For more information: Teri L Sullivan
WKNO Promotions Manager
March 27, 2013
For Immediate Release
CLASSIC AND NEW BRITISH DRAMA MAKE UP
SUNDAY NIGHTS ON WKNO
Sunday nights are for British Dramas on WKNO-TV. On March 31, Call the Midwife is returning for season 2. The 8-part series will air at 7:00 p.m. followed by Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge at 8 p.m. Also featured are I, Claudius (which began March 24) and The Bletchley Circle (which begins April 21).
Call the Midwife, one of BBC’s most successful new dramas, is returning for its second season. The show is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth and follows the everyday lives of midwives and nurses as they deliver and nurse infants as well as cope with their own issues in the small community of Poplar in London.
At 8:00, Masterpiece Classic presents Mr. Selfridge. The 8-part series follows retail mogul Harry Gordon Selfridge, played by actor Jeremy Pivens, through the early 1900s of London as he establishes his company store the Selfridges Co.
Then at 10:00 p.m., the fan favorite, I, Claudius, will return to television. The 1976 13-part series, which was rated by Time magazine, one of the “100 Best TV shows of All Time,” follows the history of Rome and the Roman Empire through the eyes of the scholar Claudius, played by Derek Jacobi. The show has garnered many accolades and awards including an Emmy. It began airing March 24. The second episode will air on March 31.
Beginning April 21 at 9:00 p.m., The Bletchley Circle will join the lineup of British drama on Sunday evenings. The three-part miniseries follows four women, formerly code-breakers at Bletchley Park, as they investigate a string of murders within their town. In anticipation of this series, we will air the documentary Codebreakers: Bletchley Park’s Lost Heroes on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. This special is the extraordinary – but previously hidden – story of a British engineer a talented British mathematician, whose work gave rise to Colossus, the world’s first programmable computer.
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