Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Masterpiece Classic - the rest of the 2012 season

I thought I'd update the blog with the remainder of this season's Masterpiece Classic schedule, as it seems increasingly likely I will not be keeping up with this season on the blog (it is what it is, hmm? so many books and movies and TV shows!).
April 15, 2012 at 9pm

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

One 120-minute episode

An adaptation and completion of Charles Dickens' last novel left unfinished at his death, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood is a psychological thriller about a provincial choirmaster's obsession with 17-year-old Rosa Bud. Cast includes Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters) and Julia MacKenzie (Miss Marple).

April 22 & 29, 2012 at 9pm

Birdsong

Two 90-minute episodes

Based on Sebastian Faulk's novel about lovers torn apart by World War I. Eddie Redmayne (The Pillars of the Earth) plays Stephen Wrayford, whose pre-war affair with Isabelle Azaire (Clemence Poesy, Harry Potter) has an enduring effect on him as he fights in the trenches.
As always I'd love to hear your thoughts on either of these productions if or when you've seen them. And rest assured, I'm very much looking forward to the new Masterpiece Mystery season, starting this May with Series 2 of Sherlock!

6 comments:

Rissi said...

Really looking forward to that new Dickens production - already have it pre-ordered! YAY! =)

Charity said...

Edwin Drood -- loved it.

Birdsong -- too much sex. =P

Ruth said...

@Rissi - Of the two productions left, I'll definitely check out Drood at some point...it is Dickens. :)

@Charity - Good to know! Birdsong also sounded generally depressing...

Alexandra said...

I'd love to see Edwin Drood...definitely skipping Birdsong, although I miiiiight look for clips once it's aired for one reason...Anthony Andrews has a teeny-weeny part in it. And that's the only draw for me. :-P It would be interesting to see Eddie Redmayne, though...he's Marius in the upcoming Les Miz movie.

phylly3 said...

Sounds good, but I am dying to see series 2 of Sherlock!!

phylly3 said...

Sounds good, but I am dying to see series 2 of Sherlock!!