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Masterpiece Season 19 episodes

Piece of Cake Season 19, Episode 33

As "Piece of Cake" concludes, Fitz is missing and presumed dead, but Mary (Helena Michell) refuses to give up hope; and Fanny (Tom Burlinson) has doubts about the new pilots. Uncle: David Horovitch. Moggy: Neil Dudgeon. Hart: Boyd Gaines. Flash: Nathaniel Parker. read more

Piece of Cake Season 19, Episode 32

CO Fanny (Tom Burlinson) has his hands full as frequent battles reduce the number of pilots and aircraft in Part 5 of "Piece of Cake." Meanwhile, Flash (Nathaniel Parker) receives disturbing news about Nicole. Bletchley: Michael Elwyn. Uncle: David Horovitch. Flip: Gerard O'Hare. read more

Piece of Cake Season 19, Episode 31

The Luftwaffe descends on France, killing a number of squadron pilots in Part 4 of "Piece of Cake." Nathaniel Parker. Fitz: Jeremy Northam. Rex: Tim Woodward. Uncle: David Horovitch. read more

Piece of Cake Season 19, Episode 30

In Part 3 of "Piece of Cake," the squadron downs a Luftwaffe plane; pilots find romance in France. Jeremy Northam. Flash: Nathaniel Parker. Mary: Helena Michell. Rex: Tim Woodward. read more

Piece of Cake Season 19, Episode 29

In Part 2 of "Piece of Cake," a Yank (Boyd Gaines) is welcomed into Hornet Squadron; and Rex (Tim Woodward) instructs the unit "to think, fly and fight as a one-man team." Moggy: Neil Dudgeon. Dicky: Tom Radcliffe. Pip: George Anton. Fitz: Jeremy Northam. read more

Piece of Cake Season 19, Episode 28

The six-part "Piece of Cake," about an RAF squadron at the outbreak of WWII, begins as Britain declares war on Germany. Fanny: Tom Burlinson. Rex: Tim Woodward. Uncle: David Horovitch. Skull: Richard Hope. Moggy: Neil Dudgeon. Bletchley: Michael Elwyn. read more

Traffik Season 19, Episode 27

In the conclusion of "Traffik," Jack's life falls apart as he searches for Caroline; and Helen (Lindsay Duncan) awaits the heroin shipment from Tariq (Talat Hussain). Jack: Bill Paterson. Caroline: Julia Ormond. Fazal: Jamal Shah. read more

Traffik Season 19, Episode 26

In Part 4 of "Traffik," Jack (Bill Paterson) returns to Pakistan to sign the British aid agreement; and Helen (Lindsay Duncan) pursues a trafficking career, with a vengeful Ulli on her trail. Dilshad: Rahat Kazmi. Roomana: Feryal Gauhar Shah. Ulli: Fritz Muller-Scherz. read more

Traffik Season 19, Episode 25

In Part 3 of "Traffik," Caroline (Julia Ormond) is sinking deeper into addiction; Tariq instructs Fazal in heroin manufacturing; Helen tries to prevent Ledesert from testifying against Karl. Tariq: Talat Hussain. Fazal: Jamal Shah. Ledesert: Peter Lakenmacher. read more

Traffik Season 19, Episode 24

In Part 2 of "Traffik," Helen is pressured to pay one of Karl's creditors; Fazal aims to prove himself to Tariq (Talat Hussain); and Jack (Bill Paterson) wages his own war on drugs at home. Dieter: Tilo Pruckner. Ulli: Fritz Muller-Scherz. Caroline: Julia Ormond. read more

Traffik Season 19, Episode 23

"Traffik," a five-part International Emmy winner about the narcotics trade, opens in Hamburg, where two undercover cops (Tilo Pruckner, Fritz Muller-Scherz) confiscate Pakistani heroin. Jack: Bill Paterson. Karl: George Kukura. Helen: Lindsay Duncan. Fazal: Jamal Shah. read more

The Real Charlotte Season 19, Episode 21

Conclusion. "The Real Charlotte" (Jeananne Crowley) plans revenge after Roderick and Francie (Patrick Bergin, Joanna Roth) marry; and Gerald Hawkins (Nicholas Hewetson) pays a visit to the new Mrs. Lambert. Christopher: Robin Lermitte. Mary: Bairbre Ni Chaoimh. read more

The Real Charlotte Season 19, Episode 20

"The Real Charlotte" (Jeananne Crowley) emerges in Part 2 as she arouses Lucy's suspicions about Roderick and Francie (Patrick Bergin, Joanna Roth). Christopher: Robin Lermitte. Hawkins: Nicholas Hewetson. read more

The Real Charlotte Season 19, Episode 19

"The Real Charlotte," a three-part adaptation of Somerville and Ross's tale about an orphan (Joanna Roth), who moves in with her older cousin. In Part 1, Francie catches the eye of a British officer (Nicholas Hewetson). Lambert: Patrick Bergin. Christopher: Robin Lermitte. read more

After the War: In the Sixties Season 19, Episode 18

In the conclusion of "After the War," Michael and Annie (Serena Gordon) become estranged; and Rachel returns to London and is pursued by Joe (Robert Reynolds). Levi: Almanta Suska. Sally: Caroline Goodall. Philippa: Ingrid Hafner. Haller: Clive Francis. read more

After the War: The Winds of Change Season 19, Episode 17

Rachel and David (Michael Siberry) are caught in a West African rebellion in Part 7 of "After the War." Dr. Leblanc: Art Malik. Ramsden: James Grout. Canning: Peter Blythe. Idun: Louis Mahoney. read more

After the War: Love and Kisses Season 19, Episode 16

In Part 6 of "After the War," Michael and Annie (Serena Gordon) settle in Greece, and Samuel Jordan reveals a secret from his past. Jordan: Anton Rodgers. Joe: Robert Reynolds. Felicity: Lynsey Baxter. Falcon: Gareth Thomas. Sander: James Griffiths. read more

After the War: Partners Season 19, Episode 15

In Part 5 of "After the War," Michael (Adrian Lukis) begins work on a musical and attends a house party that turns viperous---and tragic. Ned: Denis Quilley. Irene: Susannah York. Joe: Robert Reynolds. Jellinek: Gary Bond. Rachel: Clare Higgins. Sally: Caroline Goodall. read more

After the War: Rise and Fall Season 19, Episode 14

Michael (Adrian Lukis) is leaked information on a plan to seize the Suez Canal and Rachel gets a proposal from Owen in Part 4 of "After the War." Rampling: Michael Gough. Millom: Nicholas Jones. Platt: Michael Wynne. Monk: Julian Wadham. read more

After the War: French and English Season 19, Episode 13

Michael Jordan (Adrian Lukis) falls in love with a Parisian and begins writing plays in Part 3 of "After the War." Sally: Caroline Goodall. Morris Neville: Rob Dixon. Tessa: Lesley Smith. Joe: Robert Reynolds. read more

After the War: Fathers and Sons Season 19, Episode 12

In Part 2 of "After the War," Samuel Jordan (Anton Rodgers) investigates the wartime activities of a prominent German (Jeroen Krabbe). Philippa: Ingrid Hafner. Rachel: Clare Higgins. Buddy: John Bowe. read more

After the War: Friends and Enemies Season 19, Episode 11

The lives of two men in post-WWII Britain unfold in Frederic Raphael's eight-part "After the War." As the story opens in 1942, young Michael Jordan (Nicholas Dastor) and German refugee Joe Hirsch (Nicholas Fletcher) are evacuated to a makeshift school. Hilda: Haydn Gwynne. Datchet: Stephen MacDonald. Quarles: Patrick Malahide. read more

The Yellow Wallpaper Season 19, Episode 10

In "The Yellow Wallpaper," a woman (Julia Watson) with "temporary nervous depression" is taken to a country house. John: Stephen Dillon. Jennie: Carolyn Pickles. Mrs. Stamford: Dorothy Tutin. read more

A Tale of Two Cities Season 19, Episode 9

In the conclusion of "A Tale of Two Cities," Madame Defarge (Kathie Kriegel) reveals her hatred for the Evremonde family; and Carton (James Wilby) acts on his oath to Lucie (Serena Gordon). Darnay: Xavier Deluc. Dr. Manette: Jean-Pierre Aumont. Lorry: John Mills. read more

A Tale of Two Cities Season 19, Episode 8

In Part 3 of "A Tale of Two Cities," Darnay (Xavier Deluc) travels to Paris, where he's arrested for being an emigrant and an aristocrat. Carton: James Wilby. Lucie: Serena Gordon. Dr. Manette: Jean-Pierre Aumont. read more

A Tale of Two Cities Season 19, Episode 7

In Part 2 of "A Tale of Two Cities," Darnay (Xavier Deluc) asks for Lucie's hand in marriage; Gaspard pays for his act of revenge. Gaspard: Jean-Paul Tribout. Carton: James Wilby. Lucie: Serena Gordon. read more

A Tale of Two Cities Season 19, Episode 6

A four-part adaptation of Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities." In the opener, Dr. Manette (Jean-Pierre Aumont) is released from the Bastille after 18 years of captivity; and Charles Darnay (Xavier Deluc) is aided at his treason trial by Sydney Carton (James Wilby). Lucie: Serena Gordon. Lorry: John Mills. read more

Glory Enough for All Season 19, Episode 4

The search for a treatment for diabetes is chronicled in the two-part "Glory Enough for All." In the opener, Frederick Banting (R.H. Thomson) stumbles upon a theory about pancreatic secretions. Best: Robert Wisden. MacLeod: John Woodvine. Edith: Kate Trotter. read more

Glory Enough for All Season 19, Episode 5

Banting and Best (Robert Wisden), struggling to refine their serum in the conclusion of "Glory Enough for All," resent parallel efforts by biochemist James Collip (Michael Zelniker). MacLeod: John Woodvine. Antoinette Hughes: Martha Henry. read more

Precious Bane Season 19, Episode 3

Prue (Janet McTeer) gains a "friend till time stops" in the conclusion of "Precious Bane," while Gideon (Clive Owen) acquires enemies through his evilness. Kester: John Bowe. Jancis: Emily Morgan. Beguildy: John McEnery. Mrs. Sarn: Jane Wood. read more

Precious Bane Season 19, Episode 2

"Precious Bane," a two-part tale about greed and superstition in a village. In the opener, Prue Sarn (Janet McTeer), born with a harelip thought to be "the Devil's mark," agrees to work for her brother for money to fix her disfigurement. Gideon: Clive Owen. Beguildy: John McEnery. Jancis: Emily Morgan. read more

And a Nightingale Sang Season 19, Episode 1

From 1989: "And a Nightingale Sang," a seriocomic tale about a quirky Newcastle family during WWII. Helen: Phyllis Logan. Norman: Tom Watt. Mam: Joan Plowright. Joyce: Pippa Hinchley. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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