Masterpiece Classic "Persuasion" on WXXI-TV

Masterpiece Classic "Persuasion" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 9:00pm

Sally Hawkins as Anne

Credit: ©Nick Briggs/Clerkenwell Films for Masterpiece™

Jane Austen's story of Anne Elliot, the quietly heartbroken but sensible heroine, and her unrequited love with handsome naval officer Frederick Wentworth.


Sally Hawkins ("Little Britain") appears as Anne Elliot, destined for spinsterhood at age 27 after being persuaded eight years earlier to refuse the proposal of dashing Captain Wentworth (Rupert Penry-Jones, "Casanova"). Then chance brings them together again. While her better days are past, his are definitely ahead as he's now rich and free to play the field among eligible young beauties. Anthony Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") co-stars as Anne's spendthrift father.

Masterpiece Classic "Persuasion" on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

For more than 35 years, MASTERPIECE has enthralled audiences with the works of the finest classic and contemporary writers interpreted by the world's foremost actors. The new MASTERPIECE schedule breaks the year into three “seasons,” each with its own host, graphics and fresh take on the series’ famous theme music.

This program is offered with Descriptive Video (DVi), which provides concise descriptions of the sets, scenery, costumes, action, and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.