It’s not often that the work of one writer gets coveted treatment by a channel, but if anyone deserves it, it’s UK screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, Emma, Vanity Fair, A Room with a View, Brideshead Revisited, Little Dorrit).
He has won scores of awards including BAFTAs, Emmys and in 2002 was made a Fellow of BAFTA.
UKTV will screen a collection of nine of his finest works, kicking off with the Australian premiere of BBC ‘s 3 part miniseries South Riding (pictured), an screen adaptation of Winifred Holtby’s classic novel about a very modern career woman, who comes home to Yorkshire as headmistress at a struggling high school but finds herself losing her heart.
Davies will also offer commentary prior to the screening of his works including: The Line of Beauty, Bleak House, Tipping the Velvet, Daniel Deronda, Wives and Daughters, Sense & Sensibility, The Way We Live Now and He Knew He Was Right.
Deirdre Brennan, Director of Television, BBC Worldwide Australia comments, “UKTV is honoured to be showcasing the remarkable and much-lauded work of one of the world’s greatest storytellers Andrew Davies. His hosting brings a very personal perspective to the collection, and is a wonderful example of how we are the Best at British.”
The Andrew Davies Collection
South Riding from Thursday September 29 at 9:30pm
The Line of Beauty from Thursday October 20 at 9:30pm
Bleak House from Sunday October 23 at 6:00pm
Tipping the Velvet from Thursday November 10 at 9:30pm
Daniel Deronda from Thursday December 1 at 9:30pm, Sundays at 6:00pm
Wives and Daughters from Thursday December 29 9.30pm, Sundays 6pm
Sense & Sensibility from Thursday February 9 9.30pm, Sundays 6pm
He Knew He Was Right from Thursday March 1 at 9.30pm, Sundays 6pm
The Way We Live Now from Thursday March 29 9.30pm, Sundays 6pm