Five MASTERPIECE Mystery Shows We Can’t Wait to See!

Five MASTERPIECE Mystery Shows We Can’t Wait to See!

MASTERPIECE Mystery has some exciting new programming premiering this summer and fall and we can’t wait to watch them! Learn about the return of fan favorite shows like Guilt, Van Der Valk, and Miss Scarlet and the Duke – and get the scoop on Magpie Murders and Annika – right here:

Guilt Season 2

Premieres Sunday, August 28, at 9pm on CET, ThinkTV16, the station livestreams and the PBS Video App

The darkly comic Scottish thriller Guilt is returning for its second season! The season picks up two years after the action of Season 1 with four new episodes full of twists, turns, and deception. Mark Bonnar returns as cocksure, cutthroat lawyer Max; Emun Elliot returns as now-sober detective Kenny; and new cast members include Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey‘s Mrs. Hughes) and Sara Vickers (Endeavour‘s Joan Thursday) as mother and daughter. We aren’t going to spoil Season 1 for you if you haven’t seen it, so go check it out now with CET/ThinkTV Passport! To get you through the summer while you wait, make sure to check out MASTERPIECE’s roundup of intriguing facts about Mark Bonnar and Guilt.  

Van Der Valk Season 2

Premieres Sunday, September 25, at 9pm on CET, ThinkTV16, the station livestreams and the PBS Video App

In three brand new episodes of Van Der Valk, detective Piet Van der Valk (Marc Warren) and his team return to face high-profile cases and gritty murders that immerse them in contemporary Amsterdam’s contrasting worlds, from artists living as squatters to a philosophy-obsessed serial killer. While you wait for the new season, discover surprising facts about the author behind the original Van der Valk book series and refresh your memory with a rewatch of Season 1 with CET/ThinkTV Passport.

Miss Scarlet and The Duke Season 2

Premieres Sunday, October 16, at 8pm on CET, ThinkTV16, the station livestreams and the PBS Video App

Victorian London’s most-delicious detective duo-with-a-twist returns to MASTERPIECE for Season 2! In Miss Scarlet and The Duke‘s six new episodes, aspiring detective Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips, Peaky Blinders) competes for cases, trades jabs and partners with her longtime friend/rival, The Duke (Stuart Martin, Jamestown), as their relationship delightfully (and maddeningly) continues to simmer. Before the new season starts, find out what’s in store for Season 2 from the show’s creator and revisit all of Eliza’s spirited sleuthing so far when you watch Season 1 with CET/ThinkTV Passport.

Magpie Murders

Premieres Sunday, October 16, at 9pm on CET, ThinkTV16, the station livestreams and the PBS Video App

Magpie Murders is a fresh new twist on the traditional murder mystery. Adapted from Anthony Horowitz’ bestselling novel, Magpie Murders centers on book editor Susan Ryeland and the unfinished mystery manuscript featuring her prima donna author’s longtime detective, Atticus Pünd. When Susan attempts to attain the final chapters of the novel, she is plunged into a shocking mystery case of her own – one which will change her life in ways she’d never expected. Artfully weaving between two interlocking time periods, the 1950s and the present day, Magpie Murders, starring Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, World on Fire) as Susan Ryland and Timothy McMullan (Patrick Melrose, Foyle’s War) as fictional DI Atticus Pünd, is sure to delight even the most hard-boiled mystery fan!


Premieres Sunday, October 16, at 10pm on CET, ThinkTV16, the station livestreams and the PBS Video App

Unforgotten‘s Nicola Walker has traded in cold cases for maritime murders as DI Annika Strandhed in Annika, a new police procedural with a wry wit. Juggling enigmatic cases while trying to raise her rebellious teenage daughter, the droll and dry-witted skipper of Glasgow’s newly-formed Marine Homicide Unit drops literary references, breaks the fourth wall, and keeps viewers riveted through twists and turns galore. Walker is joined by Jamie Sives (Guilt) as DS Michael McAndrews, Annika’s old colleague; Katie Leung (The Nest, Roadkill) as DC Blair Ferguson, the forensic brains behind the unit; and Ukweli Roach (Grantchester) as DS Tyrone Clarke, the new cop at the station. The full first season is already available with Passport as a special exclusive for our members!