Tune in for South Riding, a new miniseries from Masterpiece
Friday, Apr. 29, 2011
In South Riding, a new three-part Masterpiece miniseries, a lively new headmistress brings progressive ideas to a conservative girls’ school in Depression-era Yorkshire, sparking conflict — and a powerful attraction — with a stern, brooding landowner rooted in a troubled past.
With its pounding surf and grinding poverty, South Riding, a fictional northern England town, is a hardscrabble community still crippled from World War I, but on the verge of a transformation fueled by modernization, poetry, and even love.
Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House) stars as Sarah Burton in the series, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies (Little Dorrit, Pride and Prejudice) from Winifred Holtby’s last and best-known novel. Also starring are David Morrissey (Sense and Sensibility) and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey).
Tune in Sundays, May 1-15 at 9/8 pm CT on KET or Thursdays, May 5-19 at 9/8 pm CT on KET2.