This Weekend on Masterpiece: The Paradise

The ParadiseThis Sunday, PBS’s Masterpiece will begin airing new miniseries The Paradise, based on Emile Zola’s novel Au Bonheur des Dames, about a country girl who moves to the city to work in a fancy department store. It stars Joanna Vanderham and Emun Elliott. Here’s a preview:

Want to see more? Here’s a clip from the first episode:

PBS Sets Dates for The Hollow Crown & The Paradise

The Hollow CrownPBS announced its fall programming slate and premiere dates yesterday, and there are a few items of interest for us. First, The Hollow Crown, based on Shakespeare’s plays Richard II, Henry IV, Parts I & II, and Henry V, will finally make it to this side of the pond on Fridays from September 20th through October 11th. The cast includes a lot of great British actors, such as Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, Ben Whishaw, Patrick Stewart, John Hurt, David Suchet, and Michelle Dockery. You can check out the BBC site for the show here.

And in October, Masterpiece Classic will premiere an adaptation of Emile Zola’s novel The Paradise, about “a young woman seduced by the dangerous charms of the modern world set against the Victorian splendor of a British department store.” It stars Joanna Vanderham. This also aired on the BBC last year, so you can learn more on their site.