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Confused about who stole which artifact for what reason in that latest episode of Endeavour, and how our intrepid detective figured it all out? Or need a refresher on the relationships—familial, romantic, or rancorous—in Poldark? Check out our recaps of those shows and more: all of your favorite British series, dramas, and mysteries from Masterpiece and PBS, condensed into easily readable plot summaries. So when another season of All Creatures Great and Small or Grantchester rolls around, whether you’re streaming it via Passport or watching it on TV, you can quickly catch up and enjoy the show. Don’t forget the popcorn!

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William stands and looks at a seated woman with her back to the camera, in a room with a fresco on the wall

'Miss Scarlet and the Duke' Recap: Season 4 Episode 1

William is overworked as Scotland Yard expands its jurisdiction, while Eliza has no work. They eventually come together to investigate a robbery involving a high-end brothel.

The cast of Call the Midwife all smile and laugh in front of a Christmas tree

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 13 Holiday Special

The midwives and their friends all pitch in to recreate a cherished Christmas from the depressed Sister Monica Joan's childhood, while also delivering babies and helping an isolated loner.

Golda holds Esther outside

'Little Bird' Recap: Episode 6

Bezhig has her whole birth family and also her adoptive mother to help her mourn the loss of her twin brother.

Jake and Annika stand outside looking off frame

'Annika' Recap: Season 2 Episode 6

Jake asks Annika to make a big decision while she investigates the death of a retired detective, and the case gets uncomfortably close to home.

Harry sits with Vera on his lap on a bench next to Lois

'World on Fire' Recap: Season 2 Episode 6

Harry and Lois both return to England, Lois with newfound purpose and Harry with newfound confusion and depression. Henriette, Rajib, and Marga are put in horrible situations. 

Lucian and Rose stand on a staircase in evening dress

'Hotel Portofino' Recap: Season 2 Episode 6

The casino opens with a big gala that leads to a confrontation between Rose and Lucian as well as Cecil, Marco, and Victor.

Bezhig and Adele seen standing facing each other in an office through a window

'Little Bird' Recap: Episode 5

Feeling lost, Bezhig again confronts Adele in the hope of more information about her birth family, and sets off in search of her twin brother. 

Morgan holds her phone and stands in front of a tent in a forest

'Annika' Recap: Season 2 Episode 5

Morgan is working at an eco-resort, so Annika takes a holiday there but is joined by her father Magnus. Annika quickly finds a dead body in a river on the resort and turns a holiday into work.

Robina sews next to Sir James

'World on Fire' Recap: Season 2 Episode 5

Robina finally demands answers of Sir James and Kasia, as Kasia struggles with her assignment. Rajib and Harry suffer a tragic loss in the desert, and Henriette and David grow closer while David convalesces.

Albani and Bella look up off frame

'Hotel Portofino' Recap: Season 2 Episode 5

Albani helps Bella by translating for her as she tries to help Anish escape and out-maneuver her scheming husband, who has plans with Danioni to take control of the hotel.

Brigit and Esther smile while looking at family photos

'Little Bird' Recap: Episode 4

Bezhig finds some of her birth family and learns the truth about her separation from them, then returns to her life in Montreal to confront her past and try to reconcile her new knowledge with her life. 

Harper looks worriedly into the distance while on her cellphone

'Annika' Recap: Season 2 Episode 4

Annika's team has a new member to replace Tyrone as they investigate the discovery of a body encased in a block of ice near the Inner Hebrides.
Rajib in the desert

'World on Fire' Recap: Season 2 Episode 4

Rajib struggles with unequal treatment of his Indian unit while the Germans bear down on his and Harry's location. Kasia takes on her first assignment, and Henriette helps David in occupied France.
Rose and Constance stand by the ocean in bathing suits

'Hotel Portofino' Recap: Season 2 Episode 4

Rose arrives unexpectedly in Portofino to try to become closer to Lucian, who has his heart set on Constance. Bella has her own admirer, but is enmeshed in the scheming of her husband and Danioni.
Patricia and others sit in a court room

'Little Bird' Recap: Episode 3

Patricia irrevocably loses her children, setting up a life in which they eventually seek each other, years later. Esther finally tracks down her sister Dora and finds that they have had vastly different lives.