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Masterpiece
Masterpiece Theatre-Logo.jpg
Premiere January 10, 1971
Finale
Airs Sundays at 9PM
Creator
Host see below
Network PBS
Style 60/90/120-minute drama anthology
Company WGBH Boston
Seasons 44
Episodes 1256 + 3 specials (through season 43)
Status Currently airing season 44
Origin USA

Masterpiece, previously Masterpiece Theatre, is a drama anthology that airs on PBS, working as an umbrella-title for imported British series, miniseries, and TV-movies.

Starting in 2008, the show was revamped in many ways. The title was shortened to Masterpiece, and throughout the year, the show is shown in three different ways. Starting in January, it as shown as Masterpiece Classic, showing period dramas, hosted by Laura Linney. Starting in June, it is shown as Masterpiece Mystery!, which takes the place of the former sister show Mystery!, hosted by Alan Cumming. And starting in October, it is shown as Masterpiece Comtemporary, showing dramas in modern settings, hosted by David Tennant.

The final Masterpiece Comtemporary programs were shown in 2011, leaving the series with only two headlines: Masterpiece Classics and Masterpiece Mystery

Contents

Cast

Person Role Duration
Main Cast
Alistair Cooke Host 1-22
Russell Baker Host 23-33
Gillian Anderson Masterpiece Classic Host 38
Laura Linney 39 40 41
Alan Cumming Masterpiece Mystery! Host 38 39 40
Matthew Goode Masterpiece Contemporary Host 38
David Tennant 39 40

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
PBS
Season One January 10, 1971 May 14, 1972 61
Season Two October 1, 1972 April 29, 1973 31
Season Three October 7, 1973 July 28, 1974 30
Season Four October 6, 1974 May 4, 1975 31
Season Five October 5, 1975 May 30, 1976 35
Season Six October 10, 1976 August 21, 1977 46
Season Seven August 28, 1977 August 7, 1978 53
Season Eight September 3, 1978 June 3, 1979 40
Season Nine September 9, 1979 June 22, 1980 40
Season Ten September 29, 1980 April 26, 1981 30
Season Eleven October 4, 1981 June 27, 1982 38
Season Twelve October 10, 1982 June 26, 1983 36
Season Thirteen October 2, 1983 May 27, 1984 33
Season Fourteen October 28, 1984 June 16, 1985 33
Season Fifteen October 30, 1985 June 29, 1986 27
Season Sixteen October 19, 1986 May 17, 1987 38
Season Seventeen October 11, 1987 April 24, 1988 28
Season Eighteen August 28, 1988 July 15, 1989 38
Season Nineteen October 15, 1989 August 12, 1990 33
Season Twenty September 30, 1990 June 2, 1991 22
Season Twenty-One October 13, 1991 August 2, 1992 31
Season Twenty-Two October 4, 1992 June 13, 1993 33
Season Twenty-Three October 3, 1993 August 7, 1994 32
Season Twenty-Four October 2, 1994 May 28, 1995 29
Season Twenty-Five October 8, 1995 May 19, 1996 27
Season Twenty-Six October 13, 1996 April 20, 1997 17
Season Twenty-Seven October 12, 1997 May 17, 1998 21
Season Twenty-Eight October 11, 1998 May 30, 1999 23
Season Twenty-Nine October 3, 1999 May 21, 2000 21
Season Thirty October 8, 2000 July 1, 2001 23
Season Thirty-One October 8, 2001 June ?, 2002 21
Season Thirty-Two September 15, 2002 May 18, 2003 23
Season Thirty-Three October 5, 2003 April 25, 2004 10
Season Thirty-Four March 1, 2004 February 20, 2005 14
Season Thirty-Five October 23, 2005 April 23, 2006 14
Season Thirty-Six October 8, 2006 May 20, 2007 13 + 1
Season Thirty-Seven October 21, 2007 November 18, 2007 5
Season Thirty-Eight January 13, 2008 November 16, 2008 31 + 1
Season Thirty-Nine January 4, 2009 November 22, 2009 33
Season Forty January 10, 2010 December 26, 2010 34 + 1
Season Forty-One January 9, 2011 November 13, 2011 29
Season Forty-Two January 8, 2012 November 11, 2012 29
Season Forty-Three January 6, 2013 November 17, 2013 36
Season Forty-Four January 5, 2014

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Summary

A lot of programming that has aired on Masterpiece Theatre has been released on DVD. However, only releases that are referred to as Masterpiece Theatre or Masterpiece are listed here.


Title Release Date #
Episode Collections
Great Expectations September 28, 2004 1 purchase
Painted Lady September 28, 2004 1 purchase
The Cazalets November 23, 2004 2 purchase
Romance Collection October 25, 2005 7 purchase
The Wilkie Collins Set October 17, 2006 2 purchase
Jane Eyre February 20, 2007 2 purchase
The Brontë Collection October 9, 2007 3 purchase
Family Collection October 23, 2007 4 purchase
The Last Enemy January 13, 2009 2 purchase
The Complete Inspector Lewis January 26, 2010 8 purchase
Individual Episodes
The Railway Children October 1, 2002 1 purchase
Wuthering Heights August 2, 2005 1 purchase
All the King's Men November 1, 2005 1 purchase
Frenchman's Creek June 27, 2006 1 purchase
Dracula March 6, 2007 1 purchase
The Sally Lockhart Mysteries: The Ruby in the Smoke April 24, 2007 1 purchase
Northanger Abbey January 22, 2008 1 purchase
Mansfield Park January 29, 2008 1 purchase
A Room with a View April 15, 2008 1 purchase
The Mill on the Floss April 22, 2008 1 purchase
God on Trial January 13, 2009 1 purchase
Wuthering Heights March 17, 2009 1 purchase
Collision December 15, 2009 1 purchase
Small Island June 8, 2010 2 purchase

External Sites