Death Comes to Pemberley

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Star­ring Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Rhys, Matthew Goode and Jenna Cole­man Sun­day at 9 p.m. PBS into the mid­dle of a grip­ping mur­dermys­tery tale.

It’s six years after the end of Austen’s clas­sic novel, and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Matthew Rhys, The Americans) and wife El­iz­a­beth (Anna Maxwell Martin, Bleak House) are hap­pily rais­ing their young son on the Darcys’ fa­mil­ial coun­try es­tate. On the eve of an an­nual ball at Pemberley, guests have be­gun to ar­rive and last-minute prepa­ra­tions are tak­ing place at a fren­zied pace. The fes­tive at­mos­phere is shat­tered, how­ever, when news of bloody may­hem in the nearby for­est ar­rives at the Darcys’ front door. Two dis­tinctly un­in­vited guests — El­iz­a­beth’s flighty youngest sis­ter, Ly­dia (Jenna Cole­man, Doc­tor Who), and her de­testable cad of a hus­band, Wick­ham (Matthew Goode, The Good

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