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Masterpiece Season 37 episodes

The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard Season 37, Episode 12

In the conclusion of “The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard,” Ros is tempted to keep Ian's criminal past from the public; and is the subject of an attempted blackmail. Meanwhile, Catherine's affair with a younger man is falling apart. read more

The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard Season 37, Episode 11

Part 4 of 5 of “The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard” finds Ros implementing a new policy to combat global warming: banning unessential car traffic for one day a week. Elsewhere, Ros' chancellor, Catherine, learns that she's pregnant; and Ros discovers Ian's less-than-savory past. read more

The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard Season 37, Episode 10

Part 3 of 5 of “The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard” finds Ros, a year into her run as prime minister, tested when a Lithuanian plane crashes over London and one of her ministers is caught on camera in a drunken state. Also: A brewing scandal may bring down her government. read more

The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard Season 37, Episode 9

Part 2 of 5 of “The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard” finds the political honeymoon turning sour for Ros when her proposal to move the government seat stalls; a visiting dignitary is slain; and an impolitic photo of daughter Emily (Carey Mulligan) surfaces in Parliament. Also: Ian (Steven Mackintosh) reveals a secret to Emily. read more

The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard Season 37, Episode 8

Part 1 of the five-part "Amazing Mrs. Pritchard," about a British supermarket manager (Jane Horrocks) who, fed up with politicians, decides to run for parliament---and winds up prime minister. Ian: Steven Mackintosh. Miranda Lennox: Jodhi May. Catherine Walker: Janet McTeer. read more

The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton Season 37, Episode 7

“The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton” relates the story of the Victorian Age's Martha Stewart, Isabella Beeton (Anna Madeley), the author of the popular 1861 tome “Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management” who died at the age of 28. Sam Beeton: JJ Feild. Anna Chancellor: Elizabeth Dorling. Jim Carter: Henry Dorling. Fred: Joseph Mawle. read more

The Wind in the Willows Season 37, Episode 6

A live-action adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's yarn “The Wind in the Willows,” which follows the adventures of Mr. Toad (Matt Lucas), who yearns to drive; and his pals Badger (Bob Hoskins), Ratty (Mark Gattis) and Mole (Lee Ingleby), who believe things would be better if he didn't. Jailor's Daughter: Anna Maxwell Martin. Barge Lady: Imelda Staunton. read more

Dracula Season 37, Episode 5

This adaptation of Bram Stoker's “Dracula” finds the Transylvanian vampire (Marc Warren) called to England by a lord (Dan Stevens), who thinks Dracula can cure syphilis. The lord has the disease but doesn't want to pass it to his fiancée, Lucy (Sophia Myles). Dr. Abraham Van Helsing: David Suchet. Mina Murray: Stephanie Leonidas. Jonathan Harker: Rafe Spall. . read more

The Ruby in the Smoke Season 37, Episode 4

Adapted from Philip Pullman's first novel about Sally Lockhart, a feisty, orphaned Victorian teen (Billie Piper), “The Ruby in the Smoke” finds her ferreting out information about her father's death; discovering cursed jewels; and facing off with a deadly villain. Along the way, she's helped by street-smart pal Jim (Matt Smith) and photographer Frederick (J.J. Field), who's besotted with her. Mrs. Holland: Julie Walters. Rosa Garland: Hayley Atwell. Adelaide: Chloe Walker. read more

Jane Eyre Season 37, Episode 2

The handsome, well-acted adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's “Jane Eyre” concludes. Jane (Ruth Wilson) accepts the marriage proposal of Rochester (Toby Stephens), but their wedding plans are upended when Rochester's secrets are revealed. After fleeing from Thornfield, Jane is taken in by a clergyman and his two sisters, and decides to become a parish teacher. Letting go of her past, however, proves difficult, and she finds herself drawn back to Thornfield. read more

Best of Masterpiece Theatre Season 37, Episode 3

Derek Jacobi (“I, Claudius”) hosts this countdown of the series' Top 12 shows, as voted by viewers. Included: interviews with many of the program's stars, including Gillian Anderson; Anthony Andrews; Charles Dance; Robin Ellis; Robson Green; Geraldine James; Gemma Jones; Hugh Laurie; Damian Lewis; Jean Marsh; Gina McKee; Helen Mirren; Ian Richardson; Diana Rigg; Justine Waddell; Simon William; screenwriter Andrew Davies; and executive producer Rebecca Eaton. read more

Jane Eyre Season 37, Episode 1

Featured: "Jane Eyre" (Part 1 of 2). This superb adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's 1847 classic follows Jane (Ruth Wilson) as she endures a bleak childhood and is engaged by the brooding Edward Rochester (Toby Stephens) as a governess for his ward (Cosima Littlewood). Lady Ingram: Francesca Annis. Mrs. Fairfax: Lorraine Ashbourne. Blanche: Christina Cole. Grace Poole: Pam Ferris. Young Jane: Georgie Henley. John Eshton: Aidan McArdle. Directed by Susanna White. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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