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The film poster for Downton Abbey: A New Era
February 15, 2022 | Julia Maish
A new extended trailer has just dropped for the eagerly anticipated Downton Abbey movie sequel, and it contains some more information about elements of the plot.
Downton Abbey the movie
December 24, 2021 | Julia Maish
As we air the original Downton Abbey film, catch up on all the goings-on that occur when the King and Queen pay a visit to Downton, bringing along a rival to the Dowager Countess.
Dame Maggie Smith in 'Downton Abbey.'
November 15, 2021 | Julia Maish
The first extended trailer for the upcoming Downton Abbey: A New Era has been released, which just might hold us over until the film's release on March 18, 2022.
Henry Wilcox (Matthew MacFadyen) and Margaret Schlegel (Hayley Atwell) in 'Howards End.' Photo: Courtesy Starz Entertainment
September 2, 2021 | Julia Maish
Masterpiece is lauded for its literary adaptations. Some authors have proven to be so popular with audiences that several of their works (and sometimes their life stories as well) have been adapted for television, with some reimagined more than once.
Diana Rigg, Emilia Fox, and Charles Dance in the 1997 'Masterpiece' version of 'Rebecca'
August 19, 2021 | Julia Maish
As PBS's Masterpiece celebrates its 50 years of bringing exceptional drama and mystery to your homes, look back on some of its notable adaptations of classic books, many of which can still be streamed.
Protesters confront a line of police officers at State and 35th streets, about 3 miles south of the Loop, where police set up a blockade. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)
November 23, 2020 | Julia Maish
2020 has been a year unlike any other in memory, with a worldwide pandemic, a recession, racial reckoning, and a presidential election. As COVID-19 turned life upside down, Chicagoans were left with more questions than answers, and WTTW News had to innovate as they tried to provide them.
Henry Wilcox and Margaret Schlegel in 'Howards End.' Photo: Starz Entertainment
February 2, 2020 | Julia Maish
Margaret works to save her relationship with Henry and Helen both, but Helen disappears to Germany and refuses much further contact. When she eventualyl returns to England, all the characters meet and events get out of control, in the final part of Howards End.
Henry Wilcox and Margaret Schlegel in Howards End. Photo: Starz Entertainment
January 26, 2020 | Julia Maish
Margaret receives an unexpected offer from Henry, while he is impressed by her independence. Helen is angered by the increasing difficulties of Leonard's life, and her attempt to redress them leads to a crisis in Margaret's life. 
Haley Atwell as Margaret Schlegel and Matthew McFadyen as Henry Wilcox in Howards End. Photo: Starz Entertainment
January 19, 2020 | Julia Maish
A surprising request from Ruth Wilcox and a change of circumstances draws Henry Wilcox closer to Margaret Schlegel, while she and Helen attempt to help the principled Leonard Bast. The Schlegels face a decision as they look for new housing.
Mrs. Wilcox (Julia Ormond) in Howards End. Photo: Starz Entertainment
January 12, 2020 | Julia Maish
Sisters Margaret and Helen Schlegel are independent and idealistic, but their increasing connection to the affluent, industrialist Wilcox family causes some tension. The downtrodden Leonard Bast offers a completely different perspective from either family.