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Coming to PBS - March 2019

February 28, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
Mrs. Wilson on PBS Masterpiece

Women History Month

AMERICAN MASTERS “Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives”
(Friday, March 1, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Experience the power of song in the struggle for equality through the story of feminist singer and activist Holly Near, who for the last 40 years has worked on global social justice coalition-building in the women’s and lesbian movements. Directed by Jim Brown.

POV “306 Hollywood” 
(Monday, March 18, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

After their grandmother passes, two siblings begin an epic excavation of her belongings. Actors lip sync taped conversations and dramatic animations come to life in this magical realist documentary bending the boundaries of fiction and nonfiction.

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Birgit Nilsson” (w.t.)
(Friday, March 22, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET)

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

TWO-NIGHT SPECIAL: WOMEN, WAR & PEACE II  
(Monday-Tuesday, March 25-26, 9:00-11:00 pm, two episodes per night)

Discover how some of the biggest recent international events have been shaped by women in a showcase of four female-directed films that tell never-before-told stories about women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD “King Arthur’s England” (w.t.)
(Wednesday, March 27, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Uncover new archaeological evidence at Tintagel that suggests a prosperous and sophisticated Dark Ages trading community with a leader who may be the source of the King Arthur legend.

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Julius Caesar” (w.t.)
Friday, March 29, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donmar Warehouse set in a women’s prison.

SEASON 8 PREMIERE: CALL THE MIDWIFE
(Sundays, beginning March 31, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

At the start of season eight, it’s spring of 1964 and everyone is excited for the Queen’s Royal Birth. With the additions of two new Sisters, who have been sent to live and work with the team in Poplar, Nonnatus House feels full once more.

MINISERIES: MASTERPIECE  “Mrs. Wilson”
(Sunday, March 31, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET; Sunday, April 7, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Alison Wilson thinks she is happily married until her husband, Alec, dies and a woman turns up on her doorstep, claiming she is the real Mrs. Wilson. Alison is determined to prove both the validity of her marriage and Alec’s love for her, but is instead led into a world of disturbing secrets. Ruth Wilson stars in this powerful drama inspired by her own grandmother’s memoir.

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