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Masterpiece Season 44 episodes

Inspector Lewis: Entry Wounds Season 44, Episode 36

The "Inspector Lewis" Season 7 premiere finds a promoted Hathaway working a difficult case—his first as inspector—that involves neurosurgery, blood sports and animal rights, while adjusting to a new partner. Lewis, meanwhile, struggles with retirement. Chief Superintendent Innocent, however, arrives at a solution that could help everyone involved. read more

The Paradise, Season 2: Episode Two Season 44, Episode 35

As "The Paradise" continues, a visiting fireworks vendor from Paris upends life at the store; Jonas reappears; and a wedding has ramifications for more than just the happy couple. read more

Miss Marple: Endless Night Season 44, Episode 34

The "Miss Marple" season finale, "Endless Night," finds the sleuth investigating a supposed gypsy curse that killed a chauffeur's wife as well as several others. read more

The Paradise, Season 2: Episode One Season 44, Episode 33

The Season 2 premiere of "The Paradise" finds Moray, who's spent the past year apart from Denise in Paris, returning to the Paradise in an attempt to reverse its floundering fortunes for its new owners—Katherine and her new husband, Tom. read more

Miss Marple: Greenshaw's Folly Season 44, Episode 32

"Miss Marple" continues with "Greenshaw's Folly," in which the sleuth investigates the goings-on at an eccentric botanist's home, including the death of the butler and the disappearance of a houseguest. read more

Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery Season 44, Episode 31

"Miss Marple" returns with "A Caribbean Mystery," in which the sleuth investigates the suspicious death of a fellow hotel guest during a Caribbean vacation. read more

Breathless Season 44, Episode 30

"Breathless" concludes: the secret of Otto and Elizabeth's strange marriage is revealed. In other events, Jean bonds with Margaret; and Mulligan breaks down. read more

Breathless Season 44, Episode 29

Part 2 of 3 of "Breathless" finds a procedure going wrong for Otto, Charlie and Jean. In other events, Richard reunites with an old friend; Mulligan and Elizabeth meet; Angela and Otto head out of town with a chaperone; and Charlie has a close call. read more

Breathless Season 44, Episode 28

Part 1 of 3 of "Breathless," about the goings-on in a 1961 London hospital's obstetrics ward. Dr. Otto Powell is especially busy juggling work; a lucrative, illegal sideline; a family; and extracurricular dalliances. Here, he's attracted to a new nurse who—unknown to him and his associates—is the sister of fellow nurse Jean, who's soon to marry Powell's colleague Richard. But the soap-opera elements of his life may be the least of his concerns when a police inspector begins snooping around. read more

Poirot: Dead Man's Folly Season 44, Episode 27

"Poirot" continues with "Dead Man's Folly," which finds mystery writer and old friend Ariadne Oliver asking Poirot to accompany her to a wealthy financier's "murder game" that she fears may turn into the scene of a real murder. read more

Poirot: The Big Four Season 44, Episode 26

"Poirot" returns with "The Big Four," in which the master sleuth (David Suchet) navigates the world of international espionage while investigating the death of a Russian chess grandmaster. Adapted by Mark Gatiss ("Sherlock"). read more

Endeavour, Season 2: Neverland Season 44, Episode 25

In the Season 2 finale of "Endeavour," Morse investigates the seemingly unconnected cases of a missing boy, a dead journalist and an escaped prisoner. As he and Thursday dig into the mysteries, however, they uncover police corruption and misconduct that extends to the upper echelons of Oxford society. read more

Endeavour, Season 2: Sway Season 44, Episode 24

"Endeavour" continues: Morse and Thursday hunt a serial killer who strangles his victims with silk stockings. read more

Endeavour, Season 2: Nocturne Season 44, Episode 23

"Endeavour" continues: Morse's investigation into the stabbing death of an elderly man leads him to a girls' school where a series of murders occurred a hundred years earlier. read more

Endeavour, Season 2: Trove Season 44, Episode 22

In the Season 2 premiere of "Endeavour," Morse returns to duty after a four-month leave and is again paired with DI Thursday. Their first case: the apparent suicide of a John Doe that Morse soon suspects is linked to two other cases. read more

The Escape Artist Season 44, Episode 21

"The Escape Artist" concludes: barrister Burton finds the tables turned as Gardner defends Foyle and he strives to prove the man's guilt. read more

The Escape Artist Season 44, Episode 20

Part 1 of 2 of "The Escape Artist." A British defense attorney (David Tennant) with a knack for getting defendants acquitted takes on the case of a bird lover who's accused in the torture killing of a medical student. Little does he know, however, that by doing so he may have placed his happy family in harm's way. read more

Mr. Selfridge: Season 2, Part Eight Season 44, Episode 19

In the Season 2 finale of "Mr. Selfridge," Harry's battle to clear his name continues; the Selfridges invite Lady Mae into their home; Harry's daughters and mother arrive from America; and an unwell Rose heads to the country. read more

Mr. Selfridge: Season 2, Part Seven Season 44, Episode 18

As "Mr. Selfridge" continues, Harry's tattered reputation has repercussions for the store; Lady Mae and Lord Loxley butt heads; and Harry asks for a favor from a government contact. read more

Mr. Selfridge: Season 2, Part Six Season 44, Episode 17

"Mr. Selfridge" continues: Harry's reputation suffers while he is in Germany; Gordon pens a condolence letter after a member of the staff dies at the front; Miss Mardle falls for her lodger; and Leclair's troubles deepen. read more

Mr. Selfridge: Season 2, Part Five Season 44, Episode 16

"Mr. Selfridge" continues: Harry helps with the war effort; Loxley's business empire grows; Leclair faces major trouble; and Victor and Agnes make plans. read more

Mr. Selfridge: Season 2, Part Four Season 44, Episode 15

As "Mr. Selfridge" continues, Miss Mardle takes in a handsome refugee; Thackeray spies on Leclair; and Harry takes on Loxley in a card game. read more

Mr. Selfridge: Season 2, Part Three Season 44, Episode 14

As "Mr. Selfridge" continues, the onset of World War I spurs enlistment fever among the male staff while the women organize a benefit for war refugees. Leclair, meanwhile, has a mysterious obsession. read more

Mr. Selfridge: Season 2, Part Two Season 44, Episode 13

As "Mr. Selfridge" continues, Miss Mardle gets a lucky break; Leclair resurfaces; Loxley asks Harry for help; and Winston Churchill is slated to visit the store. read more

Mr. Selfridge: Season 2, Part One Season 44, Episode 12

Season 2 of "Mr. Selfridge" opens with the London department store celebrating its fifth anniversary; and Rose returning from America. In other events, Agnes returns from training in Paris; and Lord Loxley returns to torture Lady Mae. read more

Downton Abbey, Season 4: Part 8 Season 44, Episode 11

The Season 4 finale of "Downton Abbey" finds the Crawleys in London, where Rose's coming out ball is to be staged at the stately Grantham House. In other events, Cora's mother visits; the family finds itself in the midst of a potential scandal when a letter from the Prince of Wales is purloined; Mary is wooed by Gillingham and Blake; and Carson arranges a day to the beach for the staff. read more

Downton Abbey, Season 4: Part 7 Season 44, Episode 10

As "Downton Abbey" continues, Robert and Thomas return from America; Bates takes a day off; Edith and Rosamund announce their plan to travel abroad; a suitor woos Mary; and Rose makes her move. read more

Downton Abbey, Season 4: Part 6 Season 44, Episode 9

As "Downton Abbey" continues, Robert and Thomas leave on an unexpected trip; Mary and Blake bond over pigs; and Green returns to Downton with Gillingham. read more

Sherlock, Season 3: His Last Vow Season 44, Episode 8

In "His Last Vow," the Season 3 finale of "Sherlock," a case of stolen letters leads Holmes into conflict with a master blackmailer who knows the personal weaknesses of every important person in the Western world. read more

Downton Abbey, Season 4: Part 5 Season 44, Episode 7

As "Downton Abbey" continues, Rose's surprise party for Robert risks scandal; Mary meets an old suitor; and Edith receives troubling news. read more

Sherlock, Season 3: The Sign of Three Season 44, Episode 6

"Sherlock" continues with "The Sign of Three," which finds Holmes facing a daunting challenge: delivering the best man's speech on Watson's wedding day. He also tackles another task: trying to stop a killer who may be stalking the wedding reception. read more

Downton Abbey: Season 4, Part 4 Season 44, Episode 5

As "Downton Abbey" continues, Bates attempts to learn what's troubling Anna; Thomas finds a new ally on the staff; and Alfred takes a test in hopes of becoming a chef. read more

Sherlock, Season 3: The Empty Hearse Season 44, Episode 4

Season 3 of "Sherlock" opens with "The Empty Hearse," set two years after the events of "The Reichenbach Fall," in which Holmes apparently died. Watson has gotten on with his life, but can't help but to wish his old pal was still with him; and that wish just may come true when London is threatened with a terrorist attack. read more

Downton Abbey: Season 4, Part 3 Season 44, Episode 3

As "Downton Abbey" continues, Mary, Edith, Tom and Anna each struggle with a dilemma; Gillingham makes clear his intentions to Mary; Edith endangers her reputation; Tom turns to Mrs. Hughes for help with Edna; and Anna keeps her distance from Bates. read more

Downton Abbey: Season 4, Part 2 Season 44, Episode 2

"Downton Abbey" continues with the Crawleys hosting a party for friends and acquaintances, including Lord Anthony Gillingham, who has eyes for Mary, and Gillingham's valet, who is attracted to Anna. Gregson, meanwhile, hopes to impress Robert, who seems intent on ignoring him. read more

Downton Abbey: Season 4, Part 1 Season 44, Episode 1

Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" opens six months after Matthew's death with Mary and Isobel in deep depressions. In other events, O'Brien causes a crisis; Violet tries to help Molesley gain employment; and Thomas takes a dislike to the nanny. read more

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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