Last Updated on March 9, 2024

Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, A Room With a View) stars as soap opera legend Noele “Nolly” Gordon, one of the most famous faces on British TV in the 1960s and 70s, whose unceremonious firing from her hit show at the height of her career was front-page news.

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A bold exploration of how the establishment turns on women who refuse to play by the rules, “Nolly” is billed as an outrageously fun and wildly entertaining ride through Gordon’s most tumultuous years, and a sharp, affectionate and heartbreaking portrait of a forgotten icon.

“Nolly” also stars Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, The Road Dance) and is written by Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who, The Grand).

Below, we let you know when “Nolly” airs on PBS MASTERPIECE, share episode descriptions and the trailer. As always, check local listings.

PBS Passport members can binge all 3 episodes of the mini-series on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

Nolly Episode Airdates and Descriptions

The 3-episode British period drama “Nolly” premieres in the US on PBS MASTERPIECE on Sunday March 17, 2024.

Nolly (2023), courtesy ITV STUDIOS

Episode One
Premieres Sunday, March 17, 2024 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

At the height of her fame, British soap opera star Noele “Nolly” Gordon is suddenly fired from her hit series “Crossroads” without warning – but why?

Nolly (2023), courtesy ITV STUDIOS

Episode Two
Premieres Sunday, March 24, 2024 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nolly’s last day on “Crossroads” is approaching, and she is desperate to know what will happen to her character, but her farewell is so shocking that nobody in the cast could have predicted it.


Episode Three
Premieres Sunday, March 31, 2024 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nolly is working in the cut-throat world of theatre, still haunted by the question: why was she fired from “Crossroads?” But when an unexpected answer arrives, can she seize the chance to reprise her role as Meg for one final curtain call?

Watch the trailer below.

“Nolly” is a co-production of Quay Street Productions and MASTERPIECE for ITV in association with ITV Studios. The writer is Russell T. Davies. The director is Peter Hoar. The executive producers are Russell T. Davies, Peter Hoar and Nicola Shindler. The producer is Karen Lewis. The executive producer for MASTERPIECE is Susanne Simpson.

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