Masterpiece Classic: South Riding - Part Three
Airs Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published May 13, 2011 at 12:13 p.m., updated March 27, 2013 at 10:48 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”).
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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 final episode, as social improvements move forward in South Riding, Robert Carne faces ruin after a principled stand against political corruption, and Sarah confronts a crisis — both personal and professional.
This program originally aired in 2011.