Monday, April 5, 2010


After Sharpe's Peril last week, this week on PBS Masterpiece Classic (Check your local listings for exact date and time) is Anne Frank. Airing on April 11, Sunday or for some April 10 Saturday. Hosted by Laura Linney. For more information click here
or go to the side of this page and click on the picture.
Watch online on the PBS website from April 12 - May 11.
The Plot:

For Jewish teenager Anne Frank (Ellie Kendrick), her diary is her one true friend and confidant. In it, she records the thoughts of a typical teen — only set against a backdrop of encroaching evil in Amsterdam during World War II. Stowed away behind a bookcase in a secret annex with her family and others to flee the Nazis, Anne experiences her time in hiding as an adventure. And, amidst closed quarters and random bomb blasts, Anne faces friction with family, a desire for independence and the first stirrings of young love. As Anne's identity solidifies, so does her resolve to be a writer — her diary a tangible and remarkable record of a young woman's first-hand observations of the Holocaust, and the innate goodness she still sees in people. Drawing on Anne Frank's own words in the most accurate-ever adaptation of the revered memoir, Masterpiece presents The Diary of Anne Frank on Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2010.