One of my favorite books as a girl was Little Women. I have a feeling, I am not the only one who lists it among their favorite books. I remember the March sisters fondly, and that is why I am so excited to let you know that PBS Distribution is releasing MASTERPIECE: LITTLE WOMEN on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD.

Set against the backdrop of a country divided, the story follows the four March sisters on their journey from childhood to adulthood while their father is away at war.

Under the guidance of their mother Marmee, 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, their cantankerous wealthy Aunt March and benevolent neighbor Mr. Laurence, Little Women is a coming-of-age story that is as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868. 

MASTERPIECE: LITTLE WOMEN” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray May 22, 2018. The run time of the program is approximately 180 minutes. The program will also be available for digital download.

Little Women is one of the most-loved novels in the English language, and with good reason,” says writer and executive producer Heidi Thomas. “Its humanity, humor, and tenderness never date, and as a study of love, grief, and growing up it has no equal. There could be no better time to revisit the story of a family striving for happiness in an uncertain world.”

Heading the cast are Academy Award® nominee Emily Watson (The Theory of EverythingHilary and Jackie) as Marmee, the devoted mother of the four adolescent March girls; Michael Gambon (Churchill’s SecretPage Eight) as Mr. Laurence; and Academy Award® winner Angela Lansbury (Murder, She WroteThe Manchurian Candidate) as the March family matriarch, Aunt March.

Click Here to View a Preview of the Program 

The March sisters—the “little women” of the title—feature newcomer Maya Hawke as the willful and adventurous Jo; Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series) as the eldest and most virtuous, Meg; Annes Elwy (King Arthur: Excalibur Rising) as the shy sister, Beth; and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) as Amy, the youngest of the family.

Also appearing are Jonah Hauer-King (Howards End) as Laurie, the loveable boy next door; Dylan Baker (The Good Wife) as Mr. March, who is serving as a chaplain with the Union Army; Julian Morris (Mark Felt) as John Brooke, Laurie’s cultured and handsome tutor; and Mark Stanley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as the charming Professor Bhaer.

A celebration of family as much as it is a recognition of the challenges of growing up and forging an individual identity, the program remains relevant due to the universal themes at its core. Backed by a nearly all-female creative team, Thomas’ adaptation doesn’t shy away from tackling the darker, more complex emotions the March family experiences. Drawing from a novel that was well ahead of its time the show speaks to current issues as much as it does to the issues women faced at the turn of the 20th century. 

Devotees of the original novel will relish the book’s indelible scenes in this MASTERPIECE production: the cruel fate of Jo’s manuscript, Amy’s accident on the ice, Meg’s first ball, Beth and the forbidden piano, the pickled limes affair, and many other cherished episodes in a journey to a bygone time.

Although modern society would be disorienting in the extreme to the March sisters, Thomas notes that even today “girls are still confused about their desires and their desirability, and the passage from innocence to experience is more turbulent than ever.” 

“We need hope, and we need empathy,” she adds. “We need laughter, and we need catharsis, we need joy and inspiration. LITTLE WOMEN gives us all of these things.”


PBS Distribution is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! 5 Lucky Blog Readers will each win their own Masterpiece: Little Women DVD! Thank you to PBS Distribution for the review copy and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Open to US residents.

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56 Responses to PBS “MASTERPIECE: LITTLE WOMEN” on DVD & Blu-Ray #Giveaway

  1. Abigail Gibson

    I really like the Frontline documentaries.

  2. Barbara Lima

    Call the Midwife

  3. Bernie Wallace

    I visited PBS and I like Mister Rogers Neighberhood. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  4. Tracy Shafer

    Unforgotten looks really good.

  5. Adrienne Gordon

    I like NOVA.

  6. Antoinette M

    I like to watch A Chef’s Life.

  7. angie

    I like Victoria.

  8. Shannon Baas

    I like Downton Abbey.

  9. Elena

    I like Frontline.

  10. Lauralee Hensley

    I like ‘Call The Midwife’.

  11. Cynthia C

    I would like this DVD:
    Masterpiece: Victoria Season 2 –

  12. Mary Cloud

    Unforgotten looks like a good show

  13. Jennifer B

    I LOVE Anne of Green Gables and all Ken burns documentaries

  14. cyndi br

    I like Victoria season 1 and 2

  15. Natalie

    I love Anne of Green Gables and Sherlock!

  16. I love the “Victoria” show.

  17. Daniel

    Mister Rogers Neighberhood. Such a classic PBS show!

  18. Sharon Yarrell

    I like Luther.

  19. Debbi Wellenstein

    Downton Abbey is one of our favorites.

  20. bill norris

    Sherlock is awesome.

  21. David Basile

    Secrets of the Dead

  22. Daniel M

    always like Nova

  23. Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    I love Anne of Green Gables!

  24. Julie

    Downton Abbey!

  25. Nicole C

    I absolutely love Victoria.

  26. Kathy D

    I like ‘Call The Midwife’.

  27. Ty

    I love their nature show series.

  28. Sam

    PBS is simply awesome and I just love “Little women” ! Another show I found I want asap is The Royal Collections! I actually one of the books they turned into a movie/show!

  29. Julie Waldron

    I’d like Anne of Green Gables.

  30. Juanita Alvarez

    i like Masterpiece Little Woman,

  31. Angela Saver

    We also like the program, Arthur. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. I want to buy ‘Masterpiece: To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters’ Blu-ray; that was so marvelous.

  33. Fredrick Pauly

    My wife love Call of the Midwife.

  34. Leela

    The Great British Baking Show! I love it 🙂

  35. David Hollingsworth

    Since I am a very passionate film lover, I would to get Independent Lens: These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America Blu-ray.

  36. susan smoaks

    i love the show victoria it is my favorite

  37. Christina Sparks

    Bird Brain DVD

  38. I love the Call The Midwife series! Thanks and God Bless!

  39. Hesper Fry

    I enjoy watching Midsomer Murders.

  40. Leslie Davis

    Great British Bake Off

  41. Jennifer J

    I like Americas Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country on PBS. Thanks!

  42. tallcapp

    My newest favorite is Unforgotten. Hope there is a new season soon.

  43. Rivka

    I’ve really enjoyed the first season of Victoria.

  44. Mia J

    I like Anne of green Gables.

  45. Trisha McKee

    I love Anne of Green Gables.

  46. Danielle Day

    Love Victoria it’s amazing.

  47. Donna Clifford

    Wonders: Season 1

  48. Buddy Garrett

    I like Nova.

  49. Leah Shumack

    Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorites!

  50. Michelle H.

    I am interested in “American Masters: Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (2015) DVD”.

  51. kathy pease

    I like the NATURE: The World’s Most Wanted Animal DVD

  52. Laura Emerson

    I like Poldark and really enjoy Frontline and Independent Lens.

  53. James Coyne

    I like the Nova Wonders DVD

  54. DanV

    I also like Call the Midwife

  55. Cassandra D

    I like A Chef’s Life.

  56. Sand

    I like Victoria!

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