British period dramas – adapted from novels by two of England’s greatest writers – premiere on January 14, 2020.
Howards End – Masterpiece
Mondays at 8 p.m., premiering January 13, 2020
Often considered writer E.M. Forster’s masterpiece, Howards End is the story of two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world. Kenneth Lonergan brings a fresh take to this adaptation starring Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Julia Ormond and Tracey Ullman.
A passionate misunderstanding, a surprise visit, and a stolen umbrella set into motion a series of events that unexpectedly intertwine the lives of the Schlegels, the Wilcoxes and the Basts in the first episode of this four-part series.
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Mondays at 9 p.m., premiering January 13, 2020
Jane Austen’s final and incomplete novel, written only months before her death in 1817, is adapted for the eight-part series Sanditon. Set at a seaside resort, the story follows the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) and her spiky relationship with the charming, enigmatic Sidney Parker (Theo James), along with a cast of other intriguing characters.