PBS- Top Picks for Adults, 2020-Dr. Diane Howard, Movie Reviewer, Publicist, Interviewer

by DrDianeHoward | created - 23 Sep 2019 | updated - 29 Jan 2020 | Public

Top Free-to View, PBS Movies & TV, Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies),movie editor, interviewer, publicist reviews top redemptive, family movies & TV for content and artistry to promote the best for adults (See https://dianehoward.com/)

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1. Les Misérables (2018–2019)

TV-14 | 372 min | Drama, Romance

Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more.

Stars: Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Adeel Akhtar, David Bradley

Votes: 8,696

2. Victoria (2016–2019)

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Tommy Knight, Jordan Waller

Votes: 29,160

3. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance

A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 213,742

4. Poldark (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Beatie Edney

Votes: 33,758

5. Country Music (2019)

Documentary, Music

The story of the creation of modern Country music.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Marty Stuart, Vince Gill, Rosanne Cash

Votes: 1,565

6. Animal Babies: First Year on Earth (2019)


The first year of life is the toughest. Four cinematographers follow six baby animals as they face the challenges of surviving their first year on Earth. For these animal babies, this is the story of what it takes to survive in the wild.

Stars: Robert Poole, Arina Ii, Wunmi Mosaku

Votes: 76

7. Rick Steves' Europe (2000–2021)

TV-G | 26 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

American travel authority Rick Steves guides viewers through his favorite European cities.

Stars: Rick Steves, Concepción Delgado de los Reyes, Andreas Clemens, Alfio Di Mauro

Votes: 601

8. Nature (1982– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Family

Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, George Page, Chris Morgan, David Attenborough

Votes: 766

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