Hugh Laurie as Peter Laurence

Hugh Laurie as Peter Laurence in "Roadkill on Masterpiece"

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Next week, Masterpiece presents a spicy new political thriller with Hugh Laurie, star of Blackadder and some show about a doctor. We’ll also learn more than we ever thought possible about monkeys and attempt to dox the captain of a “mystery ship” from the 1910s. Take a look below at what’s coming up!

Roadkill on Masterpiece - Sunday, November 1 at 9 PM

Ambition knows no bounds, nor does corruption in a political thriller written by David Hare and starring Hugh Laurie as a scheming UK government minister. Crime may not pay, but politics sure does.

Antiques Roadshow: Election Collection - Monday, November 2 at 8 PM

Explore political items from both sides of the aisle, across the history of the United States in this special episode, including one find now valued at $600,000-$800,000.

Nature: Primates - Wednesday, November 4 at 8 PM

Get to know the many species of primates, from the popular chimpanzee and gorilla, to the more obscure species like the snub-nosed monkey, the slow loris, the tarsier and much more.

Secrets of the Dead: Abandoning the Titanic - Wednesday, November 4 at 10 PM

Join a team of investigators as they search for the identity of the captain of a “mystery ship” that turned away from the “unsinkable” Titanic in its darkest hour, abandoning thousands of lives to the icy waters and their deaths.