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Masterpiece Turns 50! Celebrate With These New Programs Airing in January

December 29, 2020 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Masterpiece, the iconic PBS drama series that sparked America’s infatuation with British television.

While celebrating five decades of award-winning television, Masterpiece unveils its slate of the next unforgettable dramas that viewers won’t want to miss.

“Fifty years in, Masterpiece remains the true home for acting royalty,” said Masterpiece Executive Producer Susanne Simpson. “Whether it’s elegant costume dramas, addictive mysteries or edgy contemporary programs that appeal to an audience of streamers, we have stunning new shows for our anniversary year.”

Tune in to PBS Wisconsin this month for these new Masterpiece programs.

Elizabeth is Missing

8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3

Two-time Academy Award-winner Glenda Jackson stars as a woman desperately trying to solve two mysteries as she declines ever deeper into dementia in this adaptation of Emma Healey’s acclaimed novel.

All Creatures Great and Small

8 p.m. Sundays beginning Jan. 10

James Herriot’s adventures as a veterinarian in 1930s Yorkshire get a glorious new adaptation in a seven-part series based on his beloved books.

Miss Scarlet and the Duke

7 p.m. Sundays beginning Jan. 17

Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders) stars in a six-part mystery as the headstrong, first-ever female detective in Victorian London. Stuart Martin (Jamestown) plays her childhood friend, professional colleague and potential love interest, Scotland Yard Detective Inspector William Wellington, a.k.a., The Duke.

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