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Masterpiece Season 14 episodes

Strangers and Brothers Season 14, Episode 33

World War II rages on in the conclusion of "Strangers and Brothers," which finds Lewis (Shaughan Seymour) involved in a project to develop an atomic bomb and Roy (Nigel Havers) training for the RAF. Margaret: Cherie Lunghi. Rosalind: Shirley Cassedy. read more

Strangers and Brothers Season 14, Episode 32

In Part 6 of "Strangers and Brothers," Lewis (Shaughan Seymour) must cope with his wife (Sheila Ruskin) and the black moods of his best friend (Nigel Havers). Joan: Kathryn Pogson. Lady Muriel: Elizabeth Spriggs. Rosalind: Shirley Cassedy. read more

Strangers and Brothers Season 14, Episode 31

The politics of academe dominate Part 5 of "Strangers and Brothers" as Lewis becomes embroiled in the selection of a master. Shaughan Seymour. Roy: Nigel Havers. Lady Muriel: Elizabeth Spriggs. Jago: John Carson. Royce: Frederick Treves. read more

Strangers and Brothers Season 14, Episode 30

In Part 4 of "Strangers and Brothers," Lewis (Shaughan Seymour) tries to help out with a scandal linked to the March family. Sheila: Sheila Ruskin. Charles: Martyn Jacobs. Ann: Carmen du Sautoy. Mr. L: Peter Sallis. Katherine: Emma Jacobs. read more

Strangers and Brothers Season 14, Episode 29

In Part 3 of "Strangers and Brothers," Lewis (Shaughan Seymour) becomes a lawyer at Cambridge and befriends a brilliant but impetuous scholar (Nigel Havers). Sheila: Sheila Ruskin. Rosalind: Shirley Cassedy. Joan: Kathryn Pogson. read more

Strangers and Brothers Season 14, Episode 28

"Strangers and Brothers," Part 2. Lewis (Shaughan Seymour) returns to London after a convalescence in France to learn that Sheila (Sheila Ruskin) is in love with another. George: Tom Wilkinson. Charles: Martyn Jacobs. Ann: Carmen du Sautoy. read more

Strangers and Brothers Season 14, Episode 27

C.P. Snow's novels inspired "Strangers and Brothers," a seven-part series that follows a lawyer's career. Part 1 introduces young Lewis Eliot (Shaughan Seymour) and the selfish woman he loves (Sheila Ruskin). Ann: Carmen du Sautoy. Charles: Martyn Jacobs. Mr. L: Peter Sallis. read more

All for Love: Letting the Birds Go Free Season 14, Episode 26

A farmer (Lionel Jeffries) hires a stranger he catches pilfering eggs in "All for Love: Letting the Birds Go Free." Grace: Carolyn Pickles. Eddie: Tim Wilkinson. George: Brian Southwood. Written by Philip Oakes. Host: Alistair Cooke. read more

All for Love: A Bit of Singing and Dancing Season 14, Episode 25

When her ill-humored mother dies, Esme (June Ritchie) takes in the seemingly proper Mr. Curry as a boarder in "A Bit of Singing and Dancing." Based on a short story by Susan Hill. Uncle Cecil: Sebastian Shaw. read more

All for Love: L'Elegance Season 14, Episode 24

In "All for Love: L'Elegance," proper Miss Mountford (Geraldine McEwan) vacations at a posh French hotel, where she imagines meeting a handsome lover. Instead, she attracts the attention of the resort's loutish chef (Jean-Francois Stevenin). Adapted from a Rumer Godden story. Madame Voday: Brigitte Kahn. The Lover: Graham Rogers. read more

All for Love: Mona Season 14, Episode 23

"All for Love: Mona" concerns a teenager (Deborah Stokes) who takes care of a former soldier (Frank Finlay) suffering from the effects of being gassed in World War I. Adapted from a short story by Francis King. Mrs. Sweet-Hannaby: Fanny Rowe. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 21

What begins with a rape ends with a murder as "The Jewel in the Crown" concludes amid the turmoil of independence and the final days of the raj. Charles Dance. Sarah: Geraldine James. Merrick: Tim Pigott-Smith. Ahmed: Derrick Branche. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 20

Part 13 of "The Jewel in the Crown" opens in 1947, and Guy (Charles Dance) has returned to India from Cambridge to witness the final push toward independence. Sarah: Geraldine James. Nigel: Nicholas le Prevost. Susan: Wendy Morgan. Merrick: Tim Pigott-Smith. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 19

Guy (Charles Dance) learns that Merrick, who has been posted to Delhi, has access to Susan's psychiatric records in Part 12 of "The Jewel in the Crown." Sarah: Geraldine James. Nigel: Nicholas le Prevost. Susan: Wendy Morgan. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 18

"The Jewel in the Crown," Part 11. En route to Pankot, Merrick (Tim Pigott-Smith) and Peron encounter Nigel Rowan (Nicholas le Prevost), who seems to have information about Merrick's past. Peron: Charles Dance. Sarah: Geraldine James. Col. Layton: Frederick Treves. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 17

"The Jewel in the Crown," Part 10. In Bombay to welcome her father, Sarah (Geraldine James) and Merrick attend the party of a maharanee, whose other guests include Bronowsky (Eric Porter) and Ahmed (Derrick Branche). Merrick: Tim Pigott-Smith. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 16

Barbie (Peggy Ashcroft) has two strange encounters in Part 9 of "The Jewel in the Crown," one at Captain Coley's house and the other at Rose Cottage. Mildred: Judy Parfitt. Merrick: Tim Pigott-Smith. Sarah: Geraldine James. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 15

In Part 8 of "The Jewel in the Crown," Barbie (Peggy Ashcroft) undertakes the process of leaving Rose Cottage. Susan: Wendy Morgan. Sarah: Geraldine James. Bronowsky: Eric Porter. Mildred: Judy Parfitt. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 14

In Part 7 of "The Jewel in the Crown," Jimmy (Stuart Wilson) takes Sarah to the home of a wealthy Indian. Mabel: Fabia Drake. Barbie: Peggy Ashcroft. Mildred: Judy Parfitt. Sarah: Geraldine James. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 13

Sarah (Geraldine James) visits a hospitalized Merrick in Part 6 of "The Jewel in the Crown." Susan: Wendy Morgan. Mildred: Judy Parfitt. Barbie: Peggy Ashcroft. Mabel: Fabia Drake. Fenny: Rosemary Leach. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 12

Hari Kumar's aunt (Kamini Kaushal) accosts Merrick in Part 5 of "The Jewel in the Crown." Sarah: Geraldine James. Mildred: Judy Parfitt. Susan: Wendy Morgan. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 11

The car carrying Teddie (Nicholas Farrell) and his best man is stoned en route in Part 4 of "The Jewel in the Crown." Merrick: Tim Pigott-Smith. Sarah: Geraldine James. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 10

Daphne's child is entrusted to Lady Manners (Rachel Kempson) in Part 3 of "The Jewel in the Crown." Merrick: Tim Pigott-Smith. Daphne: Susan Wooldridge. Sarah: Geraldine James. Teddie: Nicholas Farrell. Mildred: Judy Parfitt. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 9

"The Jewel in the Crown," Part 2. Searching for Daphne, superintendent Merrick (Tim Pigott-Smith) calls at the home of Hari Kumar (Art Malik). Lili: Zohra Segal. Sister Ludmila: Matyelak Griggs. read more

The Jewel in the Crown Season 14, Episode 8

The British raj is evoked in "The Jewel in the Crown," a 14-part series focusing on British and Indian characters caught up in matters of class and color. Part 1 introduces Daphne Manners (Susan Wooldridge), an Englishwoman; Hari Kumar (Art Malik), an English-educated Indian; and Ronald Merrick (Tim Pigott-Smith), a suspicious police superintendent. read more

The Barchester Chronicles Season 14, Episode 7

In the final chapter of "Barchester Chronicles," Madeline (Susan Hampshire) engages in some meddling in the lives of Eleanor (Janet Maw) and Arabin (Derek New). Slope: Alan Rickman. read more

The Barchester Chronicles Season 14, Episode 6

Slope (Alan Rickman) sets his sights on the Dean's post and on winning Eleanor's hand in Part 6 of "Barchester Chronicles." Eleanor: Janet Maw. Madeline: Susan Hampshire. Dr. Proudie: Clive Swift. Bertie: Peter Blythe. read more

The Barchester Chronicles Season 14, Episode 5

Slope (Alan Rickman) runs afoul of Mrs. Proudie in Part 5 of "Barchester Chronicles." Eleanor: Janet Maw. Dr. Grantly: Nigel Hawthorne. read more

The Barchester Chronicles Season 14, Episode 4

Slope (Alan Rickman) tries to reinstate Dr. Harding as warden in Part 4 of "Barchester Chronicles." Eleanor: Janet Maw. Dr. Grantly: Nigel Hawthorne. Madeline: Susan Hampshire. Mrs. Proudie: Geraldine McEwan. Dr. Proudie: Clive Swift. read more

The Barchester Chronicles Season 14, Episode 3

In Part 3 of "Barchester Chronicles," Dr. Grantly (Nigel Hawthorne) is passed over for the bishop's post in favor of the ineffectual Dr. Proudie, who's under the thumb of his shrewish wife (Geraldine McEwan). Dr. Proudie: Clive Swift. Dr. Harding: Donald Pleasence. read more

The Barchester Chronicles Season 14, Episode 2

Eleanor (Janet Maw) pleads with her erstwhile suitor to drop the suit in Part 2 of "Barchester Chronicles." Dr. Grantly: Nigel Hawthorne. Bishop Grantly: Cyril Luckham. Mary: Barbara Flynn. read more

The Barchester Chronicles Season 14, Episode 1

"Barchester Chronicles," a seven-part dramatization of Anthony Trollope's view of life in a cathedral city, opens with the story of Rev. Septimus Harding (Donald Pleasence), a simple and honest clergyman accused of corruption by his daughter's suitor (David Gwillim). Dr. Grantly: Nigel Hawthorne. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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