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This Week on WETA UK: December 15-21

Monday at 7:30pm tune in for the My Family holiday special “Ho Ho No”. Susan's scheme to lure Ben to a country house for a Christmas for two and then 'surprise' him with the family on Christmas Day is doomed. Only the turkey is left unscathed.

Tuesday at 9:45pm Doc Martin season 2 begins with “Old Dogs”. Dr. Martin Ellingham is still as clumsy as ever when it comes to forming relationships with the opposite sex. Just when things are beginning to look rosily romantic between him and pretty school teacher Louisa Glasson, he makes a terrible faux pas.

Wednesday at 8pm Inspector Morse begins season 2 with “The Settling of the Sun” part 1. Jane Robson asks Morse to present a crossword prize at a summer school in Lonsdale College and while he is dining with a group of overseas students, a young Japanese man dies in what seems to be a brutal ritual killing. It turns out that Morse has unwittingly given all his best suspects a watertight alibi. Catch part 2 next Wednesday (12/24) at 8pm!

Thursday at 12:30pm catch another My Family holiday special “Have an Unhappy Christmas”. Ben's efforts to buy Susan's Christmas present get him into trouble  and Susan's letter from The Palace means a change of holiday plans for everyone.

Friday and every weekday on WETA UK, catch four Antiques Roadshow: BBC episodes from 6am-8am.

Saturday at 11am Red Dwarf season 5 begins! In the first episode “Holoship”, Rimmer is transmitted from Red Dwarf to the advanced Holoship Enlightenment which contains the cream of the Space Corps. Everything he has dreamed of exists on this ship. Can he earn a commission to join this fantastic vessel?

Sunday at 10pm Robin Hood season 2 continues with “Ducking and Diving”. A horrified Robin realizes that his plan to capture the Sheriff’s spy, Henry of Lewes, has failed because he has a traitor in his gang. Fearing for Marian’s safety in the castle, Robin sets about rooting out the turncoat.
 

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Peg + Cat + Holidays | New WETA Kids Special

WETA Kids is excited to announce the Peg + Cat + Holidays one-hour special! Read on for air dates/times and descriptions of the episodes within the special!

Airs on WETA Kids
December 21 at 10am
December 24 at 8:30am, 3:30pm, 8:30pm
December 25 at 1pm, 6pm, 11:30pm

Airs on WETA TV26
December 24 at 7am, 10:30am
December 25 at 6am

Episode Descriptions:
“The Hanukkah Problem” - When Albert Einstein has Peg and Cat over on Hanukkah, he shows them how to make a 2D piece of paper into a 3D dreidel. Later, they need to use this process to bring peace to Al's home and save his Hanukkah.

“The Christmas Problem” - When Santa Claus is in trouble, Peg and Cat have to solve their biggest problem ever: how to make and wrap presents for all the children of the world, and then deliver them using 100 sleighs.

“The Penguin Problem” - Peg and Cat coach a team of skiing penguins, who would have a shot at the Olympic gold medal if only they knew "over," "under," and "in between.”


 

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This Week on WETA UK: December 8-14

Monday at 4pm Hustle season 4 begins! The hustlers are back and off to sunny Los Angeles for their first con without old leader, Mickey. New boss, Danny, is out to prove himself and talks them into a scam, which might prove to be way over their heads.

Tuesday at 8pm WPC 56 continues with “Little Boy Lost”. Gina's life is put in mortal danger when an attempt to lure the killer takes a deadly twist. Meanwhile, Jack makes a horrifying discovery about the killer's past, but can he get to Gina in time?

Wednesday at 9pm the Original House of Cards trilogy ends with The Final Cut part 4. This dramatic and suspenseful political drama ends here and won’t disappoint! If you miss it Wednesday, watch it Friday at 6:30pm or Sunday at 7pm!

Thursday at 8:30pm Twenty Twelve season 2 begins. The documentary cameras continue to follow the men and women responsible for delivering the London Olympic Games as they paddle increasingly hard to keep the games on track and on budget.  

Friday at 10pm Miss Marple returns to the WETA UK schedule! In “Murder at the Vicarage” when the hated Colonel Protheroe is found murdered in the sleepy village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is puzzled why so many people want to confess.

Saturday at 10:30pm Inside Claridge’s begins! Claridge's, in the heart of London's Mayfair, is a five star luxury hotel favored by royalty and celebrities. For the first time in its long history, this famously discreet institution has opened its doors to documentary cameras.

Sunday at 4pm watch the two part Foyle’s War episode “The French Drop”. English agent Facteur is killed when he steps on a mine after landing in the French countryside.
 

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Discovering Alexandria: The Early Years | Alexandria, VA History Documentary

WETA TV26 presents a new, local, history documentary, Discovering Alexandria: The Early Years. Tune in for the premiere Thursday December 4 at 8pm! The show repeats throughout the month. In this blog post, watch a preview of the program and read a detailed description of the show.

This new 90-minute documentary explores the extraordinary story of Alexandria, Virginia, a vibrant community richly steeped in history, bringing the past to life and examining the city’s outsized role in American history from the 17th through the 19th centuries.

Discovering Alexandria spotlights the city’s role in the British Empire and the Independence movement, the planter and port economies, the slave trade and the experience of Alexandria’s African American community through time, and the development of industry. Touching on the earliest evidence of Paleoindian civilization in the area before taking up the story of early settlement, economic growth and community-building, the program concludes with post-Civil War Reconstruction, examining the momentous changes wrought by the war.

Watch Discovering Alexandria: The Early Years:
Thursday December 4 at 8pm & 10pm
Friday December 5 at 2:30pm
Sunday December 7 at 7pm
Tuesday December 9 at 8pm

*Air dates may change. Visit weta.org for the latest air dates and times.*


 

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This Week on WETA UK: December 1-7

Monday at 9pm new mystery series Doctor Blake Mysteries begins! Watch three episodes back-to-back-to-back from 9pm-11pm. Set in the late 1950s, Dr. Lucien Blake returns to a place he once called home to take over his deceased father's medical practice. Everything seems peaceful on the surface but the regional town clashes with the tensions and fears of the decade to come.

Tuesday at 7pm begin Chef! from episode 1. Gareth Blackstock is the executive chef at Le Château Anglais and he is infuriated when management cuts his budget. He is one up on the budget when Everton shows up and volunteers his service as sous chef for no compensation in order that he can train in the most famous kitchen in England.

Wednesday at 7pm British comedy Me & Mrs. Jones begins! The series follows the increasingly complex life of Mrs. Gemma Jones as she balances love, affection, and motherhood between an ex-husband, one grown-up son, two young daughters, and male admirers with a 20-year age gap. In the premiere episode, Gemma's life changes when her son returns from travelling and a friendly parent named Tom asks her out on a date.

Thursday from 6am-8am watch four episodes of Antiques Roadshow: BBC. Be sure to tune in every weekday during this time slot for the same great line-up!

Friday at 8pm Rosemary & Thyme take on the case of “Orpheus in the Undergrowth”. Laura and Rosemary are brought in by old friend Julia Moore to design a memorial garden, based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Julia is housing Laura's distraught daughter Helena, in a flat overlooking the communal square gardens where Laura and Rosemary are working. Helena is angry with her mother, thinking that she is responsible for her marriage break-up, and Laura is keen on healing the rift. But family matters are put on hold when Jeremy Pearson, another tenant of Julia's, is found dead in the communal garden.

Saturday at 9pm Masterpiece Classic: The Paradise season 2 concludes with the 7th and 8th parts. In the finale, Clémence returns but finds herself beholden to Weston; Moray makes a daring play for the store; and Denise sees a future for herself beyond the confines of the Paradise.

Sunday at 8pm Ladies of Letters season 2 begins! Watch two back-to-back episodes every Sunday beginning at 8pm. In episode 1, after a long breakdown in their friendship, Irene and Vera have a disastrous reunion at the funeral of a gentleman friend. Then in episode 2, Vera moves to a trailer park on a cliff top, falls in with some very suspicious company and — hearing that Irene has been gossiping about her to a mutual friend — sends a friendly thug from the trailer next door to sort her out.
 

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