Masterpiece Sanditon, Based on the unfinished novel by Jane Austin on WTVP | PBS

Join WTVP for a FREE screening of Sanditon on Masterpiece, Jane Austen’s Final Unfinished Work - Finished!

  • Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
  • WTVP Studio, 101 State Street, Peoria [Map & Directions]
  • Doors Open at 6:30 PM
  • Screening starts at 7 PM
  • FREE

Jane Austen was chronically ill with a mysterious disease in early 1817, when she turned her thoughts to a happier subject. She started work on a witty and delightful novel set in a seaside town. She never finished it. Now, noted screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Les Misérables, Primetime Emmy® winner for Little Dorrit) picks up Austen’s plot and takes it in a glorious and satisfying direction, on Sanditon.

The storyline, as Austen left it in 11 beautifully crafted chapters, is as follows: Tom Parker is obsessed with turning the sleepy seaside village of Sanditon into a fashionable health resort, and he enlists the backing of local bigwig Lady Denham. Through a mishap, Tom makes the acquaintance of the Heywoods and invites their eldest daughter, Charlotte, for an extended stay at Sanditon.

Watch Sanditon on WTVP - Sundays starting January 12 at 8 PM!

Julie Sanders
For more information contact:
Julie Sanders | 309-495-0591
julie.sanders@wtvp.org for more information.