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Programs A to Z

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Programs A to Z


Agatha Christie's Poirot

Belgian detective Hercule Poirot tackles a variety of mysteries.

The Ambassador

The challenges faced by a new British ambassador to Ireland are the focus of this political drama.

Antiques Roadshow

This series travels to towns in Great Britain in search of interesting antiquessallsall from around the world.

Antiques Roadshow UK

The touring antiques-appraisal series' original version, taped at locales around Britain. `Antiques Roadshow' has been airing on the BBC since 1978; this package of the series debuted on PBS on Oct. 4, 2001.

Are You Being Served?

Shenanigans of department-store workers are chronicled in this popular British sitcom about the constant carping between employees in Ladies Separates and Gentlemen's Ready to Wear. The BBC series has long been syndicated in the U.S.

As Time Goes By

A British series about former lovers reunited by chance after a 38-year separation chronicles their awkward courtship and eventual marriage. It aired in Great Britain in the 1990s and on PBS and BBC America.



Colin Farrell found fame playing Danny Byrne in the first two seasons of this series about a priest, Father Peter Clifford of England, who tries to make his mark in the small Irish town of Ballykissangel. The BBC drama's rural community is the home of offbeat characters who often find humorous ways to cope with dilemmas involving politics, romance, money and mortality.

Born and Bred

A young doctor relocates to a small English village to take over his father's practice.


Dalziel and Pascoe

A British crime drama following the investigations of an unlikely detective duo.

Doc Martin

Dr. Martin Ellingham, a smart physician with a foul disposition, moves to Portwenn to replace the Cornish hamlet's deceased doctor, and promptly sets about alienating everyone.

Doctor Who

A cult favorite about the journeys through the universe of a time-traveling eccentric, a cultural icon who has been portrayed by more than a half dozen actors since the show's 1963 debut on the BBC. The campy sci-fi fantasy developed an equally fanatical following when it was syndicated in the U.S. in the late 1970s, mostly on PBS.

Downton Abbey on Masterpiece

Period drama set in the English countryside, centered on the lives of the artistocratic Crawley family and their hierarchy of servants.


Father Brown

A Catholic priest with excellent detective skills solves crimes in this stylish series set in the 1950s and based on G.K. Chesterton's stories.

The Forsyte Saga

The grown children of a long-divorced couple meet and fall in love, much to their parents' chagrin. The young adults grapple with their feelings and also investigate what led to the falling out between their parents.

Foyle's War

A WWI vet becomes a police officer and battles crime at home during WWII.


Globe Trekker

A global travel series that explores exotic locales and various local cultures.

Grantchester on Masterpiece

A detective drama set in 1950s England, in a small village of Granchester near Cambridge, sees Anglican priest Sidney Chambers forge an unlikely partnership with the local Detective Inspector Geordie Keating after one of the vicars parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances. Chambers' more intuitive techniques of coaxing information from suspects forms the unlikely respect with the over-worked Inspector Keating.



A BBC caper following a crafty outfit of grifters who target avaricious, morally bankrupt marks. Led by smooth Mickey Stone, an ex-con who went to jail for a crime of passion, the group includes veteran Albert Stroller, tech whiz Ash Morgan, charming Stacie Monroe and newcomer Danny Blue.


Inspector Morse

The cases of author Colin Dexter's prickly, eccentric Oxford sleuth, whose passions include ale, crosswords and, of course, a good mystery. Indeed, these first-rate whodunits established `Morse' as PBS's longest running detective series. Sadly, the inspector's style of `inspirational methodology' came to an end in 2002 with the death of star John Thaw.



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 productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'


A sleek, fast-paced BBC hit focusing on domestic-security intelligence agents, dealing with threats that range from arms merchants to germ warfare. The series had a cast overhaul in its third season, with three lead agents replaced by husband-and-wife operatives who came from MI-6.

Monarch of the Glen

A London chef inherits a Scottish estate and its eccentric staff in this British drama. Family issues, financial debt and an unhappy girlfriend are just a few of the problems facing Archie MacDonald (who eventually leaves the estate in the care of his half-brother, Paul). Based on the Highland novels of Compton Mackenzie.

Mr. & Mrs. Murder

A married couple act as amateur sleuths, uncovering clues when they clean up crime scenes, in this murder mystery.


New Tricks

After a botched rescue attempt, a detective is assigned to head up a group of retired detectives working on unresolved cases.


Pie in the Sky

A retired police detective tries to succeed in the restaurant business, but is constantly called upon to solve mysterious crimes.

Prime Suspect

The cases of weary, sardonic British homicide detective Jane Tennison (Emmy-winner Helen Mirren), a flawed but sympathetic heroine who adopts a cutting persona to deal with her grueling job and uncertain relationships. Episodes have aired on PBS's `Mystery!' and `Masterpiece Theatre.'


Rosemary & Thyme

The adventures of two amateur sleuths who come together through a mutual interest in plants.


Scott & Bailey

Following two female police detectives as they investigate murders in this crime-drama series.

Secrets of the Tower of London

A tour of the Tower of London, which has served as a royal castle, prison, place of execution and torture, armory and mint during its almost 1000 years of existence.

Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective uses his keen powers of deduction in a series of cases which first aired on PBS's 'Mystery.'


Waking the Dead

A squad of investigators reopens unsolved murder cases in this British crime drama.