Exclusive interview with Heidi Thomas, screenwriter for Masterpiece’s Little Women

Heidi Thomas is an award-winning English playwright and screenwriter, whose previous television adaptations of classic novels include Cranford, I Capture The Castle, and Madame Bovary. She is especially known for her writing on the long-running PBS series, "Call the Midwife." I am thankful to Gabrielle Donnelly, member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who conducted …

A blend of reverence and relevance: Previews of the Little Women Masterpiece series

Excitement is building as details are revealed about the upcoming Little Women series on PBS' acclaimed Masterpiece. It will air on May 13th and 20th at 8 p.m. EST. I have pre-screened the series and will write more about my impressions as we come closer to the air date. I also have an exclusive interview …

5 Trailers for the Little Women series on Masterpiece

Here's a sampling of what's to come on May 13 and 20th, 8 pm EST on PBS Masterpiece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaIVZT4EkwA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovKmt5SPGL8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3bNUFbWd68 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtwNZNAFKQA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBpyahJJNaE Hope you enjoyed these. I received an advance copy of the serires and I will be writing about it come the first of May as well as revealing another special surprise. Stay …

New Facebook discussion group on Louisa May Alcott — come join us! Plus, more sneak peaks at the Little Women BBC series

In a collaboration between the Louisa May Alcott Society and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, a new Facebook discussion group has been created. It is called Louisa May Alcott: A Group for Fans, Readers, & Scholars. I hope you will all join in on the discussion! Here's a tease as to what is available in …

Air dates for “Little Women” in America on Masterpiece Theatre announced!

Here is Orchard House's announcement regarding the airing of "Little Women" on Masterpiece Theatre (taken from a December 7, 2017 Facebook post): "Now and then, in this work-a-day world, things do happen in the delightful story-book fashion, and what a comfort that is." from Little Women, "Pleasant Meadows." It's true! Thrilled to share that the …

Air dates announced for Little Women on the BBC!

For all you lucky souls who get BBC One, the air dates have been announced for the three-part Little Women series! From the BBC Christmas TV Guide Boxing Day - Tuesday, December 26 Little Women (1/3) - 7.30pm on BBC One - Based on Louisa May Alcott's universally beloved novel, this new three-part series is …

Rambling about “Little Women”

My commute to work is one hour or more each way so I have to do something to entertain myself. I tend to have what I call “brain dumps” while driving and when I do, I whip out my phone and turn on the Dragon app. Then I dictate what I’m thinking. A good portion …

Louisa May Alcott, the Pope and me

I write articles and a monthly column for our local Catholic newspaper. This is my October column. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Autumn in New England turns my heart towards Concord where an antique brown colonial stands. …

Jo’s evolution as a creative, and as a woman

What did Jo March  mean when she said she wanted to create something "spendid?" Perhaps gaining recognition for her writing. Maybe even being hailed as a great writer. Writing a book of artistic merit and universality that would stand the test of time. Yet we find in Little Women that Jo's goals would evolve from that solitary …

Meet today’s version of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy from “The March Family Letters”

In part two of my behind-the-scenes look at "The March Family Letters," we meet the March Sisters through a series of questions I posed to them: Meg What is your line of work? As well as working towards a bachelor’s in engineering, I supplement my income by tutoring lower years. Would you consider yourself to …