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Hugh Laurie stars as Peter Laurence in "Roadkill" on Masterpiece

Six new series, packed with action, love, mystery, betrayal, and, most importantly, drama, premiere this fall.

Van Der Valk on Masterpiece
September 13, 8 pm
Set in Amsterdam, the series follows the work of Commissioner Van der Valk (played by Marc Warren from The Good Wife), a street-smart and unapologetic Dutch detective who navigates the lively and enigmatic city, solving mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection.

Last Tango in Halifax
September 20, 7 pm
After seven years of marriage, Alan and Celia discover that wedded bliss isn’t always blissful. Clashing politics, Alan’s new job, and a wild local lad create tension. Caroline gets emotionally embroiled at work. Alan’s brother visits.

Flesh and Blood on Masterpiece
October 4, 8 pm
The lives of three siblings are disrupted when their recently widowed mother declares she's in love with a new man. The older woman's budding romance provokes suspicion among her adult children and their inquisitive next-door neighbor, and a detective investigates whether an unfortunate incident was an accident or a heinous crime.

October 4, 9 pm
Follow the British Prime Minister and his Cabinet Office Briefing Room A (COBRA) committee, comprised of leading contingency planners and senior politicians, as they navigate the difficulties in overcoming a major national crisis.

The Trouble with Maggie Cole
October 18, 7 pm
See what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people’s lives. Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centers on Maggie Cole, the self-appointed oracle of this closeknit community.

Roadkill on Masterpiece
November 1, 8 pm
Ambition knows no bounds, nor does corruption in the political thriller starring Hugh Laurie as a scheming U.K. government minister. Scripted by two-time Academy Award nominee David Hare, Roadkill airs in four, action-packed episodes.

Full episodes of PBS programming will stream for free following each broadcast and be available for two weeks on online and the PBS Video App. Following the two weeks, members can view episodes via Nine Passport.

This article appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of Nine Magazine.