Lacking the authoritarian discipline of her peers, Selfridges' head of fashion, Miss Flora Bunting, is timid, competent, and kind to her staff. Her kindness will come in handy when she most needs a helping hand.
A veteran of British television with an extensive list of theatre credits to her name, Pippa Hawood is perhaps best known in England for her role in the longtime British comedy series The Brittas Empire. Working in drama and comedy alike, she is presently starring in BBC One's drama series, Prisoners' Wives. MASTERPIECE viewers may recognize her from her roles in The Inspector Lynley mystery Missing Joseph and the Hercule Poirot mystery A Cat Among the Pigeons. Off stage and screen, the mother of two young daughters was so moved by the plight of Afghan refugees in the crisis that ensued after the September 11, 2001 attacks that she approached many leading names in the arts -- JK Rowling, Seamus Heaney, Joanna Lumley, Nick Hornby and more -- and compiled a collection, Poems for Refugees, with the celebrities' chosen poems and their personal statements sharing the reasons for their choices.
Invite friends to enter the 2014 MASTERPIECE Sweepstakes—for each friend who does, YOU get an additional entry! The Sweepstakes Grand Prize is a trip for 2 adults from the US or Canada to Great Britain—including VIP reception at Highclere Castle (setting of Downton Abbey), private tour of the Museum of London’s upcoming Sherlock Holmes exhibit, behind-the-scenes view of Selfridges & Co. department store, and more! You may also win 1 of 4 monthly prizes—gift certificates to purchase PBS merchandise. Visit www.pbs.org/sweepstakes and submit your entry. Then invite friends via the Facebook and Twitter icons provided. For every friend who enters the Sweepstakes via the link you provided, you get one (1) additional entry! Invite as many friends as you wish.
After Downton Abbey Season 4, celebrate Isis, the loyal and lovable Crawley family dog. Recall her best moments and watch exclusive MASTERPIECE video of Downton Abbey stars discussing the yellow lab who plays her, then share your own thoughts with other fans.
Jeremy Piven returns as Harry Selfridge in Mr. Selfridge, Season 2. Get your first extended look at what's ahead, as well as a brief Season 1 recap. [Mr. Selfridge, Season 2 premieres Sunday, March 30, 2014, 9pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS. Before the premiere, see a Mr. Selfridge special preview progr...
Upstart American Harry Selfridge moves heaven and earth to build his visionary department store in London. But opening day is just the start of his retail revolution. Jeremy Piven stars in Mr. Selfridge on PBS's MASTERPIECE.
Is Bates a murderer, or even a double murderer? Downton Abbey stars Hugh Bonneville (Robert), Laura Carmichael (Edith), Allen Leech (Branson) and Robert James-Collier off their take on the enigmatic and questionable character of Bates.
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