Masterpiece Classic: South Riding - Part One
Airs Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published April 29, 2011 at 2:11 p.m., updated March 27, 2013 at 10:36 a.m.
A lively heroine arrives in Depression-era Yorkshire to shake up education at a school for girls, sparking conflict with a stern landowner. Anna Maxwell Martin (“Bleak House”) stars in this three-part miniseries based on the beloved 1936 novel by Winifred Holtby, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies (“Little Dorrit,” “Pride and Prejudice”).
South Riding Characters
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Also starring are David Morrissey (“Sense and Sensibility”) as the enigmatic gentleman farmer who crosses swords with the new headmistress before falling in love with her and Penelope Wilton (“Downton Abbey”) as a progressive town councilwoman. Laura Linney hosts.
In the first episode, ambitious teacher Sarah Burton (Anna Maxwell Martin) returns to her Yorkshire origins to apply for the job of headmistress at the local girl’s school. Landowner Robert Carne (David Morrissey) mistrusts all she stands for.
Episode two of "South Riding" will air on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 10 p.m.
Episode three of "South Riding" will air on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10 p.m.
This program originally aired in 2011.