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Masterpiece Season 12 episodes

Sons and Lovers Season 12, Episode 37

Paul (Karl Johnson) decides to cut short his mother's suffering in the conclusion of "Sons and Lovers." Baxter Dawes: Jack Shepherd. Gertrude: Eileen Atkins. Clara: Lynn Dearth. Miriam: Leonie Mellinger. Walter: Tom Bell. read more

Sons and Lovers Season 12, Episode 36

Paul's affair with Clara incites an attack by her estranged husband (Jack Shepherd) in Part 6 of "Sons and Lovers." Paul: Karl Johnson. Gertrude: Eileen Atkins. Walter: Tom Bell. Annie: Amanda Parfitt. Arthur: Peter Duncan. read more

Sons and Lovers Season 12, Episode 35

In Part 5 of "Sons and Lovers," Paul (Karl Johnson) begins an affair with Clara Dawes (Lynn Dearth). Miriam: Leonie Mellinger. Gertrude: Eileen Atkins. Walter: Tom Bell. Polly: Hilda Braid. read more

Sons and Lovers Season 12, Episode 34

"Sons and Lovers," Part 4. Paul (Karl Johnson) decides to break off with Miriam (Leonie Mellinger) and becomes increasingly fascinated with Clara (Lynn Dearth). Gertrude: Eileen Atkins. Arthur: Peter Duncan. read more

Sons and Lovers Season 12, Episode 33

To Gertrude's dismay, Paul spends his time with Miriam (Leonie Mellinger) in Part 3 of "Sons and Lovers." Gertrude: Eileen Atkins. Walter: Tom Bell. Annie: Amanda Parfitt. read more

Sons and Lovers Season 12, Episode 32

William (Geoffrey Burridge) brings his fiancée home to his mother in Part 2 of "Sons and Lovers." Paul: Karl Johnson. Walter: Tom Bell. Miriam: Leonie Mellinger. read more

Sons and Lovers Season 12, Episode 31

A seven-part BBC adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's "Sons and Lovers," a study of a mother's obsessive love for her son. Part 1 focuses on the uneven marriage of Gertrude and Walter Morel (Tom Bell). Paul: Karl Johnson. read more

On Approval Season 12, Episode 23

Two couples give their relationships a trial by living together in Frederick Lonsdale's "On Approval," with Penelope Keith, Jeremy Brett, Benjamin Whitrow and Lindsay Duncan. read more

Private Schulz Season 12, Episode 30

The conclusion finds "Private Schulz" (Michael Elphick) trying to unearth the counterfeit money buried beneath a public lavatory. Stan: Ian Richardson. Bertha: Billie Whitelaw. Harry: Declan Mulholland. read more

Private Schulz Season 12, Episode 29

The Allied approach in Part 5 results in the operation being moved to the prison camp where "Private Schulz" (Michael Elphick) is serving his sentence. Neuheim: Ian Richardson. Solly: Cyril Shaps. Kaltenbrunner: John Moffatt. read more

Private Schulz Season 12, Episode 28

Despite the fiasco in England, the operation continues in Part 4 of "Private Schulz." Michael Elphick. Neuheim: Ian Richardson. Gertrude: Rula Lenska. Bertha: Billie Whitelaw. Schmidt: Mark Wingett. read more

Private Schulz Season 12, Episode 27

Part 3. Dropped into England with counterfeit money, Private Schulz (Michael Elphick) is immediately spotted as a spy. Melfort: Ian Richardson. Countess: Caroline Blakiston. Publican: Derek Newark. Conductor: Hugh Walters. read more

Private Schulz Season 12, Episode 26

In Part 2, Private Schulz (Michael Elphick) and his forgers come close to perfecting the counterfeit money but the SS has yet to produce the needed serial numbers. Neuheim: Ian Richardson. Solly: Cyril Shaps. Bodelschwingh: David Swift. Bertha: Billie Whitelaw. read more

Private Schulz Season 12, Episode 25

"Private Schulz," a six-part satire about a German con man working for the SS, begins with Schulz (Michael Elphick) trying to kidnap British officers. Neuheim: Ian Richardson. Bertha: Billie Whitelaw. Solly: Cyril Shaps. Teleplay by Jack Pulman ("I, Claudius"). read more

Drake's Venture Season 12, Episode 24

"Drake's Venture" charts the 1577 voyage of Sir Francis Drake (John Thaw), the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Thomas: Paul Darrow. Queen Elizabeth: Charlotte Cornwell. read more

Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Season 12, Episode 22

Chamberlain (Eric Porter) refuses to back away from appeasement in the conclusion of "Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years." Churchill: Robert Hardy. Clementine: Sian Phillips. Horace: Clive Swift. Hoare: Edward Woodward. read more

Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Season 12, Episode 21

In Part 7 of "Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years," the new Prime Minister (Eric Porter) ignores the warnings about Germany. Churchill: Robert Hardy. Swinton: Walter Gotell. Eden: Tony Mathews. read more

Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Season 12, Episode 19

Churchill (Robert Hardy) warns of Germany's war preparations in Part 5 of "Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years." Baldwin: Peter Barkworth. Clementine: Sian Phillips. Wigram: Paul Freeman. Lindemann: David Swift. MacDonald: Robert James. read more

Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Season 12, Episode 18

Churchill accuses Hoare (Edward Woodward) of misconduct before the House of Commons in Part 4 of "Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years." Baldwin: Peter Barkworth. Sir Thomas Inskip: Peter Vaughan. Clement Attlee: Norman Jones. read more

Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Season 12, Episode 17

Part 3 of "Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years" opens in 1932 as Churchill (Robert Hardy) arrives in Munich for a possible meeting with Hitler (Gunter Meisner). Hoare: Edward Woodward. Lord Derby: Frank Middlemass. Baldwin: Peter Barkworth. read more

Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Season 12, Episode 16

In Part 2 of "Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years," Churchill (Robert Hardy) alienates the Tory leadership by his opposition to granting India dominion status. Baldwin: Peter Barkworth. Bracken: Tim Pigott-Smith. Clementine: Sian Phillips. read more

Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years Season 12, Episode 15

"Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years," an eight-part portrait of the statesman during his darkest hoursbegins as he faces political defeat. Robert Hardy. Clementine: Sian Phillips. Randolph: Nigel Havers. William Randolph Hearst: Stephen Elliott. B. Baruch: Sam Wanamaker. read more

The Good Soldier Season 12, Episode 14

A dramatization of Ford Madox Ford's "The Good Soldier," a story of two couples who meet at a German spa. John: Robin Ellis. Florence: Vickery Turner. Edward: Jeremy Brett. Leonora: Susan Fleetwood. Nancy: Elizabeth Garvie. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 13

David (John Duttine) encounters a reminder of his past as "To Serve Them All My Days" concludes with Europe once again embroiled in war. Chris: Susan Jameson. Howarth: Alan MacNaughtan. Crispin: Jaime Wilson. Algy: Frank Middlemass. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 12

In Part 12 of "To Serve Them All My Days," Chris (Susan Jameson) returns with a student for Bamfylde, a Jewish boy (Ian Sears) whose father was killed by Nazis in Germany. David: John Duttine. Garside: John Line. Algy: Frank Middlemass. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 11

David (John Duttine) sets his sights on becoming headmaster in Part 11 of "To Serve Them All My Days," while Chris (Susan Jameson) suffers another political setback. Algy: Frank Middlemass. Ellie: Patricia Lawrence. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 10

David (John Duttine) refuses Alcock's offer and is called before the board in Part 10 of "To Serve Them All My Days." Alcock: Charles Kay. Christine: Susan Jameson. Molyneux: Alistair Wyllie. Algy: Frank Middlemass. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 9

David meets a feisty---and attractive---politician (Susan Jameson) in Part 9 of "To Serve Them All My Days." Alcock: Charles Kay. Carter: Neil Stacy. Howarth: Alan MacNaughtan. Barnaby: David King. Vesey: Daniel Slater. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 8

Bamfylde must adjust to a new headmaster in Part 8 of "To Serve Them All My Days." John Duttine. Carter: Neil Stacy. Alcock: Charles Kay. Julia: Kim Braden. Algy: Frank Middlemass. Howarth: Alan MacNaughtan. Barnaby: David King. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 7

David and his nemesis (Neil Stacy) apply for headmaster in Part 7 of "To Serve Them All My Days." Julia: Kim Braden. Ellie: Patricia Lawrence. Howarth: Alan MacNaughtan. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 6

David (John Duttine) learns of the accident in Part 6 of "To Serve Them All My Days." Algy: Frank Middlemass. Ellie: Patricia Lawrence. Howarth: Alan MacNaughtan. Carter: Neil Stacy. Julia: Kim Braden. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 5

As the housemaster in Part 5 of "To Serve Them All My Days," David (John Duttine) faces his first crisis: a missing student (Grant Bardsley). Beth: Belinda Lang. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 4

A romantic upperclassman is smitten by a faculty member (Kim Braden) in Part 4 of "To Serve Them All My Days." David: John Duttine. Beth: Belinda Lang. Algy: Frank Middlemass. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 3

A war memorial causes a dispute in Part 3 of "To Serve Them All My Days." John Duttine. Carter: Neil Stacy. Alderman: Norman Bird. Beth: Belinda Lang. Algy: Frank Middlemass. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 2

In Part 2 of "To Serve Them All My Days," David (John Duttine) falls in love with a young nurse (Belinda Lang). Algy: Frank Middlemass. Ellie: Patricia Lawrence. Emrys: Phillip Joseph. Griff: Tim Wylton. Cordwainer: John Welsh. read more

To Serve Them All My Days Season 12, Episode 1

Part 1 of a 13-part adaptation of R.F. Delderfield's "To Serve Them All My Days," about an English boys' school. Opening near the end of the Great War, the story finds David (John Duttine) applying for a teaching position at an exclusive school. Algy: Frank Middlemass. Carter: Neil Stacy. Ellie: Patricia Lawrence. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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