Description

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s universally-beloved novel, Little Women is a new three-hour adaptation, from awardwinning
creator of Call the Midwife Heidi Thomas and directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen).
Set against the backdrop of a country divided, the story follows the four March sisters: Meg (Willa Fitzgerald), Jo (Maya
Hawke), Beth (Annes Elwy), and Amy (Kathryn Newton) on their journey from childhood to adulthood while their father
(Dylan Baker) is away at war. Under the guidance of their mother Marmee (Emily Watson), the girls navigate what it
means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage. Accompanied by the
charming boy next door Laurie Laurence (Jonah Hauer-King), their cantankerous wealthy Aunt March (Angela
Lansbury) and benevolent neighbour Mr. Laurence (Michael Gambon), Little Women is a coming-of-age story that is
as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868.
Little Women has been commissioned by Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore at the BBC, and is produced by
Playground (Wolf Hall, Howards End) for BBC One. The series is a co-production with Masterpiece on PBS. The
producer is Susie Liggat. Executive producers are Colin Callender

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Description

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s universally-beloved novel, Little Women is a new three-hour adaptation, from awardwinning
creator of Call the Midwife Heidi Thomas and directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen).
Set against the backdrop of a country divided, the story follows the four March sisters: Meg (Willa Fitzgerald), Jo (Maya
Hawke), Beth (Annes Elwy), and Amy (Kathryn Newton) on their journey from childhood to adulthood while their father
(Dylan Baker) is away at war. Under the guidance of their mother Marmee (Emily Watson), the girls navigate what it
means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage. Accompanied by the
charming boy next door Laurie Laurence (Jonah Hauer-King), their cantankerous wealthy Aunt March (Angela
Lansbury) and benevolent neighbour Mr. Laurence (Michael Gambon), Little Women is a coming-of-age story that is
as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868.
Little Women has been commissioned by Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore at the BBC, and is produced by
Playground (Wolf Hall, Howards End) for BBC One. The series is a co-production with Masterpiece on PBS. The
producer is Susie Liggat. Executive producers are Colin Callender

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