Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Host for 2009!

~Masterpiece Classic~

On Sunday nights, PBS (check your local public broadcasting station) has Masterpiece Classic, renamed from the old Masterpiece Theatre. Usually these are short adaptions of longer movies but they are still just as enjoyable! Except for the recent Persuasion movie (Jane Austen) because it completely changed the ending due to time constraints. I'm looking forward to getting the VCR tapes ready!

Emmy Award-winning actress Laura Linney will be the new host of MASTERPIECE CLASSIC on PBS, making her first appearance on January 4, 2009 when the series premieres with a new adaptation of "Tess of the D'Urbervilles", followed by "Wuthering Heights" (January 18 and 25).

In February, MASTERPIECE CLASSIC launches "The Incomplete Charles Dickens" with a bold new adaptation of "Oliver Twist.

March will bring a repeat of the acclaimed "David Copperfield" and the highly anticipated March 29 premiere of the five-part miniseries "Little Dorrit".

On May 3, it will continue the series of "The Incomplete Charles Dickens".

Ah, it's going to be a good year!


4 Cha Cha Bloggers left a comment:

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? November 23, 2008 at 10:14 AM  

Ciao Janeen, and thank you for the heads up! Was faithful to Masterpiece Theatre, but these past years, my t.v. watching times seem to have dwindled. But what a line up! Will definitely keep my eyes open for the schedule. Buona giornata!
Am still on the cusp of the Grape Escape! ;)

Sparky ♥ ∞ November 23, 2008 at 1:26 PM  

Oh, I *love* Masterpiece Theatre! Their renditions of the classics are usually very well done. I haven't watched the show since getting DirecTV because our 'local' channels, which included PBS, Were not available. Happily, we now have these channels again. I'll have to start watching it again. Thanks for the reminder!

Thanks for the kind words about my neck / shoulder too. Prayers are happily accepted and acknowledged. :o) I'm sure I'll have good news about healing (either by medicine or God's mercy) sometime soon.

Happy, Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Joy ... It's almost Turkey Day!! Gooble gooble ♥ ∞

Lavinia November 23, 2008 at 5:34 PM  

I met the original "Fagan" from the original Olvier Twist movie. Many years ago. Can't recall his name at the moment!

Gill - That British Woman November 25, 2008 at 2:52 PM  

thanks for the heads up.........

Gill in Canada