Week of April 15th, 2019

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Les Misérables

Available Sunday, April 14th

Victor Hugo’s masterpiece comes to television in a six-part adaptation by multi- award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies. Dominic West stars as fugitive Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo as his pursuer Inspector Javert and Lily Collins as the luckless single mother Fantine. Ellie Bamber and Josh O'Connor costar as the young lovers Cosette and Marius.

 

Mrs. Wilson Ep. 1

Available Sunday, April 14th

Married after meeting in the secret service during World War II, Alec and Alison Wilson live devotedly for two decades, raising their two sons and living an otherwise quiet, idyllic life. Then Alec dies, and the real story starts to unravel.

 

Great Performances | Brigit Nilsson: A League of Her Own

Available Saturday, April 20th

Celebrate the life of Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson, the face of opera in the late 1950s-70s. This new documentary showcases her greatest roles, including Elektra and The Ring Cycle, in rare footage, plus interviews with Plácido Domingo and more.

 

Watch it before it's gone! Expiring soon:

 

Dick Cavett’s Vietnam

Expires Saturday, April 27th

On the 40th anniversary of the official end of the Vietnam War, this program examines the war and its impact on America through the prism of interviews conducted on “The Dick Cavett Show,” which featured thoughtful conversation and debate from all sides of the political spectrum. The program combines interviews from Cavett’s shows with archival footage, network news broadcasts and A/V material.

 

Independent Lens | Wildland

Expires Sunday, April 28th

Wildland tells the story of a single wildland firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, love and defeat all over the course of a single fire season. What emerges is a story of a small group of working-class men, their exterior world, their interior lives, and the fire that lies between.

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