Friday, December 12, 2008

BBC America Debuts Howard's End

BBC AMERICA presents the multi-Oscar-winning Merchant Ivory adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel about class struggle in turn-of-the-century England. Emma Thompson and Helena Bonham Carter play sisters Margaret and Helen Schlegel, both of whom become involved with the wealthy Wilcox family. While Helen is rejected by the younger Wilcox son, Margaret befriends Ruth Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave), the matriarch of the family. When Ruth bequeaths her estate at Howards End to Meg, Ruth’s husband Henry (Anthony Hopkins) does his best to prevent Meg from taking control of the property – and falls in love with her in the process.
Howards End airs Friday, December 26, 2:00 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.