Masterpiece Season 39
S39 E01Jan 10, 2010
Return to Cranford (1) Jan 10, 2010 It's August 1844 and Miss Matty knows only too well that faces will always come and go in Cranford, but for now she is happy that her dear brother, Peter is home from India and that Martha, Jem and baby Tilly make for a lively household. Lady Ludlow is awaiting the return of her son, Septimus, and young Harry Gregson is about to start his education at Shrewsbury, benefiting from the moral support of Miss Galindo. Then there's news that wealthy widower, Mr Buxton has returned to live in Cranford, bringing with him his charming ward, Erminia and his handsome Eton-educated son, William. Whilst at nearby Thorn Cottage, Peggy Bell tries to make the best of things caring for her mother and brother Edward. Elsewhere, the world continues to change, but for now the railway has stopped five miles outside Cranford in spite of the efforts Captain Brown. All too soon life in Cranford will change in some very unexpected ways.
S39 E02Jan 17, 2010
Return to Cranford (2) Jan 17, 2010 Everyone is overjoyed at the news that William Buxton and Peggy Bell are to be married - except it all comes as news to the elder Mr. Buxton who thinks his son is marrying beneath himself. With few choices left to him, William decides he will have to make his own fortune and begins working on the railroad with Mr. Brown. The ladies of the village are somewhat taken aback when Mrs. Jamieson announces that her sister-in-law, Lady Glenmire, will be visiting but then fails to invite anyone to meet her. It becomes known that Mrs. Jamieson thinks they are all beneath her Ladyship. Mr. Buxton has agreed to sell the railroad a small parcel of land they require in order to build the railroad to Cranford and puts the sale in the hands of Edward Bell. He thinks highly of the young man but he is to be deceived when not only does Edward cheat Mr. Buxton on the purchase price, he uses the deeds to the land to cover his own debts.
S39 E03Jan 24, 2010
Emma (1) Jan 24, 2010 A new adaptation of Jane Austen's comic tale of a headstrong young woman's failed matchmaking schemes.
S39 E04Jan 31, 2010
Emma (2) Jan 31, 2010 Emma Woodhouse is a radiant, privileged girl with a remarkable talent for matchmaking, as observed by her loving but disapproving father and childhood friend Mr. Knightley. When the decidedly less privileged Harriet Smith arrives, Emma meddles with fate to find her a match, until her flawless intuition is called into question.
S39 E05Feb 7, 2010
Emma (3) Feb 7, 2010 Dissuaded from more matrimonial predictions, Emma nonetheless continues to cheerfully contemplate superior men, and meets one of her own in the handsome, gleaming Frank Churchill.
S39 E06Feb 28, 2010
The 39 Steps Feb 28, 2010 Secret agent Richard Hannay battles German spies on the eve of World War I in a riveting and romantic new version of the classic thriller by John Buchan, made famous in Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 movie. Masterpiece favorite Rupert Penry-Jones (Persuasion) stars as Hannay.
S39 E07Mar 28, 2010
Sharpe's Challenge Mar 28, 2010 India, 1817Two years after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington sends Sharpe to India to check out an Indian prince who appears to threaten British interests. The mission becomes dangerous when a general's daughter is kidnapped and Sharpe must find her.
S39 E08Apr 4, 2010
Sharpe's Peril Apr 4, 2010 The adventures of Colonel Richard Sharpe continue as he leads a ragtag party of civilians and soldiers on a march across India, with the murderous army of an opium lord in hot pursuit.
S39 E09Apr 11, 2010
The Diary of Anne Frank Apr 11, 2010 The most accurate adaptation of Anne Frank's account of life hiding from the Nazis stars Ellie Kendrick as a maturing teenager who undergoes an extraordinary ordeal. Iain Glen, Tamsin Greig and Felicity Jones also star. The Diary of Anne Frank airs on Holocaust Remembrance Day 2010.
S39 E10Apr 18, 2010
Small Island (1) Apr 18, 2010 The saga of two couples — one Jamaican, one English — whose lives intertwine in both friendship and tragic misunderstanding in post-World-War-II Britain. Naomie Harris and David Oyelowo star as the Jamaican immigrants, with Ruth Wilson and Benedict Cumberbatch as their English landlords.
S39 E11Apr 25, 2010
Small Island (2) Apr 25, 2010 After the war, Gilbert returns to Jamaica, where opportunity is even poorer than before the war. Eventually, he decides to seek better luck in England, where Jamaicans now have full rights as citizens. However he lacks the fare, and Hortense — desperate to fulfill her dream of living in England and resigned to Michael's death — makes a bargain.