Friday Night Line-up
A Place to Call Home
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Set in Australia’s New South Wales in the 1950s, A Place to Call Home is a compelling and romantic story of one woman’s journey to heal her soul and of a privileged family rocked by scandal. Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp), a nurse with a mysterious past, returns to Australia after 20 years in Europe. The reason for returning is to see her grieving mother, but when her hopes for reconciliation go awry, Sarah contacts George Bligh in search of work. She had nursed his mother on the transoceanic trip home.
Sarah becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy ranching family, and clashes with its matriarch Elizabeth Bligh (Noni Hazlehurst). A potentially scandalous Bligh family secret will forever links her future with theirs.
“A period melodrama that delivers nonstop intrigue and cliffhangers along with pointed social critique.” — The New York Times.
To the Manor Born
Fridays at 9 p.m.
Lady of the manor Audrey fforbes-Hamilton (Penelope Keith) is forced to sell her beloved Grantleigh Estate when her husband’s death leaves her financially strapped. Decamping to the tiny Old Lodge cottage, she sets up home with butler Brabinger (John Rudling) in tow.
She keeps a close and disapproving eye on the estate’s new owner, the nouveau-riche Richard DeVere (Peter Bowles), a wholesale foods magnate of Czech descendent.
The series was filmed on location in Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset, England.
Hold the Sunset
Fridays at 9:30 p.m.
Fridays at 10 p.m., starting June 26
Leo Vincent (Iain Glen, Game of Thrones), is a successful chef with more than a few secrets: he stole most of his recipes from his ex-wife Gina (Dawn French, The Vicar of Dibley), whom he cheated on for years. Now married to “the other woman,” Sam (Emilia Fox), Leo is having yet another affair…with Gina.