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PBS Previews: The Best of Drama

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AIRED: April 15, 2016 | 0:26:46
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NARRATOR: AS WE CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS OF "DOWNTON ABBEY,"

THE TRADITION OF GREAT DRAMA CARRIES ON

SUNDAY NIGHTS ON PBS.

NOW WATCH A SPECIAL PREVIEW OF THE NEW DRAMA PROGRAMS

THAT ARE COMING SOON TO YOUR PBS STATION,

INCLUDING A WHOLE SUMMER OF INTRIGUE

ON "MASTERPIECE MYSTERY,"

WITH YOUR FAVORITE DETECTIVES TACKLING THEIR TOUGHEST CASES.

STAY TUNED FOR "PBS PREVIEWS: THE BEST OF DRAMA."

"PBS PREVIEWS: THE BEST OF DRAMA" WAS MADE POSSIBLE

IN PART BY CONTRIBUTIONS TO YOUR PBS STATIONS

FROM VIEWERS LIKE YOU.

THANK YOU.

[CHEERING]

NARRATOR: IT'S SPRINGTIME IN POPLAR,

WHICH CAN ONLY MEAN ONE THING: "CALL THE MIDWIFE" IS BACK!

WELL, I THINK

THIS IS THE BEST SERIES YET.

IT'S PUSHING BOUNDARIES AND ALSO RELATIONSHIPS.

I JUST FEEL EVERYTHING'S

KIND OF STEPPING UP AGAIN.

HEIDI THOMAS: IN SERIES FIVE,

THE BIG THEMES I THINK WE DEAL WITH ARE

THE PASSAGE OF TIME, THE COMING OF MODERNITY,

OUR RELATIONSHIP TO OUR OWN BODIES--

WOMEN'S BODIES IN PARTICULAR-- WOMEN'S FREEDOM TO MAKE CHOICES.

IT'S A REALLY EXCITING YEAR THIS YEAR

FOR "CALL THE MIDWIFE."

WE GO INTO THE SIXTIES; WE'RE IN '61, GOING INTO '62 NOW.

SO YOU GET A SENSE OF THE EAST END OF LONDON CHANGING,

AND THE FASHIONS CHANGING AND THE MUSIC CHANGING.

WE'RE STARTING TO SEE, SORT OF,

THE ARCHITECTURE OF LONDON'S CHANGING.

IT'S NOT SO POST-BLITZ. IT'S MORE, UM, SAY, MODERN.

GEORGE: THIS YEAR,

YOU SEE TRIXIE COPING WITH HER ALCOHOLISM.

THERE'S A HUGE FOCUS ON HER FITNESS AND HEALTH;

SHE REALLY TAKES THAT ON AS HER NEXT THING.

AND THROUGH THE FIRST FEW EPISODES,

YOU SEE HER JUST GETTING HEALTHY AND BETTER.

THIS REALLY IS THE VERY BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE.

[APPLAUSE]

JENNY AGUTTER: THE EPISODE ABOUT HER GETTING FIT...

YES, AND HER KEEP FIT CLASS.

AND THEN--AND THROUGH IT AS WELL, YOU GET THIS,

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE NUNS

AND THE MIDWIVES AS TO WHAT--

WHAT THEY'RE MEANT TO BE DOING,

PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY GET PICTURED IN THEIR LEOTARDS

AND TIGHTS IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER. HA HA!

NARRATOR: THE NEWBORN SEASON OF "CALL THE MIDWIFE" DELIVERS

SUNDAY NIGHTS THIS SPRING, ONLY ON PBS.

WHEN YOU THINK OF STYLE, SCANDAL, AND SHOPPING...

YOU THINK OF "MR. SELFRIDGE."

WOMAN: PUT YOUR MONEY

WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS, MR. SELFRIDGE.

WOMAN: WHOO! SELFRIDGE: HA HA!

NARRATOR: LONDON'S FAVORITE DEPARTMENT STORE IS IN CRISIS.

MAN: THERE WAS A TIME YOUR FATHER WAS THE COMPANY.

THOSE DAYS ARE OVER.

YOU HAVE UNTIL 9:00 MONDAY MORNING.

GIRL: MOMMY! MOMMY!

FRASER, CALL THE POLICE!

I THINK MY FATHER'S IN VERY SERIOUS TROUBLE, GRACE.

ROSALIE!

I WANT WHAT I ASKED FOR.

THE AMOUNT IN FULL.

[GLASS OBJECTS BREAKING]

NARRATOR: CAN HARRY SAVE THE DAY ONE LAST TIME?

CRABB: WE'D BE EXPLOITING A LOOPHOLE IN THE LAW.

I HOPE I CAN RELY ON YOU TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

MAN: NOW, IF HE WANTS TO TAKE ME ON,

HE CAN DO IT HIMSELF.

YOU'VE MADE IDLE THREATS BEFORE.

THERE IS NOTHING IDLE ABOUT THAT THREAT.

CUT! I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO THAT.

NARRATOR: JEREMY PIVEN IS BACK

FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF "MR. SELFRIDGE"

ON "MASTERPIECE,"

SUNDAY NIGHTS THIS SPRING, ONLY ON PBS.

"GRANTCHESTER" RETURNS

WITH "MASTERPIECE MYSTERY'S" UNLIKELIEST PARTNERSHIP.

ROBSON GREEN: WHO WOULD'VE THOUGHT THAT

A CHARISMATIC MEMBER OF THE CLERGY TEAMING UP

WITH A NO-NONSENSE DETECTIVE, SOLVING CRIMES

IN THE QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH VILLAGE OF GRANTCHESTER

WOULD BE A HIT?

GEORDIE: WHEN IT COMES TO A MAN AND A WOMAN,

IT'S NEVER ABOUT FRIENDSHIP.

SIDNEY: THAT'S NOT TRUE.

YOU AND AMANDA!

WE WERE FRIENDS!

OH, BOLLOCKS YOU WERE.

WE WERE!

AMANDA'S STILL THERE IN HIS LIFE.

HE'S STILL IN HERS.

AND TYPICAL AMANDA AND SIDNEY,

WHEN THEY FIND THEMSELVES VULNERABLE

AND AT A LOSS AND IN NEED, THEY TURN TO EACH OTHER.

AND THAT'S STILL THE CASE.

I'VE MISSED YOU, AMANDA.

I'M SO GLAD YOU SAID THAT FIRST.

[CHUCKLES]

GREEN: JAMES RUNCIE, WHO WROTE THE NOVEL,

HE SAID THIS WONDERFUL THING ABOUT "GRANTCHESTER":

IT IS QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH, IT IS IDYLLIC.

IT'S TRANQUIL AND IT'S PEACEFUL.

GREEN: IT'S PERFECT FOR PICNICS...

AND MURDER.

HE SAID THERE'S SPIRES THAT PEOPLE CAN FALL OFF,

THERE'S RIVERS THAT PEOPLE CAN DROWN.

THERE'S CELLARS, THERE'S A POLICE STATION.

HE LOVED IT.

IT WAS JUST THIS PLAYGROUND FOR ANY KIND OF CRIME WRITER.

THERE'S NO KIND OF VILLAINS OR HEROES IN "GRANTCHESTER."

IT'S THE KIND OF GRAY AREA IN BETWEEN

AND, SIMILARLY, THE SUBJECT MATTER IS

ALSO UNEASY ETHICS.

WHEN THIS PERSON IS PUT ON DEATH ROW FOR A CRIME,

SIDNEY AND GEORDIE FIND THEMSELVES

AT POLAR OPPOSITES.

HE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS DOING.

AND YOU KNEW EXACTLY WHAT YOU WERE DOING

BRINGING HIM TO THE STATION, SO...

GREEN: THE OPINIONS GEORDIE AND SIDNEY HAVE OF

THE DEATH PENALTY ARE POLES APART.

I WON'T LET HIM HANG.

I WILL NOT LET THAT HAPPEN.

JAMES NORTON: THESE DIFFERING VIEWS ACTUALLY

START TO EAT AWAY AND REALLY, REALLY

BREAK THEM UP.

ARE THEY GONNA GET BACK TOGETHER?

I THINK THAT THEY HAVE TO

BECAUSE IT COMES OUT OF A GENUINE CARE

AND NEED FOR ONE ANOTHER.

[SIGHS]

DARE I SAY BROMANCE? HA HA!

YOU WISH.

ANYWAY, YOU'RE NOT MY TYPE.

NARRATOR: DON'T MISS

THE ALL-NEW SEASON OF "GRANTCHESTER,"

SUNDAY NIGHTS THIS SPRING, ONLY ON PBS.

[TYPING ON KEYBOARD]

[HARD ROCK MUSIC RINGTONE]

YUP?

[DISTORTED VOICE] DANNY HILLIER?

WHO'S THIS?

IF YOU WANT A REAL STORY,

YOU SHOULD ASK THE POLICE

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE EUROTUNNEL.

NARRATOR: IT STRETCHES MORE THAN 30 MILES,

LINKING FRANCE AND ENGLAND.

BUT THIS SUMMER, IT WILL BECOME

AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME SCENE, "THE TUNNEL."

STEPHEN DILLANE: THERE'S A BODY

ACROSS THE BORDERLINE BETWEEN FRANCE AND ENGLAND.

AND, UH, THE FRENCH POLICE ARE THERE.

AND, UM, WE'RE THE ENGLISH POLICE.

KARL: ALL RIGHT. WELL, WE'LL JUST WAIT

FOR CONFIRMATION THAT WE'RE NOT NEEDED...

I CAN CONFIRM THAT.

KARL: FROM A SENIOR BRITISH OFFICER.

AND THEN WE'LL BE ON OUR WAY.

NARRATOR: TWO DETECTIVES-- ONE FRENCH, ONE ENGLISH--

TEAM UP IN PURSUIT OF A SERIAL KILLER...

CLEMENCE POESY: IT'S CAPTIVATING

AS JUST A THRILLER,

AND IT SHOWS TWO CHARACTERS THAT ARE QUITE TOUCHING

IN THEIR DIFFERENT WAY

AND COMPLEX AND UNUSUAL IN THAT--

AND THAT ARE GOING THROUGH THEIR OWN JOURNEY

SEPARATELY AND TOGETHER.

THE TWO OF THEM TOGETHER ARE AN INCREDIBLE TEAM.

NARRATOR: WHILE A TABLOID JOURNALIST FEEDS HIS OBSESSION.

TOM BATEMAN: HE SEES THE DIRECT CONSEQUENCES

OF WHAT THIS KILLER IS DOING,

UM, BECAUSE HE IS THE ONE WHO IS TOLD.

HE'S THE ONE TALKING TO THIS GUY ON THE PHONE.

HELP ME OUT HERE, ALL RIGHT?

HELP ME UNDERSTAND YOUR POSITION A LITTLE BIT BETTER

SO THAT I CAN EXPLAIN IT

TO THE IGNORANT MASSES...

SO HE IS SEEING ALMOST MORE THAN ANY OTHER CHARACTER

WHAT THE KILLER SORT OF SOUNDS LIKE,

WHAT THEY'RE DOING, WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT.

SO I ASSUME I NOW HAVE

YOUR FULL ATTENTION.

[SPEAKING FRENCH]

YOU WILL BE ASKING, OF COURSE,

WHY, WHO WOULD DO SUCH A THING.

WHAT IS THE MESSAGE?

[SPEAKING FRENCH]

WE SHALL ALL BE GETTING CLOSER

TO THE TRUTH.

BEN RICHARDS: AND HE THEN PROCEEDS TO REVEAL

WHAT HE CALLS 5 TRUTHS TO SOCIETY.

SO EACH TIME, HE CHOOSES A DIFFERENT SOCIAL

OR POLITICAL TARGET GROUP

AND USES THEM TO ILLUSTRATE SOMETHING

THAT HE FEELS ABOUT SOCIETY.

[CALLER, DISTORTED VOICE] I HAVE SOMETHING

FOR TOMORROW'S FRONT PAGE.

BATEMAN: IT'S VERY, SORT OF, DIFFERENT,

LOOKING AT NOT JUST WHAT A KILLER IS DOING

AND HOW THEY GET AWAY WITH IT AND WHO DONE IT.

IT'S MORE LIKE WHY THEY'RE DOING IT

AND THEM ACTUALLY TRYING TO DO IT FOR A REASON.

SO THEY--IT BECOMES MORE--

YOU CAN RELATE TO THE KILLER, ALMOST.

MANDA LEVIN: IT'S A TALL ORDER TO DELIVER

A FANTASTIC 10-EPISODE, MULTI-AUTHORED SERIAL DRAMA.

TO DO THAT WITH A HALF-FRENCH AND HALF-BRITISH TEAM IS

POTENTIALLY CHALLENGING, BUT ONE THING THAT'S REALLY HELPED US

IS THAT IT'S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER STORY

BETWEEN 2 UNLIKELY CHARACTERS WHO FIND EACH OTHER

AND TRAVERSE THE MOST ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF GROUND TOGETHER

AND END UP WITH THIS REALLY EMOTIONAL PUNCH OF AN ENDING.

NARRATOR: FILMED ON LOCATION IN FRANCE, ENGLAND,

AND BENEATH THE ENGLISH CHANNEL,

"THE TUNNEL" WILL KEEP YOU GUESSING UNTIL THE VERY END.

"THE TUNNEL," A SPECIAL 10-PART MINISERIES,

PREMIERES JUNE 19th, ONLY ON PBS.

MAN: AND SO I HAVE GREAT PLEASURE IN WELCOMING

THE PRIME MINISTER, SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL.

NARRATOR: WINSTON CHURCHILL LED ENGLAND THROUGH WORLD WAR II

AND THE TURBULENT YEARS THAT FOLLOWED.

MAN: HE'S AN OLD MAN, CHRIS.

WE LOVE HIM,

BUT IT'S TIME HE STOOD ASIDE.

NARRATOR: BUT IN THE SUMMER OF '53,

THE PRIME MINISTER SUDDENLY COLLAPSED.

WINSTON: NURSE, QUICKLY!

NURSE: OH, TAKE HIS WEIGHT! COME QUICKLY.

CLEMENTINE: WHAT HAPPENED, CHARLES?

CHARLES: I SUSPECT HE'S HAD A MORE SEVERE STROKE.

WILL HE BE ALL RIGHT?

IF HE REGAINS CONSCIOUSNESS AT ALL,

HE MAY SUFFER PARALYSIS AND BRAIN DAMAGE.

NARRATOR: FEARING PANIC, HIS CONDITION WAS

KEPT ABSOLUTELY SECRET FROM THE PUBLIC

AND FROM PARLIAMENT.

WE HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TELL THE PRESS.

MAN: AS FAR AS THE PUBLIC IS CONCERNED,

WINSTON IS TAKING A WELL-EARNED REST.

EITHER WINSTON'S BEEN A COMMUNIST SPY ALL ALONG

OR HE'S DYING. WHICH IS IT?

AT THE MOMENT, WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING FOR SURE.

WE KNOW ENOUGH.

I'M ASKING--WE ARE ASKING THAT YOU WAIT.

WE THINK THAT'S WHAT HE'D WANT.

MAN: TO GAG US.

AIDE: ONLY UNTIL THE SITUATION IS CLEARER.

WHO ARE YOU?

UH, NURSE APPLEYARD.

AH, YES. FOLLOW ME.

EXCUSE ME, MISTER, UH...

COLVILLE. COLVILLE.

WHO LIVES HERE?

THE PRIME MINISTER.

YOU SIGNED THE OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT,

WHICH MEANS THAT ANY DISCUSSION

OF THIS ASSIGNMENT ANYWHERE EVER

WILL BE SEVERELY PUNISHED.

YOU CAN GET THAT BLOODY THING OUT OF HERE RIGHT NOW.

I COULD ALWAYS CARRY YOU.

NARRATOR: HIDDEN AWAY AT HIS COUNTRY ESTATE,

CHURCHILL STRUGGLED TO REGAIN HIS FOOTING

AND FIND HIS VOICE.

WINSTON: ...BY THE NEWS FROM BRITISH GUIANA.

I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

WHAT?

THE TORY PARTY ARE A BUNCH OF DEAF, OLD FOLK.

IF I CAN'T HEAR YOU, THEY HAVEN'T GOT A CHANCE.

I'M SURE...

WHAT? I'M SURE!

OH, FUN!

AH! HERE'S THE REAL ENEMY, NICHOLAS.

I HOPE YOU DON'T THINK OF ME AS AN ENEMY,

PRIME MINISTER.

I DON'T THINK OF YOU AT ALL, RAB.

NARRATOR: COULD HE RECOVER AND LEAD HIS COUNTRY,

OR WOULD HE BE LOST AT A CRITICAL TIME FOR ENGLAND?

I KNOW HE STILL HOPES TO LEAD

THE WAY TO THE END OF THE COLD WAR.

WHAT ABOUT HIS FAMILY?

WE DON'T WANT A MAN CRIPPLED WITH ILLNESS

WHO'S WORKED HIMSELF TO DEATH.

I HAVE ONE MORE TASK, CLEMMIE.

OH, WINSTON!

THERE'S ALWAYS ONE MORE THING.

I COULD TRY TO MAKE THOSE TERRIBLE BOMBS

OBSOLETE BEFORE I DIE.

HE'S A REMARKABLE MAN, LADY CHURCHILL.

THAT'S WHY I'M MAKING PROGRESS.

WINSTON: IF I FALL, THERE'S NOWHERE I WANT TO FALL,

EXCEPT IN YOUR ARMS.

NARRATOR: MICHAEL GAMBON STARS IN THE TRUE STORY

OF "CHURCHILL'S SECRET" ON "MASTERPIECE,"

COMING THIS FALL, ONLY ON PBS.

THIS IS A NEW NUMBER FOR US--

ONE THAT I'VE JUST WRITTEN.

HOT OFF THE PRESS.

NARRATOR: IN THE 1930s, ENGLAND WAS GOING MAD

FOR A NEW KIND OF MUSIC: JAZZ.

SINGER:♪ ALL MY LIFE, I'VE BEEN SOMEBODY♪

♪ ALL FIRED UP AND NOT NOBODY...♪

NARRATOR: AND THE CLASH OF CULTURES THAT RESULTED

IS SPLASHED ACROSS THE SCREEN IN "DANCING ON THE EDGE."

MAN: THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THESE PLACES ARE

QUITE UNBELIEVABLY CONSERVATIVE.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE THE BIGGEST BAND IN BRITAIN,

AND WE WILL HAVE HELPED CREATE THEM.

STANLEY, YOU MAKE ME LAUGH

WITH ALL YOUR CLAIMS.

YOU REALLY DO.

NARRATOR: AN AMBITIOUS WRITER PROMOTES A HOT NEW JAZZ BAND,

AND THEIR SUCCESS CATCHES THEM BOTH BY SURPRISE.

OF COURSE, I'M GONNA MAKE YOU

THE NUMBER-ONE BAND IN BRITAIN, NATURALLY.

SO, GENTLEMEN, I HAVE HERE A 4-WEEK BOOKING

IN WRITING FROM THE IMPERIAL FOR THEIR INSPECTION.

WOMAN: YOU NEVER SAID YOU WERE GOING TO DO THAT.

WELL, IT WAS TOO GOOD AN OPPORTUNITY TO MISS.

I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND.

YOU MAY, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES,

USE THE MAIN ENTRANCE

OR THE MAIN LOBBY AT ANY TIME.

AND YOU MAY NOT ENTERTAIN GUESTS OF ANY KIND IN YOUR ROOMS.

WOMAN: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I JUST MADE A FRIEND.

WOMAN: MR. MASTERSON'S HAVING A PICNIC.

YOU REALLY MUST JOIN US.

♪ TRUCKIN' ALONG AND I'M HAPPY TO SEE YOU...♪

IS ANYBODY SITTING HERE? NO.

I'M NOT PUTTING YOU OFF, AM I?

YOU MOST CERTAINLY ARE.

WELL, I TRY NOT TO BE.

I'M SURE YOU OVERCOME MOST DISTRACTIONS,

STANLEY.

SINGER:♪ I CAN SHOW YOU WAYS OF PLEASING♪

BOTH:♪ CRAZY IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE...♪

HE WANTS TO MEET YOU.

MUSICIAN: WHO'S HE?

STANLEY: PRINCE GEORGE, FOURTH SON OF THE KING.

THE SON OF THE KING?

NARRATOR: BUT FAME AND FORTUNE ARE QUICKLY FOLLOWED

BY SCANDAL AND INTRIGUE...

A LITTLE MISCHIEF

MIGHT WELL DO THEM SOME GOOD.

AS STANLEY AND LOUIS FIND THEMSELVES ENTANGLED

IN THE PRIVATE LIVES OF THE RICH AND SHAMELESS.

THANK GOD YOU ARE STILL HERE.

LOUIS: WHATEVER IT IS, I'LL TAKE IT

TO MY GRAVE, I SWEAR.

MASTERSON: I INTEND TO MAKE "MUSIC EXPRESS"

THE FOREMOST ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE IN EUROPE.

WOMAN: ARE YOU SURE YOU'RE DOING

THE RIGHT THING, STANLEY, LETTING

MR. MASTERSON BUY OUR MAGAZINE?

WITHOUT A DOUBT.

ROSIE, THIS IS GONNA CHANGE ALL OUR LIVES.

YOU THINK HE'S GONNA MAKE YOU FAMOUS,

THINK HE'S GONNA MAKE YOU A STAR,

PUT YOU ON THE FRONT COVER OF HIS MAGAZINE?

MAN: EVERYBODY TOLD ME NOT TO HAVE A NEGRO BAND HERE.

NOW THEY'RE INVOLVED IN A KNIFE ATTACK.

DIFFERENT MAN: THE BAND AREN'T INVOLVED,

FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE.

THEY WEREN'T EVEN HERE.

THEY WERE PLAYING FOR THE PRINCE OF WALES.

IT'S THE POLICE, LOUIS.

POLICEMAN: WE NEED TO MAKE AN IDENTIFICATION.

AND WE BELIEVE THAT YOU, AS A WITNESS, COULD HELP US.

STANLEY: WHAT ON EARTH WERE YOU EVEN DOING IN THERE?

I TOLD THE POLICE WHAT I THOUGHT I'D SEEN.

BUT THEN WHAT DID YOU DO? YOU CHANGED YOUR STORY.

I DIDN'T CHANGE MY STORY.

I TOLD THEM I COULDN'T BE CERTAIN.

STANLEY: THE POLICE WILL HAVE BEEN WANTING

TO INCLUDE YOU AS A SUSPECT ALL ALONG.

WE HAVE A WARRANT ON SUSPICION OF MURDER.

STANLEY: DID ANYBODY FOLLOW YOU?

LOUIS: I DON'T THINK SO.

I NEED YOU TO GET ME OUT OF THE COUNTRY, STANLEY.

WOMAN: YOU DON'T TRUST ANY OF US.

YOU THINK WE'VE ALL TURNED AGAINST YOU IN 2 DAYS.

CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'D THINK LIKE THAT.

NARRATOR: CHIWETEL EJIOFOR,

MATTHEW GOODE, JACQUELINE BISSET,

JENNA COLEMAN, AND JOHN GOODMAN STAR

IN "DANCING ON THE EDGE."

SINGER:♪ SHOUT IT LOUD, HEAD UP, PROUD♪

♪ THIS GIRL'S GOIN' FAR♪

♪ BLOW, JOE, BLOW♪

♪ LET 'EM KNOW♪

♪ I'M GONNA BE A STAR♪

[APPLAUSE]

NARRATOR: "DANCING ON THE EDGE"

PREMIERES JUNE 26th, ONLY ON PBS.

[SIRENS]

NARRATOR: THIS SUMMER BRINGS ALL-NEW CASES

TO A "MASTERPIECE MYSTERY" FAVORITE...

FRED: BACK TO WORK, THEN.

BACK TO WORK.

NARRATOR: ENDEAVOUR MORSE IS BACK.

MAN: HELLO, MORSE.

I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT FANCY A DRIVE.

NARRATOR: A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH AN OLD FRIEND

PULLS ENDEAVOUR INTO THE DECADENT PLAYGROUNDS

OF THE SWINGING SIXTIES...

ARE YOU FALLING IN LOVE WITH ME?

I CAN SEE HOW THAT MIGHT HAPPEN.

THEN WHY DON'T YOU KISS ME?

FRED: WE GOT A WOMAN, DISAPPEARED

OFF THE GHOST TRAIN AT THE FAIR LAST NIGHT.

[RECORDED SCREAMS]

FRED: SHE WAS FOUND DEAD THIS MORNING

ABOUT 3 MILES FROM HERE.

THEY DIDN'T CALL ME OUT HERE

BECAUSE SHE WAS HIT BY A CAR.

SHE WAS HIT BY THE SAME CAR SEVERAL TIMES.

WHAT WERE YOU DOING AT THE FAIR LAST NIGHT?

I SAW YOU THERE.

NARRATOR: WHERE EVERYONE HAS THEIR SECRETS...

AND MAGIC LEADS TO MURDER.

MAN: BEHOLD. I SHOW YOU A MYSTERY.

[EXCITED CHATTER]

MAN: AN IMPOSSIBLE MURDER. NO VICTIM, NO KILLER.

FRED: IT'S A HELL OF A TRICK.

MAN: IT'S THE PERFECT CRIME.

BIXBY?

NARRATOR: THEN...A BURNED BODY IS FOUND IN A LOCKED APARTMENT.

OVERCOME BY SMOKE, MOST LIKELY.

NARRATOR: WAS IT AN ACCIDENT?

OR IS SOMEONE COVERING UP AN EVEN GREATER CRIME?

THE CLOCK WAS STOPPED DEAD ON 5:00.

MAN: WHAT'S THIS?

MORSE HAS SOME RESERVATIONS

ABOUT THIS DEATH BY FIRE.

INGENIOUS, REALLY.

SORT OF A HANDMADE TIME BOMB.

[TELEPHONE RINGS]

NARRATOR: AND AN EXTORTION PLOT

TURNS INTO A KIDNAPPING.

HELLO?

CALLER: DON'T SPEAK. JUST LISTEN.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE YOUR DAUGHTER ALIVE

AGAIN, YOU'LL PUT £100,000

IN USED, UNMARKED NOTES OF

SMALL DENOMINATION INTO A PHONE BOX

ON MERTON STREET.

HELLO?

MEDICAL EXAMINER: I HAVE A LITTLE MYSTERY

OF MY OWN TO SOLVE.

A FIT YOUNG WOMAN JUST COLLAPSED IN THE STREET

ON HER WAY BACK FROM THE SHOPS.

ENDEAVOUR: THIS MORNING, THE YOUNG MOTHER BOUGHT

A JAR OF BABY FOOD FROM RICHARDSONS.

IT WAS LACED WITH BROKEN GLASS.

FRED: WHICH SUGGESTS THAT SOMEONE'S GOT IT IN

FOR YOUR BUSINESS.

THE MOTIVE IS EXTORTION.

PAY SO MUCH, "OR WE'LL RUIN YOUR BUSINESS

AND YOUR REPUTATION."

WOMAN: I'VE BEEN AFTER LEO RICHARDSON

ALL AFTERNOON,

BUT HE'S KEEPING RATHER TIGHT-LIPPED.

IS HE?

WHAT'S THE REAL STORY?

WOMAN: LEO, COME QUICK!

WHAT IS IT?

CALLER: TALK TO THE POLICE, SHE DIES.

TALK TO THE PRESS, SHE DIES.

OH, MY GOD.

DO YOU THINK WE'LL FIND HER?

WE'LL FIND HER. ALIVE?

LEO: H--HOW DO I KNOW YOU'LL DO AS YOU SAY?

HOW DO I KNOW SHE'S EVEN ALIVE?

GIRL: DADDY, NO!

NARRATOR: CAN ENDEAVOUR RESCUE THE VICTIM BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE?

MAN: JUST UP HERE. THROUGH THERE.

NARRATOR: DON'T MISS THE EXPLOSIVE ALL-NEW SEASON

OF "ENDEAVOUR" ON "MASTERPIECE MYSTERY."

STARTS JUNE 19th ONLY ON PBS.

[SIRENS]

NARRATOR: OXFORD'S FINEST ARE BACK ON "MASTERPIECE MYSTERY,"

FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF "INSPECTOR LEWIS."

DID HE MAKE A WISH?

NARRATOR: AN ARCHAEOLOGY CLASS UNCOVERS

MORE THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR...

LEWIS: DO WE HAVE ANY USABLE DNA?

NOT YET.

BUT WE DO HAVE THIS.

[APPLAUSE]

NARRATOR: WHILE A PROMISING YOUNG ARTIST

HIDES A SECRET MESSAGE IN HER FINAL PERFORMANCE.

WELL, WHAT IS THIS?

LEWIS: I DON'T KNOW, BUT IT'S NOT ART.

IT'S ALL HERE.

THE ENTIRE EXHIBITION IS ABOUT MURDER.

MY GOD.

NARRATOR: IS IT A CLUE OR A CONFESSION?

MAN: OH, MY GOD. TALIKA--TA--

SHE--SHE'S COLD.

LIZZIE: I'M GONNA HAVE TO ASK YOU TO STOP THAT.

LEWIS: YOU'RE SAYING THIS COULD BE STAGED.

WELL, WE CAN'T RULE IT OUT, CAN WE?

MEDICAL EXAMINER: CAUSE OF DEATH, I SUSPECT,

WAS A MASSIVE DOSE OF HEROIN,

FORCIBLY ADMINISTERED.

LEWIS: ARE YOU SAYING MR. HAMMOND HAD

AN INTEREST IN TALIKA?

I NEED TO SPEAK TO YOU AGAIN

ABOUT THE MURDER OF TALIKA DESAI.

DEFINITELY MURDER NOW, IS IT?

MAN: WHEN A--AN ARTIST DIES, SOMETIMES THEIR WORK

DOUBLES IN PRICE.

LEWIS: ...WHAT SEAN STANDS TO MAKE

AS HER AGENT.

NARRATOR: AND WITH A NEW BOSS AT THE STATION,

IS LEWIS' HEAD ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK?

CHIEF: THIS GUY THEY DRAGGED BACK

FROM RETIREMENT, ROBERT LEWIS,

WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF HIM?

IS THERE A PROBLEM WITH MY WORK?

NO, OF COURSE NOT.

BUT YOU KNEW ABOUT THIS.

CHIEF: YOU HELPED US THROUGH A DIFFICULT PATCH,

BUT YOU MADE THE DECISION TO RETIRE.

AND I NEED TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES

FOR OFFICERS COMING THROUGH.

YOUNGER OFFICERS.

NARRATOR: THEN A SERIES OF KILLINGS

POINTS TO A MYSTERIOUS SECRET SOCIETY AT OXFORD.

MAN: ALCHEMY, THE SACRED ART,

SEEMINGLY TORTURING NATURE

TO EXTRACT HER SECRETS.

MEDICAL EXAMINER: BLUNT TRAUMA

TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD, SKULL CRUSHED.

ONE FELL SWOOP, BY THE LOOK.

AROUND 4:00 OR 5:00,

SOCKO FOUND A MOBILE PHONE ON THE GROUND AND...

LEWIS: MAGGOTS?

YUP.

ARE THEY MAKING A STATEMENT

OR A WARNING, MAYBE?

NARRATOR: WHO CAN BE TRUSTED WHEN MURDER TURNS MEDIEVAL?

D.I. LEWIS.

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS, BY ANY CHANCE?

LEWIS: WE'VE ALL GOT SECRETS, SKELETONS.

WE SHOULD BE DELVING INTO THAT PAST.

I'M AN ACADEMIC, INSPECTOR, NOT A MURDERER.

NARRATOR: AND CAN LEWIS AND HATHAWAY CLOSE IN

BEFORE THE NEXT VICTIM FALLS?

CHIEF: IF THERE'S A POSSIBILITY OF FURTHER MURDERS,

I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT.

LEWIS: WE THINK YOU MIGHT ALL

HAVE BEEN TARGETED.

YOU'RE IN DANGER.

YOU COULD BE NEXT.

I KNOW WHAT THE TATTOO IS.

AM I RIGHT IN SAYING

IT'S A SYMBOL OF A MYSTICAL ORDER

CREATED BY CHARLES WILLIAMS

CALLED THE COMPANIONS OF THE CO-INHERENCE?

LEWIS: WHICH MEANS EITHER YOU'RE GUILTY OF

MULTIPLE MURDER OR YOU'RE IN REAL DANGER.

NARRATOR: IT'S ALL PART OF THE FINAL SEASON

OF "INSPECTOR LEWIS" ON "MASTERPIECE MYSTERY."

STARTS AUGUST 7th ONLY ON PBS.

NARRATOR: THIS MAY, KENNETH BRANAGH RETURNS

FOR THE GRIPPING FINAL SEASON OF "WALLANDER."

WALLANDER: WE HAVE A WARRANT TO SEARCH YOUR PROPERTY

FOR EVIDENCE PERTAINING TO THE KILLING

OF ERIKA HJELMQVIST.

BRANAGH: WALLANDER'S LIFE SEEMS TO BE REALLY

SORT OF BACK ON TRACK.

KLARA: GRANDDAD!

OH, HELLO, KLARA. OH!

BRANAGH: HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS DAUGHTER

HAS IMPROVED ENORMOUSLY.

HIS DAUGHTER IS NOW MARRIED AND WITH A CHILD,

A GRANDDAUGHTER THAT HE DOTES ON.

HE'S THERE. HIS FAMILY IS WELL. HE APPEARS TO BE WELL.

ALL RIGHT.

HE'S LOOKING TO A HAPPY RETIREMENT,

BUT THIS IS "WALLANDER,"

AND SO THAT'S NOT ON HIS DANCE CARD.

NARRATOR: A BUSINESS TRIP TAKES WALLANDER TO SOUTH AFRICA,

WHERE HE QUICKLY FINDS HIMSELF ENTANGLED IN A LOCAL CONSPIRACY.

DUCK!

BRANAGH: AS PEOPLE MAY KNOW, HENNING MANKELL WAS

VERY ATTACHED TO AFRICA.

IT WAS A BIG PART OF HIS LIFE.

IT GIVES KURT A CHANCE TO BE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD

WHERE THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HAVES

AND THE HAVE-NOTS

AND WHERE THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE IS STRONG.

I'M GONNA HELP YOU. I SAID I'M GONNA HELP YOU!

THAT'S ALL I'VE SAID.

I CAN'T HELP IF YOU DON'T TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO KNOW.

WHY WERE YOU THERE?

I WAS TRAINING.

T--TRAINING FOR WHAT?

TO SHOOT.

WALLANDER: TO SHOOT WHO?

BRANAGH: WE HAD THE CHANCE TO FILM IN ONE OF THE TOWNSHIPS,

KHAYELITSHA, WHICH IS AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE.

THE INTENSITY OF AFRICA WAS SOMETHING I THINK

THE FILM CAPTURES VERY WELL.

IT PUTS YOU IN THE COLOR AND THE SMELL AND THE VIBRANCY

OF, UH, SOUTH AFRICA.

SO WE WERE VERY PRIVILEGED TO BE ALLOWED TO FILM

IN PLACES THAT YOU WOULDN'T NORMALLY BE ALLOWED TO GO.

NARRATOR: BACK HOME IN SWEDEN,

WALLANDER RUNS AFOUL OF A LOCAL MOTORCYCLE GANG

AND RE-OPENS A COLD CASE FROM THE COLD WAR.

YOU TELL ME WHERE SHE IS NOW

OR I'LL MAKE SURE THAT YOU NEVER SEE HER AGAIN.

YOU UNDERSTAND?

MAN: YOU'RE KEEPING MY BOY. WHY ARE YOU KEEPING MY BOY?

THE BOY DID NOTHING. NOW, YOU MESS WITH MY BLOOD,

I'LL MESS WITH YOURS.

DIFFERENT MAN: WE ALL WONDER WHAT THE HELL HAD GONE ON.

SOVIET SUBS IN SWEDISH WATERS.

LOT OF RUMORS GOING AROUND.

WALLANDER: RUMORS...ABOUT SPIES?

TRAITORS.

WALLANDER: YOU THINK SOMEBODY'S KILLED HIM?

WELL, WHY WOULD SOMEBODY KILL HIM?

MAN: THEY WOULDN'T. DIDN'T KILL HIMSELF, THOUGH.

NARRATOR: BUT HIS GREATEST STRUGGLE IS YET TO COME.

YEAH. WALLANDER.

HI, KURT. IT'S DR. OBERG HERE.

YEAH.

I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD COME IN.

WHY?

I'D LIKE TO DISCUSS YOUR BLOOD TEST

WITH YOU.

BRANAGH: A LOT OF PEOPLE, I THINK, NOW HAVE

EXPERIENCES IN THEIR FAMILIES

OF, UH, PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH MILD

OR EXTREME FORMS OF DEMENTIA,

WHICH IS A CONDITION THAT CAN COME UP VERY SLOWLY

AND SURPRISE YOU,

AND IT'S HARD TO RECOGNIZE.

[VEHICLE HORN HONKING, TIRES SCREECHING]

BRANAGH: AND, OF COURSE, IN OUR STORY,

HE HAD THIS PROBLEM EXPERIENCED BY HIS OWN FATHER.

AND THE ONSET OF THE CONDITION

HAD BROUGHT HIM AND HIS FATHER CLOSE TOGETHER.

IN THIS SERIES,

IT PAINFULLY AND POIGNANTLY BRINGS

WALLANDER AND HIS DAUGHTER CLOSER TOGETHER.

WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME?

I'M YOUR DAUGHTER.

BECAUSE YOU'RE MY DAUGHTER.

BRANAGH: THIS SERIES HAS BEEN UNHURRIED.

AND I HAVE FOUND THAT AUDIENCES ARE GLAD OF ITS LENGTH,

THEY'RE GLAD THAT THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS EXPLAINED.

THEY'RE GLAD THAT IT GOES OUT ONCE A WEEK.

THEY WATCH WITH SPACE BETWEEN

BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF SPACES IN BETWEEN IMAGES,

LINES, AND CHARACTER MOMENTS.

SO I SUPPOSE, AT THIS END OF THINGS,

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE AUDIENCE

FOR TAKING THAT TIME

AND ALLOWING US TO TAKE THE TIME.

AND I HOPE THAT THEY ENJOY, IF THAT'S THE WORD,

THIS CHEERIO TO A MAN WHO'S BEEN

A MOST INTERESTING AND TOUCHING COMPANION.

NARRATOR: DON'T MISS THE FINAL SEASON OF "WALLANDER."

STARTS MAY 8th ON "MASTERPIECE MYSTERY,"

ONLY ON PBS.

NARRATOR: THIS SUMMER, FEEL THE LOVE...

YOU'VE GOT LOTS OF BIRTHDAY CARDS.

GOD KNOWS WHY.

NARRATOR: WITH FREDDIE AND STUART.

SOMETIMES I WISH I WASN'T SO BELOVED...

MMM.

LIKE YOU.

NARRATOR: IN THE GRAND FINALE OF "VICIOUS"...

[HIGH-PITCHED] TEA!

HOW IS IT YOUR VOICE IS GETTING HIGHER-PITCHED?

SOON ONLY DOGS WILL BE ABLE TO HEAR IT.

ARE YOU CERTAIN HE'S STILL ALIVE?

NOT 100%.

NARRATOR: WHERE THE HOSTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMING...

I'M SORRY, DEAR. THE PHONE'S RINGING. I HAVE TO GET IT.

I DON'T HEAR--

NARRATOR: THE GUESTS ARE ALWAYS GRACIOUS...

MASON: EVERYTHING HERE IS TERRIBLE.

BETWEEN THIS AND MY OTHER 3 JOBS,

I SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE APRIL'S RENT. HEH!

IT'S MAY.

OH, GOD.

NARRATOR: AND THE CONVERSATION SPARKLES.

OH, THAT IS FANTASTIC!

CONGRATULATIONS, ASH!

I WAS WONDERING WHEN YOU WERE GOING TO DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE.

I DIDN'T WANT YOU TO END UP LIKE, UH...

[MUMBLING]

PLEASE TELL ME YOU'RE HAVING A STROKE.

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

NARRATOR: THE GANG'S ALL HERE FOR A VERY "VICIOUS" FAREWELL.

OH, THAT WAS NORMAL.

NARRATOR: JOIN IAN McKELLEN AND DEREK JACOBI

FOR THE FINAL EPISODE OF "VICIOUS"

JUNE 19th, ONLY ON PBS.

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