey family members in a brutal conflict.

562 :15x25 - By the Sword Divided, I: (Episode 5)

Apr/20/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Sir Martin Lacey and his son Tom gather a small Royalist force to defend Arnescote Castle from the impending Roundhead attack.

563 :15x26 - By the Sword Divided, I: (Episode 6)

Apr/27/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Oliver Cromwell orders Captain Marsh to forcibly take Arnescote. The Lacey family, and an unwilling Anne Fletcher, prepare to withstand a siege.

564 :15x27 - By the Sword Divided, I: (Episode 7)

May/04/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

One of Tom's schemes for fortifying Arnescote Castle involves stealing a much-needed cannon from a nearby Roundhead encampment.

565 :15x28 - By the Sword Divided, I: (Episode 8)

May/11/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Sir Martin Lacey is dead and Tom is imprisoned in Swinford. Cromwell has ruthless plans for Arnescote despite the Parliamentary order for its sale.

566 :15x29 - By the Sword Divided, I: (Episode 9)

May/18/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Arnescote's new owners take possession of the castle. Despite attempts to reconcile former opponents in the Civil War, peace is threatened by a mutiny within the army.

567 :15x30 - The Irish RM, II: (1) A Horse! A Horse!

May/25/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

"The Irish RM - Series II", chronicles the further misadventures of the Irish Resident Magistrate, Major Sinclair Yeates.

Despite his marriage to Sally, Flurry Knox continues to scheme. This time he solicits Major Sinclair Yeates to help him sell Gen. Porteous a horse.

568 :15x31 - The Irish RM, II: (2) The Dispensary Doctor

Jun/01/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

The annual regatta results in the major's involvement in a sticky situation and a disastrous boat race.

569 :15x32 - The Irish RM, II: (3) Holy Island

Jun/08/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

The local residents waste no time celebrating after a ship, transporting a cargo of rum, goes aground near Skebawn.

570 :15x33 - The Irish RM, II: (4) Oweneen the Sprat

Jun/15/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

A drunken "mountainy" man demands compensation after a Christmas Eve collision with the Yeates' carriage.

571 :15x34 - The Irish RM, II: (5) A Royal Command

Jun/22/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Flurry Knox challenges a visiting maharaja's polo team to a match.

572 :15x35 - The Irish RM, II: (6) The Aussolas Martin Cat

Jun/29/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Flurry and Sally discover that his grandmother wants a new tenant for Aussolas Castle, where they now live. The tycoon who moves in is unsettled by a strange animal in his bedroom.

Season 16

573 :16x01 - Paradise Postponed: (1) Death of a Saint

Oct/19/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Season 16 begins with "Paradise Postponed", an 11-part series depicting life in the English village of Rapstone from the late 1950s into 1985. Much of the story centers around the Reverend Simeon Simcox and his peculiar will that upon his death, completely stuns his family.

In episode one, we meet the Reverend's two sons; Henry the writer and Fred the doctor. The drama begins with Reverend Simcox's funeral in 1985; then the scene shifts back in time to 1948 and the story begins to unfold.
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

574 :16x02 - Paradise Postponed: (2) The Temptation of Henry Simcox

Oct/26/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Even while being wooed by a film producer, Henry is determined to prove that his father was insane when he wrote the will. For Fred, life is about to change for another reason entirely.
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

575 :16x03 - Paradise Postponed: (3) Chez Titmuss

Nov/02/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Leslie Titmuss, who starts out as the somewhat repulsive poor boy doing odd jobs around the Simcox house, begins to carefully calculate plans for his future. Those plans include marriage to Sir Nicholas Fanner's daughter, Charlotte. Meanwhile, Henry seeks a lawyer's advice after he finds an earlier will made by his father.
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

576 :16x04 - Paradise Postponed: (4) Living in the Past

Nov/09/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

While in Hollywood to work on a film script, Henry marries Agnes Salter. Leslie has become successful in business and politics, but he finds that his married life is another matter entirely.
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

577 :16x05 - Paradise Postponed: (5) The Wrongs of Man

Nov/16/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Charlotte learns that Tom Nowt's old cottage has been sold; Fred joins Dr. Salter as a partner; and a hunting accident injures Humphrey.
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

578 :16x06 - Paradise Postponed: (6) The Lost Leader

Nov/23/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Unhampered by his ineffectual business partners and his concerned wife, Leslie's scheming intensifies and he takes advantage of a major political opportunity. Meanwhile, Henry's marriage begins to show signs of failure.
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

579 :16x07 - Paradise Postponed: (7) And a Happy New Year to You, Too!

Nov/30/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Fred, Henry, Agnes and Francesca spend Christmas 1969 with Simeon and Dorothy Simcox. Leslie's parents are entertained by Sir Nicholas and Lady Grace.
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

580 :16x08 - Paradise Postponed: (8) Enigma Variations

Dec/07/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Leslie turns his attention to his infant son's future; Fred is asked by a dying Dr Salter to look alter Dorothy; Agnes and Henry's marriage takes another turn for the worse.
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

581 :16x09 - Paradise Postponed: (9) The Gods of the Copy Book Headings

Dec/14/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Leslie is now a Cabinet Minister; lady Grace is upset when her jewel box, containing hidden secrets of her past, is stolen.
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

582 :16x10 - Paradise Postponed: (10) Faith Unfaithful

Dec/21/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Charlotte's death provides Leslie with an opportunity to further his career. Hoping to prevent his mother from receiving a court summons, Fred attempts to discover why Reverend Simcox's will left everything to Leslie Titmuss.
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

583 :16x11 - Paradise Postponed: (11) The Simcox Inheritance

Dec/28/1986
Masterpiece Theatre

Fred exposes family secrets; Leslie battles for his son's inheritance; and Fred and Agnes have another encounter...
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

594 :16x22 - Silas Marner

Mar/15/1987
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600 :16x28 - The Death of the Heart

May/03/1987
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601 :16x29 - Love Song: (Episode 1)

May/10/1987
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602 :16x30 - Love Song: (Episode 2)

May/17/1987
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Season 17

603 :17x01 - The Bretts, I: (Episode 1)

Oct/11/1987
Masterpiece Theatre

Season 17 begins with this 8-part series about the Bretts, a 1920s family of sweepingly self-indulgent thespians whose fame is bigger than their bank accounts.

In the opening episode, patriarch Charles Brett accepts a new acting role, hires a young secretary which upsets his wife Lydia and attempts to purchase the Princess Theatre.

604 :17x02 - The Bretts, I: (Episode 2)

Oct/18/1987
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Thomas Brett's lifestyle is nearly destroyed by a secret from Daphne Villiers' past.

605 :17x03 - The Bretts, I: (Episode 3)

Oct/25/1987
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Martha Brett and Jean Lacy are both attracted to the Princess Theatre's manager.

606 :17x04 - The Bretts, I: (Episode 4)

Nov/01/1987
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Edwin's movie career shocks his family; a screen test is arranged for Charles; and Thomas grows nervous about his new play.

607 :17x05 - The Bretts, I: (Episode 5)

Nov/08/1987
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Martha is fascinated with an American while Lydia secretly negotiates for a Broadway role so she can pay her tax bill.

608 :17x06 - The Bretts, I: (Episode 6)

Nov/15/1987
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Charles is jealous of the attention paid to Lydia by her leading man. Sutton discovers incriminating evidence against Hegarty.

609 :17x07 - The Bretts, I: (Episode 7)

Nov/22/1987
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Martha's sprained ankle causes her to lose an important role to Lydia. The Bretts are taken to court.

610 :17x08 - The Bretts, I: (Episode 8)

Nov/29/1987
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While Edwin's and Sutton's romantic liasons prosper, Martha faces a painful decision about her relationship with Gerard.

611 :17x09 - Northanger Abbey

Dec/06/1987
Masterpiece Theatre

A young woman's fondness for Gothic novels leads her to suspect foul deeds are being committed at an isolated estate.

612 :17x10 - Sorrell and Son: (Episode 1)

Dec/13/1987
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"Sorrell and Son" is a 5-part series about some very likable people; war-hero-turned-hotel-porter Capt. Stephen Sorrell, his son Kit, and such stock English characters as faithful servants, benevolent masters and a dotty vicar.

Episode one begins to chronicle the relationship of a father and son as they struggle to overcome adversity. First up: Stephen Sorrell seeks employment.

613 :17x11 - Sorrell and Son: (Episode 2)

Dec/20/1987
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Kit is sent home from school because the snobbish headmaster is disdainful of Sorrell's career.

614 :17x12 - Sorrell and Son: (Episode 3)

Dec/27/1987
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While a medical student at London hospital, Kit has an affair with a working-class girl. To the delight of all, the Pelican Hotel begins to prosper.

615 :17x13 - Sorrell and Son: (Episode 4)

Jan/03/1988
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Kit becomes a surgeon but realizes his personal happiness rests with Molly Pentreath, whose lifestyle does not include marriage.

616 :17x14 - Sorrell and Son: (Episode 5)

Jan/10/1988
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An aging Stephen Sorrell becomes sick but hides his illness from Kit, who has become a very successful surgeon and a member of fashionable London society.

617 :17x15 - Fortunes of War: (Episode 1)

Jan/17/1988
Masterpiece Theatre

This 7-part series chronicles civilian life in wartime Europe, focusing on an idealist's marriage. The series is based on Olivia Mannings' stories "The Balkan Trilogy" and "The Levant Trilogy".

September 1939. War breaks out as newly married Guy and Harriet Pringle set out on a journey across Europe and into the heart of the Balkans to Romania, where an uneasy neutrality reigns.
Guest Stars: Caroline Langrishe as Bella Niculesco | Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle | Emma Thompson as Harriet Pringle

618 :17x16 - Fortunes of War: (Episode 2)

Jan/24/1988
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January 1940. The Romanian Prime Minister has been assassinated by the Fascist Iron Guard and Bucharest is rife with rumor and counter-rumor. Guy's popularity with his students, and Bucharest's expatriate community, leaves his wife Harriet wondering when he will find time for her.
Guest Stars: Caroline Langrishe as Bella Niculesco | Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle | Emma Thompson as Harriet Pringle

619 :17x17 - Fortunes of War: (Episode 3)

Jan/31/1988
Masterpiece Theatre

June 1940. France has fallen and Romania is forging an alliance with the Germans. Harriet is annoyed when Prince Yakimov becomes a permanent resident in the Pringle flat. The Pringles are also secretly sheltering Sasha Drucker, who is hiding from the Iron Guard.

620 :17x18 - Fortunes of War: (Episode 4)

Feb/07/1988
Masterpiece Theatre

October 1940. Unwittingly betrayed by Prince Yakimov, Guys name has appeared on a Gestapo death list. The Pringle flat has been ransacked and the Jewish refugee, Sasha Drucker, has disappeared. Bucharest is overrun by Germans and it is time for the English to move on. Alone, Harriet waits anxiously for Guy to join her in Athens.

621 :17x19 - Fortunes of War: (Episode 5)

Feb/14/1988
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April 1941. Harriet's brief encounter with a young army officer comes to an end as German troops advance into Greece and the Allied Forces mobilize. Prince Yakimov was tragically killed as the English community leaves Athens. In the nick of time, Guy and Harriet escape on a derelict cargo boat which carries them to Cairo.

622 :17x20 - Fortunes of War: (Episode 6)

Feb/21/1988
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Autumn 1942. Simon Boulderstone sets out in search of his brother, only to learn that he has been killed in action. Guy returns from Alexandria to take charge of the Institute in Cairo. Harriet feels that she can play no part in Guy's ambitious plans for reorganization.

623 :17x21 - Fortunes of War: (Episode 7)

Feb/28/1988
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January 1943. Feeling neglected by Guy, a weakened and sickly Harriet decides to return to England. Unbeknownst to Guy, on a last-minute impulse, Harriet changes her mind and departs for Damascus instead. Meanwhile in Cairo, news has come that the ship Harriet was to have sailed on was torpedoed, and there were no survivors...

624 :17x22 - Day After the Fair: (Episode 1)

Mar/06/1988
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"Day After The Fair" is a neat 2-part tale courtesy of Thomas Hardy's short story On the Western Circuit.

Anna, a servant girl, meets a traveling lawyer at a country fair and falls in love. He writes her love letters to which she can't respond because she's illiterate, so she has her mistress, Edith, write for her.

625 :17x23 - Day After the Fair: (Episode 2)

Mar/13/1988
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After consenting to ghost-write Anna's love letters, Edith pours out her own fantasies in the letters that become increasingly lyrical and intimate. Through their correspondence, she too falls in love with the barrister who still believes the letter writer is the perky housemaid...

626 :17x24 - David Copperfield: (Episode 1)

Mar/27/1988
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This 5-part adaptation of Charles Dickens' eighth and most popular novel features a colorful carousel of some of literature's favorite characters; including Aunt Betsey Trotwood, Uriah Heep, Mr. Micawber, and the earnest lad himself - David Copperfield.

Though he never knew his father, David's early childhood is idyllic until his mother marries the ill-tempered Mr. Murdstone.

627 :17x25 - David Copperfield: (Episode 2)

Apr/03/1988
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After removing David from school, Mr. Murdstone sends him to live with the debt-ridden Mr. Micawber.

628 :17x26 - David Copperfield: (Episode 3)

Apr/10/1988
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Upon completing his studies in Canterbury, David journeys to London where he begins an apprenticeship with the lawyer Spenlow.

629 :17x27 - David Copperfield: (Episode 4)

Apr/17/1988
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James Steerforth mysteriously departs for foreign shores. David's courtship of Dora Spenlow is opposed by her father.

630 :17x28 - David Copperfield: (Episode 5)

Apr/24/1988
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Dora and David settle into married life. Uriah Heep is confronted with evidence of his misdeeds.

631 :17x29 - By the Sword Divided, II: (Episode 1)

Aug/28/1988
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In "By The Sword Divided" Series II, PBS turns this original 10-part BBC sequel into a 7-part drama that continues to relate the saga of the aristocratic Lacey family during England`s 17th Century Civil War, a conflict that divided a nation as well as family and friends.

Episode 1 begins in 1649 with the end of the war fought by the Royalists (or Cavaliers) and Cromwell`s Puritans (or Roundheads), then moves on to the trial and beheading of Charles I.

632 :17x30 - By the Sword Divided, II: (Episode 2)

Sep/04/1988
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A witch finder, Henry Snelling, comes to Arnescote Castle and convinces John that Minty practices witchcraft.

633 :17x31 - By the Sword Divided, II: (Episode 3)

Sep/11/1988
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Tom Lacey and his sister Lucinda hide fugitive Charles II at Arnescote.

634 :17x32 - By the Sword Divided, II: (Episode 4)

Sep/18/1988
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Hugh Brandon's promotion to the position of castle steward adds to his already unhappy personal life.

635 :17x33 - By the Sword Divided, II: (Episode 5)

Sep/25/1988
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Sir Ralph Winter betrays Lord Edward Ferrar's scheme to take Arnescote Castle, prompting an enraged Tom Lacey to challenge Winter to a duel.

636 :17x34 - By the Sword Divided, II: (Episode 6)

Oct/02/1988
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As Cromwell lies dying, his supporters face the problem of naming a successor. Tom Lacey returns
from exile and Lucinda tries to prevent him from confronting General Horton.

637 :17x35 - By the Sword Divided, II: (Episode 7)

Oct/09/1988
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With the Commonwealth's disintegration after Cromwell's death, Charles II's restoration to the throne is imminent. Lucinda decides to plead for John Fletcher's life.

Season 18

638 :18x01 - A Perfect Spy: (Episode 1)

Oct/16/1988
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645 :18x08 - Heaven on Earth

Dec/04/1988
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646 :18x09 - A Wreath of Roses

Jan/08/1989
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657 :18x20 - The Charmer: (1) Gorse, the Tempter

Apr/30/1989
Six part mini-series about the exploits of con man and murderer Ralph Gorse.
Guest Stars: Nigel Havers as Ralph Gorse

658 :18x21 - The Charmer: (2) Gorse, the Investor

May/07/1989
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Guest Stars: Nigel Havers as Ralph Gorse

659 :18x22 - The Charmer: (3) Gorse, the Deceiver

May/14/1989
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Guest Stars: Nigel Havers as Ralph Gorse

660 :18x23 - The Charmer: (4) Gorse in the Middle

May/21/1989
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Guest Stars: Nigel Havers as Ralph Gorse

661 :18x24 - The Charmer: (5) Gorse the Imposter

May/28/1989
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Guest Stars: Nigel Havers as Ralph Gorse

662 :18x25 - The Charmer: (6) Gorse at the End

Jun/04/1989
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Guest Stars: Nigel Havers as Ralph Gorse

Season 19

669 :19x01 - And a Nightingale Sang

Oct/15/1989
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678 :19x10 - The Yellow Wallpaper

Dec/17/1989
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690 :19x22 - The Dressmaker

Apr/15/1990
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Season 20

702 :20x01 - The Heat of the Day

Sep/30/1990
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703 :20x02 - The Ginger Tree (1)

Oct/14/1990
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704 :20x03 - The Ginger Tree (2)

Oct/21/1990
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705 :20x04 - The Ginger Tree (3)

Oct/28/1990
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706 :20x05 - The Ginger Tree (4)

Nov/04/1990
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707 :20x06 - Jeeves & Wooster, Series I: (1) Jeeves' Arrival

Nov/11/1990
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On the day Bertie Wooster engages Jeeves as he valet, his Aunt Agatha declares that it is high time Bertie married and she has selected the perfect wife, Honoria Glossop, the daughter of Sir Roderick and Lady Glossop. But Wooster's friend, Richard "Bingo" Little, reveals that he is madly in love with Honoria. Sensing a means of escape for himself Wooster hatches a plan to set things straight. Luckily, Jeeves has arrived to save Bertie from his own schemes (and hangovers).

Originally aired in the UK as Series I, Episode 1: "Jeeves Takes Charge"

708 :20x07 - Jeeves & Wooster, Series I: (2) Golf Tournament

Nov/18/1990
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Bertie Wooster sets out for the quarter-finals of the Drones Club Golf Tournament, accompanied by Jeeves and Aunt Agatha's terrier, MacIntosh. His opponent is Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps, who is considered a walkover. Bertie is soundly beaten and later finds trouble in the form of Bobbie Wickham; first involving hot-water bottle piercing, then by giving away Aunt Agatha's dog to a broadway producer. Meanwhile "Tuppy" Glossop romances opera singer Cora Bellinger and Jeeves hatches a plan involving a little concert in which Bertie must sing.

Originally aired in the UK as Series I, Episode 2: "Tuppy and the Terrier"

Also known as: "Bertie Is in Love"

709 :20x08 - Jeeves & Wooster, Series I: (3) The Gambling Event

Nov/25/1990
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Uncle George has become engaged to a young waitress and Aunt Agatha wants Bertie to offer her a hundred pounds to end the scandalous engagement. Although Jeeves helps Wooster find a new, more suitably aged mate for his uncle, the two men abscond to the country knowing that Agatha will not approve of the new union either. While staying in the country mansion of Lord and Lady Wickhammersley, Jeeves and Wooster attend a village festival where Bingo Little suggests they gamble on various sporting events, although Lady Wickhammersley disapproves of any gambling because it is her husbands weakness. Wooster creates a secret gambling syndicate designed to accrue winnings, but the bookie - a sharpie named Steggles - has plans of his own that will impede Wooster's scheme. However, Wooster may hold the trump card in the person of his wily manservant.

Originally aired in the UK as Series I, Episode 3: "The Purity of the Turf"

710 :20x09 - Jeeves & Wooster, Series I: (4) Hunger Strike

Dec/02/1990
Masterpiece Theatre

(Part 1 of 2) While visiting the estate of his Uncle Tom and Aunt Dahlia, Wooster is trust into the dual roles of matchmaker and financial advisor. He singlehandedly attempts to mend the broken engagement between his cousin Angela and her boneheaded beau Tuppy Glossop, while fanning the flames of love between newt-loving school chum Gussie Fink Nottle and his poetic object of desire, Madeline Basset. Additionally, Wooster counsels Aunt Dahlia on how to entice a sizable loan from her husband.

Originally aired in the UK as Series I, Episode 4: "The Hunger Strike"

711 :20x10 - Jeeves & Wooster, Series I: (5) The Matchmaker

Dec/09/1990
Masterpiece Theatre

(Part 2 of 2) Bertie Wooster has caused severe damage to several relationships while at the estate of his Aunt Dahlia and Uncle Tom. Having mucked up two potential marriages and made it unlikely that his aunt would receive a much needed loan from her husband, Wooster returns uninvited to the Travers' estate - much to the horror of his relations. Through additional ridiculous schemes, Wooster manages to further damage the fragile relationships. Leave it to the cunning Jeeves to hatch a plan to unite the quarreling couples through their mutual feelings of contempt for Bertie.

Originally aired in the UK as Series I, Episode 5: "Brinkley Manor"

712 :20x11 - Scoop

Dec/30/1990
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713 :20x12 - A Room of One's Own

Jan/06/1991
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715 :20x14 - House of Cards (1)

Mar/31/1991
After the downfall of Margaret Thatcher, Tory Party Chief Whip Francis Urquhart, a modern day Richard III, devises a complex plot to eliminate his rivals and become Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Guest Stars: Susannah Harker as Mattie Storin | Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart | Diane Fletcher as Elizabeth Urquhart | Colin Jeavons as Tim Stamper | James Villiers as Charles Collingridge
Director: Paul Seed

716 :20x15 - House of Cards (2)

Apr/07/1991
Manipulative Francis Urquhart continues his plan to bring down the Prime Minister of Great Britain using idealistic reporter Matty Storin as one of his pawns.
Guest Stars: Susannah Harker as Mattie Storin | Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart | Diane Fletcher as Elizabeth Urquhart | Colin Jeavons as Tim Stamper | James Villiers as Charles Collingridge
Director: Paul Seed

717 :20x16 - House of Cards (3)

Apr/14/1991
Urquhart succeeds in bringing down Prime Minister Collingwood and proceeds with his plan to obtain the office by eliminating all potential rivals from contention.
Guest Stars: Susannah Harker as Mattie Storin | Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart | Diane Fletcher as Elizabeth Urquhart | Colin Jeavons as Tim Stamper | James Villiers as Charles Collingridge
Director: Paul Seed

718 :20x17 - House of Cards (4)

Apr/21/1991
Urquhart has finally eliminated his rivals and is on the verge of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain but reporter Mattie Storin has finally gotten wise to his machinations and presents his final hurdle.
Guest Stars: Susannah Harker as Mattie Storin | Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart | Diane Fletcher as Elizabeth Urquhart | Colin Jeavons as Tim Stamper
Director: Paul Seed

719 :20x18 - The Shiralee

Apr/28/1991
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720 :20x19 - Summer's Lease (1)

May/12/1991
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721 :20x20 - Summer's Lease (2)

May/19/1991
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722 :20x21 - Summer's Lease (3)

May/26/1991
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723 :20x22 - Summer's Lease (4)

Jun/02/1991
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Season 21

724 :21x01 - A Murder of Quality (1)

Oct/13/1991
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726 :21x03 - Sleepers (1)

Oct/27/1991
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727 :21x04 - Sleepers (2)

Nov/03/1991
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728 :21x05 - Sleepers (3)

Nov/10/1991
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729 :21x06 - Sleepers (4)

Nov/17/1991
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730 :21x07 - She's Been Away

Nov/24/1991
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731 :21x08 - Parnell and the Englishwoman (1)

Dec/01/1991
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Katharine O'Shea

735 :21x12 - Titmuss Regained (1)

Feb/09/1992
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Guest Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas as Jenny Sidonia
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

736 :21x13 - Titmuss Regained (2)

Feb/16/1992
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Guest Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas as Jenny Sidonia
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

737 :21x14 - Titmuss Regained (3)

Feb/23/1992
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Guest Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas as Jenny Sidonia
Story: John Mortimer | Screenplay: John Mortimer

738 :21x15 - Adam Bede (1)

Mar/01/1992
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Guest Stars: Susannah Harker as Dinah Morris

739 :21x16 - Adam Bede (2)

Mar/08/1992
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Guest Stars: Susannah Harker as Dinah Morris

740 :21x17 - A Doll's House

Mar/15/1992
Ibsen's classic play about a pampered wife who's kept a secret from her husband for many years.
Guest Stars: Juliet Stevenson as Nora Helmer | Trevor Eve as Torvald Helmer | Geraldine James as Kristine Linde | Patrick Malahide as Dr. Rank | David Calder as Nils Krogstad | Sonia Ritter as Helene | Helen Blatch as Anne-Marie | Dennis Clinton as Porter | Joe Anderson as Ivar | Max Anderson as Bob | Alexandra Gill as Emmy
Director: David Thacker
Writer: Joan Tindale

741 :21x18 - Clarissa (1)

Mar/22/1992
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742 :21x19 - Clarissa (2)

Mar/29/1992
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743 :21x20 - Clarissa (3)

Apr/05/1992
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744 :21x21 - Henry V

Apr/12/1992
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745 :21x22 - A Perfect Hero (1)

May/03/1992
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746 :21x23 - A Perfect Hero (2)

May/10/1992
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747 :21x24 - A Perfect Hero (3)

May/17/1992
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748 :21x25 - A Perfect Hero (4)

May/24/1992
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Season 22

752 :22x01 - A Question of Attribution

Oct/04/1992
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753 :22x02 - The Best of Friends

Oct/18/1992
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754 :22x03 - Memento Mori: (Part 1)

Oct/25/1992
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755 :22x04 - Memento Mori: (Part 2)

Nov/01/1992
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757 :22x06 - The Secret Agent (1)

Nov/15/1992
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758 :22x07 - The Secret Agent (2)

Nov/22/1992
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759 :22x08 - The Secret Agent (3)

Nov/29/1992
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760 :22x09 - Jeeves and Wooster, Series II: (1) Introduction on Broadway

Dec/27/1992
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Lady Blessington-Blessington sends her son Cyril, an aspiring actor, to New York to keep him away from theatrical people. He is sent with specific instructions from Aunt Agatha for Bertie to keep him out of theatrical circles - instructions which of course Cyril rips up before Bertie can read them. So he lands a part in a Broadway musical called Ask Dad!, and Bertie tours the USA with the show. Aunt Agatha turns up at Berties apartment in New York accompanied by Arthur Prysock, an art critic with whom she intends to open an art gallery. Meanwhile, Bertie's struggling artist friend, Corky, needs help convincing his uncle that the girl he wants to marry is suitable. Unfortunately Jeeves' solution may be too good.

Originally aired in the UK as Series III, Episode 3: "Introduction on Broadway"

761 :22x10 - Jeeves and Wooster, Series II: (2) Right Ho, Jeeves

Jan/03/1993
Masterpiece Theatre

After a wild night with "Catsmeat" Potter-Pirbright, Gussie Fink-Nottle is arrested for wading about Trafalgar fountain looking for Newts. For purely simple and logical reasons, Bertie goes to Deverill Hall pretending to be Gussie in order to win the aunts' approval of his marriage to Madeline Basset; and Gussie must go under the name Bertie Wooster to woo Catsmeat's fiancé, Gertrude Winkworth. Bertie tries to teach Gussie some modern songs to impress Gertrude. While on the train to Deverill, Madeline meets Aunt Agatha, who tells her of Bertie's forthcoming engagement.

Originally aired in the UK as Series III, Episode 4: "Right Ho, Jeeves"

762 :22x11 - Jeeves and Wooster, Series II: (3) Hot Off the Press

Jan/10/1993
Masterpiece Theatre

Jeeves does not approve of Bertie's new, bossy fiance - Lady Florence Craye - author of "Strength Through Willpower". During a weekend party at Totleigh-in-the-Wold, Florence orders Bertie to steal and destroy a manuscript containing the memoirs of her uncle, Sir Watkyn Bassett; which could prove scandalous to everyone in his life, including herself and Madeline Bassett. Wooster manages to steal the manuscript and gives it to Jeeves, who as always knows best. Meanwhile, Stephanie "Stiffy" Byng, who is producing the village entertainment for the party, continues to flirt with "Gussie" Fink-Nottle, much to Madeline's displeasure.

Originally aired in the UK as Series III, Episode 4: "Hot Off the Press"

Also known as: "Sir Watkyn Bassett's Memoirs"

764 :22x13 - The Countess Alice

Jan/24/1993
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765 :22x14 - Impromptu

Feb/07/1993
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766 :22x15 - The Black Heath Poisonings (1)

Feb/14/1993
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Guest Stars: Julia St. John as Beatrice Vandervent

769 :22x18 - Hedda Gabler

Mar/07/1993
Ibsen's classic play about a selfish and grasping woman whose manipulations bring about tragedy.
Guest Stars: Fiona Shaw as Hedda Gabler | Donal McCann as Judge Brack | Stephen Rea as Eljert Lovborg | Brid Brennan as Mrs. Elvsted | Nicholas Woodeson as Jorgen Tesman | Pat Leavy as Miss Tesman | Susan Colvero as Berte
Director: Deborah Warner

772 :22x21 - Calling the Shots (1)

Apr/18/1993
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773 :22x22 - Calling the Shots (2)

Apr/25/1993
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774 :22x23 - Calling the Shots (3)

May/02/1993
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775 :22x24 - Dr. Finlay, I (1)

May/09/1993
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776 :22x25 - Dr. Finlay, I (2)

May/16/1993
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777 :22x26 - Dr. Finlay, I (3)

May/23/1993
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778 :22x27 - Dr. Finlay, I (4)

May/30/1993
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779 :22x28 - Dr. Finlay, I (5)

Jun/06/1993
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780 :22x29 - Dr. Finlay, I (6)

Jun/13/1993
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Season 23

781 :23x01 - Selected Exits

Oct/03/1993
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787 :23x07 - Sharpe (1)

Nov/14/1993
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788 :23x08 - Sharpe (2)

Nov/21/1993
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789 :23x09 - Sharpe (3)

Nov/28/1993
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790 :23x10 - Sharpe (4)

Dec/05/1993
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791 :23x11 - To Play the King (1)

Jan/16/1994
Francis Urquhart returns in this sequel to House of Cards. Having schemed and murdered his way into the office of Prime Minister of Great Britain, Urquhart comes into conflict with his new King.
Guest Stars: Susannah Harker as Mattie Storin | Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart | Michael Kitchen as The King | Rowena King as Chloe Carmichael | Colin Jeavons as Tim Stamper | Diane Fletcher as Elizabeth Urquhart | Kitty Aldridge as Sarah Harding | Erika Hoffman as The Lady
Director: Paul Seed

792 :23x12 - To Play the King (2)

Jan/23/1994
A showdown looms when the King speaks out against some of the policies of Urquhart's government.
Guest Stars: Susannah Harker as Mattie Storin | Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart | Michael Kitchen as The King | Rowena King as Chloe Carmichael | Colin Jeavons as Tim Stamper | Diane Fletcher as Elizabeth Urquhart | Kitty Aldridge as Sarah Harding
Director: Paul Seed

793 :23x13 - To Play the King (3)

Jan/30/1994
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Guest Stars: Susannah Harker as Mattie Storin | Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart | Diane Fletcher as Elizabeth Urquhart | Michael Kitchen as The King | Colin Jeavons as Tim Stamper | Rowena King as Chloe Carmichael | Kitty Aldridge as Sarah Harding | Erika Hoffman as The Lady
Director: Paul Seed

794 :23x14 - To Play the King (4)

Feb/06/1994
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Guest Stars: Susannah Harker as Mattie Storin | Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart | Diane Fletcher as Elizabeth Urquhart | Colin Jeavons as Tim Stamper | Michael Kitchen as The King | Rowena King as Chloe Carmichael | Kitty Aldridge as Sarah Harding | Erika Hoffman as The Lady
Director: Paul Seed

795 :23x15 - Body and Soul (1)

Feb/13/1994
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Guest Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas as Sister Gabriel, Anna Gibson

796 :23x16 - Body and Soul (2)

Feb/20/1994
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Guest Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas as Sister Gabriel, Anna Gibson

797 :23x17 - Body and Soul (3)

Feb/27/1994
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Guest Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas as Sister Gabriel, Anna Gibson

798 :23x18 - Body and Soul (4)

Mar/06/1994
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Guest Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas as Sister Gabriel, Anna Gibson

799 :23x19 - Middlemarch (1)

Mar/13/1994
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Guest Stars: Juliet Aubrey as Dorothea Brooke | Patrick Malahide as Reverend Edward Casaubon | Douglas Hodge as Dr Tertius Lydgate | Trevyn McDowell as Rosamond Vincy | Robert Hardy as Arthur Brooke | Rufus Sewell as Will Ladislaw | Peter Jeffrey as Bulstrode | Caroline Harker as Celia Brooke | Clive Russell as Caleb Garth | Jonathan Firth as Fred Vincy | Rachel Power as Mary Garth
Director: Anthony Page

803 :23x23 - Middlemarch (5)

Apr/10/1994
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Story: George Eliot | Screenplay: Andrew Davies

804 :23x24 - Middlemarch (6)

Apr/17/1994
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Story: George Eliot | Screenplay: Andrew Davies

805 :23x25 - A Foreign Field

Apr/24/1994
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Season 24

809 :24x01 - The Blue Boy

Oct/02/1994
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810 :24x02 - The Rector's Wife (1)

Oct/09/1994
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811 :24x03 - The Rector's Wife (2)

Oct/16/1994
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812 :24x04 - The Rector's Wife (3)

Oct/23/1994
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813 :24x05 - Dandelion Dead (1)

Oct/30/1994
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814 :24x06 - Dandelion Dead (2)

Nov/06/1994
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815 :24x07 - Doctor Finlay II (1)

Nov/13/1994
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816 :24x08 - Doctor Finlay II (2)

Nov/20/1994
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817 :24x09 - Doctor Finlay II (3)

Nov/27/1994
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818 :24x10 - Doctor Finlay II (4)

Dec/04/1994
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819 :24x11 - Doctor Finlay II (5)

Dec/11/1994
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820 :24x12 - Doctor Finlay II (6)

Dec/18/1994
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834 :24x26 - Hard Times

Apr/30/1995
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835 :24x27 - Much Ado About Nothing

May/07/1995
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836 :24x28 - Sharpe II (1)

May/14/1995
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837 :24x29 - Sharpe II (2)

May/21/1995
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838 :24x30 - Sharpe II (3)

May/28/1995
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Season 25

839 :25x01 - The Buccaneers (1)

Oct/08/1995
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840 :25x02 - The Buccaneers (2)

Oct/15/1995
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841 :25x03 - The Buccaneers (3)

Oct/22/1995
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842 :25x04 - The Great Kandinksy

Oct/15/1995
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844 :25x06 - The Choir (1)

Oct/29/1995
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845 :25x07 - The Choir (2)

Nov/05/1995
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846 :25x08 - The Choir (3)

Nov/12/1995
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847 :25x09 - The Choir (4)

Nov/19/1995
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850 :25x12 - The Final Cut (1)

Dec/10/1995
Concluding installment of the trilogy that began with House of Cards and continued with To Play the King. The story of Francis Urquhart, who manipulated and murdered his way into becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, concludes with Urquhart facing the fact that he's becoming a lion in the winter who might face a challenge that will bring about his downfall and disgrace.
Guest Stars: Susannah Harker as Mattie Storin | Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart | Diane Fletcher as Elizabeth Urquhart | Boyd Clack as Hywell Harris
Director: Mike Vardy

851 :25x13 - The Final Cut (2)

Dec/17/1995
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Guest Stars: Susannah Harker as Mattie Storin | Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart | Diane Fletcher as Elizabeth Urquhart | Boyd Clack as Hywell Harris
Director: Mike Vardy

853 :25x15 - Heavy Weather

Jan/28/1996
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854 :25x16 - The Peacock Spring (1)

Mar/24/1996
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855 :25x17 - The Peacock Spring (2)

Mar/31/1996
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856 :25x18 - Bramwell I (1)

Apr/07/1996
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

857 :25x19 - Bramwell I (2)

Apr/14/1996
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

858 :25x20 - Bramwell I (3)

Apr/21/1996
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

859 :25x21 - Bramwell I (4)

Apr/28/1996
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

861 :25x23 - Signs and Wonders (1)

May/12/1996
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862 :25x24 - Signs and Wonders (2)

May/19/1996
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863 :25x25 - Interview Day

May/26/1996
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Season 26

864 :26x01 - Moll Flanders (1)

Oct/13/1996
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Director: David Attwood
Story: Daniel Defoe | Screenplay: Andrew Davies

865 :26x02 - Moll Flanders (2)

Oct/13/1996
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Guest Stars: Anthony Bessick as Gypsy | Dawn McDaniel as Emily | Ken McDonald (1) as Baggot | Alex Kingston as Moll Flanders | Nicola Kingston as Moll's Mother | Geoffrey Beevers as Judge | Lucy Evans as Little Moll | Struan Rodger as Mr Richardson | Chrissie Cotterill as Mrs Fairley | Peter Jonfield as Parish Officer | Neville Phillips as Magistrate | Maureen O'Brien as Mrs Richardson | Ian Driver as Robin | Caroline Harker as Maria
Director: David Attwood
Screenplay: Andrew Davies

866 :26x03 - Broken Glass

Oct/20/1996
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867 :26x04 - Bramwell II (1)

Oct/27/1996
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

868 :26x05 - Bramwell II (2)

Nov/03/1996
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

869 :26x06 - Bramwell II (3)

Nov/10/1996
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

870 :26x07 - Bramwell II (4)

Nov/17/1996
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

871 :26x08 - Nostromo (1)

Jan/05/1997
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872 :26x09 - Nostromo (2)

Jan/12/1997
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873 :26x10 - Nostromo (3)

Jan/19/1997
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874 :26x11 - A Royal Scandal

Jan/26/1997
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875 :26x12 - Breaking the Code

Feb/02/1997
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878 :26x15 - Persuasion

Apr/06/1997
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879 :26x16 - Rebecca (1)

Apr/13/1997
A woman marries a mysterious man who's haunted by the memory of his deceased first wife.
Guest Stars: Diana Rigg as Mrs. Danvers | Jonathan Cake as Jack Favell

880 :26x17 - Rebecca (2)

Apr/20/1997
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Season 27

881 :27x01 - The Mill on the Floss

Oct/12/1997
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Story: George Eliot | Screenplay: Hugh Stoddart

882 :27x02 - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Oct/19/1997
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Guest Stars: Tara Fitzgerald as Helen Graham
Director: Mike Barker (1)
Story: Anne Brontë | Screenplay: Janet Barron

883 :27x03 - The Moonstone

Nov/02/1997
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884 :27x04 - Bramwell, Series III (1)

Nov/09/1997
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

885 :27x05 - Bramwell, Series III (2)

Nov/16/1997
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

886 :27x06 - Bramwell, Series III (3)

Nov/23/1997
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

887 :27x07 - Bramwell, Series III (4)

Nov/30/1997
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

888 :27x08 - Rhodes (1)

Jan/04/1998
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889 :27x09 - Rhodes (2)

Jan/11/1998
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890 :27x10 - Rhodes (3)

Jan/18/1998
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891 :27x11 - Reckless (1)

Jan/18/1998
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Guest Stars: Francesca Annis as Anna Fairley

892 :27x12 - Reckless (2)

Jan/25/1998
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893 :27x13 - Reckless (3)

Feb/01/1998
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894 :27x14 - The Wingless Bird (1)

Feb/08/1998
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895 :27x15 - The Wingless Bird (2)

Feb/15/1998
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896 :27x16 - The Wingless Bird (3)

Feb/22/1998
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897 :27x17 - The Woman in White

Mar/01/1998
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Guest Stars: Justine Waddell as Laura Fairlie | Susan Vidler as Anne Catherick | Anne Etchells as Liza | Tara Fitzgerald as Marian Fairlie | Andrew Lincoln as Walter Hartright | John Standing as Gilmore | Adie Allen as Margaret Porcher | Ian Richardson as Fairlie | James Wilby as Sir Percival Glyde | Ann Bell as Mrs Rideout | Timothy Carlton as Glyde's Lawyer | Simon Callow as Count Fosco | Tony Spooner as Glyde's Servant | Kika Markham as Madame Fosco | Sean Gleeson as Glyde's Servant | Corin Redgrave as Dr Kidson
Director: Tim Fywell
Story: Wilkie Collins | Screenplay: David Pirie

898 :27x18 - Painted Lady (1)

Apr/26/1998
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Guest Stars: Iain Cuthbertson as Charles Stafford

899 :27x19 - Painted Lady (2)

May/03/1998
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Guest Stars: Iain Cuthbertson as Charles Stafford

Season 28

902 :28x01 - King Lear

Oct/11/1998
Shakespeare's classic tragedy about a king who decides to divide his kingdom up between his three daughters and then lives to regret his decision.
Guest Stars: Ian Holm as King Lear | Timothy West as Duke of Gloucester | Barbara Flynn as Goneril | Amanda Redman as Regan | Michael Bryant as Fool | David Burke (2) as Earl of Kent | Paul Rhys as Edgar | Finbar Lynch as Edmund | Victoria Hamilton as Cordelia | David Lyon (1) as Duke of Albany | Michael Simkins as Earl of Cornwall | William Osborne as Oswald | Harry Jones as Old Man | Adrian Irvine as King of France | Nicholas Bailey as Duke of Burgundy | Martin Chamberlain as Knight | Paul Benzing as Captain | James Kerr (1) as Messenger
Director: Richard Eyre

903 :28x02 - Wuthering Heights

Oct/18/1998
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908 :28x07 - The Prince of Hearts

Nov/22/1998
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909 :28x08 - Our Mutual Friend (1)

Jan/03/1999
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Guest Stars: Keeley Hawes as Lizzie Hexam
Director: Julian Farino

910 :28x09 - Our Mutual Friend (2)

Jan/04/1999
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Guest Stars: Keeley Hawes as Lizzie Hexam
Director: Julian Farino

911 :28x10 - Our Mutual Friend (3)

Jan/05/1999
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Guest Stars: Keeley Hawes as Lizzie Hexam
Director: Julian Farino

912 :28x11 - Bramwell IV: Episode 1

Jan/10/1999
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

913 :28x12 - Bramwell IV: Episode 2

Jan/17/1999
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

914 :28x13 - Bramwell IV: Episode 3

Jan/31/1999
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915 :28x14 - Bramwell IV: Episode 4

Feb/07/1999
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916 :28x15 - Bramwell IV: Episode 5

Feb/14/1999
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917 :28x16 - Bramwell IV: Episode 6

Feb/21/1999
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918 :28x17 - Cider with Rosie

Feb/28/1999
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919 :28x18 - Reckless: The Sequel

Apr/18/1999
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920 :28x19 - Frenchman's Creek

Apr/25/1999
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923 :28x22 - Goodnight Mr. Tom

May/30/1999
A battered child and a curmudgeonly old man cement an abiding friendship in Masterpiece Theatre's adaptation of "Goodnight Mr. Tom", by Michelle Magorian.
John Thaw (Inspector Morse on Mystery!) stars as Tom Oakley, a reclusive widower living in rural England at the outbreak of World War II. Nick Robinson is Willie Beech, a nine-year-old Londoner who is evacuated to the countryside with other children and ends up in Tom's care.

Source: PBS
Starring Roles: John Thaw as Tom Oakley

Season 29

924 :29x01 - A Rather English Marriage

Oct/03/1999
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925 :29x02 - Aristocrats (1)

Oct/10/1999
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926 :29x03 - Aristocrats (2)

Oct/17/1999
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927 :29x04 - Aristocrats (3)

Oct/24/1999
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928 :29x05 - Lost for Words

Oct/31/1999
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929 :29x06 - Shooting the Past (1)

Nov/21/1999
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930 :29x07 - Shooting the Past (2)

Nov/28/1999
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931 :29x08 - Bramwell V (1)

Jan/09/2000
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

932 :29x09 - Bramwell V (2)

Jan/16/2000
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

933 :29x10 - Bramwell V (3)

Jan/23/2000
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

934 :29x11 - Bramwell V (4)

Jan/30/2000
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

935 :29x12 - Madame Bovary (1)

Feb/06/2000
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936 :29x13 - Madame Bovary (2)

Feb/13/2000
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937 :29x14 - All the King's Men

Feb/20/2000
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Guest Stars: Roland Oliver as Mr. Adams

938 :29x15 - The Turn of the Screw

Feb/27/2000
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941 :29x18 - Seeing Red

Apr/30/2000
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942 :29x19 - Monsignor Renard (1)

May/07/2000
John Thaw (Goodnight Mr. Tom, Inspector Morse) stars as a Nazi-defying French priest in Monsignor Renard, a powerful new World War II drama series.
The series opens in 1940. Monsignor Renard has just arrived back in his hometown of Saint-Josse des Bois after leaving 20 years earlier to join the Catholic church. The village is filled with reminders of his former life, including Madeleine (Cheryl Campbell), his one time fiancée who has never forgiven him for choosing the church over her.
It is also filled with Nazis, since the German army has overrun France and is preparing to invade England using Saint-Josse as an embarkation point.
Against this turbulent background, Renard ministers to his flock while being drawn ever deeper into the emerging resistance against the greatest force of evil the world has ever known.
Monsignor Renard was filmed at Saint Valery sur Somme on the Picardy coast of France.

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Starring Roles: John Thaw as Monsignor Renard

943 :29x20 - Monsignor Renard (2)

May/14/2000
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Starring Roles: John Thaw as Monsignor Renard

944 :29x21 - Monsignor Renard (3)

May/21/2000
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Starring Roles: John Thaw as Monsignor Renard

Season 30

945 :30x01 - Oliver Twist (1)

Oct/08/2000
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946 :30x02 - Oliver Twist (2)

Oct/15/2000
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947 :30x03 - Oliver Twist (3)

Oct/22/2000
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948 :30x04 - Her Majesty Mrs. Brown

Nov/05/2000
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949 :30x05 - The Railway Children

Nov/12/2000
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950 :30x06 - Stiff Upper Lips

Nov/19/2000
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951 :30x07 - Bramwell VI (1)

Jan/14/2001
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

952 :30x08 - Bramwell VI (2)

Jan/21/2001
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

953 :30x09 - Bramwell VI (3)

Jan/28/2001
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

954 :30x10 - Bramwell VI (4)

Feb/04/2001
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Guest Stars: Jemma Redgrave as Dr Eleanor Bramwell

955 :30x11 - Bramwell VI (5)

Feb/11/2001
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956 :30x12 - Anna Karenina (1)

Feb/18/2001
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957 :30x13 - Anna Karenina (2)

Feb/25/2001
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958 :30x14 - Wives and Daughters (1)

Apr/01/2001
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Guest Stars: Bill Paterson as Mr. Gibson | Francesca Annis as Mrs. Clare Gibson

959 :30x15 - Wives and Daughters (2)

Apr/08/2001
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Guest Stars: Bill Paterson as Mr. Gibson | Francesca Annis as Mrs. Clare Gibson

960 :30x16 - Wives and Daughters (3)

Apr/15/2001
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Guest Stars: Bill Paterson as Mr. Gibson | Francesca Annis as Mrs. Clare Gibson

Season 31

965 :31x01 - The Merchant of Venice

Oct/08/2001
Shakespeare's play about a female lawyer who must save a Venetian merchant from losing a pound of flesh to a Jewish moneylender. This version of the play is set in the 1930's.

This episode marked the beginning of Masterpiece Theatre's move to Mondays, an experiment that lasted for one season.
Guest Stars: Henry Goodman as Shylock | David Bamber as Antonio | Derbhle Crotty as Portia | David Burt as Duke of Venice | Andrew French as Lancelot Gobbo | Peter de Jersey as Salerio | Alexander Hanson as Bassanio | Richard Henders as Gratiano | Oscar James as Old Gobbo | Gabrielle Jourdan as Jessica | Alex Kelly as Nerissa | John Nolan (3) as Balthazar | Mark Springer as Leonardo | Mark Umbers as Solanio | Michael Wildman as Stephano | Ceri Ann Gregory as Cabaret Singer

966 :31x02 - The Cazalets (1)

Oct/22/2001
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967 :31x03 - The Cazalets (2)

Oct/29/2001
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968 :31x04 - The Cazalets (3)

Nov/05/2001
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969 :31x05 - The Cazalets (4)

Nov/12/2001
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970 :31x06 - The Cazalets (5)

Nov/19/2001
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971 :31x07 - My Uncle Silas I

Nov/26/2001
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973 :31x09 - Othello

Jan/28/2002
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974 :31x10 - Bertie & Elizabeth

Feb/04/2002
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976 :31x12 - Love in a Cold Climate (2)

Feb/18/2002
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Guest Stars: John Wood (1) as Lord Merlin

977 :31x13 - Lucky Jim

Feb/25/2002
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982 :31x18 - Innocents

May/06/2002
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983 :31x19 - The Road from Coorain

May/13/2002
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Season 32

984 :32x01 - The Forsyte Saga, I (1)

Oct/06/2002
Season 32 opened with "The Forsyte Saga", which also marked the return to Sunday evenings after a one season experiment with Mondays.

987 :32x04 - The Forsyte Saga, I (4)

Oct/27/2002
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Guest Stars: Wendy Craig as Aunt Juley

988 :32x05 - The Forsyte Saga, I (5)

Nov/03/2002
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Guest Stars: Wendy Craig as Aunt Juley

990 :32x07 - The Forsyte Saga, I (7)

Nov/17/2002
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Guest Stars: Kika Markham as Madame Lamotte

991 :32x08 - My Uncle Silas II

Jan/12/2003
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993 :32x10 - Me & Mrs. Jones

Jan/26/2003
Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale about a mysterious canine that is terrorizing the heir to the Baskerville family fortune.
Guest Stars: John Nettles as Dr. Mortimer

994 :32x11 - Foyles War II: (1)

Feb/02/2003
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Guest Stars: Philip Whitchurch as Ian Judd | James McAvoy as Ray Pritchard

995 :32x12 - Foyle's War II: (2)

Feb/09/2003
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996 :32x13 - Foyle's War II: (3)

Feb/16/2003
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997 :32x14 - Foyle's War II: (4)

Feb/23/2003
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998 :32x15 - Daniel Deronda: (Part 1)

Mar/30/2003
Masterpiece Theatre

"Daniel Deronda" is a haunting, bittersweet tale that unfolds in the parallel stories of two young members of the English upper classes; the beautiful, headstrong Gwendolen Harleth and the handsome, high-minded Deronda. Gwendolen has fallen on hard times and is determined to marry well to provide for her mother and sisters. Daniel, a man of uncertain parentage, is searching for identity and a mission in life. They seem made for each other, but Gwendolen is a gambler by nature, and she takes a gamble that will change her life forever.

"Daniel Deronda" is an adaptation of the 1876 novel by George Eliot. It was the last novel she completed and the only one set in the contemporary Victorian society of her day.


In Part One: Gwendolen becomes entranced with Daniel, but is forced into an oppressive marriage to Henleigh Grandcourt, while Daniel finds a new life through his friendship with singer Mirah Lapidoth.
Guest Stars: Romola Garai as Gwendolen Harleth

999 :32x16 - Daniel Deronda: (Part 2)

Mar/31/2003
Masterpiece Theatre

Daniel finds and befriends Mirah's brother, Mordecai, an intellectual Zionist, and is immersed in Jewish culture. Meanwhile, Gwendolen is stifling under the sadistic treatment of Grandcourt, who is jealous of her friendship with Daniel. For her part, Gwendolen is jealous of Mirah, who is flourishing as a professional singer with Daniel's support. Things come to a head on a trip to Genoa, where Daniel finally meets his real mother and Gwendolen and Grandcourt endure a hellish sailing holiday.
Guest Stars: Romola Garai as Gwendolen Harleth

1000 :32x17 - The Jury (1)

Apr/06/2003
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1001 :32x18 - The Jury (2)

Apr/13/2003
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1002 :32x19 - The Jury (3)

Apr/20/2003
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1003 :32x20 - The Jury (4)

Apr/27/2003
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1004 :32x21 - White Teeth (1)

May/11/2003
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1005 :32x22 - White Teeth (2)

May/18/2003
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Season 33

1006 :33x01 - Warrior Queen

Oct/12/2003
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1007 :33x02 - Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Oct/19/2003
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Guest Stars: John Wood (1) as Wetherby

Season 34

1015 :34x01 - The Lost Prince: (Part 1)

Oct/17/2004
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Guest Stars: Matthew James Thomas as Prince John (older) | Brock Everitt-Elwick as Young Prince George | Gina McKee as Lalla | Tom Hollander as King George V | Miranda Richardson as Queen Mary | Bill Nighy as Stamfordham | Ron Cook as David Lloyd George | Frank Finlay as Herbert Asquith | David Westhead as Fred | John Sessions as Hansell | Michael Gambon as King Edward VII | David Barrass as Emperor of Germany | Vanessa Ackerman as Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia | Suzanne Burden as Lady Warrender | Jonathan Coy as Dr Hetherington | Graham Crowden as Callender | Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė as Tsarina Alexandra of Russia | Hugh Dickson as Priest | Andrew Hilton as Admiral | Fritha Goodey as Fine-looking woman | Ivan Marevich as Tsar Nicholas of Russia | Mary Nighy as Young Mary | Nicholas Palliser as Knutsford | John Rowe as Dr Longhurst | Serge Soric as Head Guard | Neil Stacy as General | Robert Swann as Doctor | Ian Taylor as Footman | Michael Thomas (1) as Johnnie | Henrietta Voigts as Suffragette | Martin Wimbush as Violinist | Daniel Williams (2) as Prince John | Rollo Weeks as Prince George | Bibi Andersson as Queen Alexandra | Holly Boyd as Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia | Mike Firth as General | Algina Lipskis as Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia | Seb Maley as Officer | Kate Manning (1) as May | Maggie McCourt as Lady in Waiting | Roz McCutcheon as Fat Mary | Sam Page as Young Alexei | Nastya Razduhova as Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia | Kostya Severov as Alexei | Craig Shenton as Bertie | Joe Sowerbutts as Russell

1018 :34x04 - Henry VIII (1)

Nov/07/2004
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1019 :34x05 - Henry VIII (2)

Nov/14/2004
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1020 :34x06 - Pollyana

Nov/28/2004
Classic tale about a cheefully optimistic young girl who comes to live with her spinster aunt in a small town.

Season 35

1028 :35x01 - Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking

Oct/23/2005
Masterpiece Theatre

In the Premiere Episode of Season 35, Masterpiece Theatre presents a new incarnation of an old fan favorite. When the body of a young girl is discovered, police assume she's a prostitute. However, the silk stocking wedged in her throat suggests otherwise. Sherlock Holmes deduces that the body is actually that of the missing debutante, Lady Alice Pentney. Oddly, she is dressed in shabby clothes, and her garments from the night she disappeared are gone. These later turn up on the body of another debutante, Lady Georgiana, who has been killed in the same manner. The game is afoot and Holmes begins searching for answers. Will Lady Georgiana's missing clothes appear on the next victim? And what about the shabby outfit discovered on Lady Alice? Did it belong to an as-yet-unknown first victim? "The first victim always tells the detective more than any other," says Holmes, who sends Dr. Watson to the graveyard to disinter a promising candidate. Meanwhile, Watson's fiancee, the American psychoanalyst Mrs. Vandeleur, steers Holmes to a plausible motive for the slayer. Armed with this psychological insight, Holmes baits a clever trap. But the killer outwits him and seizes yet another victim, who is doomed unless Holmes and Watson can track him to his lair.
Guest Stars: Tamsin Egerton as Miranda Helhoughton | Perdita Weeks as Roberta Massingham | Jennifer Moule as Georgina Massingham | Rupert Everett as Sherlock Holmes | Nicholas Palliser as Dr Dunwoody | Neil Dudgeon as Lestrade | Ian Hart as Dr John Watson | Anne Carroll (2) as Mrs Hudson | Eleanor David (1) as Mary Pentney | John Cunningham as Bates | Michael Fassbender as Charles Allen | Jonathan Hyde as George Pentney | Helen McCrory as Mrs Vandeleur | Julian Wadham as Hugo Massingham | Penny Downie as Judith Massingham | Stewart Bevan as Proprietor | Gina Beck as Maid | Andrew Wisher as Constable | Rachel Hurd-Wood as Imogen Helhoughton | Anthony Cozens as Young Police Constable | Guy Henry as Bilney | Christine Kavanagh as Lady Helhoughton | Max Harvey as Master of Ceremonies | Jonathan Emmett as Policeman | Roger Monk as Workman
Story: Arthur Conan Doyle | Screenplay: Allan Cubitt

1031 :35x04 - The Virgin Queen (1)

Nov/13/2005
The first part of this two-part mini-series is about the early life of Princess Elizabeth, the daughter of King Henry VIII and later Queen of England in her own right.
Guest Stars: Dexter Fletcher (1) as Sir Thomas Radcliffe, Earl of Sussex | Ian Hart as William Cecil, Lord Burghley | Joanne Whalley as Queen Mary I | Robert Pugh as Lord Gardiner, Lord Chancellor of England | Sienna Guillory as Lettice Knollys | Anne-Marie Duff as Queen Elizabeth I | Michael Feast as Cardinal Pole | Tony Guilfoyle as Sir John Brydges | Stanley Townsend as King Philip of Spain | Tom Hardy as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester | Kevin McKidd as Duke of Norfolk | Hans Matheson as Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex | Derek Riddell as Sir Walter Raleigh | Tara Fitzgerald as Kat Ashley | Stella Maris as Valencia | Enzo Cilenti as Jean de Simier
Director: Coky Giedroyc
Screenplay: Paula Milne

1032 :35x05 - The Virgin Queen (2)

Nov/20/2005
Concluding the story of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
Guest Stars: Anne-Marie Duff as Queen Elizabeth I | Tara Fitzgerald as Kat Ashley | Sienna Guillory as Lettice Knollys | Ian Hart as William Cecil, Lord Burghley | Tom Hardy as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester | Hans Matheson as Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex
Director: Coky Giedroyc
Screenplay: Paula Milne

1033 :35x06 - Bleak House: (Episode 1)

Jan/22/2006
Masterpiece Theatre

Charles Dickens' complex tale of young love, murder, and the quest for a mystery man's identity begins as the wards of the notorious lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, together with orphan Esther Summerson, come to Bleak House to live with John Jarndyce. Nemo, a destitute copyist in the case, dies — but not before attracting the intense interest of Lady Dedlock and her husband's malevolent lawyer, Tulkinghorn.

1034 :35x07 - Bleak House: (Episode 2)

Jan/29/2006
Masterpiece Theatre

Ada and Richard fall in love but can't marry yet because Richard is having trouble finding a career. Lady Dedlock hears of Nemo's death and visits his pauper's grave in disguise; It seems that he was someone who once meant much to her.

1035 :35x08 - Bleak House: (Episode 3)

Feb/05/2006
Masterpiece Theatre

Pursuing a cache of love letters purloined by Krook, an alcoholic junk dealer, Tulkinghorn closes in on the true identity of Nemo and his mysterious relationship to Lady Dedlock. Meanwhile, a new mystery emerges in relation to Esther's identity: Is she really an orphan, or is one of her parents still alive?

1036 :35x09 - Bleak House: (Episode 4)

Feb/12/2006
Masterpiece Theatre

Disaster strikes in several forms as Esther contracts smallpox, one of the characters bursts into flames, and moneylender Smallweed acquires the love letters once owned by Nemo. As Richard becomes dangerously obsessed with the Jarndyce case, Esther has a fateful meeting with Lady Dedlock.

1037 :35x10 - Bleak House: (Episode 5)

Feb/19/2006
Masterpiece Theatre

Having acquired the incriminating love letters from Smallweed, Tulkinghorn tells Lady Dedlock that he knows all about her relationship to Nemo. Recovered from smallpox, though disfigured, Esther is spurned by one suitor but then receives a new and unexpected proposal of marriage.

1038 :35x11 - Bleak House: (Episode 6)

Feb/26/2006
Masterpiece Theatre

An old flame reappears in Esther's life. As the seemingly interminable lawsuit finally grinds to a conclusion, changes are in store for the evil Tulkinghorn, for Lady Dedlock, and for the wretched Richard and his secret wife, Ada.

1039 :35x12 - My Family and Other Animals

Apr/09/2006
Masterpiece Theatre

Escaping the dreary wet weather of 1930s England, the eccentric and bohemian Durrell family uproot and ship themselves off to the sun-drenched Greek island of Corfu. The ragtag Durrell family - consisting of 12 year old budding naturalist and intrepid biologist Gerald; acne-infested Margo; gun-loving Leslie; overbearing intellectual Larry; and their sympathetic widowed mother - experience the joys of living a life of freedom and adventure. With the help of larger-than-life taxi driver Spiro, who has something of a soft spot for Mother, the family moves to a succession of different, fantastically colored villas across Corfu. While Gerald explores the glorious landscape, the wildlife it has to offer and befriends the local population; Mother has other ideas. Fearing her son is growing too wild, she is determined that he receive an education. Gerald's moral as well as more conventional education is put in the hands of three very different young men, two of whom are more distracted by Margo's flirtatiousness than by Gerald's zoological enthusiasm.

First of all there's George who loses out to Margot's Turkish boyfriend; and then Peter, a caddish young man who is happy to leave Gerald writing by himself while he pursues Margo at any cost. Of more lasting emotional importance for Gerald, though, is Theodore Stephanides, a biologist and witty raconteur who is young Gerald's link not only to the marine and insect life that Corfu has to offer, but also to its rich cultural beauty. Spending so much time in the garden and fields watching one branch of the animal kingdom in its natural habitat allows Gerald to learn more incisively about the habits of an altogether different species: his family.

1040 :35x13 - Carrie's War

Apr/16/2006
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Season 36

1042 :36x01 - Casanova (Part 1)

Oct/08/2006
Masterpiece Theatre

In the Season 36 Premiere, A legendary lover romances his way across eighteenth-century Europe in this rollicking retelling of the life of Casanova. Starring Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia, Troy) as Casanova in his golden years and David Tennant (Viva Blackpool, Doctor Who) as the champion seducer in his frisky prime.
Director: Sheree Folkson
Screenplay: Russell T. Davies

1043 :36x02 - Casanova (Part 2)

Oct/15/2006
A legendary lover romances his way across eighteenth-century Europe in this rollicking retelling of the life of Casanova, with Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia, Troy) as Casanova in his golden years and David Tennant (Viva Blackpool, Doctor Who) as the champion seducer in his frisky prime.

1044 :36x03 - To the Ends of the Earth (1)

Oct/22/2006
A perilous early nineteenth-century ocean voyage from England to Australia is portrayed in all its excitement, chaos and random horror in a three-part adaptation based on the trilogy by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Edmund Talbot, a young aristocrat who books passage aboard an aging, leaking, converted man-of-war, commanded with icy detachment by Captain Anderson.

1045 :36x04 - To the Ends of the Earth (2)

Oct/29/2006
A perilous early nineteenth-century ocean voyage from England to Australia is portrayed in all its excitement, chaos and random horror in a three-part adaptation based on the trilogy by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Edmund Talbot, a young aristocrat who books passage aboard an aging, leaking, converted man-of-war, commanded with icy detachment by Captain Anderson.

1046 :36x05 - To the Ends of the Earth (3)

Nov/05/2006
A perilous early nineteenth-century ocean voyage from England to Australia is portrayed in all its excitement, chaos and random horror in a three-part adaptation based on the trilogy by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Edmund Talbot, a young aristocrat who books passage aboard an aging, leaking, converted man-of-war, commanded with icy detachment by Captain Anderson.

1047 :36x06 - Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (Part 1)

Nov/12/2006
Drink, loneliness, and the grueling life of a crime fighter are finally catching up with Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison, now clinging to her career so that she can solve one last heartbreaking homicide. Helen Mirren returns in the starring role that defined a new breed of hard-bitten female police officer, fighting sex discrimination in Scotland Yard on top of killers, rapists, and psychopaths.

1048 :36x07 - Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (Part 2)

Nov/19/2006
Drink, loneliness, and the grueling life of a crime fighter are finally catching up with Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison, now clinging to her career so that she can solve one last heartbreaking homicide. Helen Mirren returns in the starring role that defined a new breed of hard-bitten female police officer, fighting sex discrimination in Scotland Yard on top of killers, rapists, and psychopaths.

1051 :36x10 - The Ruby in the Smoke

Feb/04/2007
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1052 :36x11 - Dracula

Feb/11/2007
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Season 37

1055 :37x01 - The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard: (Part 1)

Oct/21/2007
Masterpiece Theatre

The "Masterpiece Theatre" Season 37 opener is the entertaining 5-part story of Ros Pritchard, the successful manager of Greengages Supermarket in Eatanswill. When a couple of local politicians make a spectacle of themselves outside her shop, Ros decides to stand for election herself - just to prove she could do better. Supported (reluctantly) by her husband Ian and daughters, Emily and Georgina, she begins her campaign, inspiring other women to follow her lead and stand on the same platform. Even the formidable Catherine Walker, the Tory Party Shadow Health Minister, is won over by Ros' charms and defects to her Purple Alliance Party.

1056 :37x02 - The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard: (Part 2)

Oct/28/2007
Masterpiece Theatre

Ros is on the verge of invoking an Act of Parliament to push through her Reform Bill which lays out a plan to move Parliament from Westminster to Bradford. The country waits with baited breath but Ros can't seem to make her mind up; she just doesn't quite have the courage yet. Ros struggles to find the words to tell a visiting African President that his family has been assassinated. His dignity and strength inspire her to push on with her Reform Bill. Catherine ends up in bed with Ben, a young policy advisor. She is appalled when he tells her he's in love with her. Emily poses for a men's magazine and soon has her naked image projected onto the Houses of Parliament. She retreats home to Eatanswill with Ian to lick her wounds and buy a fancy car with her earnings. Georgina's school life improves when she gets a boyfriend. Ian blurts out his money laundering secret to Emily.

1057 :37x03 - The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard: (Part 3)

Nov/04/2007
Masterpiece Theatre

Twelve months have passed since Ros became Prime Minister. She is now a confident and slick leader who knows how to handle a crisis. That is until a plane crashes over East London. Racial tension escalates as the country assumes it was a terrorist attack. The Queen discovers she doesn't have a seat in the plans for the new Parliament building in Bradford. Emily is terrified that her Dad will end up in prison for money laundering, or even worse that her Mum will find out. Miranda discovers Emily has dropped out of University and asks Kitty to offer her a job to stop. Beverley tries to resign when she is photographed stumbling drunkenly out of a bar. Ros chooses to stand by her first ever Purple recruit and refuses her resignation.

1058 :37x04 - The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard: (Part 4)

Nov/11/2007
Masterpiece Theatre

Ros decides to act for the sake of her children's children and implements a ban on cars every Wednesday. The country is in uproar but Ros is unrepentant and refuses to back down. A by-election Purple candidate turns out to have fascist views which prompts the question: What, exactly, does Purple stand for? Ros is determined to spend some time with her family and asks Mrs. Bayliss to set aside a whole day in the diary for this purpose. Annoyingly, Ros is the only family member available. Emily makes a fool of herself on a celebrity program set in the jungle. When Ros humiliates Ian at a party, Ian feels he has no choice but to leave for a while and reassess their marriage. Ros realizes she is about to lose her husband. Meanwhile Catherine begins to look at Ben differently when she has a pregnancy scare and Ros finds out Hilary has been leaking information to an unauthorised biographer.

1059 :37x05 - The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard: (Part 5)

Nov/18/2007
Masterpiece Theatre - Last episode before series name change.

Ros finally learns about Ian's secret money laundering past. Will she keep her promise to never lie to her people or will she chose to keep her job and keep quiet? Catherine finally tells Ben she is ready for a relationship but he tells her it is too little too late. Kitty wants a favor from Ros as payback for the money she lent her for the election campaign. Purple candidate Beth Jackson becomes President of the United States. Ros soon realizes that Beth isn't as honest as she originally believed. Ros is the victim of an assassination attempt.

Season 38

1060 :38x01 - Persuasion

Jan/13/2008
Masterpiece Classic

In this debut of Masterpiece Classic; "Persuasion" is the first of the highly anticipated Masterpiece showcase of all six Jane Austen novels.

Unhappily unmarried at age 27, and dealing with family financial peril, hope is fading from Anne Elliot's life. Circumstances bring Captain Frederick Wentworth, a dashing naval officer she once deeply loved, back into her life eight years after Anne was persuaded by her family to reject his marriage proposal. Having returned from sea with a new fortune, Wentworth is surrounded by swooning women while Anne broods at the periphery, longing to be in Wentworth's favor. Now Anne comes face-to-face with the deep regret of her old decision, and her abiding love for Wentworth, as she wonders if a long ago love can be rekindled.
Starring Roles: Sally Hawkins (2) as Anne Elliot | Rupert Penry-Jones as Capt. Wentworth | Anthony Stewart Head as Sir Walter Elliot. | Julia Davis as Elizabeth Elliot | Alice Krige as Lady Russell | Amanda Hale as Mary Elliot | Sam Hazeldine as Charles Musgrove | Michael Fenton Stevens (3) as Mr. Shepherd | Mary Stockley as Mrs. Clay | Peter Wight as Admiral Croft | Marion Bailey as Mrs. Croft | Jennifer Higham as Louisa Musgrove | Stella Gonet as Mrs Musgrove | Nicholas Farrell as Mr Musgrove | Finlay Robertson as James Benwick | Joseph Mawle as Henry Harville | Tobias Menzies as William Elliot | Brian Knight as Inn Keeper | Maisie Dimbleby as Mrs Smith | Sarah Buckland as Nurse Rooke | Sheila Ruskin as Fashionable Gossip | Tilly Tremayne as Viscountess Dalrymple
Director: Adrian Shergold
Writer: Jane Austen
Screenplay: Simon Burke

1061 :38x02 - Northanger Abbey

Jan/20/2008
Masterpiece Classic

Catherine Morland has an ordinary life and a feverish imagination. When she gets invited to Bath, Catherine is immersed in a world of elaborate balls and handsome men. When one suitor takes her to his family estate, Northanger Abbey, Catherine becomes mired in a world of fact and fantasy. Is there a dark mystery behind the locked doors of Northanger Abbey? Why has her budding romance suddenly been cut short?
Guest Stars: J.J. Feild as Henry Tilney | Felicity Jones as Catherine Morland | Carey Mulligan as Isabella Thorpe | Catherine Walker as Eleanor Tilney | William Beck as John Thorpe

1062 :38x03 - Mansfield Park

Jan/27/2008
Masterpiece Classic

Fanny Price is plucked from poverty as a child and taken to live with relatives at stately Mansfield Park. Surrounded by entitled and vain cousins, Fanny forges a connection with one — Edmund Bertram. Years later, two neighbors fresh from a life in high society descend on Mansfield Park, sparking a labyrinth of intrigue and affairs. Fanny finds herself being pursued, but not by the longstanding love of her life. Can Fanny listen to her own heart and wait for her true love to notice her?
Guest Stars: Billie Piper as Fanny Price | Douglas Hodge as Uncle | Hayley Atwell as Mary Crawford | Joseph Beattie as Henry Crawford | Julia Joyce as Young Fanny | Jemma Redgrave as Lady Bertram | Maggie O'Neill (2) as Mrs. Norris | Tara Berwin as Young Maria | Lucy Hurst as Young Julia | Zachary Elliott-hatton as Young Tom | Greg Sheffield as Young Edmund | Blake Ritson as Edmund Bertram | James D'Arcy as Tom Bertram | Michelle Ryan as Mairia Bertram | Rory Kinnear as Rushworth | Catherine Steadman as Julia | Joseph Morgan as William Price | Stephen Tomlin as Baddeley | Holly as Pug
Story: Jane Austen | Screenplay: Maggie Wadey

1063 :38x04 - Miss Austen Regrets

Feb/03/2008
Masterpiece Classic

Approaching her 40th birthday, Jane Austen appears happily unmarried. When asked by her young niece Fanny to help her vet potential husbands, Jane's confident composure is threatened as she finds herself looking back on her own potential suitors and the choices she has made. Could potential family financial ruin have been averted if she'd accepted the proposal of a wealthy landowner? And what about the handsome young physician Jane meets as a result of a family illness?

Based on the life and letters of Jane Austen, Miss Austen Regrets tells the story of the novelist's final years, examining why, despite setting the standard for romantic fiction, she died having never married or met her own Mr. Darcy.
Guest Stars: Samuel Roukin as Harris Bigg | Olivia Williams as Jane Austen | Greta Scacchi as Cassandra Austen | Imogen Poots as Fanny Knight | Phyllida Law as Mrs. Austen | Pip Torrens as Edward Austen Knight | Harry Gostelow as Rev. Charles Papillon | Tom Hiddleston as Mr. John Plumptree | Hugh Bonneville as Rev. Brook Bridges | Tom Goodman (1) as Mr. Lushington MP | Adrian Edmondson as Henry Austen | Sylvie Herbert as Madame Bigeon | Jack Huston as Dr. Charles Haden | Jason Watkins (1) as Rev. Clarke | Sally Tatum as Anna Lefroy
Director: Jeremy Lovering

1064 :38x05 - Pride and Prejudice: (Part 1)

Feb/10/2008
Masterpiece Classic

Mr. Charles Bingley, a rich man from the north of England, settles down at Netherfield estate near Meryton village in Hertfordshire for the summer. Mrs. Bennet, unlike her husband, is excited at the prospect of marrying off one of her five daughters (Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia) to the newcomer. At a local country dance, Bingley takes an immediate liking to Jane, while his best friend Mr. Darcy (rumored to be twice as rich) refuses to show an interest in anyone. Elizabeth's poor impression of his character is confirmed at a later gathering at Lucas Lodge. Elizabeth and Darcy verbally clash on the two nights she spends at Netherfield caring for the ailing Jane.

The plot thickens when a sycophantic clergyman named Mr. William Collins visits his cousins, the Bennets. He is the entailed heir of their home, Longbourn, and decides to marry Elizabeth to keep the property in the family. While on a walk to Meryton village, they meet members of the newly arrived militia, including a Mr. George Wickham. Elizabeth notices an apparent resentment by Darcy toward Wickham, and soon learns that Darcy cheated Wickham out of his inheritance. Darcy surprises Elizabeth with a dance offer at a ball at Netherfield, which she grudgingly but politely accepts. Mr. Collins proposes to Elizabeth the next day, but she resoundingly rejects him. While Mr. and Mrs. Bennet disagree about Elizabeth's decision, her close friend Charlotte Lucas sees an opening and invites Mr. Collins to stay at Lucas Lodge.
Guest Stars: Colin Firth as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy | Jennifer Ehle as Miss Elizabeth Bennet | Benjamin Whitrow as Mr. Bennet | Alison Steadman as Mrs. Bennet | Susannah Harker as Jane Bennet | Julia Sawalha as Lydia Bennet | Lucy Briers as Mary Bennet | Polly Maberly as Kitty Bennet | Crispin Bonham-Carter as Mr. Bingley | Anna Chancellor as Miss Bingley | Lucy Robinson as Mrs. Louisa Hurst | Rupert Vansittart as Mr. Hurst | Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Lady Catherine de Bourgh | Nadia Chambers as Miss Anne de Bourgh | David Bamber as Mr. Collins | Adrian Lukis as Mr. George Wickham | Christopher Benjamin as Sir William Lucas | Norma Streader as Lady Lucas | Lucy Scott as Charlotte Lucas | Lucy Davis as Maria Lucas | Emilia Fox as Georgiana Darcy | Anthony Calf as Col. Fitzwilliam | Tim Wylton as Mr. Gardiner | Joanna David as Mrs. Gardiner | Natasha Isaacs as Alice Gardiner | Marie-Louise Flamank as Kate Gardiner | Julian Erleigh as William Gardiner | Jacob Casselden as Robert Gardiner | Lynn Farleigh as Mrs. Phillips | David Bark-Jones as Lt. Denny | Paul Moriarty as Col. Forster | Victoria Hamilton as Mrs. Forster | Christopher Staines as Lt. Sanderson | Tom Ward as Lt. Chamberlayne | Bridget Turner as Mrs. Reynolds | Kate O'Malley as Sarah (Maid) | Marlene Sidaway as Hill (Housekeeper) | Roger Barclay as Capt. Carter | Alexandra Howerd as Mary King | Harriet Eastcott as Mrs. Jenkinson | Sarah Legg as Hannah (Serving Girl) | Roy Holder as Hodge (Gardener) | Neville Phillips as Fossett (Footman) | Sam Beazley as Priest | Annabel Taylor as Maggie (Maid) | Peter Needham as Baines
Director: Simon Langton
Story: Jane Austen | Screenplay: Andrew Davies

1065 :38x06 - Pride and Prejudice: (Part 2)

Feb/17/2008
Masterpiece Classic

Elizabeth is stunned and appalled when she learns that Charlotte Lucas has accepted a proposal from Mr. Collins. When the Netherfield party departs for London in autumn, Jane stays with her modest London relatives, the Gardiners, but she soon notices that the Bingleys are ignoring her. After befriending Mr. Wickham, Elizabeth departs for the Collinses' home in Kent in the spring. They live near Rosings, the estate of the formidable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and as Lady Catherine is Darcy's aunt, Elizabeth meets Darcy several times. Shortly after Elizabeth learns of Darcy's direct responsibility for Jane and Bingley's separation, Darcy unexpectedly proposes to her, expressing his ardent admiration and love despite Elizabeth's inferior family connections. Elizabeth flatly rejects him, noting his arrogant, disagreeable, and proud character, and his involvement in her sister's failed romance and Mr. Wickham's misfortune. Darcy justifies his previous actions in a long letter to Elizabeth: he misjudged Jane's affection for Bingley and exposes Wickham as a gambler who once attempted to elope with his young sister, Georgiana, just to obtain her inheritance. Back at Longbourn, Mr. Bennet allows Lydia to accompany the militia to Brighton as a personal friend of the militia colonel's wife. Elizabeth joins the Gardiners on a sightseeing trip to Derbyshire and visits Pemberley, Darcy's estate, during his absence. Greatly impressed by the immense scale and richness of the estate, Elizabeth listens to the housekeeper's earnest tales of her master's lifelong goodness, while Darcy refreshes from his unannounced journey home by taking a swim in a lake. After an unexpected and awkward encounter with Elizabeth, a damp Darcy is able to prevent the party's premature departure with an unusual degree of friendliness and politeness.
Guest Stars: Colin Firth as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy | Jennifer Ehle as Miss Elizabeth Bennet | Benjamin Whitrow as Mr. Bennet | Alison Steadman as Mrs. Bennet | Susannah Harker as Jane Bennet | Julia Sawalha as Lydia Bennet | Lucy Briers as Mary Bennet | Polly Maberly as Kitty Bennet | Crispin Bonham-Carter as Mr. Bingley | Anna Chancellor as Miss Bingley | Lucy Robinson as Mrs. Louisa Hurst | Rupert Vansittart as Mr. Hurst | Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Lady Catherine de Bourgh | Nadia Chambers as Miss Anne de Bourgh | David Bamber as Mr. Collins | Adrian Lukis as Mr. George Wickham | Emilia Fox as Georgiana Darcy | Anthony Calf as Col. Fitzwilliam | Tim Wylton as Mr. Gardiner | Joanna David as Mrs. Gardiner | Marie-Louise Flamank as Kate Gardiner | Julian Erleigh as William Gardiner | Lynn Farleigh as Mrs. Phillips | David Bark-Jones as Lt. Denny | Paul Moriarty as Col. Forster | Victoria Hamilton as Mrs. Forster | Christopher Staines as Lt. Sanderson | Tom Ward as Lt. Chamberlayne | Bridget Turner as Mrs. Reynolds | Kate O'Malley as Sarah (Maid) | Marlene Sidaway as Hill (Housekeeper) | Roger Barclay as Capt. Carter | Alexandra Howerd as Mary King | Sarah Legg as Hannah (Serving Girl) | Roy Holder as Hodge (Gardener) | Neville Phillips as Fossett (Footman) | Sam Beazley as Priest | Annabel Taylor as Maggie (Maid) | Peter Needham as Baines | Natasha Isaacs as Alice Gardiner | Jacob Casselden as Robert Gardiner | Harriet Eastcott as Mrs. Jenkinson
Director: Simon Langton
Story: Jane Austen | Screenplay: Andrew Davies

1066 :38x07 - Pride and Prejudice: (Part 3)

Feb/24/2008
Masterpiece Classic

Elizabeth and the Gardiners receive an invitation to Pemberley, where Darcy and Elizabeth share significant glances. The next morning, Elizabeth receives two letters from Jane concerning Lydia's elopement with Wickham. Elizabeth makes plans to return to Longbourn, while Mr. and Mrs. Bennet try to deal with the possible scandal; until they receive a letter from Mr. Gardiner, saying that Lydia and Wickham have been found, are not married, but will soon be under the Gardiners' care. As Mr. Bennet muses at how easily the issue has been resolved, Elizabeth informs Jane about her last meeting with Darcy, including her ambivalent feelings for him. Much to her surprise, Elizabeth soon discovers that Darcy played a significant role in the return of the errant couple. When Bingley and Darcy return to Netherfield in the autumn, Darcy apologises to Bingley for intervening in his relationship with Jane and gives his blessing for the couple to wed. Lady Catherine de Bourgh, who has heard rumours of an engagement between Darcy and Elizabeth, pays Elizabeth an unannounced visit. With desires for Darcy to marry her own sickly daughter Anne, she insists that Elizabeth renounce Darcy, but Elizabeth will not rule out a future engagement. When Elizabeth thanks Darcy for his role in Lydia's marriage, Lady Catherine's story encourages Darcy to reconfirm his feelings for Elizabeth. Elizabeth admits the complete transformation of her feelings - but will she finally accept Darcy's offer of marriage?
Guest Stars: Colin Firth as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy | Jennifer Ehle as Miss Elizabeth Bennet | Benjamin Whitrow as Mr. Bennet | Alison Steadman as Mrs. Bennet | Susannah Harker as Jane Bennet | Julia Sawalha as Lydia Bennet | Lucy Briers as Mary Bennet | Polly Maberly as Kitty Bennet | Crispin Bonham-Carter as Mr. Bingley | Anna Chancellor as Miss Bingley | Lucy Robinson as Mrs. Louisa Hurst | Rupert Vansittart as Mr. Hurst | Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Lady Catherine de Bourgh | Nadia Chambers as Miss Anne de Bourgh | David Bamber as Mr. Collins | Adrian Lukis as Mr. George Wickham | Christopher Benjamin as Sir William Lucas | Norma Streader as Lady Lucas | Lucy Scott as Charlotte Lucas | Lucy Davis as Maria Lucas | Emilia Fox as Georgiana Darcy | Anthony Calf as Col. Fitzwilliam | Tim Wylton as Mr. Gardiner | Joanna David as Mrs. Gardiner | Natasha Isaacs as Alice Gardiner | Marie-Louise Flamank as Kate Gardiner | Julian Erleigh as William Gardiner | Jacob Casselden as Robert Gardiner | Lynn Farleigh as Mrs. Phillips | David Bark-Jones as Lt. Denny | Paul Moriarty as Col. Forster | Victoria Hamilton as Mrs. Forster | Christopher Staines as Lt. Sanderson | Tom Ward as Lt. Chamberlayne | Bridget Turner as Mrs. Reynolds | Kate O'Malley as Sarah (Maid) | Marlene Sidaway as Hill (Housekeeper) | Roger Barclay as Capt. Carter | Alexandra Howerd as Mary King | Harriet Eastcott as Mrs. Jenkinson | Sarah Legg as Hannah (Serving Girl) | Roy Holder as Hodge (Gardener) | Neville Phillips as Fossett (Footman) | Sam Beazley as Priest | Annabel Taylor as Maggie (Maid) | Peter Needham as Baine
Director: Simon Langton
Story: Jane Austen | Teleplay: Andrew Davies

1067 :38x08 - Emma

Mar/23/2008
Masterpiece Classic

A 1996 ITV production for television; not to be confused with the 1996 theatrical release.

Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the opinionated Mrs. Elton, someone not unlike herself, Emma's attitudes begin to soften...

1068 :38x09 - Sense and Sensibility: (Part 1)

Mar/30/2008
Masterpiece Classic

Sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood have opposite approaches when it comes to the pursuit of love. One is tempered and rational, the other impulsive and full of youthful passion. The sisters attract a trio of suitors - handsome Edward Ferrars, heroic Colonel Brandon, and effusive John Willoughby. But are the men as genuine as they seem? A romantic odyssey full of seduction and abandonment unfolds in Andrew Davies's bold adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel.
Guest Stars: Charity Wakefield as Marianne Dashwood | Hattie Morahan as Elinor Dashwood | Janet McTeer as Mrs. Dashwood | Lucy Boynton as Margaret Dashwood | Dan Stevens as Edward Ferrars | Mark Williams (3) as Sir John Middleton | Linda Bassett as Mrs. Jennings | Tabitha Wady as Charlotte Palmer | Tim McMullan as Mr. Palmer | Rosanna Lavelle as Lady Middleton | Daisy Haggard as Miss Steele | Anna Madeley as Lucy Steele | David Glover as Foot | David Morrissey as Colonel Brandon | Claire Skinner as Fanny Dashwood | Leo Bill as Robert Ferrars | Dominic Cooper as Willoughby | Ray Gardner as Duel Doctor | Robert Forknall as Second | Steev Cornwall as Referee | Mark Gatiss as John Dashwood | Caroline Hayes as Eliza | David Charles as Dashwood's Footman |