Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Masterpiece Classic 2009

Another season of Masterpiece Classic is upon us yet again, and this set of films promises to be just as interesting as its predecessor (last year's complete works of Jane Austen). 2009 also brings a new host: Oscar nominated Laura Linney.

The season kicks off with the haunting and powerful tale of Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Also scheduled for the 2009 line-up are new adaptations of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility (featured from last season - and my personal favorite) as well as four classic Charles Dickens works: Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Little Dorrit and The Old Curiosity Shop.

Masterpiece Classic is known for creating quality films for television, such as last year's Cranford (which was later nominated for a Golden Globe). For a complete list of programs and air dates, please visit Happy viewing!


Ann Marie said...

My friend told me how fabulous D Ubervilles was.. Is there a way to see it again?? I want to watch it..

I have Cranford from my sister, and still havent watched it..
Always too busy to read or catch up on movies.. :(

Tiffany said...

I read tess in 12 grade and remember loving it. It has been 20 yrs and I really want to dVR it now. Thanks for the great info.

Heidi said...

I love Laura Linney! Can't wait to see the new masterpieces. Thanks for bringing them to my attention- again! Last year would not have been the same without the cute guy from Persuasion :)
btw- I'm watching the mail- you are so sweet!

Elaine said...

I am addicted to PBS Mystery and Masterpiece, etc. I can't see them too much.