Super Drama Sunday
(Rochester, New York) – Offering an alternative to watching the Big Game on February 3, WXXI is proud to bring back its Super Drama Sunday. Super Drama Sunday airs Sunday, February 3, 2013 on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11), beginning at 1 p.m with Many Lovers of Jane Austen, which follows Austen expert and University of London Professor Amanda Vickery as she traces the rise in popularity of Jane Austen novels over the past 200 years and explores the life of the English author and her family. This insightful documentary features interviews with scholars who have studied Austen’s many readers – including Austen’s family, the aristocracy, World War I soldiers, and many more.
At 2 p.m., WXXI-TV/HD presents an episode of Lark Rise to Candleford. The series is an adaptation of Flora Thompson's magical memoir of her Oxfordshire childhood, a love letter to a vanished corner of rural England and a heart-warming drama series teeming with wit, wisdom and romance.
Then at 3 p.m., WXXI-TV/HD makes a touch down with the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey. You’ll enjoy the first five episodes of season three back to back. The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season.
Pictured: The cast of Downton Abbey
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Masterpiece
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