A Place to Call Home, a Commonwealth production from Australia, joins the Friday British lineup.
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.
Edith’s retirement dreams are shattered when her 50-year old son Roger arrives home. John Cleese, Jason Watkins and Alison Steadman star in the sitcom.
Death in Paradise: Season 8
Fridays at 10 p.m.
Death in Paradise is a series of impossible murders set on the fictional Caribbean island of Sainte Marie.