What’s on the Fall 2020 schedule for MASTERPIECE on PBS? Discover out information, airdates, episodes, who’s solid alongside Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton, and find out how to watch our three thrilling new exhibits: Van der Valk, Flesh and Blood, and Roadkill! Sustain with breaking information about these exhibits and extra once you subscribe to the MASTERPIECE email newsletter!
Van der Valk | Premieres Sunday, September 13
Steely-eyed, street-smart, and unapologetic, detective Piet Van der Valk (Marc Warren, Beecham House) investigates excessive profile circumstances and gritty murders in Amsterdam, a metropolis of bikes, boats…and our bodies. In three gripping 90-minute episodes, Van der Valk and his colleagues face a trio of difficult circumstances set amid the town’s canals, galleries, bars, and industrial areas, the place the town’s stylishness and toleration go hand in hand with homicide.
Based mostly on creator Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers, this reboot of the favored sequence which ran on British tv from 1972 to 1992 showcases at this time’s fashionable Amsterdam, the place it’s filmed completely on location. Costarring are Maimie McCoy (The Musketeers), Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Prepared Participant One), Darrell D’Silva. MASTERPIECE viewers may acknowledge Emma Fielding (MASTERPIECE’s Unforgotten Season three, Les Misérables, Dark Angel,and Cranford), Daniel Lapaine (The Durrells in Corfu), and Tom York (Poldark).
Flesh and Blood | Premieres Sunday, October four
Get able to hit the seashore, discover romance, sniff out lies, cringe at errors, and suspect everybody in Flesh and Blood, a household drama/thriller that may have you ever guessing and obsessing by all 4 episodes.
When glamorous widow Vivien (Francesca Annis, Home Fires, Cranford) finds surprising romance with retired surgeon Mark (Stephen Rea, The Crying Sport, V for Vendetta), her grownup kids have combined reactions—simply one other complication heaped onto the mounting issues of their very own, be it cash troubles for debt-ridden Jake (Russell Tovey, Little Dorrit, Years and Years, Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville); skilled troubles for government Helen (Claudie Blakley, Cranford, Delight & Prejudice, Gosford Park); or relationship troubles for other-woman Natalie (Lydia Leonard, Gentleman Jack). And what does desperately lonely, unnervingly nosy neighbor/beginner sleuth, Mary (Imelda Staunton, Harry Potter, Vera Drake, and slated to play Queen Elizabeth II in Season 5 of The Crown), assume? You’ll delight to find out. However proper now, all you must know is that the sequence opens with a physique, bloodstained rocks beneath a damaged balcony, and the flashing lights marking the beginning of a police inquiry! Who did what to whom?
Roadkill | Premieres Sunday, November 1
Hugh Laurie (Home, Veep, The Evening Supervisor) stars as a scheming politician in Roadkill, a taut, propulsive drama scripted by Sir David Hare (the Worriker trilogy, The Hours). Laurie performs Peter Laurence, a self-made former salesman who has risen to the heights of the British authorities due to a pure reward for populism, all whereas strolling the tightrope of Machiavellian social gathering politics. He’s shamelessly untroubled as revelations about his private life are laid naked. However beset by enemies who wish to take him down, bold colleagues who wish to overtake him, household and lovers who need what he can’t—or gained’t—give, and a previous that he can’t outrun, will he have the ability to declare the final word political prize? And at what value?
Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) performs the savvy, calculating Prime Minister, Saskia Reeves (Wolf Hall, Belgravia) performs his spouse, and Sarah Greene (Regular Individuals) and Pip Torrens (Poldark) play a reporter and her editor on the paper preventing Laurence’s libel go well with.
Don’t miss the riveting premiere of Roadkill on Sunday, November 1 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS!