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Masterpiece Season 3 episodes

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 26

A celebration for Lady Marjorie finds the Bellamys reunited in Part 13 of "Upstairs, Downstairs." But uninvited guests threaten the festivities. Rachel Gurney. James: Simon Williams. Sarah: Pauline Collins. Elizabeth: Nicola Pagett. Watkins: John Alderton. Hudson: Gordon Jackson. Alistair Cooke is the host. read more

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 25

More complications for Sarah in Part 12 of "Upstairs, Downstairs." The servant is pregnant again. Pauline Collins. Watkins: John Alderton. Richard: David Langton. Lady Marjorie: Rachel Gurney. Hudson: Gordon Jackson. Mrs. Bridges: Angela Baddeley. Joan: Jan Carr. Alistair Cooke hosts. read more

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 24

A "for sale" sign may soon go up as financial difficulties threaten in Part 11 of "Upstairs, Downstairs." Rachel Gurney. Elizabeth: Nicola Pagett. Julius: Donald Burton. Richard: David Langton. Rose: Jean Marsh. Sir Geoffrey: Raymond Huntley. Mrs. Descort: Wendy Gifford. Alistair Cooke is the host. read more

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 23

Striking a blow for women's right to vote, Elizabeth and her friends plan a raid on a Member of Parliament in Part 10 of "Upstairs, Downstairs." Nicola Pagett. Rose: Jean Marsh. Julius: Donald Burton. Ellen: Claire Nielsen. Edward: Christopher Beeny. Granville: Harold Innocent. Alistair Cooke is the host. read more

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 22

Suspicion envelops the household in Part 9 of "Upstairs, Downstairs." A visiting Countess can't find her diamond brooch. Cathleen Nesbitt. Lady Marjorie: Rachel Gurney. Hudson: Gordon Jackson. Sarah: Pauline Collins. Watkins: John Alderton. Rose: Jean Marsh. Roberts: Patsy Smart. Alistair Cooke is the series host. read more

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 21

A girl is born to Elizabeth in Part 8 of "Upstairs, Downstairs," producing a new conflict. Who shall head the nursery? Sarah and old Nanny Webster both want the job. Daphne Heard. Sarah: Pauline Collins. Elizabeth: Nicola Pagett. Lady Marjorie: Rachel Gurney. Hudson: Gordon Jackson. read more

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 20

Excitement reigns at the household in Part 7 of "Upstairs, Downstairs." The guest to dinner is King Edward VII; the unexpected visitor downstairs is Sarah, who arrives just as she's going into labor. Rachel Gurney. Sarah: Pauline Collins. King Edward: Lockwood West. Hudson: Gordon Jackson. Rose: Jean Marsh. read more

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 19

The family's Christmas cheer is dampened by distressing news in Part 6 of "Upstairs, Downstairs." Nicola Pagett. Lady Marjorie: Rachel Gurney. Richard: David Langton. Lawrence: Ian Ogilvy. Rose: Jean Marsh. Watkins: John Alderton. Sir Geoffrey: Raymond Huntley. Hudson: Gordon Jackson. Alistair Cooke is the host. read more

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 18

Drinking and debts catch up with James in Part 5 of "Upstairs, Downstairs," when his parents hear about his vices. Simon Williams. Sarah: Pauline Collins. Lady Marjorie: Rachel Gurney. Richard: David Langton. Rose: Jean Marsh. Sir Geoffrey: Raymond Huntley. Hudson: Gordon Jackson. Alistair Cooke is the series host. read more

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 17

The honeymoon is over for Elizabeth and Lawrence in "Upstairs, Downstairs," as the newlyweds discover their love fading in Part 4. But romance is blooming for Rose, who has fallen for Watkins. Nicola Pagett. Rose: Jean Marsh. Lawrence: Ian Ogilvy. Watkins: John Alderton. Lady Marjorie: Rachel Gurney. Hudson: Gordon Jackson. Alistair Cooke is the host. read more

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 16

Living away from home has its advantages for Elizabeth in Part 3 of "Upstairs, Downstairs." The young woman has taken up with a poet, to the dismay of her family. Nicola Pagett. Lawrence: Ian Ogilvy. Rose: Jean Marsh. James: Simon Williams. Sarah: Pauline Collins. Richard: David Langton. Alistair Cooke is the host. read more

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 15

A chance encounter with her former employers brings Sarah back to the Bellamy household in Part 2 of "Upstairs, Downstairs." Now all she must do to secure her old job is get rid of the maid. Pauline Collins. Alice: Susan Porrett. James: Simon Williams. Rose: Jean Marsh. Elizabeth: Nicola Pagett. Alistair Cooke is the host of the series. read more

Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3, Episode 14

Edwardian England is the setting for "Upstairs, Downstairs," a 13-part serial centering on servants and masters in the Bellamy household. Part 1 finds the staff trying to cope with a new parlormaid. Pauline Collins. Hudson: Gordon Jackson. Rose: Jean Marsh. Lady Marjorie: Rachel Gurney. Alistair Cooke is the host. read more

The Little Farm Season 3, Episode 13

A study of loneliness and jealousy: H.E. Bates' "The Little Farm." Set in the countryside, it's the story of a farmer, whose first feelings of love are awakened when he hires a young housekeeper. Bryan Marshall. Edna: Barbara Ewing. Jack: Michael Elphick. Alistair Cooke is the series host. read more

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club Season 3, Episode 12

A confession is suspect in the conclusion of "The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club." Ian Carmichael. George: John Quentin. Penbarthy: Donald Pickering. Ann: Anna Cropper. Marchbanks: Noel Coleman. Bunter: Derek Newark. read more

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club Season 3, Episode 11

The verdict is murder by poison in Part 3 of "The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club." Ian Carmichael. George Fentiman: John Quentin. Robert: Terence Alexander. Ann: Anna Cropper. Penbarthy: Donald Pickering. Parker: Mark Eden. read more

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club Season 3, Episode 10

An inheritance worth more than a million dollars hinges on the time of death in Part 2 of "The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club," and Wimsey's got to find the last person to see the old soldier alive. Ian Carmichael. Bunter: Derek Newark. George Fentiman: John Quentin. Robert Fentiman: Terence Alexander. Ann: Anna Cropper. Sheila: Vivien Heilbron. Penberthy: Donald Pickering. read more

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club Season 3, Episode 9

Part 1 of "The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club" finds Wimsey investigating possible foul play in the death of General Fentiman at a London club. Ian Carmichael. Bunter: Derek Newark. George: John Quentin. Robert Fentiman: Terence Alexander. Ann: Anna Cropper. read more

The Man Who Was Hunting Himself Season 3, Episode 8

Will the real David Foster please stand up? In the conclusion of "The Man Who Was Hunting Himself," Foster's last hope is to use himself as bait to flush out his double. Donald Burton. Ruth: Lois Baxter. The Planner: Garfield Morgan. Anton: Robin Hawdon. Captain Mason: David Savile. Alistair Cooke is the host. read more

The Man Who Was Hunting Himself Season 3, Episode 7

Double jeopardy for David Foster in Part 2 of "The Man Who Was Hunting Himself." Accused of one murder, he may end up the victim of another---courtesy of a deadly lookalike. Donald Burton. Ruth: Lois Baxter. Captain Mason: David Savile. Martin: Conrad Phillips. Pearson: John Rolfe. Alistair Cooke is the host. read more

The Man Who Was Hunting Himself Season 3, Episode 6

"The Man Who Was Hunting Himself." David Foster is in line for a defense job, but enemy agents plan to replace him with a double. Part 1 of this three-part BBC import sets up the deception. Donald Burton. Caroline: Carol Austin. Captain Mason: David Savile. Martin: Conrad Phillips. read more

Clouds of Witness Season 3, Episode 5

The Duke seems destined for the gallows in the conclusion of "Clouds of Witness." The evidence that could free him is literally up in the air---with Wimsey in a storm-bound plane. Ian Carmichael. Parker: Mark Eden. Duke of Denver: David Langton. Mrs. Grimethorpe: Judith Arthy. Alistair Cooke is the host. read more

Clouds of Witness Season 3, Episode 4

Trying to clear his brother, Lord Peter Wimsey uncovers a second scandal in "Clouds of Witness," Part 4. The woman who could prove the Duke's innocence was his lover---and another man's wife. Ian Carmichael. Bunter: Glyn Houston. Mrs. Grimethorpe: Judith Arthy. Grimethorpe: George Coulouris. Parker: Mark Eden. Alistair Cooke is the host of the series. read more

Clouds of Witness Season 3, Episode 3

A confession and gunfire greet Lord Peter Wimsey in "Clouds of Witness," Part 3. His sister's beau takes a shot at him, while Lady Mary takes the blame for her fiancé's death. Ian Carmichael. Lady Mary: Rachel Herbert. Bunter: Glyn Houston. Parker: Mark Eden. Alistair Cooke is the host. read more

Clouds of Witness Season 3, Episode 2

Who killed Captain Cathcart? Part 2 of "Clouds of Witness" finds Lord Peter Wimsey on the trail of a motorcyclist, while Inspector Parker hunts for clues about the dead man's past. Ian Carmichael. Parker: Mark Eden. Bunter: Glyn Houston. Lady Mary: Rachel Herbert. Alistair Cooke is the host. read more

Clouds of Witness Season 3, Episode 1

Lord Peter Wimsey is caught in a family crisis when his brother is accused of murder in Part 1 of "Clouds of Witness." This five-part adaption is based on Dorothy L. Sayers' whodunit. Ian Carmichael. Bunter: Glyn Houston. Lady Mary: Rachel Herbert. Parker: Mark Eden. Alistair Cooke is the series host. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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