Best Books to Make into a PBS Series

Do you love Masterpiece Theater and Mystery? Historical dramas like Brideshead Revisited or The Six Wives of Henry the VIII your bag? Did you love Foyle's War or Rosemary and Thyme? What about The Forsythe Saga or Wallender? Some books would just be better if they were allowed to unfold in a longer series rather than crammed into a 90 minute movie. So add your own or vote on some of these (in no particular order)! Fiction and nonfiction sources.
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411 books · 384 voters · list created December 29th, 2009 by Cheryl (votes) .
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Comments Showing 1-5 of 5 (5 new)

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message 1: by Adam (new)

Adam Wow I have reaD NONE, of those, and only heard of Pillars of the Earth and the Thirteenth Tale.


message 2: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Adam wrote: "Wow I have reaD NONE, of those, and only heard of Pillars of the Earth and the Thirteenth Tale."

Well that's neat! I always love discovering new books! Add/suggest some of your own!!




message 3: by Morgan (new)

Morgan F Adam wrote: "Wow I have reaD NONE, of those, and only heard of Pillars of the Earth and the Thirteenth Tale."

Wow, exactly the same for me, Adam.


message 4: by Kaegimf (new)

Kaegimf Have read many on the list. It was fun to find ones that I hadn't read and now can enjoy. Marlene


message 5: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl People seem content to just slap anything up here even those that have already been made into film.


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