A lively heroine arrives in Depression-era Yorkshire to shake up education at a school for girls, sparking conflict with a stern landowner. Anna Maxwell Martin, David Morrissey and Penelope Wilton star. Laura Linney hosts.Ambitious teacher Sarah Burton (Anna Maxwell Martin) returns to her Yorkshire origins to apply for the job of headmistress at the local girl's school. Landowner Robert Carne (David Morrissey) mistrusts all she stands for. Penelope Wilton also stars.
Be sure to watch Masterpiece Classic: South Riding Sundays, May 1, 8, & 15 at 9 p.m.