Victoria - Masterpiece
Victoria actor Jenna Coleman and writer Daisy Goodwin join us to explore the premiere.
Victoria Season 3 premieres Sun, Jan 13 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #VictoriaPBS
What to Expect in Season 3
We know more now than we did after the Season 2 finale, when Victoria‘s cast and creator teased Season 3 with talk of a new Prime Minister, Victoria’s mysterious sister, and instability in the monarchy. When the series opens in 1848, Victoria is under pressure to leave London as revolution sweeps across the European continent and the Chartist movement nears its boiling point at home. Plus, according to series creator Daisy Goodwin, Victoria and Albert find that “their relationship is at breaking point and it is a struggle for mastery that neither side can win.”
What’s next for the nineteenth century’s most famous couple (besides more babies)? Tune in Sundays at 9pm beginning January 13 to find out!
Revolution sweeps across Europe and pressure builds on Victoria with new arrivals.
Lily Travers (Kingsman) is the Duchess of Monmouth and Nicholas Audsley (The White Princess) is her husband, the Duke. Comedian John Sessions replaces Peel as Prime Minister John Russell, and David Burnett joins the cast as a new footman.
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Enjoy a recreation of the wedding that changed British matrimonial ceremonies forever. Airing Sunday at 10pm January 13 and 20, 2019.
Episode 1 (Premiered Jan. 13, 2019)
In the first episode of "Victoria & Albert: The Wedding," Dr. Lucy Worsley introduces the team of experts who join her in preparing to reconstruct the wedding that changed history. As they get ready for the ceremony and investigate the stories behind the dress, the food and the music, they uncover details that astonish. And the challenge ahead of them comes into focus. As they labor, Lucy and her co-host, Museum Curator Jasdeep Singh, tell the backstory of the most romantic of all royal romances, a tale of tragedy, scandal, intrigue - and a whiff of revolution.
Join a team of experts preparing to reconstruct the royal wedding that changed history.
Episode 2 (Premieres Jan. 20, 2019)
In episode two, Lucy and her team are in their finery for Victoria and Albert’s big day. Lucy herself dons the latest look for high-status ladies in 1840, and takes her place in a pew inches from the altar. The ceremony is the culmination of the love story at the heart of this series, and the most accurate reconstruction of the event ever staged. It’s also a forum for discussion of the feuds and political undercurrents that meant that this union had to be a fresh start with a new kind of royal family. The ceremony is followed by a sumptuous wedding breakfast prepared in a Georgian kitchen by Food Historian Dr. Annie Gray, a prelude to the first night that began a marriage so iconic it saved the Crown and heralded constitutional monarchy as we know it today.
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The Durrells in Corfu returns for a third season of eccentric family adventures on a Greek
Keeley Hawes (Upstairs Downstairs) stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary England to a sun-dappled Greek island with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21, on this adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.
Alongside Hawes’ matriarch Louisa Durrell are eldest son, Larry (Josh O’Connor), a budding writer on his way to becoming the famous novelist Lawrence Durrell; son number two, Leslie (Callum Woodhouse), an impulsive firearms enthusiast; daughter Margo (Daisy Waterstone), sixteen and man-crazy; and eleven-year-old Gerry (Milo Parker), who only has eyes for wildlife and grew up to be a world-renowned naturalist.
Season 3 aired in 8 episodes in the Fall of 2018, watch for Season 4 in 2019.
Season 4 will be comprised of six episodes this time around, two down from the eight-episode third season order.
Keeley Hawes will once again reprise her role as Durrell family matriarch Louisa, with Josh O’Connor, Callum Woodhouse, Daisy Waterstone and Milo Parker are all returning as Louisa’s children. Greek actor Alexis Georgoulis will be back as chauffeur and love interest, Spiros.
Based on conservationist and author Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of books about his family’s time in Corfu during the 1930s, the fourth series will be once again written by BAFTA award nominee Simon Nye and filmed on the idyllic Greek island. (Need to know more about the family's real life history? We've got some info here.)
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Anya Taylor-Joy and Romola Garai star in this adaptation of Jessie Burton's novel. Airing Sunday September 16 at 8pm and Sunday, September 23 at 9:30pm.
In 1686, 18-year-old Nella Oortman (Anya Taylor-Joy, Split, The Witch) arrives in Amsterdam to meet her wealthy merchant husband Johannes Brandt (Alex Hassell, Genius: Picasso), but is instead met by his sister Marin (Romola Garai, Churchill’s Secret, The Hour). When Johannes appears, he presents her with a wedding gift: a cabinet that is a miniature replica of their home, to be furnished by an elusive Miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror what is happening within the house in unexpected ways and seem to be predicting and unraveling the future with unsettling precision.
As Nella begins to uncover its secrets and those of the Brandt household she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all. Does the Miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? And will she be the key to their salvation or the architect of their downfall?
Adapted from Jessie Burton’s internationally best-selling novel, The Miniaturist, a ravishing three-part period thriller, premiered Sunday, September 16, 2018, 8pm on MASTERPIECE on WNED-TV.
Anne Shirley heads to school in the city, and Matthew and Marilla face emptiness. Airing Sunday, September 23 at 8pm.
In ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – FIRE AND DEW, Anne Shirleymoves to Charlottetown and is overwhelmed by her new surroundings, difficult classes at teacher’s college and a deepening romance with Gilbert. At the same time, Matthew and Marilla deal with health and financial difficulties that jeopardize their lives at Green Gables. After Anne graduates, she must make an important decision, whether to move back home or continue on to University. Anne then must handle the loss of someone deeply special in her life and just when all seems lost, she discovers the dark cloud over her life has a silver lining.
The third installment, written and directed by John Kent Harrison, will once again star critically acclaimed actor Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert, along with the return of Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley and Canadian treasure Sara Botsford as Marilla Cuthbert.
Loved by generations of women worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage.
Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, this three-part adaptation from the award-winning creator of Call the Midwife Heidi Thomas (Cranford, Upstairs Downstairs) will be directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, My Mad Fat Diary) and is currently filming in Ireland.
This new adaptation of Little Women premiered May 13, 2018.
Writer and executive producer Thomas says: “Little Women is one of the most loved novels in the English language, and with good reason. Its humanity, humour and tenderness never date, and as a study of love, grief and growing up it has no equal. There could be no better time to revisit the story of a family striving for happiness in an uncertain world, and I am thrilled to be bringing the March girls to a new generation of viewers.”
“The mini-series is a storytelling form unique to television, and the opportunity to adapt Louisa May Alcott’s novel over three hours is a gift from the BBC and MASTERPIECE on PBS,” said executive producer Callender. “This is a character study of young women rich in texture and detail, and it’s an honour to be able to bring it to life in this extended form with the great Heidi Thomas, one of the finest writers working in television today. In the hands of the exciting directorial style of filmmaker Vanessa Caswill we hope to deliver a new screen version that will speak to contemporary audiences, meet the expectations of the book’s ardent fans and bring a whole new generation to this great classic.”
“Bringing alive this beloved American novel for a new generation of PBS viewers is a dream come true,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS. “In the hands of Rebecca Eaton and Colin Callender’s Playground, and with the superb talents of writer Heidi Thomas, we are confident this story of strong women will resonate with both new and longtime fans of MASTERPIECE.”
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