Masterpiece: Little Women

Little Women

Little Women on Nine PBS

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.

Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, this three-part adaptation from the award-winning creator of Call the Midwife Heidi Thomas (Cranford, Upstairs Downstairs) will be directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, My Mad Fat Diary).

Tune in Sundays, May 13 & 20, on​ Nine PBS

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Little Women - Masterpiece

First Trailer

Aired: 2018-05-13 12:00:00 0:30 Rating: NR

See the first trailer for Little Women, coming soon to MASTERPIECE.

Episode Guide

Episode 1 - May 13, 2018

Christmas, 1861. The March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – and their mother Marmee prepare for Christmas without presents and without their father, a Union army chaplain away at war. Learning to appreciate the smaller things in life, the sisters strike up a friendship with their charming new neighbor Laurie and his tutor John Brooke.

Episode 2 - May 20, 2018

As Marmee waits by her husband’s sickbed in the army hospital, the March sisters must learn to cope without their parents. Beth helps a poor German immigrant family suffering from scarlet fever, but her life is thrown into danger as she also falls ill, and Amy is sent away to take over as Aunt March’s companion.

One year later, the March family gathers as they are faced with devastating news. With new responsibilities, Jo is consumed by grief and frustration, only alleviated through writing. She pens a heartfelt poem, which is publicly well-received. In Europe, Laurie and Amy reunite and grow close, their friendship blossoming into love. They return home to greet the March’s with unexpected news.