This season, PBS offered a variety of films on Masterpiece Classic. Tonight, the last installment of South Riding will be shown. Adapted by Andrew Davies (who also wrote the screenplays for Pride and Prejudice 1995, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Bridget Jones, Brideshead Revisited, and Little Dorrit), South Riding is about a spinster schoolteacher who returns to north England to work has a headmistress at a local girl's high school. The leads in this moody and brooding post World War I drama are Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House) and David Morrissey (Sense and Sensibility). Making another appearance in a Masterpiece Classic this season is Penelope Wilton, who also starred in Downton Abbey. After tonight, all three episodes will be available online until June 14th.
While Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs were the runaway hits so far, there were two other MP classics shown.This week's question is: Which of the films did you watch? All? None? Or just s few? Curious minds want to know.
|Penelope Wilton as Mrs. Beddows in South Riding|
|165 Eaton Place (Leamington Spa) in Upstairs Downstairs|
|Logan (Matthew Macfadyen, Pride and Prejudice) and Freya (Haley Atwell, Mansfield Park) in Any Human Heart|
|Anna Maxwell Martin and David Morrissey in South Riding|
|Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle)|