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What's New Next Week? January 9, 2020

"Escape to the Chateau" follows the Strawbridge family through their audacious plan to locate a property in France, purchase it, move, then transform it into a stunning home.

 

Next week, Masterpiece returns with two new lush period dramas, we follow a world-renowned explorer into the hidden corners of the globe and watch as two British expats turn a run-down French chateau into their dream home. Take a look below at what we’ve got coming up!

 

Escape to the Chateau – Saturday, January 18 at 7:45 PM

Follow U.K. residents Dick Strawbridge and his partner Angel as they leave their two-bedroom flat in Southend for a beautiful 45-room chateau in northern France. The only problem is it doesn't have electricity, water, or proper plumbing.

 

Expedition with Steve Backshall – Wednesday, January 15 at 10 PM

Head into the unknown with explorer Steve Backshall as he journeys to the world’s last unexplored places and faces challenges around the globe, encountering extraordinary wildlife and meeting remarkable people along the way.

 

Howards End on Masterpiece – Sunday, January 12 at 8 PM

Follow two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world in this fresh take on E.M. Forster’s masterpiece.

 

Sanditon on Masterpiece – Sunday, January 12 at 9 PM

Experience Jane Austen's last, fragmented work, where entrepreneurs, love interests, legacy hunters, hypochondriacs and medical mountebanks come together at a struggling resort aimed to be the next fashionable playground in early 1800s England.

 

Frontline - America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump – Monday, January 13 & Tuesday, January 14 at 9 PM

An investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics. Episode One traces how Barack Obama’s promise of unity collapsed as increasing racial, cultural and political divisions laid the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump. Episode Two examines how Donald Trump’s campaign exploited the country’s divisions and how his presidency has unleashed anger on both sides of the divide.

 

Finding Your Roots: This Land is My Land – Tuesday, January 14 at 8 PM

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the unexpected family trees of entertainer Queen Latifah and actor Jeffrey Wright, redefining their sense of the black experience — and challenging preconceptions about America’s past.

 

Nature – Hippos: Africa’s River Giants – Wednesday, January 15 at 8 PM

Go beneath the surface and meet Africa’s river giants, the hippos. Discover an unexpected side of these aquatic mammals that can’t even swim as hippos protect their families, face their enemies and suffer in a drought. Narrated by David Attenborough.