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Masterpiece Season 2 episodes

The Golden Bowl Season 2, Episode 31

Breaking up a love affair: tricky business in the conclusion of "The Golden Bowl." Jill Townsend. Amerigo: Daniel Massey. Adam: Barry Morse. Charlotte: Gayle Hunnicutt. Bob: Cyril Cusack. Fanny: Kathleen Byron. read more

The Golden Bowl: Maggie Season 2, Episode 30

"The Golden Bowl" itself links Amerigo to Charlotte---a confirmation of Maggie's suspicions in Part 5. Daniel Massey. Charlotte: Gayle Hunnicutt. Maggie: Jill Townsend. Adam: Barry Morse. Bob: Cyril Cusack. read more

The Golden Bowl: Fanny Season 2, Episode 29

Fanny is appalled by Amerigo's affair and is helpless to stop it in Part 4 of "The Golden Bowl." Kathleen Byron. Maggie: Jill Townsend. Amerigo: Daniel Massey. Adam: Barry Morse. Charlotte: Gayle Hunnicutt. read more

The Golden Bowl: Charlotte Season 2, Episode 28

Father and daughter keep each other company while their spouses pair off in Part 3 of "The Golden Bowl." Barry Morse. Maggie: Jill Townsend. Prince Amerigo: Daniel Massey. Charlotte: Gayle Hunnicutt. Bob: Cyril Cusack. read more

The Golden Bowl: Mr. Verver Season 2, Episode 27

How to marry a millionaire...it's easy for Charlotte when Adam Verver proposes in Part 2 of "The Golden Bowl." Barry Morse. Charlotte: Gayle Hunnicutt. Amerigo: Daniel Massey. Maggie: Jill Townsend. read more

The Golden Bowl: The Prince Season 2, Episode 26

Barry Morse plays a widower in this six-part adaptation of Henry James' "The Golden Bowl." The novel weaves the story of an unusual affair between an Italian prince and his former fiancée. Maggie: Jill Townsend. Prince Amerigo: Daniel Massey. Charlotte: Gayle Hunnicutt. Bob Assingham: Cyril Cusack. read more

Point Counter Point: The Kingdom of Heaven Season 2, Episode 25

Spandrell's plan to reveal Webley's scheme meets with a double cross as "Point Counter Point" concludes. Lyndon Brook. Spandrell: David Collings. Elinor: Patricia English. Illidge: David Graham. read more

Point Counter Point: Death of a Freeman Season 2, Episode 24

Illidge's grudge against Webley (Edward Judd) takes a deadly turn in Chapter 4 of "Point Counter Point." Philip: Lyndon Brook. Bidlake: Tristram Jellinek. Elinor: Patricia English. Illidge: David Graham. read more

Point Counter Point Season 2, Episode 23

Philip's wife falls for Webley, while Walter drops his mistress in Part 3 of "Point Counter Point." Lyndon Brook. Elinor: Patricia English. read more

Point Counter Point Season 2, Episode 22

Lucy seduces Walter Bidlake in Chapter 2 of Aldous Huxley's "Point Counter Point." Lyndon Brook. Elinor: Patricia English. Lucy: Valerie Gearon. Bidlake: Tristram Jellinek. read more

Point Counter Point Season 2, Episode 21

English society in the 1920s is the target of Aldous Huxley's satire "Point Counter Point." In Chapter 1 of this five-part adaptation, novelist Philip Quarles (Lyndon Brook) records the vices and values of his friends. Bidlake: Tristram Jellinek. read more

Tom Brown's Schooldays Season 2, Episode 20

The poacher's daughter can clear Tom in Chapter 5 of "Tom Brown's Schooldays." Anthony Murphy. Rosy: Valerie Holliman. Flashman: Richard Morant. read more

Tom Brown's Schooldays Season 2, Episode 19

More miseries in "Tom Brown's Schooldays," Part 4. Tom is fried and flogged---courtesy of Gerald Flashman. Anthony Murphy. Ned: Simon Turner. Flashman: Richard Morant. Diggs: David Hampshire. read more

Tom Brown's Schooldays Season 2, Episode 18

The ruling class: Flashman and friends, who are making slaves out of students in Chapter 3 of "Tom Brown's Schooldays." Anthony Murphy. Ned: Simon Turner. Flashman: Richard Morant. Dr. Arnold: Iain Cuthbertson. read more

Tom Brown's Schooldays Season 2, Episode 17

Ordeal by smoke and a blanket toss---just two of the pranks Flashman cooks up in Chapter 2 of "Tom Brown's Schooldays." Anthony Murphy. Ned: Simon Turner. Flashman: Richard Morant. Dr. Arnold: Iain Cuthbertson. read more

Tom Brown's Schooldays Season 2, Episode 16

A funny serialization of Thomas Hughes' "Tom Brown's Schooldays." this five-part drama concerns a genial English lad headed to Rugby to obtain a gentleman's education. Anthony Murphy. Ned: Simon Turner. read more

The Moonstone Season 2, Episode 15

Who masterminded the theft of "The Moonstone"? Sergeant Cuff has the suspect's name, but Chapter 5 takes an unexpected turn---murder. John Welsh. Rachel: Vivien Heilbron. Blake: Robin Ellis. read more

The Moonstone Season 2, Episode 14

A doctor's ravings may hold the secret to "The Moonstone." Clues in Chapter 4 point to Blake. Basil Dignam. Blake: Robin Ellis. Rosanna: Anna Cropper. Rachel: Vivien Heilbron. read more

The Moonstone Season 2, Episode 13

Abduction by Indians links Godfrey and a moneylender to "The Moonstone" in Chapter 3. Martin Jarvis. Rachel: Vivien Heilbron. Blake: Robin Ellis. Septimus Luker: Brian Murphy. read more

The Moonstone Season 2, Episode 12

A stolen diamond and a houseful of suspects---that's the puzzle facing Sergeant Cuff in Chapter 2 of "The Moonstone." John Welsh. Rachel: Vivien Heilbron. Blake: Robin Ellis. read more

The Moonstone Season 2, Episode 11

"The Moonstone," a five-part drama based on Wilkie Collins' novel. In Part 1, a fabulous diamond captures the attention of the protagonists at a country estate. Vivien Heilbron. Blake: Robin Ellis. Godfrey: Martin Jarvis. read more

Cousin Bette: Family Angel Season 2, Episode 10

Death, disfigurement and a twist spark the concluding chapter of "Cousin Bette." Margaret Tyzack. Valerie: Helen Mirren. Hector: Thorley Walters. Steinbock: Colin Baker. read more

Cousin Bette: A Bitter Harvest Season 2, Episode 9

Hector's scheme backfires in Chapter 4 of "Cousin Bette." Margaret Tyzack. Hector: Thorley Walters. Marshal Hulot: Esmond Knight. Valerie: Helen Mirren. Steinbock: Colin Baker. read more

Cousin Bette: Delilah and Her Handmaid Season 2, Episode 8

Steinbock creates a scandal in Chapter 3 of "Cousin Bette." He's accused of adultery. Margaret Tyzack. Steinbock: Colin Baker. Valerie: Helen Mirren. Hector: Thorley Walters. read more

Cousin Bette: This House Is for Pleasure Season 2, Episode 7

Margaret Tyzack's performance as "Cousin Bette" highlights Chapter 2, as our jilted heroine joins forces with Hector's mistress. Valerie: Helen Mirren. Hector: Thorley Walters. Steinbock: Colin Baker. Hortense: Harriet Harper. read more

Cousin Bette: Poor Relations Season 2, Episode 6

Honore de Balzac's humor shines in this five-part BBC adaptation of "Cousin Bette." Margaret Tyzack stars as the 40ish woman embittered by her status as a "poor relation." Steinbock: Colin Baker. Hector: Thorley Walters. read more

Vanity Fair Season 2, Episode 5

Becky tumbles from high society in the concluding chapter of "Vanity Fair." Susan Hampshire. Amelia: Marilyn Taylerson. Rawdon: Dyson Lovell. Jos: John Moffatt. Dobbin: Bryan Marshall. read more

Vanity Fair Season 2, Episode 4

Becky vamps a lecherous aristocrat in Chapter 4 of "Vanity Fair." Susan Hampshire. Rawdon: Dyson Lovell. Lord Steyne: Robert Flemyng. Amelia: Marilyn Taylerson. read more

Vanity Fair Season 2, Episode 3

Waterloo looms over Chapter 3 of Thackeray's "Vanity Fair." But not even war can inhibit Becky (Susan Hampshire) from captivating a Brussels ball. Rawdon: Dyson Lovell. Amelia: Marilyn Taylerson. George: Ray Marsden. Jos: John Moffatt. read more

Vanity Fair Season 2, Episode 2

Becky and Rawdon plot how to marry without forfeiting his inheritance in Chapter 2 of Thackeray's "Vanity Fair." Susan Hampshire. Rawdon: Dyson Lovell. Miss Crawley: Barbara Couper. read more

Vanity Fair Season 2, Episode 1

"Vanity Fair," a five-part BBC satire, stars Susan Hampshire as William Thackeray's irreverent heroine. Chapter 1: Becky makes a play for her best friend's brother. Amelia: Marilyn Taylerson. Jos: John Moffatt. George: Roy Marsden. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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