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What to Watch: Dramas from Masterpiece & More

The cast of Hotel Portofino dressed in "roaring 20s" fashion

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World on Fire

Starring Jonah Hauer-King (The Little Mermaid, Little Women) and Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, Phantom Thread), Season 2 takes viewers from the war-torn streets of Britain deep into Nazi Germany, the resistance within occupied France, and the brutal sands of the North African desert.

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Trailer | Season 2 | World on Fire

Hotel Portofino

1927: Bella Ainsworth is still devoting her considerable energies to the Hotel Portofino, which has overcome its early troubles and is starting to prosper. But Bella will be forced to confront the reality of her relationship with her no-good husband Cecil - to decide whether to accept him back into her life in the face of her growing friendship with a handsome local architect, Marco Bonacini.

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Extended Trailer | Season 2 | Hotel Portofino


Annika (Nicola Walker, Unforgotten) and her Marine Homicide Unit solve puzzling murders that wash up in Scotland’s waters. Annika shares her wry literary insights on the crimes while raising her teen daughter, Morgan.

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Preview | Season 2 | Annika

The Paris Murders

Intuitive profiler Chloe Saint-Laurent solves the most puzzling cases with the Paris homicide division in this suspenseful and fast-paced series based on actual criminal cases. Her exceptional sensitivity enables her to read the minds of killers and victims alike. From Walter Presents, in French with English subtitles.

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Preview | The Paris Murders

Little Bird

In 1968, five-year-old Bezhig Little Bird was forcibly removed from Long Pine Reserve and adopted into a Jewish family in Montreal, and renamed Esther Rosenblum. Eighteen years later, she embarks on a journey to unravel her history. Through this epic journey of connection and self-discovery, Bezhig Little Bird begins to find her lost family and put the pieces of her fragmented past back together.

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Preview | Little Bird

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Doc Martin

Martin Clunes (Manhunt) stars as the abrasive and tactless Dr. Martin Ellingham, a successful London surgeon who begins working as a General Practitioner in the seaside Cornish village of Portwenn after developing a problematic phobia of blood. Doc Martin soon finds he needs all the allies he can get as he tries to negotiate his way around village life with hilarious consequences.

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Preview | Final Season | Doc Martin


This award-winning cold case crime drama follows veteran London detectives who uncover the truth behind tangled, complicated murders from the past. The deeper the truth lies, the bigger the emotional toll for the suspects, the families left behind, and for the detective inspectors themselves.

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Preview | Season 5 | Unforgotten

Professor T

Professor Jasper Tempest and the team untangle a series of knotty crimes ranging from an unexplained fire in a student block to the mystery of an entire family found dead in their home. Meanwhile, Professor T is dominated and perplexed by the women in his life, from his mother to the love of his life Christina, and his new therapist, Dr. Helena.

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Extended Trailer | Season 2 | Professor T

Van der Valk

Amsterdam—city of bikes, boats, and bodies. Marc Warren (Beecham House, The Good Wife) stars as steely-eyed cop Piet van der Valk in the mystery series inspired by Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers.

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Preview | Season 3 | Van der Valk

Coming to PBS NC in 2024!

All Creatures Great & Small

It's the spring of 1940 and change is on the horizon for everyone in Skeldale House. James and Helen wonder when the right time might be to start a family, Tristan’s absence is felt by all, and Siegfried attempts to hold the growing household, and himself, together. Don't miss the Season 4 premiere on Sunday, January 7, 9 PM on PBS NC & the PBS App.

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Preview | Season 4  | All Creatures Great & Small