PBS has released a number of videos online to mark the start of the BBC’s new Little Women adaptation in America.
From the makers of Wolf Hall and the executive producer of Downton Abbey, American author Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1868 novel has been adapted for television by Call the Midwife creator Heidi Thomas.
An all-star cast includes Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything) as Marmee, Dame Angela Lansbury (Murder She Wrote) as Aunt March, Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) as their neighbour Mr. Laurence and Jonah Hauer-King as Laurie Laurence, alongside Maya Hawke, Willa Fitzgerald, Annes Elwy and Kathryn Newton as the iconic March sisters.
Watch a video about the true story of Little Women:
Find out all about the real Jo March:
Watch the cast discuss working with the legendary Angela Lansbury:
Take a look behind the scenes:
The cast reflect on what they’d bring back from the 1860s:
Watch the cast explore their characters’ struggles, strengths, and imperfections:
Little Women is available to buy on DVD now:
The official synopsis reads: “Loved by generations of women worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood.
“With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage.”