The Masterpiece Archive

Forty years of the finest drama, more than 51 Primetime Emmys and 17 Peabody awards, and a legacy of hundreds of treasured programs from Upstairs, Downstairs and Prime Suspect to The Complete Jane Austen. No other series on PBS is as beloved and supported as Masterpiece, and we thank you.

In the Archive, we invite you to explore our rich history and find out more about your favorite programs and performances. Relive the stellar casts, intriguing stories, sumptuous costumes and sets, and browse through hundreds of exclusive online features.

We are grateful for your steadfast support in the past, and look forward to including you in our still unfolding future as we continue our commitment to the best in literature-based drama, mysteries filled with eclectic characters, and groundbreaking contemporary works.

The history of Masterpiece includes a portfolio of posters designed by luminaries such as Seymour Chwast, Ivan Chermayeff, Paul Davis, and Al Hirschfeld.
View the posters.

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