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Masterpiece Season 28 episodes

Goodnight Mister Tom Season 28, Episode 22

“Goodnight Mister Tom,” a tender tale of an unlikely wartime friendship between a crusty widower (John Thaw) and an abused 9-year-old (Nick Robinson) he befriends. Mrs. Beech: Annabelle Apsion. Dr. Little: John Cater. Zach: Thomas Orange. Mrs. Hartridge: Pauline Turner. Ralph Briggs: Geoffrey Hutchings. read more

Great Expectations Season 28, Episode 21

In the conclusion of “Great Expectations,” Pip (Ioan Gruffudd) is dumped by Estella (Justine Waddell) and learns his benefactor's identity. “It is not a fortunate discovery,” he concedes. Magwich: Bernard Hill. Miss Havisham: Charlotte Rampling. Jaggers: Ian McDiarmid. Herbert Pocket: Daniel Evans. read more

Great Expectations Season 28, Episode 20

Ioan Gruffudd stars in an eerie two-part version of “Great Expectations,” Charles Dickens' tale of a blacksmith's apprentice set up by a mysterious benefactor to be a gentleman. Young Pip Gabriel Thomson. Miss Havisham: Charlotte Rampling. Young Estella: Gemma Gregory. Joe Gargery: Clive Russell. read more

Frenchman's Creek Season 28, Episode 19

A fanciful version of Daphne du Maurier's "Frenchman's Creek" stars Tara Fitzgerald as a feisty 17th-century English noblewoman who falls for a French pirate (Anthony Delon). Sir Harry: James Fleet. Rockingham: Tim Dutton. William: Danny Webb. Godolphin: Rupert Cansittart. read more

Reckless, the Sequel Season 28, Episode 18

"Reckless, the Sequel" picks up where the romantic drama left off, with Owen and Anna (Robson Green, Francesca Annis) planning to wed, but Anna's ex determined to stop them. Richard: Michael Kitchen. Arnold: David Bradley. Barbara: Anna Patrick. read more

Cider With Rosie Season 28, Episode 17

In "Cider with Rosie" (Laurie Lee's memoirs about his boyhood in the English countryside) Lee recalls the efforts of his mother (Juliet Stevenson) to support her nine children after her husband's desertion; and looks back on his romance with teen beauty Rosie. Miss Flynn: Emily Mortimer. Rosie: Lia Barrow. read more

Bramwell IV Season 28, Episode 16

As "Bramwell IV" concludes, the Bramwells host a farewell dinner for the Marshams (Kevin McMonagle, Kate Morgan), whose lives are about to be disrupted. Eleanor: Jemma Redgrave. Robert: David Calder. Dr. Osborne: Richard McCabe. Kate: Keeley Gainey. read more

Bramwell IV Season 28, Episode 15

In Part 5 of "Bramwell IV," Dr. Robert Bramwell (David Calder) contends with a rival doctor for the attentions of Mrs. Costigan (Maureen Beattie). Eleanor: Jemma Redgrave. Dr. O'Neill: Andrew Connolly. Dr. Savier: Tim Woodward. Kate: Keeley Gainey. read more

Bramwell IV Season 28, Episode 14

Part 4 of "Bramwell IV" brings Eleanor (Jemma Redgrave) two badly scalded brewery workers and a surprise visit from Dr. O'Neill. Mrs. Costigan: Maureen Beattie. Mr. Kennedy: Philip Jackson. Jimmy: Richard Claxton. Dr. Robert Bramwell: David Calder. read more

Bramwell IV Season 28, Episode 13

In Part 3 of "Bramwell IV," Eleanor (Jemma Redgrave) keeps a secret rendezvous with her "cousin," Dr. Finn O'Neill (Andrew Connolly), at a seaside resort. Dr. Robert Bramwell: David Calder. Dr. Marsham: Kevin McMonagle. Nurse Carr: Ruth Sheen. Sidney: Ben Brazier. read more

Bramwell IV Season 28, Episode 12

Part 2 of "Bramwell IV" finds Dr. Eleanor (Jemma Redgrave) ministering to a female accident victim who's revealed to be a cross-dressing male (Hans Matheson). Joe: Kevin McMonagle. Sheldon: Robert Glenister. Sullivan: Robert Pugh. Russell Baker is the host. read more

Bramwell IV Season 28, Episode 11

As the six-part "Bramwell IV" begins, Dr. Eleanor Bramwell (Jemma Redgrave) shelters a deformed young woman (Sarah Jane Potts), whose life could be improved by a risky operation. Dr. Robert Bramwell: David Calder. Banks: Ron Cook. Nanny: Eve Pearce. read more

Charles Dickens' 'Our Mutual Friend' Season 28, Episode 10

As "Our Mutual Friend" concludes, Bella (Anna Friel) leaves the Boffin home to marry Rokesmith; and Headstone violently attacks Wrayburn. Lizzie: Keeley Hawes. Wrayburn: Paul McGann. Rokesmith: Steven Mackintosh. Headstone: David Morrissey. read more

Charles Dickens' 'Our Mutual Friend' Season 28, Episode 9

In Part 2 of "Our Mutual Friend," Bella tells Rokesmith (Steven Mackintosh) she doesn't love him, while Lizzie (Keeley Hawes) rejects Headstone. Bella: Anna Friel. Headstone: David Morrissey. Wrayburn: Paul McGann. Boffin: Peter Vaughan. read more

Charles Dickens' 'Our Mutual Friend' Season 28, Episode 8

"Our Mutual Friend," a three-part adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel. In Part 1, a clerk (Peter Vaughan) inherits a fortune after his deceased employer's heir is found dead. Rokesmith: Steven Mackintosh. Bella: Anna Friel. Lizzie: Keeley Hawes. Wrayburn: Paul McGann. read more

The Prince of Hearts Season 28, Episode 7

In "The Prince of Hearts," a royal and his bodyguard (Rupert Penry-Jones, Robson Green) form a grudging bond as the prince attends Cambridge. Grace: Tara Fitzgerald. Sandy: Terence Budd. Adams: Christopher Staines. Serena: Danielle Tilley. read more

The Unknown Soldier Season 28, Episode 6

As "The Unknown Soldier" concludes, Sophia (Juliet Aubrey) fights to prove Angel's innocence. Meanwhile, Sophia forms an alliance with Angel's fiancée (Aislin McGuckin). Sir Francis: Frederick Treves. Stephen: Pip Torrens. Maggie: Sophie Stanton. read more

The Unknown Soldier Season 28, Episode 5

Part 1 of "The Unknown Soldier," a two-part drama set during World War I. In the opener, nurse Sophia Carey (Juliet Aubrey) tends to an amnesiac soldier (Gary Mavers), and falls in love with him. Stephen: Pip Torrens. Sir Francis Carey: Frederick Treves. read more

A Respectable Trade Season 28, Episode 4

As "A Respectable Trade" concludes, increasing tensions in the household widen the gap between Frances and Josiah (Emma Fielding, Warren Clarke), driving her into the arms of Mehuru (Ariyon Bakare). Sarah: Anna Massey. Bates: Grahame Fox. Elizabeth: Jenny Jules. read more

A Respectable Trade Season 28, Episode 3

“A Respectable Trade,” a two-part adaptation of Philippa Gregory's novel concerning interracial love in 18th-century England. Frances: Emma Fielding. Josiah: Warren Clarke. Mehuru: Ariyon Bakare. Sarah: Anna Massey. Bates: Grahame Fox. Elizabeth: Jenny Jules. read more

King Lear Season 28, Episode 1

The 28th season begins with Richard Eyre's adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy “King Lear.” Ian Holm stars as the aged king who falls into madness. Cordelia: Victoria Hamilton. Goneril: Barbara Flynn. Regan: Amanda Redman. Edmund: Finbar Lynch. Gloucester: Timothy West. read more

Wuthering Heights Season 28, Episode 2

"Wuthering Heights," Emily Bronte's 1847 classic, is the story of the timeless love between a poor foundling and a spoiled beauty (Robert Cavanah, Orla Brady). Edgar: Crispin Bonham Carter. Hindley: Ian Shaw. Catherine: Sarah Smart. Hareton: Matthew Macfadyen. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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