“MAS­TER­PIECE: MRS. WIL­SON”

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Ruth Wil­son (“The Af­fair”) gets to do some­thing rare for a per­former by delv­ing into her own fam­ily his­tory dra­mat­i­cally in this tale, get­ting a home-video re­lease right af­ter it ends its tele­casts on PBS. Wil­son plays her grand­mother, who dis­cov­ers af­ter the death of her es­pi­onage-nov­el­ist hus­band (played by Iain Glen) that he se­cretly had a com­pletely sep­a­rate sec­ond fam­ily. With her grief sud­denly com­pounded by doubts of how much he loved her – or even if he re­ally did – she finds her dis­tress mount­ing as she meets his pre­vi­ously un­known rel­a­tives. Keeley Hawes (“Mas­ter­piece: The Dur­rells in Corfu”) plays his other spouse, with Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”) and Pa­trick Kennedy (“Board­walk Em­pire”) also in the cast. ★★★ (Not rated: AS, P)

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