January 10, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of MASTERPIECE, the iconic PBS drama series that sparked America's infatuation with British television. While celebrating five decades of award-winning television, MASTERPIECE unveils its slate of the next unforgettable dramas that viewers won't want to miss.
Leading off the anniversary season on January 3 is Glenda Jackson's BAFTA-winning performance in Elizabeth is Missing, followed on January 10 by a heartwarming new adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small based on Jame's Herriot's best-selling books.
The 50th season will close out with the return of some of MASTERPIECE's most popular mysteries. Anticipated titles include Baptiste, Season 2, Grantchester, Season 6, Van Der Valk, Season 2, and Unforgotten, Season 4.
"Fifty years in, MASTERPIECE remains the true home for acting royalty," said MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Susanne Simpson. "Whether it's elegant costume dramas, addictive mysteries, or edgy contemporary programs that appeal to an audience of streamers, we have stunning new shows for our anniversary year."
Renowned for consistently high-quality productions, MASTERPIECE has amassed an impressive 83 Primetime Emmys, 18 Peabody Awards, 7 Golden Globes, and 2 Academy Award nominations. It has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Produced for PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for recent hits such as Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Fosyte Saga and Poldark.