Sis­ters grow into wom­an­hood

Lit­tle Women, ABC, Satur­day at 7.30pm

Western Times - - TV GUIDE LIFE -

BASED on Louisa May Al­cott’s uni­ver­sally beloved novel, this is a new three-part adap­ta­tion from the award-win­ning cre­ator of Call the Mid­wife,

Heidi Thomas, and di­rected by Vanessa Caswill.

Set against the back­drop of a coun­try di­vided, the story fol­lows the four March sis­ters – Meg (Willa Fitzger­ald), Jo (Maya Hawke), Beth (Annes Elwy), and Amy (Kathryn New­ton) – on their jour­ney from child­hood to adult­hood while their fa­ther (Dy­lan Baker) is away at war.

Un­der the guid­ance of their mother Marmee (Emily Watson), the girls nav­i­gate what it means to be a young woman: from gen­der roles to sib­ling ri­valry, first love, loss and mar­riage.

This com­ing-of-age story is as rel­e­vant and en­gag­ing to­day as it was on its orig­i­nal pub­li­ca­tion in 1868.

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