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Masterpiece  Inspector Lewis: Generation of Vipers (1:23:01)

Lewis and Hathaway investigate the death of a lovelorn Oxford professor. 

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      Hugh Laurie

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     Eric Clapton

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  The Beatles


Blues Road Trip Interactive Guide
Great Britain's Blues

The blues scene in Great Britain began to build momentum in the late 1940s and early '50s. Tour this interactive guide to see Britain's blues history, style, and famous songs and musicians. 

Selections from Masterpiece


Masterpiece | Downton Abbey: Why Americans Connect With It
Masterpiece | Downton Abbey: Why Americans Connect With It


Masterpiece Executive Rebecca Eaton on why Americans connect with Downton Abbey.


Masterpiece | Downton Abbey: Julian Fellowes on Interest in British Society (2:33)

Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes on why British aristocracy is so fascinating. 


Masterpiece Posters
Vintage Masterpiece Posters

When Masterpiece Theatre (now Masterpiece) began in 1971, so did another tradition -- a series of large-scale promotional posters announcing each new title.

William Shakespeare's Works


Great Performances | The Making of Hamlet
Great Performances | The Making of Hamlet (16:44)

Go behind the scenes of the Royal Shakespeare Company's exciting 2010 production.


Great Performances | Macbeth
Great Performances | Macbeth (2:41:52)

Watch the entirety of Rupert Goold's 2009 film adaptation starring Sir Patrick Stewart.


Great Performances | Hamlet
Great Performances | King Lear

Sir Ian McKellen recreates his RSC stage performance of the tragic monarch. 


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