Drama

Grantchester. Photo: Colin Hutton and Kudos/ITV for MASTERPIECE

'Grantchester' Recap: Mail Order Crime

When Leonard witnesses a robbery with his new companion Hilary, they become essential sources for Sidney and Geordie. A murder soon turns up – how is it connected? Sidney sinks into depression while Geordie contemplates the future of his romantic relationships.
My Mother and Other Strangers. Photo: Steffan Hill/BBC 2016 for MASTERPIECE

'My Mother and Other Strangers' Recap: Sorority Girls

When Rose's younger sister comes to visit, she causes a stir in Moybeg. Michael thinks she's a loose cannon, Emma finds her a wordly aunt, and Rose a rival and confidant. Vera carries a tragic past but is eager to enliven her future with Captain Dreyfuss.
Prime Suspect: Tennison. Photo: ITV Studios and NoHo Film & Television

'Prime Suspect: Tennison' Recap: Lie Detective

Tennison's morality is pitted against her loyalty when a police raid is botched. The detectives are closing in on Julie Ann's killer, but not before hearing a tragic tale from her parents. The Bentleys' scheme continues, but complications are accumulating.
Grantchester. Photo: Colin Hutton and Kudos/ITV for MASTERPIECE

'Grantchester' Recap: Take Me Out At the Ballgame

A widespread illness at the village cricket game suggests an attempt at poisoning that soon involves two Pakistani brothers and a family that are pillars of the community. Extramarital relationships lead to an argument between Sidney and Geordie.
My Mother and Other Strangers. Photo: Steffan Hill/BBC 2016 for MASTERPIECE

'My Mother and Other Strangers' Recap: Divine Retribution

When tragedy strikes Moybeg, both Michael and Francis begin to believe that they are to blame, having caused it through their own lapses. Meanwhile, Rose's increasing distrust of her husband leads her into slowly deepening intimacy with Captain Dreyfuss.
Stefanie Martini as Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect: Tennison. Photo: ITV Studios and NoHo Film & Television

'Prime Suspect: Tennison' Recap: It's a Man's World

Jane Tennison is eager and avid, but her male superiors expect little from her except for her to do their dishes and serve them tea and biscuits. But one detective does recognize her abilities, and she is soon swept up in the investigation of a murder of a seventeen year-old girl.
Morven Christie, James Norton, and Tom Austen in Grantchester. Photo: Colin Hutton and Kudos/ITV for MASTERPIECE

'Grantchester' Recap: A Murder of Crows

As Sidney and Geordie investigate the murder of a doctor, Sidney begins to receive ominous warnings in the form of phone calls and a dead crow. How is he connected to the crime, and why is he being targeted, with Amanda's new baby Grace thrown into danger as well?
My Mother and Other Strangers. Photo: Steffan Hill/BBC 2016 for MASTERPIECE

'My Mother and Other Strangers' Recap: Eels and Justice for All

When Francis is witness to a poaching case, he and the Coynes are drawn into the legal drama and Rose makes a surprising decision. Barney tries to endear himself to Emma but is overshadowed by a gentlemanly young medical student.
Robson Green as Geordie Keating, James Norton as Sidney Chambers and Morven Christie as Amanda in Grantchester. Photo: Colin Hutton and Kudos/ITV for MASTERPIECE

'Grantchester' Recap: Christmas in June

Sidney and Geordie are back, and in fine fettle. As Amanda nears the end of her pregnancy, Sidney must determine how to navigate his relationship with her. Meanwhile, when a groom never shows for a wedding, the two detectives investigate his disappearance.
Eileen O'Higgins as Emma Coyne in My Mother and Other Strangers. Photo: Steffan Hill/BBC 2016 for MASTERPIECE

'My Mother and Other Strangers' Recap: Like Daughter, Like Mother

The proximity of an American airbase to the small Irish town of Moybeg causes inevitable tension between the locals and airmen. It doesn't help that a dashing young lieutenant takes a liking to Emma Coyne, and that her mother is attracted to a Captain.
Sister Winifred, Nurse Crane, and Valerie Dyer in 'Call the Midwife.' Photo: Neal Street Productions 2016

'Call the Midwife' Recap: The Stages of Life

In this season's finale of Call the Midwife, four characters encounter major turning points in life: marriage, birth, menopause, and the decision to have no more children. 
Victoria Yeates as Sister Winifred in 'Call the Midwife.' Photo: Neal Street Productions 2016

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Discriminate Not Against Them

Prejudice in various forms causes trouble in this episode of Call the Midwife. It leads to a near-tragic accident, causes a rift in a family with a handicapped daughter, and threatens to end a budding romance.
Tim Pigott-Smith as King Charles III. Photo: Robert Viglasky/Drama Republic for BBC and MASTERPIECE

TV Royalty

No, not the Kardashians. With King Charles III airing this Sunday, there are now three recent depictions of British monarchs on TV. What's our obsession with kings and queens, Victoria and The Crown
Frances Barden and Joyce Cameron in 'Home Fires.' Photo: ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE

Why Was 'Home Fires' Cancelled?

Call the Midwife is now slated for nine seasons, while Home Fires was abruptly cancelled after two. The two dramas share some similarities - both based on a book, both focusing on the lives of women in mid-century Britain - so what explains their opposite trajectories? 
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