Sunday, October 26, 2014

P.D. James' "Death Comes to Pemberley" on PBS This Week - See Trailer

While fans of Downton Abbey wait for the next season, PBS is airing another period drama this week. Death Comes to Pemberley, an adaptation of P.D. James' 2011 mystery, begins on Sunday, October 26, on WHYY and Wednesday, October 29, on WLVT.

James' novel is a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice,picking up six years into the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy. They're preparing for the annual ball at their Pemberley estate when Elizabeth's sister Lydia and her husband arrive with the news that a companion has been murdered in the nearby woods.

Many people will recognize the main actors. Anna Maxwell Martin (Bletchley Circle) stars  as Elizabeth and Matthew Rhys (The Americans) as Darcy. (I'm looking forward to watching Martin. I'm hoping she's as good in the role as Jennifer Ehle was in 1995's Pride and Prejudice.)

Death Comes to Pemberley airs in two 83 minute parts with the conclusion airing next week.

The Library has P.D. James' novel as well as DVDs of Bletchley Circle and Pride and Prejudice.

Here's the trailer for a preview of the PBS show:

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