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Masterpiece Season 15 episodes

By the Sword Divided Season 15, Episode 29

In the conclusion of "By the Sword Divided," the war is at an end---but Roundhead forces hope to mount a new uprising. Sharon Mughan. Lucinda: Lucy Aston. Marsh: Malcolm Stoddard. John: Rob Edwards. read more

By the Sword Divided Season 15, Episode 28

The Roundheads' victory leaves the disposition of Arnescote in question in Part 8 of "By the Sword Divided." Timothy Bentinck. Anne: Sharon Mughan. Lucinda: Lucy Aston. John: Rob Edwards. Marsh: Malcolm Stoddard. Cropper: Andrew Maclachlan. read more

By the Sword Divided Season 15, Episode 27

The siege of Arnescote begins in Part 7 of "By the Sword Divided," with the castle's defenders outnumbered by Roundheads. Timothy Bentinck. Sir Martin: Julian Glover. Lucinda: Lucy Aston. Edward: Tim Brierley. read more

By the Sword Divided Season 15, Episode 26

The Roundheads surround Arnescote and hope to starve its inhabitants in Part 6 of "By the Sword Divided." Julian Glover. Tom: Timothy Bentinck. Anne: Sharon Mughan. Lucinda: Lucy Aston. read more

By the Sword Divided Season 15, Episode 25

Anne (Sharon Mughan) is brought back to Arnescote to protect her from royalist troops in Part 5 of "By the Sword Divided." Lucinda: Lucy Aston. Sir Martin: Julian Glover. Goodwife Margaret: Rosalie Crutchley. Rachel: Debbie Goodman. read more

By the Sword Divided Season 15, Episode 24

John Fletcher (Rob Edwards) is put in charge of a Roundhead patrol in Part 4 of "By the Sword Divided." Captain Marsh: Malcolm Stoddard. Sir Martin: Julian Glover. Lucinda: Lucy Aston. read more

By the Sword Divided Season 15, Episode 23

Sir Martin (Julian Glover) entrusts his daughter Lucinda with transporting a shipment to King Charles I in Part 3 of "By the Sword Divided." Tom: Timothy Bentinck. John: Rob Edwards. Anne: Sharon Mughan. Will: Simon Dutton. read more

By the Sword Divided Season 15, Episode 22

The King and Parliament fight what Sir Martin (Julian Glover) calls "a war with no enemy" in Part 2 of "By the Sword Divided." Tom: Timothy Bentinck. Lucinda: Lucy Aston. Goodwife Margaret: Rosalie Crutchley. read more

By the Sword Divided Season 15, Episode 21

`By the Sword Divided," a nine-part saga set during the English Civil War. as Part 1 opens, Sir Martin Lacey (Julian Glover) plans to marry off his daughters, Anne (Sharon Mughan) and Lucinda (Lucy Aston). Tom: Timothy Bentinck. Goodwife Margaret: Rosalie Crutchley. Cropper: Andrew Maclachlan. read more

Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Season 15, Episode 20

The dispute over the Kashmir continues in the conclusion of "Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy," and Gandhi (Sam Dastor) works to bring the factions together. Mountbatten: Nicol Williamson. Edwina: Janet Suzman. Nehru: Ian Richardson. Jinnah: Vladek Sheybal. read more

Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Season 15, Episode 19

Riots cause a crisis in Part 5 of "Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy"---and Mountbatten (Nicol Williamson) must head the committee charged with restoring order. Nehru: Ian Richardson. Edwina: Janet Suzman. Gandhi: Sam Dastor. read more

Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Season 15, Episode 18

Part 4 of "Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy" opens with the birth of India---and the death of the British empire. Nicol Williamson. Edwina: Janet Suzman. Nehru: Ian Richardson. Gandhi: Sam Dastor. read more

Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Season 15, Episode 17

In Part 3 of "Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy," Mountbatten (Nicol Williamson) persuades the Hindu, Muslim and Sikh leaders to agree to his plan. Edwina: Janet Suzman. Nehru: Ian Richardson. Jinnah: Vladek Sheybal. Ismay: Nigel Davenport. read more

Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Season 15, Episode 16

Mountbatten has his first meeting with Gandhi (Sam Dastor) in Part 2 of "Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy." Jinnah: Vladek Sheybal. Edwina: Janet Suzman. Nehru: Ian Richardson. Patel: A.K. Hangal. Menon: Zia Mohyeddin. read more

Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Season 15, Episode 15

Nicol Williamson is "Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy" is this six-part series about the man chosen to oversee the last days of the raj. In Part 1, Mountbatten has a hard time fulfilling the government pledge to transfer power. Churchill: Malcolm Terris. Edwina: Janet Suzman. Nehru: Ian Richardson. Jinnah: Vladek Sheybal. Attlee: John Rolfe. read more

Bleak House Season 15, Episode 14

In the conclusion of "Bleak House," Richard is being swallowed up by his lawsuit and exploited by the selfish Skimpole (T.P. McKenna) and a self-serving lawyer (Colin Jeavons). Richard: Philip Franks. Jarndyce: Denholm Elliott. Esther: Suzanne Burden. read more

Bleak House Season 15, Episode 13

Lady Dedlock (Diana Rigg) flees after her husband Sir Leicester is informed about her past in Part 7 of "Bleak House." Esther: Suzanne Burden. Jarndyce: Denholm Elliott. Woodcourt: Brian Deacon. Bucket: Ian Hogg. Hortense: Pamela Merrick. read more

Bleak House Season 15, Episode 12

Esther (Suzanne Burden) receives two shocks in Part 6 of "Bleak House"---her illness leaves her scarred, and Lady Dedlock reveals that Esther is her daughter. Jarndyce: Denholm Elliott. Lady Dedlock: Diana Rigg. Tulkinghorn: Peter Vaughan. Jo: Chris Pitt. read more

Bleak House Season 15, Episode 11

In Part 5 of "Bleak House," Krook dies of "spontaneous combustion," Esther (Suzanne Burden) falls ill after trying to minister to Jo, and Tulkinghorn confronts Lady Dedlock about her past. Jo: Chris Pitt. Tulkinghorn: Peter Vaughan. Lady Dedlock: Diana Rigg. Guppy: Jonathan Moore. read more

Bleak House Season 15, Episode 10

The true identities of Nemo and of Esther (Suzanne Burden) become clearer in Part 4 of "Bleak House." Jarndyce: Denholm Elliott. Guppy: Jonathan Moore. Lady Dedlock: Diana Rigg. Krook: Bernard Hepton. Snagsby: Sam Kelly. read more

Bleak House Season 15, Episode 9

Lady Dedlock (Diana Rigg) pays Jo to take her past Nemo's haunts and Richard argues over his intention of marrying Ada in Part 3 of "Bleak House." Richard: Philip Franks. Jarndyce: Denholm Elliott. Ada: Lucy Hornak. read more

Bleak House Season 15, Episode 8

In Part 2 of "Bleak House," Tulkinghorn informs Lady Dedlock (Diana Rigg) of Nemo's death and Guppy declares his love for Esther (Suzanne Burden). Guppy: Jonathan Moore. Jarndyce: Denholm Elliott. Richard: Philip Franks. Ada: Lucy Hornak. Mrs. Pardiggle: Rosemary Hale. read more

Bleak House Season 15, Episode 7

Victorian England comes alive in this eight-part adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Bleak House," a devastating attack on an arthritic legal system. Part 1 introduces would-be heirs Richard Carstone (Philip Franks) and Ada Clare (Lucy Hornak), who are made wards of the court and sent to live with their bachelor cousin (Denholm Elliott). Esther Summerson: Suzanne Burden. Lady Dedlock: Diana Rigg. Krook: Bernard Hepton. read more

The Last Place on Earth Season 15, Episode 6

In the conclusion of "The Last Place on Earth," Scott (Martin Shaw) and his men are suffering from malnutrition and exposure. Back in Europe, Amundsen (Sverre Anker Ousdal) receives an icy reception from the British. Bill: Stephen Moore. Birdie: Sylvester McCoy. Oates: Richard Morant. read more

The Last Place on Earth Season 15, Episode 5

Part 5. Amundsen's team is the first to reach "The Last Place on Earth"---the South Pole. Scott's men arrive to learn of their defeat. Sverre Anker Ousdal. Scott: Martin Shaw. Bill: Stephen Moore. read more

The Last Place on Earth Season 15, Episode 4

In Part 4 of "The Last Place on Earth," the British find that they will have to go deeper into their provisions, while the Norwegians advance to within miles of the South Pole. Martin Shaw. Amundsen: Sverre Anker Ousdal. Meares: Bill Nighy. read more

The Last Place on Earth Season 15, Episode 3

Amundsen (Sverre Anker Ousdal), concerned about Scott, pushes his men out on the ice prematurely in Part 3 of "The Last Place on Earth." Scott: Martin Shaw. Teddy: Michael Maloney. Oates: Richard Morant. read more

The Last Place on Earth Season 15, Episode 2

Scott's expedition is plagued by miscalculations, while Amundsen's team encounters smooth sailing through the polar ice in Part 2 of "The Last Place on Earth." Martin Shaw. Amundsen: Sverre Anker Ousdal. Kathleen: Susan Wooldridge. Teddy: Michael Maloney. Oates: Richard Morant. read more

The Last Place on Earth Season 15, Episode 1

The race between Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen to reach the South Pole is recounted in "The Last Place on Earth," a six-part drama. Part 1 chronicles the efforts of Scott (Martin Shaw) and Amundsen to prepare for their expeditions. Kathleen: Susan Wooldridge. Nansen: Max von Sydow. Leon: Per Theodore Haugen. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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