Now, you don’t think a blog called “Popcorn & Prejudice” would ignore this one, do you? “Death Comes to Pemberley,” a BBC miniseries based on P.D. James’s mystery novel (set six years after the events of “Pride and Prejudice,” and involving a mysterious murder), will air in the U.K. during the week after Christmas, and stateside on PBS Masterpiece sometime in 2014. The cast features Matthew Rhys (seen on American TV in “Brothers and Sisters”) as Mr. Darcy, Anna Maxwell Martin (currently seen in “Philomena” as Judi Dench’s daughter, and also part of the cast of the excellent BBC “Bleak House”) as Elizabeth, and Mathew Goode (“Match Point,” “Brideshead Revisited” as George Wickham. Looks like good fun.
And with that, I’m taking a couple of days off. Enjoy these chilly days (and some good yearend movies), and I’ll be back Thursday.