adaptation

PLANTS BEHAVING BADLY
Sex & Lies

 

Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose – to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp.

 

King Charles III on MASTERPIECE

 

The hit Broadway show King Charles III is adapted for television. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, the drama imagines Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth’s death. The late Tim Pigott-Smith stars as Charles.

 

PLANTS BEHAVING BADLY
Murder & Mayhem

 

Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants, which have been a feature of many a sci-fi film over the years. The reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction.

 

NATURE
Meet the Coywolf

 

The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent – within the last 90 years – in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in Canada, but by no means ending there, the story of how this new hybrid came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere.

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
The Land of Eb

 

This fictional story is set in the stark volcanic landscape of one of the most remote communities on Hawai‘i Island – Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. Jonithen Jackson portrays Jacob, a Marshallese immigrant father and grandfather, who struggles to provide for his large family. When Jacob overhears a cancer diagnosis from his doctor he keeps the news to himself, forgoing treatment in favor of working to pay off his property which he plans to pass down once he’s gone. Sensing his end, Jacob turns a small video camera on himself and begins to record his story – and that of his people, the Marshallese. The film is a contemplative look at a community in Hawaii still struggling to recover from the effects of the nuclear age. It is a profoundly realistic portrayal of one man’s unwillingness to let go of his dignity and the hope he has for his family’s future.

 

THE DURRELLS IN CORFU ON MASTERPIECE
Part 6 of 6

 

Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to the bucolic Greek island of Corfu with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21. A six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.

 

Part 6 of 6
Big plans are afoot, but the Durrells can’t decide whether to proceed. Larry faces a crisis – and he’s not the only one.

 

THE DURRELLS IN CORFU ON MASTERPIECE
Part 5 of 6

 

Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to the bucolic Greek island of Corfu with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21. A six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.

 

Part 5 of 6
Louisa’s aunt arrives from England to a string of mishaps. Bad moods and bad luck threaten to end the Durrells’ Greek idyll. Sven comes to the rescue.

 

THE DURRELLS IN CORFU ON MASTERPIECE
Part 4 of 6

 

Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to the bucolic Greek island of Corfu with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21. A six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.

 

Part 4 of 6
Louisa’s aunt arrives from England to a string of mishaps. Bad moods and bad luck threaten to end the Durrells’ Greek idyll.

 

THE DURRELLS IN CORFU ON MASTERPIECE
Part 3 of 6

 

Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to the bucolic Greek island of Corfu with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21. A six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.

 

Part 3 of 6
Gerry’s new soulmate has a surprising background. Leslie suffers the pangs of heartbreak. Margo takes a stab at the medical profession.

 

THE DURRELLS IN CORFU ON MASTERPIECE
Part 2 of 6

 

Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to the bucolic Greek island of Corfu with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21. A six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.

 

Part 2 of 6
At wits’ end, Louisa orders her children to put food on the table, so Larry bites the bullet and goes hunting. Meanwhile, Margo, Leslie and Gerry pursue their various love interests.

 

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