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Masterpiece Season 27 episodes

Far from the Madding Crowd Season 27, Episode 21

As "Far from the Madding Crowd" concludes, Bathsheba (Paloma Baeza) marries Sgt. Troy (Jonathan Firth), who shows his true colors soon after the wedding. Gabriel: Nathaniel Parker. Mr. Boldwood: Nigel Terry. Fanny: Natasha Little. Liddy: Tracy Keating. read more

Far from the Madding Crowd Season 27, Episode 20

“Far from the Madding Crowd,” a two-part adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel. In Part 1, a farmer (Nathaniel Parker) must work for a strong-willed woman to whom he once proposed. Mr. Boldwood: Nigel Terry. Sgt. Troy: Jonathan Firth. Fanny: Natasha Little. read more

Painted Lady Season 27, Episode 19

As "Painted Lady" concludes, Maggie (Helen Mirren) courts danger and romance with a New York art dealer (Franco Nero) as she tracks the stolen painting. Sebastian: Iain Glen. Oliver: Michael Maloney. Susie: Lesley Manville. Fagan: Barry Barnes. read more

Painted Lady Season 27, Episode 18

Part 1 of "Painted Lady." Helen Mirren plays a former singer who's now living on the Irish estate of an elderly art collector. His murder moves her to find the culprit and the painting that was stolen. Sebastian: Iain Glen. Oliver: Michael Maloney. Susie: Lesley Manville. Tassi: Franco Nero. read more

The Woman in White Season 27, Episode 17

"The Woman in White" is an adaptation of Wilkie Collins' gothic thriller about a young woman (Tara Fitzgerald) with deep misgivings about her sister's marriage to a wealthy aristocrat. Laura: Justine Waddell. Hartright: Andrew Lincoln. Sir Percival: James Wilby. Count Fosco: Simon Callow. read more

The Wingless Bird Season 27, Episode 16

As "The Wingless Bird" concludes, Agnes (Claire Skinner) helps Charles (Edward Atterton) fight pneumonia, while Reg (Julian Wadham) reports that WWI is a massacre. Mrs. Conway: Anne Reid. Robbie: Daniel Casey. Aunt Nessy: Moira Redmond. read more

The Wingless Bird Season 27, Episode 15

In Part 2 of "The Wingless Bird," class barriers reach a shocking turn for the Conways, and threaten to destroy the marriage plans of Agnes (Claire Skinner) and Charles (Edward Atterton). Reg: Julian Wadham. Jessie: Michelle Charles. Mrs. Conway: Anne Reid. Robbie: Daniel Casey. read more

The Wingless Bird Season 27, Episode 14

"The Wingless Bird," a three-part drama of class differences in WWI England. In Part 1, a shopkeeper (Claire Skinner) is preoccupied by a well-born suitor (Edward Atterton), as well as her sister's clandestine love affair. Reginald: Julian Wadham. Mr. Conway: Frank Grimes. read more

Reckless Season 27, Episode 12

In Part 2 of "Reckless," Anna (Francesca Annis) throws Richard out and begins a relationship with Owen (Robson Green). Richard: Michael Kitchen. Arnold: David Bradley. John: Conor Mullen. Vivien: Daniela Nardini. Danny: Julian Rhind-Tutt. read more

Reckless Season 27, Episode 13

In the conclusion of "Reckless," Anna (Francesca Annis) learns of Owen's role in Richard's confession of the affair. Meanwhile, Vivien has a surprise for Richard (Michael Kitchen). Owen: Robson Green. Arnold: David Bradley. read more

Reckless Season 27, Episode 11

A May-December love triangle is the focus of "Reckless," a three-part drama. In Part 1, physician Owen Springer (Robson Green) falls for a married older woman (Francesca Annis). Richard Crane: Michael Kitchen. Arnold Springer: David Bradley. read more

Rhodes Season 27, Episode 10

Conclusion: Rhodes (Martin Shaw) shows the Africans he means business---with machine guns. Meanwhile, the discovery of gold in Johannesburg sparks the Boer War. Jameson: Neil Pearson. Beit: Frantz Dobrowsky. Princess Radziwill: Frances Barber. Kruger: Carel Trichardt. read more

Rhodes Season 27, Episode 9

"Rhodes." Part 2: His business affairs in order, Rhodes (Martin Shaw) sets out to pursue his imperial ambitions---but there's a "savage king" (Washington Sixolo) in his way. Barnato: Ken Stott. Jameson: Neil Pearson. Thompson: Sean Taylor. Curry: Gresby Nash. read more

Rhodes Season 27, Episode 8

A three-part biography of 19th-century colonialist Cecil Rhodes begins with. the 17-year-old Rhodes (Joe Shaw) arriving in Africa and soon cornering the diamond market. Adult Rhodes: Martin Shaw. Princess Radziwill: Frances Barber. read more

Bramwell III Season 27, Episode 7

In the conclusion of "Bramwell III," an old friend (John Castle) of Eleanor's father returns to London and wants to give six children a new start in North America. Eleanor: Jemma Redgrave. Robert: David Calder. Kathleen: Kelly Reilly. Sidney: Ben Brazier. read more

Bramwell III Season 27, Episode 6

"Bramwell III." In Part 3, Eleanor (Jemma Redgrave) faces cholera at her infirmary; and her father is wary about a compound that Dr. O'Neill has developed to combat the disease. Robert: David Calder. Dr. O'Neill: Andrew Connolly. Marsham: Kevin McMonagle. read more

Bramwell III Season 27, Episode 5

Family secrets surface when the elder Dr. Bramwell's sister (Cheryl Campbell) turns up after 20 years in India. Eleanor: Jemma Redgrave. Robert: David Calder. Martin: Andrew Lincoln. Sir William: Richard Pasco. Marsham: Kevin McMonagle. Nurse Carr: Ruth Sheen. read more

Bramwell III Season 27, Episode 4

As the four-part "Bramwell III" begins, Dr. Eleanor Bramwell (Jemma Redgrave) contends for a hospital position, while caring for a pregnant, underage prostitute (Matilda Brooke) Dr. O'Neill: Andrew Connolly. Dr. Robert Bramwell: David Calder. Dr. James: Richard Kane. read more

The Moonstone Season 27, Episode 3

"The Moonstone," an adaptation of the 1868 novel by Wilkie Collins. Franklin Blake (Greg Wise) delivers to his cousin Rachel a diamond she's inherited, but the gem disappears soon after she receives it. Rachel: Keeley Hawes. Lady Verinder: Patricia Hodge. Sgt. Cuff: Antony Sher. Betteredge: Peter Vaughan. read more

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Season 27, Episode 2

“The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” is based on Anne Bronte's 1848 novel about a young woman (Tara Fitzgerald) with a troubled past, who's befriended by a gentleman farmer (Toby Stephens) in mid-19th-century Yorkshire. Arthur: Rupert Graves. Annabella: Beatie Edney. Helen's Aunt: Linda Marlowe. Young Arthur: Jackson Leach. read more

The Mill on the Floss Season 27, Episode 1

“The Mill on the Floss” is an adaptation of George Eliot's novel about a woman (Emily Watson) torn between passion and duty. Tom: Ifan Meredith. Philip: James Frain. Mr. Tulliver: Bernard Hill. Lucy: Lucy Whybrow. read more

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