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"Death Comes to Pemberley" in A Murderous Take on Jane Austen

Death Comes to Pemberley

What happens after Elizabeth and Darcy tie the knot at the end of Jane Austen's classic novel "Pride and Prejudice"? Crime-writing legend P.D. James has the answer in "Death Comes to Pemberley," appearing this week on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!

To recap: "Pride and Prejudice" describes the courtship of Elizabeth Bennet, one of five unmarried sisters with practically no money. The eligible men in her orbit include Mr. Darcy, who is rich but aloof, and a charming army officer named Wickham. Wickham's account of Darcy's dishonorable behavior poisons minds against the affluent landowner. But in the end, it is Wickham who is the cad, since he runs away with the impressionable youngest Bennet girl, Lydia. Darcy proves to be a man of integrity, and his proposal to Elizabeth is eventually accepted.

"Death Comes to Pemberley" opens six years after these events with an impending ball at Pemberley, the palatial estate of Elizabeth and Darcy. Shocking events at the ball involving Wickham and Lydia lead to a murder charge and a thrilling trial. Revenge, mysterious paternity, and a ghost all figure in the ensuing plot, which would have kept Jane Austen on the edge of her Windsor chair.

"Death Comes to Pemberley" is a delightful way to solve a murder, catch up with some of literature's best-loved characters, and tie a few romantic loose ends that Jane Austen left dangling...

KET: Sunday, Oct. 26 at 9/8 p.m. CT

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Math + Arts

Looking for lessons that will inspire students to do math? KET's new Math + Arts lesson plan collection on PBS LearningMedia includes exciting new ways to teach geometry, graphing, patterns, and much more using the arts.

The collection, which is designed for grades K-8, features lesson plans using dance, drama, music, and visual arts to teach math concepts.

Arts Anniversary

French pianist and composer Georges Bizet was born in Paris on October 25, 1838. He is best known for his opera Carmen.

Bizet's health was sometimes poor, but his unexpected and sudden death at age 37 shook the musical community in Paris.

Find out what happened in the arts today and every day in the Arts Toolkit's This Day in the Arts calendar.

State of the Art

Artist studios and centers in Danville, Harrodsburg, Salvisa, and points in between make up the annual ArTTour, November 1 and 2. This visual self-drive journey through beautiful central Kentucky countryside includes Danville's community Arts Center, the Arts Council of Mercer County Studio & Gallery in Harrodsburg, Michael Frasca Studio (functional and sculptural pottery), Kathleen O'Brien Studio (mixed media collage and drawing), Little Wing Studio (pop-folk paintings), Crosswinds Pottery, Lucto Pottery, Dixon Design (wood engravings and collage miniatures), and Russ Barragan's studio (sculptures in clay, stone, and bronze). Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Beaumont Inn are along the tour route for dining and lodging.

Melanie VanHouten of Josephine Sculpture Park will be guest sculptor at Kathleen O'Brien Studio, and a photo mixed media exhibit by Mary Rezny will be on display at Beaumont Inn.

Studios will be open from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Find out more at