Sundays This Spring

MASTERPIECE | Call the Midwife Season 4

Sundays, March 29 - May 17, 8pm ET | MORE

Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.

In Season 4, the community prepares to enter a new decade — the 1960s. In the Season 4 Premiere, Nurse Barbara Gilbert arrives at Nonnatus and, after a disastrous start, earns the respect of her colleagues by helping a new mother overcome difficulties. Trixie faces one of the most emotionally draining cases of her career, and the Turners broker a domestic deal that breaks the mold for the 1950s and 60s. Sister Evangelina finally agrees to undergo tests for her abdominal pain.

 

MASTERPIECE | Mr. Selfridge Season 3

Sundays, March 29 - May 17, 9pm ET | MORE

All sales are final as Harry Selfridge gambles his store, his fortune, and his personal happiness on an audacious retail strategy in Mr. Selfridge, Season 3.

Season 3 opens with a funeral and a wedding. World War I has recently ended, and soldiers are returning home to reclaim their jobs—at least any job not already taken by women and others on the home front. Adding to the tension, many of the veterans are haunted by their war experiences. For the store, pent-up consumer demand offers both opportunities and financial perils. Harry, of course, only considers the former, and in short order he is courting disaster—at work and at home.

With three-time Emmy® winner Jeremy Piven back as the irrepressible Harry, also returning are colorful characters: the sinister Lord Loxley (Aidan McArdle), defeated last season but back to make even more dastardly trouble; Josie Mardle (Amanda Abbington), the diffident department head who finally takes control of her own destiny, and Agnes Towler (Aisling Loftus) and Henri LeClair (Grégory Fitoussi), wizards of window display who find true love, but not without difficulty.

 

MASTERPIECE | Wolf Hall

Sundays, April 5 - May 10, 10pm ET | MORE

A historical drama for a modern audience, Wolf Hall tells the story of Thomas Cromwell, played by Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night)—a blacksmith’s son who rises from the ashes of personal disaster, and deftly picks his way through a court where ‘man is wolf to man.’ Damian Lewis (Homeland) is King Henry VIII, haunted by his brother’s premature death and obsessed with protecting the Tudor dynasty by securing his succession with a male heir to the throne. The cast also includes Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) as the future queen Anne Boleyn.


Told from Cromwell’s perspective, Wolf Hall follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this accomplished power broker who must serve king and country while dealing with deadly political intrigue, Henry VIII’s tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn, and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation.
The miniseries is adapted from Hilary Mantel’s best-selling Booker Prize-winning novels: Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies.

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