Masterpiece 1971 | TV Show

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PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 E (more…)

Premiered: January 10, 1971

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 42, Episode 19 Upstairs Downstairs: A Perfect Specimen of Womanhood

First Aired: October 21, 2012

Blanche reunites with a former lover who published a scandalous, thinly veiled novel about their affair; Beryl disrupts the running of the house; Lady Persie and Sir Hallam become closer after she shares a shocking secret with him.

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Upstairs Downstairs: The Love That Pays the Price

Season 42, Episode 18

October 14, 2012

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Upstairs Downstairs: All the Things You Are

Season 42, Episode 20

October 28, 2012

Guest Cast

Anne Reid Mrs. Clarice Thackeray
Keeley Hawes Lady Agnes Holland
Art Malik Mr. Amanjit Singh
Ed Stoppard Sir Hallam Holland
Neil Jackson Harry Spargo
Jean Marsh Mrs. Rose Buck
Claire Foy Lady Persephone Towyn
Peter Stark Friedrich Erlichman
Alex Kingston Dr. Blanche Mottershead
Emilia Fox Lady Portia Alresford