8.5/10
348
3 user

Masterpiece Classic 

Masterpiece Theatre (original title)
An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



44   42   41   40   39   38   … See all »
2014   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   … See all »
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Anna wants to be like other girls her age (18): date a guy etc. but she's the US president's daughter and always guarded. In Prague he breaks his promise of only 2 agents following her to a concert and she runs away with Ben to see Europe.

Director: Andy Cadiff
Stars: Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, Mark Harmon
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A veteran cop with more than twenty years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco, California.

Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

E. Nesbit's classic novel of The Railway Children follows the story of Roberta (Bobbie), Phyllis and Peter, three sheltered siblings who suffer a huge upheaval when their father is falsely ... See full summary »

Director: Ross MacGibbon
Stars: Robert Angell, Martin Barrass, Elianne Byrne
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.

Stars: Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In Victorian England, a young woman searches for a priceless ruby and uncovers even greater mysteries.

Director: Brian Percival
Stars: Billie Piper, Matt Smith, Sian Thomas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A haunted woman will go to any lengths necessary to protect her family and the secrets she keeps from them.

Stars: MyAnna Buring, Matthew Goode, Ophelia Lovibond
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Bill Burnett, a resident of Bali, visits New York City, meets and falls in love with Gail Allen, the successful manager of a Fifth Avenue shop, who is determined to remain free and ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll, Allan Jones
The Shadow in the North (TV Movie 2007)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sally Lockhart (Billie Piper) and friends investigate the disappearance of a steamship, a magician who is threatened by thugs, a psychic with dark visions, and a heartless industrialist.

Director: John Alexander
Stars: Jared Harris, Doña Croll, David Harewood
Roadside Picnic (TV Series 2017)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In the aftermath of an extraterrestrial event, six visitation zones are created on Earth, each containing supernatural properties.

Stars: Andreas Apergis, Deena Aziz, Tyrone Benskin
Maria's Story (2012)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The story of a young girl who was helped by Childline, the NSPCC's telephone counselling service for children and young people.

Stars: Jenna Coleman
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Charity Wakefield, Hattie Morahan
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Alistair Cooke ...  Himself - Host 29 episodes, 1971-2008
Edit

Storyline

An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

anthology | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

WGBH See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

It was originally titled "Masterpiece Theater" until 2008. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Storyteller (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Still one of the best shows on television, but needs a host!
19 November 2006 | by pete8811See all my reviews

I love this show which I have watched on and off since I was a child. As previous reviewers have noted, there have been some 'clunkers' here and there. But there are many great productions as well. The new version of the Forsyte Saga was truly excellent, as were The Lost Prince, and Bleak House. These were series that I simply could not get enough of, and was sad to see end. One problem that I have with Materpiece Theatre these days is the absence of a host. There was something delightful about visiting with the host each week to hear something interesting, insightful, or even trivial about the production which was to follow. Cook and Baker both did a superb job of this. I implore the producers of this show to bring back the job of host. Find someone knowledgeable and credible, and put them back in that leather armchair by the fireplace amid the books and other curiosities.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed