drama

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 5 of 9

 

This Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate – an entertaining formula that has made “Downton Abbey” the highest-rated drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.


Part 5 of 9
Rose makes a handsome new acquaintance. Something is wrong with Thomas. Edith’s link to Marigold draws attention. Bricker and Robert lose control.

 

 

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN
The Bibighar Gardens

 

Based on Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet novels, this dramatic series, first broadcast in 1984, recounts the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II. 

 

The Bibighar Gardens 
Daphne and Hari draw closer together. After an assignation with him in the Bibighar Gardens, on a night of rioting and protest, she returns home, claiming she’s been raped. On flimsy evidence, Merrick arrests Hari.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 4 of 9

 

This Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate – an entertaining formula that has made “Downton Abbey” the highest-rated drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.

 

Part 4 of 9
Lord Merton delivers a bombshell to Isobel, and Mary does likewise to Tony. Police suspicions deepen in an unexplained death. Robert and Sarah lock horns.

 

 

The Road to Fame

 

This is a unique coming-of-age story with Chinese characteristics. The film chronicles the staging of the American musicalFame – China’s first official collaboration with Broadway – by the senior class of the country’s top drama academy. During the eight-month process, five students compete for roles, struggle with pressure from family and authority, and prepare to graduate into a cut-throat and corrupt entertainment industry. They must confront complex social realities and their own anxieties, and, in the process of staging Fame, negotiate their own definitions of and paths to success in today’s China.

 

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 3 of 9

 

This Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate – an entertaining formula that has made “Downton Abbey” the highest-rated drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia. 

 

Part 3 of 9 
Mary and Lord Gillingham put their love to the test. Bates also faces a trial. Cora makes a new friend, and Violet is reunited with an old one.

 

 

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN
Crossing the River

 

Based on Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet novels, this dramatic series, first broadcast in 1984, recounts the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II.

 

Crossing the River
In 1942, the Japanese, having conquered Burma, are threatening India. At Mayapore, Hari Kumar comes under suspicion of subversion by Merrick, the District Superintendent of Police.

 

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey Season 5 Part 2

 

This Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate – an entertaining formula that has made “Downton Abbey” the highest-rated drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.

 

Part 2 of 9
Rose hits on a strategy to get a radio in the house. Sarah tutors Daisy. An art historian arrives. Anna makes a difficult purchase.

 

 

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey, Season 5, Part 1 of 8

 

This Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate – an entertaining formula that has made “Downton Abbey” the highest-rated drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.

 

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Cosi Fan Tutte

 

Met music director James Levine conducts Mozart’s barbed romance, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when two friends decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Lesley Koenig’s production features a cast of rising Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid, Despina. Maurizio Muraro is the cynical Don Alfonso. Soprano Renée Fleming hosts.

 

 

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