Season 29, Episode 15 The Turn of the Screw

First Aired: February 27, 2000

Jodhi May shines in an elegant adaptation of “The Turn of the Screw,” Henry James' 1898 musings on ghosts and the corruption---perhaps---of innocent youth at an English country estate. May plays the governess, who's certain she's seeing the ghosts of her late predecessor and a former valet. She's also certain that they're turning her two young charges (Grace Robinson, Joe Sowerbutts) toward evil. Mrs. Grose: Pam Ferris.

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  • Premiered: January 10, 1971
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 E… (more)

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