Monday, January 25, 2010
My glass shall not persuade me I am old
So long as youth and thou are of one date;
But when in thee time’s furrows I behold,
Then look I death my days should expiate.
For all that beauty that doth cover thee
Is but the seemly raiment of my heart,
Which in thy breast doth live, as thine in me.
How can I then be elder than thou art?
O therefore, love, be of thyself so wary
As I, not for myself, but for thee will,
Bearing thy heart, which I will keep so chary
As tender nurse her babe from faring ill.
Presume not on thy heart when mine is slain;
Thou gav’st me thine not to give back again
William Shakespeare ~
Catch next weeks episode at PBS (check local listings) on either Sat. or Sunday.
Next Week Emma Part 2 - 60 min.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
THE 2010 CLASSIC SEASON* HOSTED BY LAURA LINNEY
DEC 20 – JAN 3 Cranford (Encore Presentation)
The BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated drama about a small English village in 1842 on the brink of change –
where some find romance and opportunity, and others fear the breakdown of social order. Cast includes Judi Dench,
Eileen Atkins, Imelda Staunton.
Dec 20 Cranford, Part 1 (120 minutes)
Dec 27 Cranford, Part 2 (60 minutes)
Jan 3 Cranford, Part 3 (120 minutes)
JAN 10 – 17 Return to Cranford
The construction of a brand new railroad line is at once thrilling and threatening to the residents of Cranford. This
two-part sequel stars Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, and Julia McKenzie. New faces include Jonathan Pryce (Pirates
of the Caribbean), Tom Hiddleston (Wallander), and Tim Curry (Spamalot).
Jan 10 Return to Cranford, Part 1 (90 minutes)
Jan 17 Return to Cranford, Part 2 (90 minutes)
JAN 24 – FEB 7 Emma
A brand new adaptation of Jane Austen’s comic masterpiece about a headstrong young woman’s failed matchmaking
schemes. Romola Garai (Atonement, Daniel Deronda) plays Emma. Also starring Sir Michael Gambon (Cranford,
Gosford Park), and Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone, Trainspotting).
Jan 24 Emma, Part 1 (120 minutes)
Jan 31 Emma, Part 2 (60 minutes)
Feb 7 Emma, Part 3 (60 minutes)
FEB 14 Northanger Abbey (Encore Presentation)
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. (90 minutes)
FEB 21 Persuasion (Encore Presentation)
Sally Hawkins plays Anne Elliot, a woman destined for spinsterhood after a proposal eight years earlier. Then her
spurned suitor reappears. (90 minutes)
FEB 28 The 39 Steps
An adaptation of the popular John Buchan adventure novel, set on the eve of World War I. Filled with romance and
humor, the 90-minute drama stars Rupert Penry-Jones (Persuasion) as mining engineer Richard Hannay caught up in
a conspiracy following the death of a British spy found in his apartment. (90 minutes)
MAR 28 – APR 4 Sharpe
Shot entirely in India, these two installments of the award-winning series star Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Troy) as
Bernard Cornwell’s title character. Also features performances by Toby Stephens (James Bond, Jane Eyre) and
Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef).
Mar 28 Sharpe’s Challenge (120 minutes)
Apr 4 Sharpe’s Peril (120 minutes)
APR 11 The Diary of Anne Frank
Newcomer Ellie Kendrick won rave reviews for her portrayal of the teenage Jewish girl who chronicled life in hiding
under Nazi terror in World World II. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, MASTERPIECE premieres this
brand new adaptation of one of the world’s most widely read non-fiction works. Also starring Iain Glen (Into the
Storm) and Tamsin Greig (Shaun of the Dead).
APR 18 – 25 Small Island
When a young, ambitious Jamaican woman moves to gritty post-war London in search of a better life, she finds that
the “Mother Country” is not quite the land of opportunity she had imagined. Starring Naomie Harris (Pirates of the
Caribbean, 28 Days Later), Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre), and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Last Enemy).
Apr 18 Small Island, Part 1 (90 minutes)
Apr 25 Small Island, Part 2 (90 minutes)
ANd a reminder-
*With the exception of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, all episodes can be viewed online for a
limited time following the national broadcast at pbs.org/masterpiece
I can't wait to watch the new movies - they sound great!!
Friday, January 1, 2010
I can tell its going to be an exciting year! and again as every new year is a first, today is i can't believe it the first of 2010. Wow!!! Exciting!!!
For this year i am going to name a character for every month, gonna try. Hope i can do it. This month is easy. - Jane Bennet - from Pride and Prejudice