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SANDITON Season 2 On MASTERPIECE (Season Finale This Week)

Charlotte Heywood (ROSE WILLIAMS) and Georgiana Lambe (CRYSTAL CLARKE)
Photographer: Joss Barratt. Red Planet (SANDITON 2) Ltd/Joss
Shown from left to right: Charlotte Heywood (ROSE WILLIAMS) and Georgiana Lambe (CRYSTAL CLARKE) in SANDITON Season 2 On MASTERPIECE, Sundays, March 20 - April 24, 2022 on PBS.

Premieres Sundays, March 20 - April 24, 2022 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand. There’s an exciting early streaming opportunity when you watch with KPBS Passport! Beginning the night of the season premiere, the following Sunday’s episode will become available at 7 p.m. PT (10 ET). SANDITON Season 2 episodes will be available to KPBS Passport viewers in the U.S. and Canada only

The plot thickens at an English seaside resort in the early 1800s as MASTERPIECE continues its hit series expanding on Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel. Rose Williams ("The Power") returns as the high-spirited heroine, Charlotte Heywood, with Crystal Clarke (ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE) as the independent West Indian heiress, Georgiana Lambe. Both are on the receiving end of multiple romantic proposals on SANDITON, Season 2, airing in six episodes on Sundays, March 20 to April 24, 2022 at 9 p.m. on PBS.

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SANDITON Season 2: Official Preview

Critics greeted Season 1 with enthusiasm. “SANDITON comes to life beautifully…. MASTERPIECE elegantly fills out Jane Austen’s unfinished final story,” extolled TV Guide, bestowing a near-perfect score of four-and-a-half stars on the series. “Lush and fun,” concurred the New York Times, with IndieWire pronouncing it “perfect escapist fare.” Viewers were no less fervent and clamored for more.

SANDITON: Season 1 Recap

In addition to Williams and Clarke, the returning cast includes Anne Reid (LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX) as Lady Denham, the demanding chief investor in a scheme to turn sleepy, coastal Sanditon into a fashionable holiday getaway; Kris Marshall (DEATH IN PARADISE) as Tom Parker, the visionary behind the venture; Kate Ashfield (A CONFESSION) as Tom’s levelheaded wife, Mary; and Turlough Convery (KILLING EVE) as Tom’s amiable and underrated brother, Arthur.

Lady Denham (ANNE REID) and Esther Denham (CHARLOTTE SPENCER)
Photographer: Alistair Heap. Red Planet (SANDITON 2) Ltd/Alis
Shown from left to right: Lady Denham (ANNE REID) and Esther Denham (CHARLOTTE SPENCER) in SANDITON Season 2 On MASTERPIECE, Sundays, March 20 - April 24, 2022 on PBS.

Ceaselessly plotting for Lady Denham’s legacy are a duo of characters familiar from Season 1: Jack Fox (RIVIERA) plays Lady Denham’s dissipated nephew, Sir Edward Denham; and Lily Sacofsky (DALGLIESH) is Lady Denham’s niece, Clara Brereton. Also returning on a mission of her own is Charlotte Spencer ("Cinderella"), as Lady Esther Babington, another relative of the prestigious Lady Denham.

Shown from left to right: Tom Parker (KRIS MARSHALL), Mary Parker (KATE ASHFIELD), Arthur Parker (TURLOUGH CONVERY), Charlotte Heywood (ROSE WILLIAMS) and Alison Heywood (ROSIE GRAHAM)
Photographer: Joss Barratt. Red Planet (SANDITON 2) Ltd/Joss
Shown from left to right: Tom Parker (KRIS MARSHALL), Mary Parker (KATE ASHFIELD), Arthur Parker (TURLOUGH CONVERY), Charlotte Heywood (ROSE WILLIAMS) and Alison Heywood (ROSIE GRAHAM) in SANDITON Season 2 On MASTERPIECE. Premieres Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

In new principal roles are Ben Lloyd-Hughes (INDUSTRY) as Alexander Colbourne, a handsome and enigmatic local recluse; Tom Weston-Jones (SHADOW AND BONE) as dynamic Colonel Francis Lennox; Rosie Graham (OUTLANDER) as Charlotte’s hopeless romantic sister Alison; Frank Blake (NORMAL PEOPLE) as diffident Captain Declan Fraser; Maxim Ays (STILL SO AWKWARD) as Captain William Carter; and Alexander Vlahos (VERSAILLES) plays Sanditon’s Bohemian artist, Charles Lockhart.

Charles Lockhart (ALEXANDER VLAHOS)
Photographer: Joss Barratt . Red Planet (Sanditon 2) Ltd/Joss
Charles Lockhart (ALEXANDER VLAHOS) in SANDTION Season 2 On MASTERPIECE. Premieres March 20, 2022 on PBS

Season 2 of SANDITON continues Jane Austen’s classic quandary of how independent-minded young women can make their way in patriarchal Regency-era England. Society insists that they take a husband, and some women, such as Charlotte’s sister Alison, can’t wait to find one. But others, notably Charlotte and Georgiana, have mixed feelings about matrimony.

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Captain Carter (MAXIM AYS) and Alison Heywood (ROSIE GRAHAM)
Photographer: Alistair Heap. Red Planet (SANDITON 2) Ltd/Alis
Shown from left to right: Captain Carter (MAXIM AYS) and Alison Heywood (ROSIE GRAHAM) in SANDITON On MASTERPIECE Season 2 Sundays, March 20 - April 24, 2022 on PBS.

Another Austenian theme is the allure of military men. During the Napoleonic Wars, young officers moved around the country with their troops, providing eligible women dashing dance partners, who were usually more romantically experienced than the local lads. SANDITON features just such an enticing encampment of potential husbands and heartbreakers.

Alexander Colbourne (BEN LLOYD-HUGHES)
Photographer: Joss Barratt. Red Planet (Sanditon 2) Ltd/Joss
Shown: Alexander Colbourne (BEN LLOYD-HUGHES) in SANDITON Season 2 On MASTERPIECE, Sundays, March 20 - April 24, 2022 on PBS.

SANDITON is filled with other delights as well as pointed social commentary. As the series depicts, English ladies really did organize a sugar boycott to protest the evils of slavery connected to the sugar trade. In Sanditon, Georgiana has more than enough reasons to lead the banner in this cause.

L-R Captain Carter (MAXIM AYS), Colonel Lennox (TOM WESTON-JONES) and Captain Fraser (FRANK BLAKE)
Photographer: Joss Barratt. Red Planet (SANDITON 2) Ltd/Joss
L-R Captain Carter (MAXIM AYS), Colonel Lennox (TOM WESTON-JONES) and Captain Fraser (FRANK BLAKE) in SANDTION, Season 2 On MASTERPIECE. Premieres March 20, 2022 on PBS.

SANDITON Season 1 Recap: Character by Character:

Need a quick refresher on all the characters and their stories from Season 1 of SANDITON? It’s been two years — we understand! Here’s a handy recap to remind you of all the spirited women, heart breakers, and fortune hunters returning in Season 2, which premieres March 20, 2022 at 9/8c.

The New Men of SANDITON Season 2:

Here’s your first look at the men who are about to shake things up in SANDITON Season 2. From a courageous red coat to an artist and worldly explorer, they’ll leave you guessing where romantic alliances may lead!

SANDITON Viewing Party Kit:

The return of SANDITON to MASTERPIECE on PBS is definitely something to celebrate! Whether you want to gather virtually or in person, MASTERPIECE has created the ultimate viewing party kit for you and your friends. We’ve prepared everything you’ll need from invitations, to Sanditon-inspired recipes, decorations and a bingo card so that your group can make the most of the big night. Gather your friends as we finally get ready to welcome our favorite characters back to the seaside resort of Sanditon!

SANDITON Season 2 Virtual Event

This event is in the past.
Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 12 PM
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Free
Join actors Rose Williams, Crystal Clarke, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Tom Weston-Jones, head writer and executive producer Justin Young, and executive producers Belinda Campbell and Susanne Simpson as they go behind the scenes of the new season of SANDITON, and answer questions from the audience. Availability is limited and this event is for U.S.-based viewers only.Sunday, March 13 at Noon PT (3 p.m. ET). Daylight Saving Time takes effect on this date. Please be sure that you “spring ahead” so you don’t miss the event.REGISTER NOWOnce registered, you’ll receive a unique, nontransferable link for the virtual event.SANDITON Season 2 On MASTERPIECE premieres Sundays, March 20 - April 24, 2022 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV. There’s an exciting early streaming opportunity when you watch with KPBS Passport! Beginning the night of the season premiere, the following Sunday’s episode will become available at 7 p.m. PT (10 ET). SANDITON Season 2 episodes will be available to KPBS Passport viewers in the U.S. and Canada only.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: Premieres Sunday, March 20 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / On demand - Charlotte returns to Sanditon in unexpected circumstances. A company of Army Officers descend on the town, offering romantic opportunities for Charlotte and her sister and business opportunities for Tom. Meanwhile, Georgiana meets an intriguing artist and Esther Babington has an unwanted encounter with someone from her past.

Charlotte Heywood (ROSE WILLIAMS) and Georgiana Lambe (CRYSTAL CLARKE) in SANDITON Season 2.
Photographer: Joss Barratt. Red Planet (Sanditon 2) Ltd/Joss
Charlotte Heywood (ROSE WILLIAMS) and Georgiana Lambe (CRYSTAL CLARKE) in SANDITON Season 2.

Episode 2: Premieres Sunday, March 27 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / On demand - Charlotte starts her new job as a Governess for the mysterious Alexander Colbourne. Alison is determined to be reunited with her knight in shining armour, and Georgiana finds out some bad news from Antigua. Meanwhile, Lady Denham receives an unexpected and unwanted surprise and Tom and Colonel Lennox make plans for Sanditon’s development.

Captain Carter (MAXIM AYS) and Alison Heywood (ROSIE GRAHAM)
Photographer: Alistair Heap For editorial use only. Red Planet (SANDITON 2) Ltd/Alis
Shown from left to right: Captain Carter (MAXIM AYS) and Alison Heywood (ROSIE GRAHAM) in SANDITON Season 2 on MASTERPIECE, Sundays, March 20 - April 24, 2022 on PBS/

Episode 3: Premieres Sunday, April 3 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / On demand - Charlotte and her employer, Alexander Colbourne reach an understanding as she and Colonel Lennox enjoy a close encounter at Tom’s Midsummer Fair. Alison is falling for her new beau Captain Carter, unaware he’s wooing her under false pretenses and that she has also caught the attention of another Officer. Clara calls on Esther for help as Edward hatches a plan to ensure his step-sister’s downfall.

Esther Denham (CHARLOTTE SPENCER), Clara Brereton (LILY SACOFSKY) and Lady Denham (ANNE REID)
Photographer: James Pardon / Red Planet (SANDITON 2) Ltd/Jame
Shown from left to right: Esther Denham (CHARLOTTE SPENCER), Clara Brereton (LILY SACOFSKY) and Lady Denham (ANNE REID) in SANDITON Season 2 on MASTERPIECE, Sundays, March 20 - April 24, 2022 on PBS.

Episode 4: Premieres Sunday, April 10 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / On demand - Tension mounts for Charlotte when Colbourne and Colonel Lennox finally reunite at Lady Denham’s annual Garden Party. Georgiana learns a vital piece of information about her inheritance, and Alison’s much desired proposal nearly ends in tragedy. Edward attempts to exploit Clara’s predicament for his own ends as the army’s true colors are revealed.

Shown from left to right: Esther Denham (CHARLOTTE SPENCER), Alexander Colbourne (BEN LLOYD-HUGHES) and Colonel Lennox (TOM WESTON-JONES)
Photographer: Joss Barratt. Red Planet (SANDITON 2) Ltd/Joss
Shown from left to right: Esther Denham (CHARLOTTE SPENCER), Alexander Colbourne (BEN LLOYD-HUGHES) and Colonel Lennox (TOM WESTON-JONES) in SANDITON Season 2 On MASTERPIECE, Sundays, March 20 - April 24, 2022 on PBS.

Episode 5: Premieres Sunday, April 17 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / On demand - Lennox and Colbourne’s rivalry over Charlotte comes to a head and Georgiana makes a decision that will impact her future, forever. Edward’s manipulation of Esther takes a dark turn and Alison realises what she has been missing. Tom’s woes come to a head as Arthur attempts to come to his rescue.

Alison Heywood (ROSIE GRAHAM), Charlotte Heywood (ROSE WILLIAMS) and Georgiana Lambe (CRYSTAL CLARKE)
Photographer: Joss Barratt. Red Planet (SANDITON 2) Ltd/Joss
Shown from left to right: Alison Heywood (ROSIE GRAHAM), Charlotte Heywood (ROSE WILLIAMS) and Georgiana Lambe (CRYSTAL CLARKE) in SANDITON Season 2 On MASTERPIECE Sundays, March 20 - April 24, 2022 on PBS.

Episode 6: Premieres Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / On demand - Alison gets ready to leave Sanditon with her dreams of romance in tatters. Charlotte considers what her future will look like at Heyrick Park, and when Sidney’s belongings are returned to Sanditon, Georgiana learns some shocking truths. Esther faces a bleak future as Edward’s schemes come to fruition. With so much at stake, which of our heroines will get their Happy Ever After?

Shown from left to right: Georgiana Lambe (CRYSTAL CLARKE) and Charles Lockhart (ALEXANDER VLAHOS)
Photographer: Joss Barratt. Red Planet (SANDITON 2) Ltd/Joss
Shown from left to right: Georgiana Lambe (CRYSTAL CLARKE) and Charles Lockhart (ALEXANDER VLAHOS) in SANDITON Season 2 On MASTERPIECE, Sundays, March 20 - April 24, 2022 on PBS

Watch On Your Schedule:

All episodes from Season 1 are on demand now!

There’s an exciting early streaming opportunity for SEASON 2 when you watch with KPBS Passport! Beginning the night of the season premiere, the following Sunday’s episode will become available at 7 p.m. PT (10 ET). SANDITON Season 2 episodes will be available to KPBS Passport viewers in the U.S. and Canada only.

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Credits:

A co-production of Red Planet Pictures, MASTERPIECE and ITV in association with PBS Distribution. Justin Young is lead writer. Andrew Davies is creator and writer. Other writers include Colin Bytheway, Janice Okoh, Ellen Taylor and Robin French. The series producer is Rebecca Hedderly. The producers are Ian Hogan and Amy Rodriguez. Lead director is Charles Sturridge with Ethosheia Hylton directing episodes 4, 5 and 6. Executive producers are Belinda Campbell and Tim Key for Red Planet Pictures, Susanne Simpson for MASTERPIECE and Chloe Tucker for ITV/BritBox UK

“We’re delighted to bring more SANDITON to such a passionate and devoted fan base,” says MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Susanne Simpson. “We worked with an amazing UK production team, Red Planet Pictures, to make a second and third season as well. Audiences can expect romance, humor, and plenty of drama in the upcoming episodes.”

Commenting on the writing team, SANDITON’S co-executive producer Belinda Campbell, for production company Red Planet Pictures, notes that “Justin Young and Andrew Davies’s sensational scripts are relevant, timely, and captivating. We can’t wait to share all the exciting new developments we have in store for our much-loved characters.”