This holiday season PBS Distribution has a wonderful selection of gift-giving options for Jane Austen fans and lovers of period dramas, as well as award-winning and learning-based programs for children. Available just in time for the holidays on DVD and/or Blu-ray are: “Sanditon, Season 1,” “Victoria: The Complete Seasons 1, 2 & 3 Collection,” “Arthur: The Ultimate Friendship Collection” and “Molly of Denali: Molly’s Awesome Alaskan Adventures, Volume 1.”
SANDITON, SEASON 1
“Sanditon” is the fan-favorite series that has everyone begging
for a second season! Emmy Award®-winning writer and Britain’s
a national treasure, Andrew Davies, adapts Jane Austen’s last
the unfinished novel vividly to life in an epic drama romantics will fall
in love with.
Upon her arrival in the seaside town of Sanditon, the sensible and
naïve Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams), observes
hypochondria, avarice, and attempted seduction run amok. Lady
Denham (Anne Reid), is playing matchmaker for her destitute
nephew, Sir Edward, who is determined to seduce Lady
Denham’s ward, Clara and become the primary heir to his aunt’s
estate. The arrival of wealthy, mixed-race heiress Miss Lambe,
under the guardianship of visionary entrepreneur Tom Parker’s
(Kris Marshall), upright and charming, brother Sidney Parker (Theo James), adds an interesting complication. Eligible men naturally find Miss Lambe fascinating, while Charlotte is intrigued by Sidney…
With many promising loose ends and romantic possibilities, how will the young people pair off? Who will Lady Denham designate as her heir? Will Tom’s tourist spa finally catch on with the public? Where will that lead?
Andrew Davies imaginatively enters this world of Georgian-era
suitors, hustlers, and health cranks and boldly tells us what happens next.
“Sanditon, Season 1” has a run time of 370 minutes on 2 discs and extra bonus footage that did not air during the broadcast. The DVD SRP is $39.99 and the Blu-ray SRP is $49.99. The series is available now.
VICTORIA, THE COMPLETE SEASONS 1, 2 & 3 COLLECTION
Discover all three seasons of the unmissable and critically
acclaimed global hit drama “Victoria” starring Jenna Coleman as
Queen Victoria, a nineteenth-century heroine for our times.
This landmark account of the life of one of history’s greatest
monarchs begin as Victoria takes her first faltering steps from
capricious, hormonal teenager to the respected monarch,
navigating palace intrigue and constitutional crises alongside an
epic romance with her husband Prince Albert (Thomas Hughes).
As Victoria’s reign continues, she must face the very modern
the challenge of balancing life as a mother and wife with her work
as ruler of the most powerful nation on Earth. As the lavish saga
unfolds against the backdrop of pivotal moments in history, the
Queen and Prince Albert must meet each public challenge while
confronting profound personal change.
The box set has a run time of approximately 22 hours on 9 discs and an SRP of $74.99. The collection is now available.
ARTHUR: THE ULTIMATE FRIENDSHIP COLLECTION
Join Arthur and his friends for 48 friendship-filled stories
featuring more than 10 hours of fun! In this collection,
Arthur, Francine, and Buster must complete a report on
ancient Rome in “Team Trouble.” Can they work together
to complete the school assignment? Then, in “D.W. Bossy
Pants”, D.W. loves to get her own way. Can she learn how
to be nicer to her friends and continue playing with them
on the playground? Plus, Arthur receives some bad news
in “Arthur’s Faraway Friend” – Buster is leaving town to go
live with his dad for a while.
Is this the end for the two buddies? Children will learn how to work together as a team, care for other’s feelings, build new friendships, and much more in this multi-disc set of Arthur and his friends’ adventures!
The DVD has a run time of approximately 10 hours on 3 discs and an SRP of $19.99. The DVD is available now.
MOLLY OF DENALI: MOLLY’S AWESOME ALASKAN ADVENTURES, VOLUME 1
Follow the adventures of the curious and resourceful 10-
year-old Molly Mabray. This collection features 32 fun
stories from the Peabody Award and Television Critics
Association Award-winning PBS KIDS series and the first
national children’s series to feature a Native American lead
character. In these action-packed Alaskan adventures,
Molly catches her first fish in “First Fish/Amazing Snow,”
learns about Alaska’s Native history, creates a maze out of
snow, solves a monster mystery, and much more!
The DVD has a run time of approximately 7 hours on 2
discs, an SRP of $14.99 and will be available