Here’s some holiday cheer from MASTERPIECE: “Sanditon” is airing again on PBS, and will be available to stream for free in December.


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Rose Williams and Theo James star in this 2019 adaptation of the unfinished Jane Austen novel scripted by Andrew Davies.





Immerse yourself again in the captivating world of Charlotte Heywood!

Episode descriptions and broadcast dates and times (check local listings) are below. Links to stream episodes will be added as soon as they are available, generally once the episode airs. Free online streaming is available to US only.

If you haven’t yet seen the period drama, watch the trailer and read about the series here.)

When free streaming expires, you’ll still be able to watch the entire series here or with PBS Passport, or on DVD





Sunday, December 13, 2020

Sanditon, courtesy Red Planet Pictures / ITV 2019

8 PM Episode 1: A coach accident brings Charlotte to Sanditon, where she meets Tom and Sidney Parker. Lady Denham hosts a pineapple party for West Indian heiress Miss Lambe. Edward’s relatives complicate matters. Charlotte and Sidney have an awkward encounter. STREAM this episode for free through December 20, 2020

9 PM Episode 2: Aiming to seal a match for her nephew Edward, Lady Denham hosts a pineapple party for the West Indian heiress Miss Lambe. Edward’s beautiful relatives Esther and Clara complicate matters, while Charlotte and Sidney have an awkward encounter. STREAM this episode for free through December 20, 2020

10 PM Episode 3: Young Stringer presses Tom for back pay owed his builders, currently toiling under dangerous conditions. Aided by the new doctor, Charlotte and Sidney respond to an emergency. Miss Lambe pines for her absent lover. STREAM this episode for free through December 20, 2020

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Sanditon, courtesy Red Planet Pictures / ITV 2019

8 PM Episode 4: Lord Babington courts Esther, who prefers Edward. Charlotte and Sidney clash over Miss Lambe’s illicit meeting with Otis. Young Stringer and Charlotte strike up a friendship. STREAM this episode for free through December 27, 2020

9 PM Episode 5: Desperate for unpaid wages, Young Stringer threatens a worker boycott of the annual cricket match with Sanditon’s gentlemen. Even Charlotte joins the game as simmering tensions boil over. STREAM this episode for free through December 27, 2020

10 PM Episode 6: At loggerheads over the disappearance of Miss Lambe, Charlotte and Sidney comb the London underworld to find her. Meanwhile, Tom tries to save Sanditon and his marriage, and Edward and Clara hatch a cunning plot to seize Lady Denham’s legacy. STREAM this episode for free through December 27, 2020

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Sanditon, courtesy Red Planet Pictures / ITV 2019

8 PM Episode 7: With the approach of Sanditon’s regatta, the success of the resort hangs in the balance — as do assorted romances. How will Charlotte, Sidney and other lovers fare in the marriage game? STREAM this episode for free through January 3, 2021

9 PM Episode 8: On the night of the Midsummer Ball, romance, jealousy and betrayal fill the air. Events conspire to leave Charlotte and the Parker family facing difficult choices. STREAM this episode for free through January 3, 2021

We wrote about the possibility of “Sanditon” getting renewed for a second season, here.


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