Masterpiece Mystery!: Breathless, Part 1

Masterpiece Mystery!: Breathless, Part 1

Sunday, August 24 at 9:00 p.m.

London 1961 as an era when doctors were treated like gods -- and acted the part.

Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, Smash) stars as a brilliant London surgeon in this stylish story of a dark secret amid the complexities of the sexual revolution.

Also starring: Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey), Catherine Steadman (Mansfield Park), Iain Glen (Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones), Natasha Little (Case Histories), Oliver Chris (Sharpe’s Challenge), Joanna Page (Love Actually), and Shaun Dingwall (Touching Evil).

In the first of three episodes, Otto (Jack Davenport), a surgeon married to Elizabeth (Natasha Little), has eyes for new nurse Angela (Catherine Steadman). Angela’s sister, Jean (Zoe Boyle), is engaged to Otto’s colleague Richard (Oliver Chris). Meanwhile, Inspector Mulligan ((Iain Glenn) is snooping around.