Masterpiece Classic "Northanger Abbey" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 02/14/2010 - 9:00pm

Felicity Jones as Catherine Morland (left) and Carey Mulligan as Isabella Thorpe

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Felicity Jones plays romance addict Catherine Morland in Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction.

Masterpiece Classic "Northanger Abbey" airs Sunday, February 14 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

In Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, Felicity Jones (“Meadowlands”) plays romance addict Catherine Morland. Invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies, she forms a close friendship with the younger son on the estate, Henry Tilney (JJ Feild, “The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton”), but their budding romance is mysteriously cut short.

For more than 35 years, MASTERPIECE has enthralled audiences with the works of the finest classic and contemporary writers interpreted by the world's foremost actors. The new MASTERPIECE schedule breaks the year into three “seasons,” each with its own host, graphics and fresh take on the series’ famous theme music.

This program is offered with Descriptive Video (DVi), which provides concise descriptions of the sets, scenery, costumes, action, and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.