In the fall, Masterpiece Contemporary showcases dramas set in modern times, hosted this season by David Tennant.
Masterpiece Contemporary Previous Broadcasts
Place of Execution - Part 1 (Episode #3932)
KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 28, 2011 -- 9:00 PM
A 13-year-old girl vanishes from an English village, and the mystery deepens 40 years later when a high-profile journalist arrives to make a film about it. What she finds shatters the lives of all involved. Juliet Stevenson ("Infamous", "Truly Madly Deeply") and Greg Wise ("Cranford", "Madame Bovary") star in this psychological thriller based on the novel by best-selling author Val McDermid.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 29, 2011 -- 3:00 AM
Lennon Naked (Episode #4033)
KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 19, 2011 -- 9:30 PM
Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) portrays the legendary icon in the drama "Lennon Naked," focusing on the turbulent period of change in John Lennon's professional and personal life, following the unexpected death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein in 1967. This new era is marked by Lennon's extraordinary relationship with Yoko Ono and his disillusionment with Britain, ultimately causing Lennon to pursue a new life in New York City.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 20, 2011 -- 3:30 AM
Framed (Episode #4032Z)
KQED Life: Sat, Jan 1, 2011 -- 9:00 PM
A reserved curator (Trevor Eve) from London's National Gallery is made responsible for the safe and secret storage of priceless paintings in rural Wales. Soon he finds it difficult to keep his low profile, as well as his secret, from the local villagers. Also starring Eve Myles (Torchwood).
- KQED Life: Sun, Jan 2, 2011 -- 3:00 AM