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Thursday and Morse in season 8 of Endeavour. Photo: Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece

'Endeavour' Recap: Season 8 Episode 1

Daniel Hautzinger

Morse is assigned to guard a star soccer player who receives a death threat, while Thursday investigates a seemingly targeted bombing at Oxford. The Troubles of Northern Ireland might be involved in both cases.
Rose and Julia Drummond-Ward in Hotel Portofino. Photo: Eagle Eye Drama Limited

'Hotel Portofino' Recap: Episode 1

Daniel Hautzinger

English and English-speaking guests gather at Hotel Portofino on the Italian Riviera with different aims, although many of their goals revolve around money and gaining it: through marriage, work, fraud, blackmail.
Eliza Scarlet and William Wellington in 'Miss Scarlet and the Duke' season 1. Photo: Masterpiece

A Sneak Peek at Season 2 of 'Miss Scarlet and the Duke'

Daniel Hautzinger

We finally have a date for the coming premiere of the second season of Miss Scarlet and the Duke on PBS and WTTW as well as teaser looking ahead at the mystery, romance, and action. 
Endeavour Morse. Photo: Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece

'Endeavour' Will Be Ending After Its Ninth Season

Daniel Hautzinger

After two more seasons of Endeavour, one premiering on PBS and WTTW in June and another currently in production, the series will end.
Jack and Vivien in Ridley Road. Photo: Red Production Company and Masterpiece

'Ridley Road' Recap: Episode 4

Daniel Hautzinger

Suspicions against Jack and Vivien are piling up in the NSM, putting them both in danger, but Vivien is determined to acquire evidence to take down Colin Jordan, no matter the risk to her life. 
Colin Jordan speaking at a rally in Ridley Road. Photo: Red Production Company and Masterpiece

The True History of 'Ridley Road'

Daniel Hautzinger

You might find yourself wondering while you watch Ridley Road: was there really a prominent neo-Nazi movement in England only seventeen years after Hitler was defeated in World War II? Believe it or not, there was. 
Vivien and Colin Jordan in Ridley Road. Photo: Red Production Company and Masterpiece

'Ridley Road' Recap: Episode 3

Daniel Hautzinger

Vivien grows ever closer to Colin Jordan, even as she is drawn into a violent march and the complicated relationship of Jordan's marriage. Sol is convinced to go to the police even though he doesn't trust them. 
Nancy and Sol in Ridley Road. Photo: RED Production Company and MASTERPIECE

'Ridley Road' Recap: Episode 2

Daniel Hautzinger

Sol and Nancy enlist Vivien into further espionage after she brings back useful intelligence from within the National Socialist Movement. She becomes ever closer to the Movement's leader, while Stevie and Vivien's landlord begin to have suspicions. 
Timothy Turner in Call the Midwife season 11. Photo: Neal Street Productions

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 11 Episode 8

Daniel Hautzinger

Everyone does what they can to help Poplar through a terrible accident, while Sister Frances continues to try to help a young mother and Sister Hilda ushers an older mother through a new chapter of life both joyful and tragic.
Vivien Epstein in Ridley Road. Photo: RED Production Company and MASTERPIECE

'Ridley Road' Recap: Episode 1

Daniel Hautzinger

Vivien Epstein decides to suddenly start a new life in London after a lover goes there from her hometown of Manchester. Soon she is entangled in a network of Jewish activists working against a resurgent Fascist group. 
Nancy Corrigan in Call the Midwife. Photo: Neal Street Productions

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 11 Episode 7

Daniel Hautzinger

Nancy is assigned more responsibility but it conflicts with her time with her daughter, while Sister Frances helps a very young mother. An older mother struggles with her pregnancy, while her husband has an issue that dramatically affects all of Poplar.
Davor in Before We Die. Photo: Sofie Gheysens

'Before We Die' Recap: Episode 6

Daniel Hautzinger

After things go horribly wrong, Hannah recalibrates and tries to save her son, get revenge on the Mimicas, and salvage her investigation, in the season finale. 
Tom Parker in Sanditon. Photo: Joss Barratt © Red Planet

'Sanditon' Recap: Season 2 Episode 6

Daniel Hautzinger

Tom finally takes charge and stands up to the miscreants of Sanditon, with the help of Arthur and Mary. Georgiana receives shocking news, Alison makes delightful news, and Charlotte navigates the culmination of a budding relationship. 
Clover (Susan) in Call the Midwife. Photo: Neal Street Productions

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 11 Episode 6

Daniel Hautzinger

A group of squatters moves into one of Matthew's warehouses, and one of them is due to give birth soon. Sister Monica Joan worries that an omen of misfortune has been sent to Nonnatus House and visits a medium for help, but ends up helping her instead.
Hannah in Before We Die. Photo: Sofie Gheysens

'Before We Die' Recap: Episode 5

Daniel Hautzinger

Things are coming to a head in the investigation into the Mimicas, as new information both true and false is revealed, threatening Hannah and Billy's attempt to apprehend the family in the thick of their plot. 
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