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Masterpiece Season 20 episodes

Summer's Lease: The Urbino Trail Season 20, Episode 22

Molly (Susan Fleetwood) travels to Urbino in search of the elusive Kettering in the conclusion of "Summer's Lease." John Gielgud, Jeremy Kemp. read more

Summer's Lease: The Battlefield Season 20, Episode 21

Corduroy (Denis Lill) warns Molly (Susan Fleetwood) to stop snooping in Part 3 of "Summer's Lease." Haverford: John Gielgud. Hugh: Michael Pennington. Baronessa: Veronica Lazar. Rosie: Mel Martin. read more

Summer's Lease: Where the Water Goes Season 20, Episode 20

In Part 2 of "Summer's Lease," Molly (Susan Fleetwood) keeps "looking for clues about Mr. Kettering" and has a confrontation with Hugh (Michael Pennington). Haverford: John Gielgud. Rosie: Mel Martin. Mrs. Leadbetter: Rosemary Leach. Corduroy: Denis Lill. read more

Summer's Lease: A Villa to Let Season 20, Episode 19

A four-part story of a London family that takes a "Summer's Lease" on an Italian villa. Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Michael Pennington, Rosemary Leach. read more

House of Cards Season 20, Episode 17

In the conclusion of "House of Cards," Urquhart (Ian Richardson) plots sabotage against his remaining Tory opponents; Roger (Miles Anderson) begins to unravel; and Mattie (Susannah Harker) gets suspicious. Earle: Kenneth Gilbert. Woolton: Malcolm Tierney. read more

House of Cards Season 20, Episode 16

In Part 3 of "House of Cards," the PM resigns and Mattie (Susannah Harker) is threatened. Urquhart: Ian Richardson. John: William Chubb. Charles: James Villiers. Landless: Kenny Ireland. Henry: David Lyon. read more

House of Cards Season 20, Episode 15

Urquhart (Ian Richardson) further weakens the Prime Minister by leaking a Tory report to the press in Part 2 of "House of Cards." Mattie: Susannah Harker. Roger: Miles Anderson. Henry: David Lyon. Penny Guy: Alphonsia Emmanuel. Charles: James Villiers. read more

House of Cards Season 20, Episode 14

"House of Cards," a dark satire on English politics. In Part 1 of four, the bitter Conservative Party chief whip (Ian Richardson) plots to unseat the new Prime Minister (David Lyon) by leaking information to a reporter (Susannah Harker). Roger: Miles Anderson. Penny Guy: Alphonsia Emmanuel. Charles: James Villiers. read more

Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre Season 20, Episode 13

"Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre," a 20th-anniversary celebration that mixes clips, interviews and spoofs of the series. Included: reminiscences from host Alistair Cooke, Peggy Ashcroft, Jeremy Brett, Wendy Hiller, Derek Jacobi, Jean Marsh and Art Malik. read more

A Room of One's Own Season 20, Episode 12

Eileen Atkins portrays writer Virginia Woolf in "A Room of One's Own," a monologue distilled from a 1928 lecture given at a women's college on women in literature and the genius of Shakespeare. read more

Scoop Season 20, Episode 11

William Boot (Michael Maloney) is a naive columnist covering a war in Africa in "Scoop," Evelyn Waugh's lampoon of British journalism. Lord Copper: Donald Pleasence. Salter: Denholm Elliott. Julia: Nicola Pagett. Katchen: Renee Soutendijk. Baldwin: Herbert Lom. read more

Jeeves and Wooster Season 20, Episode 10

"Jeeves and Wooster," conclusion. Bertie (Hugh Laurie) cooks up plans to bring the quarreling lovers together. Jeeves: Stephen Fry. Tuppy: Robert Daws. Angela: Amanda Elwes. Gussie: Richard Garnett. Aunt Dahlia: Brenda Bruce. Barmy: Adam Blackwood. read more

Jeeves and Wooster Season 20, Episode 9

Bertie (Hugh Laurie) plays matchmaker for his friend Gussie in Part 4 of "Jeeves and Wooster." Jeeves: Stephen Fry. Gussie: Richard Garnett. Aunt Dahlia: Brenda Bruce. Tuppy: Robert Daws. Anatole: John Barrard. Angela: Amanda Elwes. read more

Jeeves and Wooster Season 20, Episode 8

In Part 3 of "Jeeves and Wooster," Bertie (Hugh Laurie) tries to stop his uncle (Nicholas Selby) from marrying a young waitress. Jeeves: Stephen Fry. Bingo: Michael Siberry. Steggles: Richard Brain. Maud: Paula Jacobs. read more

Jeeves and Wooster Season 20, Episode 7

The second episode of "Jeeves and Wooster" finds Bertie (Hugh Laurie) in a golf tournament---and in love. Jeeves: Stephen Fry. Bobbie Wickham: Nina Botting. Barmy: Adam Blackwood. Tuppy: Robert Daws. Cora: Constance Novis. Aneta: Zulema Dene. read more

Jeeves and Wooster Season 20, Episode 6

The misadventures of P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves and Wooster," the quintessential valet (Stephen Fry) and his bumbling employer Bertie (Hugh Laurie). In Part 1 of five, Bertie's Aunt Agatha (Mary Wimbush) says she has found him the perfect wife (Elizabeth Kettle). Bingo: Michael Siberry. Sir Roderick: Roger Brierley. Lady Glossop: Jane Downs. read more

The Ginger Tree Season 20, Episode 5

The conclusion of "The Ginger Tree" picks up the story 25 years later, with Mary (Samantha Bond) still hoping to find her son and still in love with the Count. Aiko: Fumi Dan. Alicia: Joanna McCallum. read more

The Ginger Tree Season 20, Episode 4

In Part 3 of "The Ginger Tree," Mary (Samantha Bond) searches for her son and takes a job with a department store. Aiko: Fumi Dan. Count Kurihama: Daisuke Ryu. Tsushima: Tetsuro Tamba. Hinobe: Takashi Sasano. Countess Kurihama: Mari Shirato. read more

The Ginger Tree Season 20, Episode 3

Part 2 of "The Ginger Tree" follows a pregnant Mary MacKenzie (Samantha Bond) to Japan, where she's befriended by a baroness (Fumi Dan) and set up in a house by Count Kurihama (Daisuke Ryu). Richard: Adrian Rawlins. Alicia: Joanna McCallum. read more

The Ginger Tree Season 20, Episode 2

"The Ginger Tree," a four-part drama that spans four decades, begins in 1903 Manchuria as Mary MacKenzie (Samantha Bond) arrives to be married to a British officer (Adrian Rawlins). Count Kurihama: Daisuke Ryu. Isabelle: Cecile Paoli. read more

The Heat of the Day Season 20, Episode 1

"The Heat of the Day," Harold Pinter's adaptation of Elizabeth Bowen's novel set in WWII Britain. Patricia Hodge. Harrison: Michael Gambon. Robert: Michael York. Ernestine: Anna Carteret. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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