Classic

Masterpiece classic features signature period dramas.

  • Join MASTERPIECE in celebrating the final season of Downton Abbey, looking back at favorite moments, and ahead with the cast in BTS photos and exclusive video! Downton AbbeySeason 6 premieres in 2016.

  • The romantic saga and fan favorite will return to MASTERPIECE in 2015, Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton announced. Originally aired in the 1970s, Poldark starred Robin Ellis. In the new adaptation, Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) plays the lead, with Mr. Ellis returning in the role of Reverend Halse. Watch a preview for the series now!

  • Julie Walters (Harry Potter, The Hollow Crown), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Inbetweeners, Harry Potter, Madame Bovary), and others will star in MASTERPIECE's ten-part epic drama Indian Summers. The drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, and is set to air on MASTERPIECE in 2015.

  • What do Downton Abbey stars hope for their characters at the conclusion of the series? Hugh Bonneville (Robert), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), Laura Carmichael (Edith), Robert-James Collier (Thomas) and Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes) offer their amusing answers in this exclusive video.

Highlights from the 2015 Masterpiece Classic Season

  • January 4 – March 1, 2015
    Downton Abbey Season 5
    Season 5 of the international hit Downton Abbey finds three generations of the Crawley family coping with the winds of change encroaching on the estate.

  • March 29 – May 17, 2015
    Mr. Selfridge Season 3
    Jeremy Piven (Entourage) reprises his role as London’s retail king, Harry Gordon Selfridge, in Mr. Selfridge, Season 3. Costars include Frances O’Connor, Aisling Loftus, Amanda Abbington, and Ron Cook.

  • April 5 – May 10, 2015
    Wolf Hall
    An award winning cast led by Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, and Claire Foy brings Hilary Mantel’s best-selling novels Wolf Hall and Bringing Up the Bodies to life, in this critically-acclaimed exploration of political intrigue in Henry VIII’s court.

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