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Masterpiece Season 26 episodes

Rebecca Season 26, Episode 17

As "Rebecca" concludes, Mrs. de Winter's efforts to make her marriage work continue to be undermined by Mrs. Danvers (Diana Rigg). Mrs. de Winter: Emilia Fox. Maxim: Charles Dance. Beatrice: Geraldine James. Favell: Jonathan Cake. read more

Rebecca Season 26, Episode 16

"Rebecca," a two-part adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's classic. In Part 1, a naive young woman (Emilia Fox) newly married to a widower feels threatened by his memories of his first wife, Rebecca. Maxim: Charles Dance. Mrs. Danvers: Diana Rigg. Mrs. Van Hopper: Faye Dunaway. read more

Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement Season 26, Episode 14

As "Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement" concludes, Tennison (Helen Mirren) reacts to Campbell's murder by closing in on "The Street" (Steven Mackintosh) and Michael Johns (Ray Emmet Brown). Ballinger: John McArdle. Devanney: Julia Lane. Rankine: David O'Hara. read more

Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement Season 26, Episode 13

In Part 1 of the two-part "Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement," Helen Mirren stars as policewoman Jane Tennison, investigating a drug-related killing in Manchester. "Street": Steven Mackintosh. Campbell: Joseph Jacobs. Ballinger: John McArdle. Clare: Julia Lane. read more

Breaking the Code Season 26, Episode 12

Derek Jacobi re-creates his stage role as a homosexual British mathematician in "Breaking the Code." Knox: Richard Johnson. Smith: Harold Pinter. Mrs. Turing: Prunella Scales. Patricia Green: Amanda Root. Ross: Alun Armstrong. Ron: Julian Kerridge. read more

A Royal Scandal Season 26, Episode 11

"A Royal Scandal" recounts the union between Caroline (Susan Lynch), a "high-spirited and careless" German princess, and her cousin, the future George IV (Richard E. Grant). Lord Malmesbury: Michael Kitchen. Mrs. Fitzherbert: Irene Richards. Lady Jersey: Frances Barber. read more

Joseph Conrad's 'Nostromo' Season 26, Episode 9

Part 2 of "Joseph Conrad's `Nostromo' " finds Gould (Colin Firth) entrusting his bullion shipment to the stevedore "Nostromo" (Claudio Amendola). Decoud: Lothaire Bluteau. Teresa: Claudia Cardinale. Col. Sotillo: Joaquim de Almeida. Hirsch: Alan Corduner. read more

Joseph Conrad's 'Nostromo' Season 26, Episode 8

"Joseph Conrad's `Nostromo,' " a three-part adaptation of the novel, opens in South America, where the English Charles Gould (Colin Firth) turns up to resurrect a silver mine. Nostromo: Claudio Amendola. Dr. Monygham: Albert Finney. Emilia: Serena Scott Thomas. read more

Joseph Conrad's 'Nostromo' Season 26, Episode 10

As "Joseph Conrad's `Nostromo' " concludes, the whereabouts of the bullion becomes a burning issue. "Nostromo": Claudio Amendola. Gould: Colin Firth. Emilia: Serena Scott Thomas. Sotillo: Joaquin de Almeida. Dr. Monygham: Albert Finney. Linda: Stefania Montorsi. read more

Bramwell II Season 26, Episode 7

In the conclusion of "Bramwell II," Eleanor (Jemma Redgrave) aids a railway victim with underworld connections. Peter: Tom Georgeson. Duncan: Charles Dale. Harry: Stephen Tate. Marsham: Kevin McMonagle. Dr. Robert Bramwell: David Calder. read more

Bramwell II Season 26, Episode 6

In Part 3 of "Bramwell II," Eleanor (Jemma Redgrave) finds her hostility toward Maj. Hyde (Nicholas Farrell) turning to affection after he helps with a difficult patient (Gary Lydon). Dr. Bramwell: David Calder. Dr. Marsham: Kevin McMonagle. Nurse Carr: Ruth Sheen. read more

Bramwell II Season 26, Episode 5

Part 2 of "Bramwell II" finds Eleanor (Jemma Redgrave) battling her nemesis, Sir Herbert (Robert Hardy), who misdiagnoses the illness of Lady Cora (Michele Dotrice). Dr. Bramwell: David Calder. Dr. Marsham: Kevin McMonagle. Wilf: Scott Neal. Nurse Carr: Ruth Sheen. read more

Bramwell II Season 26, Episode 4

As the four-part "Bramwell II" begins, Dr. Eleanor Bramwell (Jemma Redgrave) gives shelter to a woman who's about to give birth. Charlie: Idris Elba. Dr. Robert Bramwell: David Calder. Clare: Karen Frawley. Lady Cora: Michele Dotrice. read more

Broken Glass Season 26, Episode 3

Arthur Miller's play, "Broken Glass," about a troubled Jewish couple (Margot Leicester, Henry Goodman) in 1938 Brooklyn and the doctor (Mandy Patinkin) who tries to help. Margaret: Elizabeth McGovern. Harriet: Julia Swift. Case: Ed Bishop. David: Nitzan Sharron. read more

Moll Flanders Season 26, Episode 2

The conclusion of "Moll Flanders" finds the seductress (Alex Kingston) falling for---and losing---the love of her life; embarking on a fifth marriage to a banker; then turning to thievery. Jemmy: Daniel Craig. Mrs. Riordan: Patti Love. Lucy Diver: Nicola Walker. read more

Moll Flanders Season 26, Episode 1

Alex Kingston stars as "Moll Flanders," the heroine of Daniel Defoe's bawdy 1722 novel. In Part 1 of two, Moll recounts her upbringing as a servant; her first two marriages; and her fateful third union with a Virginia plantation owner (Tom Ward). Lemuel's Mother: Diana Rigg. Rowland: Colin Buchanan. Jemmy: Daniel Craig. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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