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Experience a Powerful Three-Part Drama with "Mrs. Wilson"

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TitleMrs. Wilson on Masterpiece
Original PostApril 11, 2019
Updated Airdate(s)

Ep. 1 - May 7, 2021 at 10 p.m.

Ep. 2 - May 14, 2021 at 10 p.m.

Ep. 3 - May 21, 2021 at 10 p.m.

Enjoy a three-part dramatic television experience with Mrs. Wilson on Masterpiece. The series follows Alison Wilson, who is grieving the recent death of her beloved husband when suddenly a woman claiming to be the real Mrs. Wilson shows up on her doorstep. 

In Mrs. Wilson, Alison believes she leads the perfect life, but everything is not what it seems. This thrilling narrative takes inspiration from the real-life memoir of Alison Wilson and her fascinating family history. The series takes place over a period of time in Mrs. Wilson’s life, set in London in the 1940s and ‘60s and India in the 1930s, as she comes to terms with the truth about her husband. Initially, Alison is determined to prove the validity of her marriage, but instead unlocks a world of disturbing secrets.


The series premiere gives viewers a glimpse into the once-idyllic story of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson’s life. Alec and Alison Wilson were married after meeting in the service during World War II, and the pair live devotedly for two decades. They raise two sons and lead a quiet existence. However, when Alec dies, the truth begins to unravel. 

The second episode sees Alison track down Dorothy, Alec’s partner in espionage years ago when he worked in India. Like Alison, she too was deceived by the charming spy and his convincing stories. Alison soon begins to piece together the truth about the man she thought she knew. 

The third and final installment of Mrs. Wilson reveals a bombshell confession that changes everything. But is Alec’s handler in the secret service telling the truth? Alison is uncertain about the past and seeking peace for her future, but there is one final surprise in store for her. 

Mrs. Wilson is sure to enthrall viewers as English actress, Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre), stars in the turbulent true history of her own grandmother’s life. A story marred by secrets and deception, Mrs. Wilson demonstrates what it means to be resilient in times of darkness.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air in high definition on digital 36.1; Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; Comcast 819HD and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD in MA; DirecTV 36, Dish Network 36.