Masterpiece

  • 1971
  • 43 Seasons
  • TV-PG

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 pro (more…)

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Season 44, Episode 5 Breathless

First Aired: August 24, 2014

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.

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