Dicken’s “Great Expectations” Comes to MASTERPIECE this April!
NMPBS 5.1 – Sundays, April 1 & 8 at 9:00 pm
NMPBS 9.1 – Tuesdays, April 10 & 17 at 8:00 pm and Saturdays, April 14 & 21 at 10:00 pm
An orphan boy meets an escaped convict, a crazed rich woman, a bewitching girl, and grows up to have great expectations of wealth from a mysterious patron, on Great Expectations, Charles Dickens’ remarkable tale of rags to riches to self-knowledge, starring Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, Bleak House), David Suchet (Hercule Poirot), Ray Winstone, and Douglas Booth.
Anderson appears as one of Dickens’ most haunting creations: Miss Havisham, a bride-to-be who was jilted at the altar years before. Newcomer Booth stars as Pip, the promising young man who is snared in Miss Havisham’s lair.
To watch a preview, click here: http://to.pbs.org/A3ccAj
Great Expectations airs during the bicentennial of Dickens’ birth and marks the fifteenth Masterpiece adaptation of the great novelist’s works.
Three video-based lessons will be posted in April on the free teacher resource, New Mexico PBS LearningMedia. Using video clips from Great Expectations, English Lit classrooms can compare and contrast the film with the book, learn about the moral underpinnings of the work, and explore Dickens’s writing process.