Picks and Pans Review: Masterpiece Theatre: Silas Marner

updated 03/16/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/16/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

PBS (Sun., March 15, 9 p.m. ET)

B-

Ben (Gandhi) Kingsley stars in a Victorian melodrama about a justifiably bitter and lonely man whose life is brightened by a child. Kingsley is golden but the story is as gooey as a blackened marshmallow.

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