Starts Sunday, May 1 at 9 p.m.
A lively heroine arrives in Depression-era Yorkshire to shake up education at a school for girls, sparking conflict with a stern landowner. Anna Maxwell Martin (MASTERPIECE Classic: Bleak House) stars in this three-part miniseries based on the beloved 1936 novel by Winifred Holtby, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies (MASTERPIECE Classic: Little Dorrit, Pride and Prejudice). Also starring are David Morrissey (MASTERPIECE Classic: Sense and Sensibility) as the enigmatic gentleman farmer who crosses swords with the new headmistress before falling in love with her and Penelope Wilton (MASTERPIECE Classic: Downton Abbey) as a progressive town councilwoman. Laura Linney hosts.