Tuesday, March 04, 2014

After Downton Abbey

Enjoying Downton Abbey? When the season is over, you may enjoy some other PBS Masterpiece productions. Did you know that BPL has several PBS and BBC programs in our DVD collection? I thought that I would spotlight programs that you may not have heard of and the books that made some of these television programs possible.

Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple
Call the MidwifeSeasons 1 and 2
Downton Abbey, Seasons 1, 2 and 3
Endeavour, Season 1 (Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse Series)
Garrow’s Law, Seasons 1 and 2 (Inspired by real life British barrister William Garrow, 1760-1840.)
I, Claudius (A wonderful miniseries that tells the history of Rome through the eyes of the elderly Caesar Tiberius Claudius, played by Derek Jacoby.)
Last Tango in Halifax
LutherSeasons 1, 2, and 3
Page Eight
SherlockSeasons 1 and 2
SilkSeason 1
VeraSeasons 1 and 2
Wallander, Seasons 1, 2 and 3
Zen (Italian detective Aurelio Zen solves cases as he navigates corrupt law enforcement officials and politicians.)

Aurelio Zen Mysteries by Michael Dibdin
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Call the Midwife : A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth
The Calling by Neill Cross (Luther TV series prequel)
Hercule Poirot Mysteries by Agatha Christie
Kurt Wallander Mysteries by Henning Mankell
I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 by Robert Graves
Inspector Morse Mysteries by Colin Dexter
Miss Marple Mysteries by Agatha Christie
Silent Voices : A Vera Stanhope Mystery by Ann Cleeves
To Marry an English Lord by Gail MacColl (Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes, was reading this book when he was asked to write the TV miniseries that became Downton Abbey.)

Maya Jones
West End Library

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