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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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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Maggie Smith
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Elizabeth McGovern
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Kevin Doyle and Siobhan Finneran
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Dan Stevens
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - John Henshaw, Matt Milne, Rob James-Collier, Allen Leech and Ed Speleers
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Penelope Wilton
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Maggie Smith
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Hugh Bonneville and Dan Stevens
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Hugh Bonneville
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Michelle Dockery
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Dan Stevens
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Lily James and Edward Baker-Duly
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Dan Stevens
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Penelope Wilton
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Larua Carmichael
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Rob James-Collier
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens, Hugh Bonneville, Allen Leech, Ruairi Conaghan, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern and Laura Carmichael
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Ed Speleers
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Lesley Nicol and Sophie McShera
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Brendan Coyle
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Matt Milne and Ed Speleers
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Lesley Nicol
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Elizabeth McGovern
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Jessica Brown Findlay and Allen Leech
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Siobhan Finneran and Matt Milne
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Brendan Coyle
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Phyllis Logan and Penelope Wilton
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Sophie McShera and Lesley Nicol
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Jim Carter
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Joanne Froggatt, Rob James-Collier, Phyllis Logan, Jim Carter, Siobhan Finneran and Kevin Doyle
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Matt Milne, Joanne Froggatt and Rob James-Collier
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael and Maggie Smith
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Michelle Dockery
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Laura Carmichael and Hugh Bonneville
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Laura Carmichael
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Laura Carmichael and Robert Bathurst
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Shirley MacLaine
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Maggie Smith and Shirley MacClaine
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Sophie McShera
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Joanne Froggatt
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Brendan Coyle
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Hugh Bonneville and Jim Carter
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Penelope Wilton, Allen Leech, Jim Carter and Phyllis Logan
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 3 - Brendan Coyle
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  • Masterpiece Theater - Downton Abbey, Season 3
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited/PBS
  • Masterpiece Mystery! - Wallander III - Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander
    Photo By: Laurence Cendrowicz/ Left Bank/BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theater - Upstairs Downstairs - Season 2
    Photo By: Jane Hilton/BBC/PBS
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Iain Glen as Sir Richard Carlisle, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary and Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Nigel Havers as Lord Hepworth, Samantha Bond as Lady Rosamund, Hugh Boneville as Lord Grantham, Iain Glen as Sir Richard Carlisle, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary and Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Iain Glen as Sir Richard Carlisle, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess and Hugh Boneville as Lord Grantham
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Joanne Froggatt as Anna Smith
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham and Jim Carter as Mr. Carson
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary and Joanne Froggatt as Anna Smith
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Brendan Coyle as Mr. Bates
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Jim Carter as Mr. Carson and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Iain Glen as Sir Richard Carlisle and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Zoe Boyle as Lavinia Swire
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham and Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Clare Calbraith as Jane and Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Sophie McShera as Daisy
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Maggie Smith as Violet Dowager Countess of Grantham
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Maria Doyle Kennedy as Vera Bates
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Brendan Coyle as John Bates and Joanne Froggatt as Anna Smith
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Siobhan Finneran as O'Brien and Rob James-Collier as Thomas
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Siobhan Finneran as O'Brien and Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Hughes
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Joanne Frogatt as Anna Smith and Amy Nuttall as Ethel
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Rob James-Collier as Thomas
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  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Julian Wadham as General Sir Herbert Strutt, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, David Robb as Dr. Clarkson, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora and Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham
    Photo By: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Brendan Coyle as John Bates and Joanne Froggatt as Anna Smith
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/ITV for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/ITV for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/ITV for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/ITV for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Zoe Boyle as Lavinia Swire
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/ITV for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora and Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/ITV for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/ITV for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Cora
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/ITV for Masterpiece
  • Downton Abbey - Season 2 - Sophie McShera as Daisy, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore and Jessica Brown-Findlay as Lady Sybil
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/ITV for Masterpiece
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Pride and Prejudice" - Colin Firth as "Mr. Darcy" and Emilia Fox as "Georgiana Darcy"
    Photo By: BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Pride and Prejudice" - Colin Firth as "Mr. Darcy" and Crispin Bonham-Carter as "Mr. Bingley"
    Photo By: BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Pride and Prejudice" - Jennifer Ehle as "Elizabeth Bennet" and Emilia Fox as "Georgiana Darcy"
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  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Pride and Prejudice" - Jennifer Ehle as "Elizabeth Bennet"
    Photo By: BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Pride and Prejudice" - Julia Sawalha, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker, Lucy Briers, Polly Maberly, Alison Steadman, Benjamin Whitrow
    Photo By: BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Miss Austen Regrets" - Olivia Williams as "Jane Austen"
    Photo By: Ed Miller/BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Miss Austen Regrets" - Hugh Bonneville, Jack Huston, Tom Goodman Hill, Olivia Williams
    Photo By: Ed Miller/BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Miss Austen Regrets" - Olivia Williams as "Jane Austen"
    Photo By: Otto Stenov/BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Miss Austen Regrets" - Olivia Williams as "Jane Austen"
    Photo By: Ed Miller/BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Miss Austen Regrets" - Olivia Williams as "Jane Austen", Hugh Bonneville as "Rev Brook Bridges"
    Photo By: Otto Stenov/BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Mansfield Park" - Billie Piper
    Photo By: Jon Hall/ITV/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Mansfield Park" - Hayley Atwell, Billie Piper
    Photo By: Jon Hall/ITV/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Mansfield Park" - Joseph Beattie as "Henry Crawford" and Hayley Atwell as "Mary Crawford"
    Photo By: Jon Hall/ITV/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Mansfield Park" - Billie Piper, Joseph Beattie, Joseph Morgan, Blake Ritson
    Photo By: Jon Hall/ITV/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Mansfield Park" - Billie Piper, Joseph Beattie, Blake Ritson
    Photo By: Jon Hall/ITV/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Mansfield Park" - Blake Ritson
    Photo By: Jon Hall/ITV/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Northanger Abbey" - Carey Mulligan as "Isabella Thorpe", Felicity Jones as "Catherine Morland"
    Photo By: ITV/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Northanger Abbey" - Felicity Jones as "Catherine Morland"
    Photo By: ITV/BBC
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Northanger Abbey" - JJ Feild as "Henry Tilney", Felicity Jones as "Catherine Morland"
    Photo By: ITV/BBC
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Northanger Abbey" - Carey Mulligan as "Isabella Thorpe"
    Photo By: ITV/PBS
  • Masterpiece - The Complete Jane Austen: "Northanger Abbey" - Felicity Jones as "Catherine Morland"
    Photo By: ITV/BBC
  • Masterpiece Theatre - The Complete Jane Austen: "Persuasion" - Rupert Penry-Jones as Captain Wentworth, Sally Hawkins as Anne Elliot
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/Masterpiece Theatre
  • Masterpiece Theatre - The Complete Jane Austen: "Persuasion" - Julia Davis as Elizabeth Elliot, Sally Hawkins as Anne Elliot, Amanda Hale as Mary Musgrove
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/Masterpiece Theatre
  • Masterpiece Theatre - The Complete Jane Austen: "Persuasion" - Sally Hawkins as Anne Elliot
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/Masterpiece Theatre
  • Masterpiece Theatre - The Complete Jane Austen: "Persuasion" - Rupert Penry-Jones as Captain Wentworth
    Photo By: Nick Briggs/Masterpiece Theatre
  • Masterpierce Theater - Gillian Anderson hosts the first season of the new Masterpiece Classic.
    Photo By: Kim Knott for Masterpiece Theatre
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "The Wind in the Willows" - Lee Ingleby, Mark Gatiss
    Photo By: Masterpiece Theatre/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "The Wind in the Willows" - Lee Ingleby, Bob Hoskins, Mark Gatiss
    Photo By: Masterpiece Theatre/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "The Wind in the Willows" - Matt Lucas as Mr. Toad
    Photo By: Masterpiece Theatre/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "The Wind in the Willows" - Matt Lucas as Mr. Toad
    Photo By: Masterpiece Theatre/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "The Wind in the Willows" - Imelda Staunton as Barge Lady
    Photo By: Masterpiece Theatre/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "The Wind in the Willows" - Bob Hoskins as Badger
    Photo By: Masterpiece Theatre/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "The Wind in the Willows" - Anna Maxwell-Martin as Jailor's daughter
    Photo By: Masterpiece Theatre/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "Jane Eyre" - Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens
    Photo By: courtesy PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "Jane Eyre" - Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens
    Photo By: courtesy PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "Jane Eyre" - Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens
    Photo By: courtesy PBS
  • Masterpiece Theater - "Prime Suspect: The Final Act" - Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison
    Photo By: ITV/Granada International/PBS
  • "Prime Suspect: The Final Act" - Helen Mirren as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison
    Photo By: ITV/Granada International/PBS
  • "Prime Suspect: The Final Act" - Helen Mirren as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison
    Photo By: ITV/Granada International/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "Prime Suspect: The Final Act" - Helen Mirren and Laura Greenwood
    Photo By: ITV/Granada International/PBS
  • "Prime Suspect: The Final Act" - Stephen Tompkinson, Helen Mirren and Laura Greenwood
    Photo By: ITV/Granada International/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "Prime Suspect: The Final Act" - cast
    Photo By: ITV/Granada International/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "To the Ends of the Earth"- Benedict Cumberbatch as Edmund Talbot, Jared Harris as Capt Anderson
    Photo By: BBC/Power MMV/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "Casanova" - David Tennant as the young Giacomo Casanova
    Photo By: BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "Casanova" - Peter O'Toole as the elder Giacomo Casanova
    Photo By: BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "Casanova" - Nina Sosanya, David Tennant and Laura Fraser
    Photo By: BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "Bleak House" - Charles Dance as Mr. Tulkinghorn
    Photo By: Mike Hogan/BBC/PBS
  • Masterpiece Theatre - "Bleak House" - Gillian Anderson as Lady Dedlock
    Photo By: Mike Hogan/BBC/PBS

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