On a wintry night in 1971, Masterpiece Theatre debuted on PBS. Fifty years later, America’s appetite for British drama has never been bigger. The classic television program has brought its fans protagonists such as The Dowager Countess and Ross Poldark and series that include Downton Abbey and Prime Suspect. Featuring vibrant stories, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and lush photography, this book offers a penetrating look into the program’s influence on television, publishing, fashion, and its millions of fans. Hardcover, 264 pages.