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Stylish, smart and provocative drama series set in the 1950s, chronicling the relationship of Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the couple who gave birth to the sexual revolution

About the Show

Stylish, smart and provocative drama series set in the 1950s, chronicling the relationship of Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the couple who gave birth to the sexual revolution

Series 1 Summary

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star in this US drama series about the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson

  • Masters of Sex: Virginia, William and Libby

    Episode 1 - Pilot

    William Masters, a doctor in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology at Washington University in St Louis, runs a successful practice by day and conducts a secret study of human sexuality by night

  • Masters of Sex: Virginia Johnson

    Episode 2 - Race to Space

    When the sexual response study is forced out of the hospital, Masters believes Johnson is to blame and moves his work to a new location, leaving her fighting to save her job

  • Masters of Sex: Ethan Haas

    Episode 3 - Standard Deviation

    Masters and Johnson continue their research at the brothel, but skewed data confirms that Masters must get the study back into the hospital

  • Masters of Sex: Johnson and Masters

    Episode 4 - Thank You for Coming

    With the study back in the hospital, Masters and Johnson recruit new participants on campus, but Johnson is shocked when her ex-husband George wants to sign up

  • Masters of Sex: Virginia Johnson

    Episode 5 - Catherine

    Masters and Johnson discover that the science of sex is complicated by the mystery of attraction. Johnson tries to connect with her son and Masters frets about becoming a father.

  • Masters of Sex: Libby Masters

    Episode 6 - Brave New World

    Following Libby's miscarriage, she and Masters travel to Miami for a holiday, but Masters is soon drawn back into his work by the sexually adventurous couple next door

  • Masters of Sex: William and Libby Masters

    Episode 7 - All Together Now

    Masters and Johnson continue their sexual response study, but now they are among the participants

  • Masters of Sex: Barton Scully

    Episode 8 - Love and Marriage

    Masters and Johnson decide that they are going to film their work in the sexual response study.

    Meanwhile, the end of Margaret Scully's affair leads her closer to the truth about her husband.

  • Masters of Sex: Austin Langham

    Episode 9 - Involuntary

    Masters and Johnson push the filming of their subjects in the sexual response study to an increasingly risqué level...

  • Masters of Sex: William Masters

    Episode 10 - Fallout

    While hospital staff are preoccupied by a nuclear disaster drill, the pregnancy of a participant in the sexual response study drives a wedge between Masters and Johnson

  • Masters of Sex: Scully, Haas, Masters, Johnson, Langham, Libby

    Episode 11 - Phallic Victories/Manhigh

    As Masters struggles to carry on the study without her, Johnson attempts to help Dr DePaul promote her work on women's health

Masters of Sex synopsis

Stylish, smart and provocative drama series set in the 1950s, chronicling the relationship of Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the couple who gave birth to the sexual revolution

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