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Masterpiece Season 21 episodes

Portrait of a Marriage Season 21, Episode 28

As "Portrait of a Marriage" concludes, Vita (Janet McTeer) opposes the wedding of Violet (Cathryn Harrison) and Denys (Peter Birch). Harold: David Haig. Lady Sackville: Diana Fairfax. Concierge: Yves Aubert. read more

Portrait of a Marriage Season 21, Episode 27

In Part 2 of "Portrait of a Marriage," Harold (David Haig) suffers through his wife's affair with another woman. Vita: Janet McTeer. Violet: Cathryn Harrison. Lady Sackville: Diana Fairfax. read more

Portrait of a Marriage Season 21, Episode 26

A sexually candid, three-part adaptation of Nigel Nicolson's "Portrait of a Marriage" begins with a shocking phone call. Vita: Janet McTeer. Harold: David Haig. Violet: Cathryn Harrison. Denys: Peter Birch. read more

A Perfect Hero Season 21, Episode 25

Hugh (Nigel Havers) goes before the medical board in the conclusion of "A Perfect Hero." Bunty: Fiona Gillies. Marjorie: Amanda Elwes. Meikle: James Fox. Julian: Nicholas Pritchard. Mr. Fleming: Bernard Hepton. read more

A Perfect Hero Season 21, Episode 24

Hugh (Nigel Havers) remains uncertain about whether he can ever return to flying in Part 3 of "A Perfect Hero." Meikle: James Fox. Marjorie: Amanda Elwes. Loretta: Joanna Lumley. Tim: Patrick Ryecart. read more

A Perfect Hero Season 21, Episode 23

Following his skin-graft operation in Part 2 of "A Perfect Hero," Hugh (Nigel Havers) visits his parents and sister at home, and hears unsettling news from Julian (Nicholas Pritchard). Meikle: James Fox. Marjorie: Amanda Elwes. read more

A Perfect Hero Season 21, Episode 22

As the four-part "A Perfect Hero" opens, RAF pilot Hugh Fleming (Nigel Havers) is horribly burned during the Battle of Britain. Julian: Nicholas Pritchard. Meikle: James Fox. Bunty: Fiona Gillies. read more

Clarissa Season 21, Episode 20

Conclusion. "Clarissa" (Saskia Wickham) finds herself at the mercy of Lovelace (Sean Bean), while virtually a prisoner in Mrs. Sinclair's London brothel. Diana Quick, Cathryn Harrison, Sean Pertwee, Francesca Longrigg, Hermione Norris, Julia Dearden. read more

Clarissa Season 21, Episode 19

Part 2 of "Clarissa" finds the runaway heiress (Saskia Wickham) living in London with the rascally Lovelace (Sean Bean). Cathryn Harrison, Jonathan Phillips, Matthew Wait, Shirley Henderson, Darby Hawker. read more

Clarissa Season 21, Episode 18

"Clarissa," based on Samuel Richardson's 1748 novel about a willful heiress (Saskia Wickham). Part 1 of three. Julian Firth, Sean Bean, Jonathan Phillips, Lynsey Baxter, Jeffry Wickham, Frances Viner. read more

A Doll's House Season 21, Episode 17

Juliet Stevenson and Trevor Eve in Ibsen's "A Doll's House." Kristine: Geraldine James. Dr. Rank: Patrick Malahide. Krogstad: David Calder. Anne-Marie: Helen Blatch. Directed by David Thacker. read more

Adam Bede Season 21, Episode 16

In the conclusion of "Adam Bede," Hetty is arrested for murder. Adam: Iain Glen. Dinah: Susannah Harker. Arthur: James Wilby. Mrs. Poyser: Julia McKenzie. Poyser: Paul Brooke. read more

Adam Bede Season 21, Episode 15

"Adam Bede," George Eliot's novel of misguided romance in Georgian England. Part 1 of two. Adam: Iain Glen. Hetty: Patsy Kensit. Donnithorne: James Wilby. Dinah: Susannah Harker. Directed by Giles Foster. read more

Titmuss Regained Season 21, Episode 13

In part 2 of "Titmuss Regained," Leslie (David Threlfall) covertly seeks information about his new wife's first husband. Jenny: Kristin Scott Thomas. Dr. Simcox: Paul Shelley. Sue: Jane Booker. Ken: Peter Capaldi. read more

Titmuss Regained Season 21, Episode 14

"Titmuss Regained" concludes with Leslie hiring a PI to learn more about Tony Sidonia; and the "Save Our Valley" protesters losing ground. Jenny: Kristin Scott Thomas. read more

Titmuss Regained Season 21, Episode 12

"Titmuss Regained," John Mortimer's three-part drama about urban developers vs. country politics. David Threlfall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Peter Capaldi, Bill Oddie, Liz Crowther, Rosemary Leach, Holly De Jong. read more

Parnell & the Englishwoman Season 21, Episode 11

"Parnell & the Englishwoman" (Trevor Eve, Francesca Annis) wed, but the scandal has a lingering effect on Irish politics. Conclusion. Capt. O'Shea: David Robb. Timothy Healy: Lorcan Cranitch. Mr. Gladstone: Robert Lang. read more

Parnell & the Englishwoman: Libel Season 21, Episode 10

In Part 3 of "Parnell & the Englishwoman," a journalist (Tony Haygarth) is hired to provide incriminating evidence against Parnell (Trevor Eve); O'Shea (David Robb) files for a divorce from Katharine (Francesca Annis). read more

Parnell & the Englishwoman: An Outrage Season 21, Episode 9

In Part 2 of "Parnell & the Englishwoman," the Irish leader (Trevor Eve) is released from prison; Katharine and O'Shea suffer a loss. Katharine: Francesca Annis. O'Shea: David Robb. Timothy Healy: Lorcan Cranitch. read more

Parnell & the Englishwoman: The Meeting Season 21, Episode 8

"Parnell & the Englishwoman," a four-part docudrama about 19th-century Irish nationalist Charles Stewart Parnell (Trevor Eve) and the adulterous relationship that affected his career. In Part 1, Katharine O'Shea befriends Parnell on behalf of her husband. Capt. O'Shea: David Robb. Gladstone: Robert Lang. read more

Sleepers Season 21, Episode 6

"Sleepers" concludes with Robinson and Coward (Nigel Havers) trying to reach Ireland; Zorin (Michael Gough) suddenly becoming a key player in the game; and Nina telling Chekhov that she's been summoned back to Moscow. read more

Sleepers Season 21, Episode 5

In Part 3 of "Sleepers," hitchhikers are picked up by Robinson and Coward (Warren Clarke, Nigel Havers), whose trail is picked up by Chekhov and Nina (David Calder, Joanna Kanska). Zorin: Michael Gough. read more

Sleepers Season 21, Episode 4

In Part 2 of "Sleepers," Soviet agents close in on Robinson and Coward (Warren Clarke, Nigel Havers). Nina: Joanna Kanska. Chekhov: David Calder. Zorin: Michael Gough. Kostov: Richard Huw. Wetherby: William Chubb. read more

Sleepers Season 21, Episode 3

"Sleepers," a four-part satire, concerns two KGB agents, who've been in England for 25 years and who learn that Moscow may be trying to bring them in. Albert Robinson: Warren Clarke. Jeremy Coward: Nigel Havers. Nina Grishina: Joanna Kanska. read more

A Murder of Quality Season 21, Episode 2

In the conclusion of John le Carre's "A Murder of Quality," Smiley (Denholm Elliott) discovers a possible motive for Stella's murder: blackmail. Fielding: Joss Ackland. Alisa: Glenda Jackson. Perkins: Christian Bale. read more

A Murder of Quality Season 21, Episode 1

In Part 1 of "A Murder of Quality," George Smiley (Denholm Elliott) investigates a murder at a boys school. Glenda Jackson, Joss Ackland, Ronald Pickup, Christian Bale. John le Carre adapted the script from his novel. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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