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What's New Next Week? April 11, 2019

Victor Hugo’s masterpiece comes to television in a six-part adaptation starring Dominic West as fugitive Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo as his pursuer Inspector Javert and Lily Collins as the luckless single mother Fantine.

 

Next week, Masterpiece brings one of the world's most beloved novels to the small screen. You'll also want to tune in for an Independent Lens and Frontline collaboration, breakthrough ideas and the future of musical theatre. Take a look below at what's coming up!

Les Misérables on Masterpiece - Sunday, April 14 at 8 PM
A blockbuster novel for over 150 years comes vividly to life in this multi-layered, six-part retelling of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. Love, death, and the struggle for social justice in early 19th-century France feature in this beautifully faithful retelling of one of the world’s most beloved stories that preserves Hugo’s intricate plotting, striking historical vignettes, powerful themes, and evocative characterizations, producing an epic television experience that is worthy of the original novel. 
 
 
Frontline/Independent Lens: Marcos Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Monday, April 15 at 10 PM

A decorated Marine veteran fights to reunite her family after her undocumented husband is deported. With Independent Lens and Voces, filmmaker David Sutherland weaves a parallel love and immigration story set in a world often lived in the shadows.

 

ACC InVenture Prize Live - Wednesday, April 17 at 8 PM

The ACC Inventure Prize brings together the best young minds from the Atlantic Coast Conference in competition, pitching their inventions or businesses before a live audience and a panel of judges, for a chance to win $30,000 in prizes. It’s a reality competition show you won't soon to forget and a celebration of creativity and ingenuity. 

 

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World - Wednesday, April 17 at 11 PM
Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, and see how science, invention and technology built on one another to change everything.
 
 
Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards (Shuler Hensley Awards) - Thursday, April 18 at 8 PM

GPB is excited to carry the live broadcast of the 11th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards, the Shuler Hensley Awards, showcasing the next generation of Georgia’s musical theatre talent. See a full list of this year’s nominees here.

 

Planning on tuning in next week? Let us know in the comments!