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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.

Antiques Roadshow

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

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.


Call the Midwife

A drama about a young midwife who cares for expectant mothers in 1950s-era East London.


DCI Banks

A British police detective unravels mysteries in the Yorkshire countryside.

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.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Dr Blake returns to his hometown, Ballarat, to take over his late father's medical practice in 1959, and finds himself seeking answers to the town's murder mysteries in his role as police surgeon.

Doctor Who: Pertwee Movies

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.


Endeavour on Masterpiece

The "Inspector Morse" prequel finds a young Endeavour Morse investigating cases in 1960s-era Oxford and the surrounding area.


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.

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.



A Celtic noir series about an enigmatic DCI who investigates crimes in a centuries-old Welsh town that is as troubled as it is picturesque.

Hotel Secrets With Richard E. Grant

Exploring iconic hotels around the world.


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 Lewis on Masterpiece

Spin-off of the series "Inspector Morse" follows former sergeant Robert "Robbie" Lewis, who has been promoted to detective inspector.

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.


Lead Balloon

A British comedy series following the misadventures of a cynical, disillusioned stand-up comedian.



A sleek, fast-paced BBC hit focusing on domestic-security intelligence agents, dealing with threats that range from arms merchants to germ warfare

Midsomer Murders

A British police inspector investigates mysteries and murders in a rustic English county.

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. Selfridge on Masterpiece

The story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of the London department store Selfridges & Co.


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.

Poldark on Masterpiece

A British soldier returns to his Cornwall home after fighting in the American War of Independence, but much has changed during his three years away: his father is dead; his lands are ruined; and his true love is about to marry his cousin. He also raises the hackles of the locals when he hires a miner's daughter as a maid after she's run away from home.


Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace

A tour of Hampton Court, which was built by Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th century and eventually given to Henry VIII, who furthered its development. Its rooms chart Henry's physical decline and also recall the women who became his queens.

Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service

The story of the British foreign-intelligence agency popularly known as MI6, which was created in 1909, featuring remarks from one of its former chiefs; an ex-spy; and Bletchley Park codebreaker Mavis Batey (1921-2013). It also spotlights some of the spy gadgets the agency used in the past; and details how its practice of recruiting agents from the upper classes ultimately harmed it.

Secrets of Scotland Yard

A look at Scotland Yard, the legendary London police headquarters that has become synonymous with the London force itself, especially its detectives. Included: detectives on their skill sets; and the grim and grisly realities they often face.

Secrets of Westminster

A tour of the Westminster section of London features the House of Commons; House of Lords; and Westminster Abbey, including the coronation site of every English monarch since 1066. Included: the theft of the Stone of Destiny (part of the coronation chair first used by Edward the Confessor in 1296) in 1950; and its return in time for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953.

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.'



An obsessive British police inspector investigates murders.


Waking the Dead

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


London police track a serial killer who dispatches his victims in Jack the Ripperesque ways.

The Widower

The story of male nurse Malcolm Webster, who marries and attempts to kill a succession of wives in order to cash in their life insurance.

Wolf Hall on Masterpiece

An historical drama about Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII and the Tudor court.