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Tess of the D'urbervilles - Part Two (Episode #3902H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Violated by one man, forsaken by another, Tess Durbeyfield is the magnificent and spirited heroine of Thomas Hardy's heartbreaking novel. The cast in this 4-hour miniseries includes Gemma Arterton as Tess, Hans Matheson as her seducer Alec, and Eddie Redmayne as Angel, the man she loves.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - All The Things You Are (Episode #4227H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Harry's desire to impress Beryl leads him and Johnny into the world of boxing and, as their big fight draws closer, the boys are determined to reign victorious. Upstairs, as Lady Agnes and Sir Hallam drift further apart, she is reacquainted with someone who shows her an exciting world away from 165 Eaton Place; Sir Hallam makes a dangerous decision that will change his life forever.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Tess of the D'urbervilles - Part One (Episode #3901H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Violated by one man, forsaken by another, Tess Durbeyfield is the magnificent and spirited heroine of Thomas Hardy's heartbreaking novel. The cast in this 4-hour miniseries includes Gemma Arterton as Tess, Hans Matheson as her seducer Alec, and Eddie Redmayne as Angel, the man she loves.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - A Perfect Specimen of Womanhood (Episode #4226H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Blanche comes face-to-face with her former lover when a scandalous novel is published; when the passion between the pair reignites, she begins to consider a life away from Eaton Place. Downstairs, Beryl's decision to take a stand causes serious disruptions in the running of the house until a familiar face offers wise words. Meanwhile, when Lady Persie reveals a shocking secret to Sir Hallam, the pair becomes ever closer as Persie is forced to make a life-changing decision about her future.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - The Love that Pays the Price (Episode #4225H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Lady Agnes catches the eye of charismatic American millionaire Caspar Landry, but as she and Sir Hallam look to their future, a tragic turn of events leaves their promised dreams, and a close family member, in jeopardy. Downstairs, Mrs. Thackeray makes a momentous decision that throws the running of 165 into chaos. Blanche and Mr. Amanjit continue to clash, until a heart-breaking cause compels them to reconsider their differences.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - A Faraway Country About Which We Know Nothing (Episode #4224H)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

As 165 Eaton Place reopens its doors, two new arrivals make their mark. Sir Hallam's forthright aunt, Blanche, disrupts life upstairs, while feisty new maid Beryl struggles to adjust to life in service. Meanwhile, Lady Agnes' concern for her children reveals a dark secret about Mr. Pritchard. Sir Hallam's preoccupation with Nazi Germany leads him into dangerous waters, and a chance meeting unlocks a hidden desire.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Upstairs Downstairs (Episode #4110H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

As 1936 comes to a close, 165 Eaton Place is in turmoil: the king is about to abdicate, Agnes (Keeley Hawes) is about to give birth, Persie (Claire Foy) toys with fascism and Sir Hallam (Ed Stoppard) makes a shocking discovery about his past.

Upstairs Downstairs (Episode #4109H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

A German-Jewish refugee comes to 165 Eaton Place as a maid, prompting a range of reactions from upstairs and down. Her experiences culminate in a crisis tied to the fascist movement sweeping Britain.

Upstairs Downstairs (Episode #4108H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

The saga continues at 165 Eaton Place with new characters upstairs and down in a 3-part sequel to the much-loved series from the 1970s. Jean Marsh returns as Rose with a stellar cast including Dame Eileen Atkins (Cranford), Keeley Hawes (MI-5), Ed Stoppard (Any Human Heart), Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) and Ellie Kendrick (The Diary of Anne Frank). Set in 1936, the lives of masters and servants have never been so captivating. Laura Linney hosts.
Part 1: Sir Hallam (Ed Stoppard) and Lady Agnes Holland (Keeley Hawes) move into 165 Eaton Place and hire former parlormaid Rose (Jean Marsh) to assemble a staff. The servants are soon put to the test during a party that threatens to destroy Sir Hallam's career.

Upstairs Downstairs (Episode #4110H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

As 1936 comes to a close, 165 Eaton Place is in turmoil: the king is about to abdicate, Agnes (Keeley Hawes) is about to give birth, Persie (Claire Foy) toys with fascism and Sir Hallam (Ed Stoppard) makes a shocking discovery about his past.

Upstairs Downstairs (Episode #4109H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

A German-Jewish refugee comes to 165 Eaton Place as a maid, prompting a range of reactions from upstairs and down. Her experiences culminate in a crisis tied to the fascist movement sweeping Britain.

Upstairs Downstairs (Episode #4108H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

The saga continues at 165 Eaton Place with new characters upstairs and down in a 3-part sequel to the much-loved series from the 1970s. Jean Marsh returns as Rose with a stellar cast including Dame Eileen Atkins (Cranford), Keeley Hawes (MI-5), Ed Stoppard (Any Human Heart), Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) and Ellie Kendrick (The Diary of Anne Frank). Set in 1936, the lives of masters and servants have never been so captivating. Laura Linney hosts.
Part 1: Sir Hallam (Ed Stoppard) and Lady Agnes Holland (Keeley Hawes) move into 165 Eaton Place and hire former parlormaid Rose (Jean Marsh) to assemble a staff. The servants are soon put to the test during a party that threatens to destroy Sir Hallam's career.

Upstairs Downstairs (Episode #4110H)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

As 1936 comes to a close, 165 Eaton Place is in turmoil: the king is about to abdicate, Agnes (Keeley Hawes) is about to give birth, Persie (Claire Foy) toys with fascism and Sir Hallam (Ed Stoppard) makes a shocking discovery about his past.

Upstairs Downstairs (Episode #4109H)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

A German-Jewish refugee comes to 165 Eaton Place as a maid, prompting a range of reactions from upstairs and down. Her experiences culminate in a crisis tied to the fascist movement sweeping Britain.

Upstairs Downstairs (Episode #4108H)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

The saga continues at 165 Eaton Place with new characters upstairs and down in a 3-part sequel to the much-loved series from the 1970s. Jean Marsh returns as Rose with a stellar cast including Dame Eileen Atkins (Cranford), Keeley Hawes (MI-5), Ed Stoppard (Any Human Heart), Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) and Ellie Kendrick (The Diary of Anne Frank). Set in 1936, the lives of masters and servants have never been so captivating. Laura Linney hosts.
Part 1: Sir Hallam (Ed Stoppard) and Lady Agnes Holland (Keeley Hawes) move into 165 Eaton Place and hire former parlormaid Rose (Jean Marsh) to assemble a staff. The servants are soon put to the test during a party that threatens to destroy Sir Hallam's career.

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