Thursday, January 21, 2010

Masterpiece Schedule thru April 2010

  • January 24-February 7, 2010, 9pm
    Three episodes (Episode one 120 minutes; episodes two and three 60 minutes)
    A new adaptation of Jane Austen's comic tale of a headstrong young woman's failed matchmaking schemes. Starring Romola Garai, Michael Gambon and Jonny Lee Miller.
  • February 14, 2010, 9pm
    Northanger Abbey (Encore Presentation)
    One 90-minute episode
    In a medieval house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies, romance addict Catherine Moreland (Felicity Jones) begins a relationship with the younger son of the estate in this adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
  • February 21, 2010, 9pm
    Persuasion (Encore Presentation)
    One 90-minute episode
    Sally Hawkins plays Jane Austen's Anne Elliot, a woman destined for spinsterhood after refusing a proposal eight years earlier. Then her spurned suitor reappears.
  • February 28, 2010, 9pm
    The 39 Steps
    One 90-minute episode
    Secret agent Richard Hannay battles German spies on the eve of World War I in a riveting and romantic new version of the thriller by John Buchan. Rupert-Penry Jones (Persuasion) stars as Hannay.
  • March 28, 2010, 9pm
    Sharpe's Challenge
    One 120-minute episode
    Soldier-adventurer Richard Sharpe comes out of retirement to quash a rebellion in British India. Sean Bean returns as the swashbuckling hero of this series based on Bernard Cornwell's novels. Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi guest stars.
  • April 4, 2010, 9pm
    Sharpe's Peril
    One 120-minute episode
    The adventures of Colonel Richard Sharpe continue as he leads a ragtag party of civilians and soldiers on a march across India, with the murderous army of an opium lord in hot pursuit.
  • April 11, 2010, 9pm
    The Diary of Anne Frank
    One 120-minute episode
    The most accurate adaptation of Anne Frank's account of hiding from the Nazis stars newcomer Ellie Kendrick as the maturing teenager undergoing an extraordinary ordeal. The Diary of Anne Frank airs on Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2010.
  • April 18-25, 2010, 9pm
    Small Island
    Two 90-minute episodes
    When an ambitious Jamaican woman moves to gritty post-war London, she finds that the "Mother Country" is not the land of opportunity she had imagined. Starring Naomie Harris, Ruth Wilson and Benedict Cumberbatch.

1 comments and creative thoughts:

Abi said...

These look ever so good. Guess I'll have to wait for them to come out on CD as we don't have a TV bummer! Besides they are on Sunday evenings, we have church.

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