Oh how I love you Masterpiece.
This winter and spring, Masterpiece classic returns with signature period dramas, hosted by Laura Linney.
December 20, 2009-January 3, 2010, 9pm
Cranford (Encore Presentation)
Three episodes (Episode one 120 minutes; episode two 60 minutes; episode three 120 minutes)
The 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.
January 10-17, 2010, 9pm
Return to Cranford
(Two 90-minute episodes)
The construction of a new railroad line is at once thrilling and threatening to the residents of Cranford. This sequel stars Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton and Julia McKenzie. New faces include Jonathan Pryce and Tim Curry.
January 24-February 7, 2010, 9pm
Three episodes (Episode one 120 minutes; episodes two and three 60 minutes)
A new adaptation of Jane Austen’s comic tale of a headstrong young woman’s failed matchmaking schemes. Starring Romola Garai, Michael Gambon and Jonny Lee Miller.