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You’re in for a treat as there are 3 PBS Masterpiece Shows worth streaming in January 2021!

PBS Masterpiece shows you can start streaming in January include: All Creatures Great and Small (a remake), Elizabeth is Missing (based on Emma Healey’s book), and Miss Scarlet & The Duke (an original period drama).

All Creatures Great and Small

Premiere Date on PBS Masterpiece

  • January 10, 2021 at 9 p.m. EST

Official Description from PBS

James Herriot’s adventures as a veterinarian in 1930s Yorkshire get a glorious new adaptation in All Creatures Great and Small, a seven-part series based on his beloved books. You can see the original series on BritBox.

Cast of Characters

Exciting newcomer Nicholas Ralph will make his television debut as the iconic vet who became renowned for his inspiring humor, compassion and love of life.

Samuel West (Mr. Selfridge, Persuasion) plays Siegfried Farnon, the wonderfully eccentric veterinary surgeon and proprietor of Skeldale House, who reluctantly hires the recently qualified Herriot into his rural practice.

Mrs. Hall, the resident housekeeper and matriarch of Skeldale House, is played by Anna Madeley (The Child in Time, Patrick Melrose).

Siegfried’s errant and charismatic younger brother, Tristan, is played by Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells in Corfu).

Rachel Shenton (Switched at Birth) takes the role of Helen Alderson, an independent local farmer’s daughter who helps her father manage the family farm and care for her younger sister.

Diana Rigg (Victoria, Rebecca) plays Mrs. Pumphrey, the delightfully eccentric owner of the overly indulged Pekingese Tricki Woo.

Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Ripper Street) plays Hugh Hulton, a wealthy landowner and rival to James for Helen’s affections.

All Creatures Great and Small Quotes

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. You’ve nothing to worry about there.” (from the books)

PBS Masterpiece Shows. All Creatures Great and Small.

Elizabeth is Missing

Premiere Date on PBS Masterpiece

  • January 3, 2021 at 9 p.m. EST

Official Description from PBS

Returning to television for the first time in nearly three decades, two-time Academy Award®–winner Glenda Jackson stars as a woman desperately trying to solve two mysteries as she declines ever deeper into dementia, in Elizabeth Is Missing, an adaptation of Emma Healey’s acclaimed novel.

Cast of Characters

Glenda Jackson plays feisty grandmother Maud Horsham, who lives alone despite early-stage Alzheimer’s.

Maggie Steed as Maud’s only friend, Elizabeth, who ominously goes missing, leading to one of the mysteries at the heart of the drama.

Helen Behan plays Maud’s dutiful daughter, Helen.

Nell Williams is Maud’s doting granddaughter, Katy.

Reviews of Elizabeth is Missing

Jackson astounded critics during the UK broadcast of Elizabeth Is Missing in late 2019. “Glenda Jackson shines in this heartrending whodunnit” (The Guardian); “Jackson gave one of the performances of her lifetime” (The Daily Telegraph); “Jackson is remarkable” (The Independent); “a devastatingly real performance” (The Times); “brilliant” (Radio Times).

Elizabeth is Missing Quotes

“An ancient noise, like a fox bark, makes an attempt at the edges of my brain.” (from the book)

PBS Masterpiece Shows. Elizabeth is Missing.

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Miss Scarlet and The Duke

Premiere Date on PBS Masterpiece

  • January 17, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. EST

Official Description from PBS

Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders) stars in a six-part mystery as the headstrong, first-ever female detective in Victorian London, who won’t let any naysayers stop her from keeping her father’s business running. Stuart Martin (Jamestown) plays her childhood friend, professional colleague, and potential love interest, Scotland Yard Detective Inspector William Wellington, a.k.a., The Duke.

Cast of Characters

  • Kate Phillips as Eliza Scarlet
  • Stuart Martin as William Wellington
  • Danny Midwinter (Casualty) as Frank Jenkins
  • Ansu Kabia (World on Fire) as Moses
  • Andrew Gower (Poldark) as Rupert Parker
  • Matthew Malone (The Resistance Fighter) as PC Honeychurch
  • Cathy Belton (Philomena) as Ivy

PBS Masterpiece Shows. Miss Scarlet and the Duke.

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