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Books That Inspired Your Favorite PBS Shows

Is your favorite PBS series over or are you anxiously awaiting the next installment of your favorite show? While you are waiting for the next season to start, try reading the books that inspired the shows.


Arthur & George





This miniseries is based on the novel, "Arthur & George" by Julian Barnes


Call the Midwife





The first few seasons of this popular PBS series are based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth







Grantchester is based on the Grantchester Mysteries series by James Runcie.


Mr. Selfridge





This series, based on the life of Henry Selfridge, was inspired by the biography "Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge," written by Lindy Woodhead.




Poldark is based on the Poldark family novels by Winston Graham.







Sherlock is a modern day adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes series written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.







This drama series is based on the Kurt Wallander series by the Swedish author Henning Mankell.


Wolf Hall





Wolf Hall is based on the Wolf Hall novels by Hilary Mantel.


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