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Masterpiece Season 9 episodes

Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic Season 9, Episode 41

"Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic" concludes with the Prime Minister (Ian McShane) negotiating with Chancellor Bismarck (Brewster Mason) at the Congress of Berlin in 1878. Queen Victoria: Rosemary Leach. Lord Salisbury: John Gregg. Lord Derby: David Wood. Rothschild: David De Keyser. Lady Bradford: Renee Asherson. read more

Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic Season 9, Episode 40

Disraeli climbs to "the top of the greasy pole"---the Prime Ministry---while his wife (Mary Peach) deteriorates in Part 3 of "Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic." Queen Victoria: Rosemary Leach. Gladstone: John Carlisle. Bismarck: Brewster Mason. Rothschild: David De Keyser. read more

Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic Season 9, Episode 39

In Part 2 of "Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic," the new MP marries Mary Anne Lewis (Mary Peach) and is jeered during a speech in the House of Commons. Disraeli: Ian McShane. Bentinck: Anton Rodgers. Peel: Antony Brown. Count D'Orsay: Leigh Lawson. Isaac D'Israeli: Aubrey Morris. Sarah: Jenny Lipman. Lyndhurst: Mark Dignam. read more

Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic Season 9, Episode 38

Ian McShane in "Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic," a four-part biography of the British statesman. In Part 1, he's a young novelist who considers standing for Parliament to fulfill a "secret ambition." Count D'Orsay: Leigh Lawson. Lady Blessington: Margaret Whiting. Mary Anne: Mary Peach. Lyndhurst: Mark Dignam. Wyndham Lewis: William Russell. Henrietta: Madlena Nedeva. Clara Bolton: Rachel Bell. Bulwer: Brett Usher. read more

My Son, My Son Season 9, Episode 37

In the conclusion of "My Son, My Son," Oliver (Patrick Ryecart) becomes involved in Ireland on the side of the British. Bill: Michael Williams. Rory: Gerard Murphy. Maggie: Angela Harding. Dermot: Frank Grimes. Sheila: Kate Binchy. Annie: Patsy Rowlands. read more

My Son, My Son Season 9, Episode 36

Oliver (Patrick Ryecart) and Bill are again in competition, but this time it's over Maeve in Part 6 of "My Son, My Son." Livia: Ciaran Madden. Sir Charles Blatch: Alan MacNaughtan. Rory: Gerard Murphy. Annie: Patsy Rowlands. Dermot: Frank Grimes. Sheila: Kate Binchy. read more

My Son, My Son Season 9, Episode 35

Oliver (Patrick Ryecart) volunteers for the army, while Rory becomes embroiled in the fighting in Ireland in Part 5 of "My Son, My Son." Bill: Michael Williams. Maeve: Prue Clarke. Dermot: Frank Grimes. Livia: Ciaran Madden. Maggie: Angela Harding. Annie: Patsy Rowlands. read more

My Son, My Son Season 9, Episode 34

The rift between Bill and Oliver (Patrick Ryecart) intensifies the pressure on Livia in Part 4 of "My Son, My Son." Dermot: Frank Grimes. Sheila: Kate Binchy. Rory: Gerard Murphy. Maeve: Prue Clarke. read more

My Son, My Son Season 9, Episode 33

Bill (Michael Williams) is reluctant to break the news to Oliver that he and Livia are engaged in Part 3 of "My Son, My Son." Maeve: Prue Clarke. Dermot: Frank Grimes. Rory: Gerard Murphy. Sheila: Kate Binchy. read more

My Son, My Son Season 9, Episode 32

Bill (Michael Williams) and Oliver are attracted to a friend of Maeve's in Part 2 of "My Son, My Son." Livia: Ciaran Madden. Maeve: Prue Clarke. Wertheim: Gregoire Aslan. Sheila: Kate Binchy. Josie: Joy Nichols. Pogson: Julian Fellowes. Grimshaw: Shaun Curry. read more

My Son, My Son Season 9, Episode 31

The destinies of two lifelong friends, from the early 1900s through World War I, are intertwined in a seven-part adaptation of Howard Spring's "My Son, My Son." The first episode introduces novelist William Essex (Michael Williams) and transplanted Irishman Dermot O'Riorden (Frank Grimes). Captain Judas: Maurice Denham. Nellie: Sherrie Hewson. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 30

Louisa agrees to let her memoirs be written; Starr (John Cater) and Mary become engaged; and Merriman wins 500 pounds in the conclusion of "The Duchess of Duke Street II." Major Smith-Barton: Richard Vernon. Applegate: Anna Calder-Marshall. Lottie: Lalla Ward. Ethel: Sammie Winmill. Mrs. Cochrane: Mary Healey. Hugo: Anthony Roye. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 29

Lottie (Lalla Ward) clashes with her mother when she resolves to become a singer in Part 15 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II." Mr. Leyton: John Rapley. Mrs. Leyton: June Brown. Major Smith-Barton: Richard Vernon. Nick: Jeremy Nicholas. Mary: Victoria Plucknett. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 28

In Part 14 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II," Lottie (Lalla Ward) arrives on a holiday with a new interest in men. Louisa: Gemma Jones. Olive: Helen Ryan. Major Smith-Barton: Richard Vernon. Howard: Richard Morant. Pearl: Pauline Quirke. Mary: Victoria Plucknett. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 27

Curiosity is aroused when Lottie (Lalla Ward) comes for a stay at the Bentinck in Part 13 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II." Louisa: Gemma Jones. Major Smith-Barton: Richard Vernon. Mary: Victoria Plucknett. Brian: Simon Chandler. Merriman: John Welsh. Starr: John Cater. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 26

Louisa returns to Charlie's estate to see her daughter (Lalla Ward) in Part 12 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II." Vicar: Iain Cuthbertson. Major Smith-Barton: Richard Vernon. Nanny: Liz Smith. Elsie: Brenda Cowling. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 25

Louisa (Gemma Jones) plans to sell the Bentinck in Part 11 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II." Major Smith-Barton: Richard Vernon. Mr. Leyton: John Rapley. Mrs. Leyton: June Brown. Mary: Victoria Plucknett. Starr: John Cater. Aunt Gwyneth: Christine Pollon. John: Christopher Guard. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 24

Charlie (Christopher Cazenove) joins other soldiers at the Bentinck in Part 10 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II." Louisa: Gemma Jones. Major Smith-Barton: Richard Vernon. Mary: Victoria Plucknett. Brian: Simon Chandler. Mason: William Hoyland. Horsfield: Richard Pearson. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 23

With the Bentinck closed for repairs, Louisa (Gemma Jones) goes to France in Part 9 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II." Charlie: Christopher Cazenove. Mary: Victoria Plucknett. Major Smith-Barton: Richard Vernon. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 22

Part 8 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II" has an unexploded bomb in Louisa's backyard. Gemma Jones. Starr: John Cater. Ethel: Sammie Winmill. Clive: Paul Aston. Capt. McLean: Garrick Hagon. Fay: Judi Maynard. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 21

Louisa is asked to help uncover a spy in Part 7 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II." Gemma Jones. Major Smith-Barton: Richard Vernon. Gaspard: John Moreno. Appleby: Jeremy Clyde. Brewster: Alan Gifford. Bartlett: Derek Farr. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 20

With the outbreak of World War I, Charlie (Christopher Cazenove) enlists in Part 6 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II." Louisa: Gemma Jones. Major Smith-Barton: Richard Vernon. Starr: John Cater. Merriman: John Welsh. Mary: Victoria Plucknett. Gaspard: John Moreno. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 19

In Part 5 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II" an actor (T.P. McKenna) makes a play for Violet (Holly de Jong). Louisa: Gemma Jones. Charlie: Christopher Cazenove. Merriman: John Welsh. Starr: John Cater. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 18

Louisa tries to resolve problems between Charlie (Christopher Cazenove) and Margaret in Part 4 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II." Nanny: Liz Smith. Lottie: Philippa Shackleton. Vicar: Iain Cuthbertson. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 17

In Part 3 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II," a Bentinck customer (Joan Haythorne) dies, leaving her fortune to her chauffeur (Kevin McNally). Louisa: Gemma Jones. Eddie: Robin Langford. Miss Prentice: Jessica Benton. Mrs. Sturgess: Lally Bowers. Ethel: Sammie Winmill. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 16

In Part 2 of "The Duchess of Duke Street II," a joke leads Louisa (Gemma Jones) into an encounter with a Latin professor (Freddie Jones). Charlie: Christopher Cazenove. Margaret: Joanna David. Tommy: Patrick Newell. Daphne: Sue Nicholls. read more

The Duchess of Duke Street II Season 9, Episode 15

In Part 1, Louisa (Gemma Jones) precipitates a mutiny at the Bentinck when she lets her rascally brother Arthur (Martin Shaw) join the staff. Mrs. Leyton: June Brown. Leyton: John Rapley. Merriman: John Welsh. Mary: Victoria Plucknett. Starr: John Cater. read more

Love for Lydia Season 9, Episode 14

As "Love for Lydia" concludes, Richardson (Christopher Blake) is unsure of his feelings for Lydia (Mel Martin), who now clearly seeks his love and attention. Blackie: Ralph Arliss. Nora: Irene Richards. Dr. Baird: Michael Howarth. read more

Love for Lydia Season 9, Episode 13

In Part 11 of "Love for Lydia," Richardson learns that Lydia (Mel Martin) is suffering from tuberculosis. Nora: Irene Richards. Blackie: Ralph Arliss. Rollo: Michael Arledge. read more

Love for Lydia Season 9, Episode 12

In Part 10 of "Love for Lydia," Richardson (Christopher Blake) works on a novel in London, while Lydia (Mel Martin) leads a wild life. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Jenny: Lucinda Gane. Unity: Carol Frazer. read more

Love for Lydia Season 9, Episode 11

In Part 9 of "Love for Lydia," the McKechnies accuse Tom (Peter Davison) of taking advantage of Pheley (Fiona Duncan); and Richardson (Christopher Blake) decides to move to London. Lydia: Mel Martin. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. McKechnie: David Steuart. Flora: Laura Graham. Bretherton: David Ryall. read more

Love for Lydia Season 9, Episode 10

In Part 8 of "Love for Lydia," Richardson (Christopher Blake) stops seeing Lydia (Mel Martin) and goes to live on Tom's newly acquired farm. Tom: Peter Davison. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Pheley: Fiona Duncan. McKechnie: David Steuart. Bretherton: David Ryall. read more

Love for Lydia Season 9, Episode 9

Tragic events mar Lydia's birthday in Part 7 of "Love for Lydia." Mel Martin. Richardson: Christopher Blake. Alex: Jeremy Irons. Blackie: Ralph Arliss. Mrs. Sanderson: Wendy Gifford. read more

Love for Lydia Season 9, Episode 8

Richardson hopes to propose to Lydia (Mel Martin) at a party for her birthday in Part 6 of "Love for Lydia." Alex: Jeremy Irons. Aunt Bertie: Beatrix Lehmann. Aunt Juliana: Rachel Kempson. Rollo: Michael Aldridge. Tom: Peter Davison. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. read more

Love for Lydia Season 9, Episode 7

In Part 5 of "Love for Lydia," Alex (Jeremy Irons) gets drunk and picks a fight with Blackie (Ralph Arliss) at a village dance. Lydia: Mel Martin. Richardson: Christopher Blake. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Tom: Peter Davison. Mrs. Aspen: Natasha Parry. read more

Love for Lydia Season 9, Episode 6

Richardson (Christopher Blake) becomes jealous in Part 4 of "Love for Lydia" when Lydia (Mel Martin) flirts with his friends and the chauffeur Blackie (Ralph Arliss). Tom: Peter Davison. Alex: Jeremy Irons. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Mrs. Sanderson: Wendy Gifford. Rollo: Michael Aldridge. read more

Love for Lydia Season 9, Episode 5

To the delight of Richardson (Christopher Blake), he's asked to take Lydia to a charity ball in Part 3 of "Love for Lydia." Alex: Jeremy Irons. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Tom: Peter Davison. Mrs. Sanderson: Wendy Gifford. Aunt Bertie: Beatrix Lehmann. Aunt Juliana: Rachel Kempson. read more

Love for Lydia Season 9, Episode 4

Lacking the courage to call on Lydia (Mel Martin), Richardson mopes about in Part 2 of "Love for Lydia." Meanwhile, Lydia longs to hear from the young man. Aunt Bertie: Beatrix Lehmann. Aunt Juliana: Rachel Kempson. Alex: Jeremy Irons. Rollo: Michael Aldridge. read more

Love for Lydia Season 9, Episode 3

Romance and tragedy unfold against a backdrop of Depression-era England in a 12-part adaptation of H.E. Bates' "Love for Lydia." Part 1 begins with reporter Edward Richardson (Christopher Blake) covering the arrival of Lydia Aspen (Mel Martin), who has come to live with her two elderly aunts (Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson) following the death of her father. Rollo: Michael Aldridge. Tom: Peter Davison. Bretherton: David Ryall. read more

Kean Season 9, Episode 2

In the conclusion of "Kean," a disastrous production threatens Edmund Kean's career. Anthony Hopkins. Anna: Cherie Lunghi. Countess de Koefeld: Sara Kestelman. Prince of Wales: Robert Stephens. Count de Koefeld: Barry Ingham. Solomon: Frank Middlemass. Host: Alistair Cooke. read more

Kean Season 9, Episode 1

Anthony Hopkins portrays "Kean," the notorious actor (1787-1833). The two-part comedy is adapted from Sartre's 1953 play. Part 1 finds Kean in pursuit of the Countess de Koefeld (Sara Kestelman) while fending off the advances of a young would-be actress (Cherie Lunghi). Prince of Wales: Robert Stephens. Solomon: Frank Middlemass. read more

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