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This Week on WETA UK: February 24-March 2

This week (and every week) tune into WETA UK for the best of British television. Whether you're a DC area resident, visiting the area from out of town, a British television expert or just a casual watcher, WETA UK has everything any viewer needs to escape to England for a little while.

Monday at 8pm, enjoy the Pie in the Sky episode “Sky Return Match” where Henry has to solve a series of thefts but gets unexpected and suspicious help from a private security firm.

Tuesday at 9pm, catch the last two episodes of the new season of Doc Martin. In episode 7 of  season 6, “Listen to Mother”, Ruth argues with Margaret for her lack of motherly behavior in Martin’s life. A potentially fatal accident puts someone in the hospital and a major announcement makes things even more dramatic. Then in episode 8 of season 6, “Departure”, someone goes on a trip causing much grief for Martin and he decides to confront his mother. The information Martin finds out about Louisa is critical and leads to one of the most exciting season finales in Doc Martin history.

Wednesday at 9pm, watch the Downton Abbey season 4 finale. The Crawleys are in London, where Rose's coming out ball is to be staged at the stately Grantham House. In other events, Cora's mother visits and the family finds itself in the midst of a potential scandal.

Thursday at 11pm, see a new episode of Hebburn. In “Stairway to Hebburn”, Pauline quits her job to sell cupcakes while Vicki accompanies Gervaise to recording studio. Tension between Gervaise and Lindsay comes to a limit exploding as they reveal their true feelings. Sarah gets a surprise that would change her life forever.

Friday at 6:30pm, catch Rumpole of the Bailey “Rumpole and the Course of True Love”. Uncontrollable bed-hopping ruins the chances of Guthrie Featherstone QC MP becoming a judge and Rumpole's client's career as a teacher.

Saturday at 11pm, tune in for the documentary Wild Australasia “Southern Seas” Mermaids and dragons glide through the clear blue water, bizarre fish ‘walk’ along the bottom and on tropical beaches crabs and seagulls have a tug-of-war for food. Even the sea lions here are weird. “Southern Seas” journeys around the dramatic coasts of Australia and New Zealand revealing the unique wildlife in these waters.

Sunday at 10pm, watch the last episode of To Play The King, the sequel to the original House of Cards series. The King drives the need to invest more in housing and social services but the Prime Minister reminds the King to stay out of politics. Party Chairman Tim Stamper is upset that his old friend Urquhart won't promise him a senior Cabinet post if they win the election which begins a vengeful plot. Urquhart must deal with Stamper and Sarah, both of whom have the evidence to ruin him.

 

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood | Daniel's Big Feelings Week

WETA Kids presents five new episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood that focus on the big emotions that young children experience. In “Daniel’s Big Feelings Week”, Daniel Tiger and his friends help children and families learn strategies for dealing with feelings of jealousy, disappointment, frustration and empathy. Read on for episode descriptions!

"Daniel’s Big Feelings Week" airs on WETA Kids Tuesday February 18-24, 2014 at 11:30am!
All five episodes will air back-to-back on Saturday February 22 from 12:30pm-3pm.

“Duckling Goes Home/Daniel Feels Left Out” – Premieres February 18 at 11:30am
“Duckling Goes Home”: Today at school, the children find out that Ducky has grown too big to be their classroom pet and it’s time to take him back to the farm. This news is very upsetting, especially to Daniel and Miss Elaina. The children cope with their sadness in different ways and soon they feel a little bit better.
“Daniel Feels Left Out”: On their way home from the Neighborhood grocery store, Dad and Daniel stop by the Treehouse to say “hello.” O the Owl and Katerina Kittycat have been playing together all day, and are even going to have dinner together. When it is time to go home with Dad, Daniel feels left out and sad. Back at home, Mom and Dad Tiger help Daniel with his sad feelings and he soon starts to feel better.
Strategy: It’s ok to feel sad sometimes; little by little you'll feel better.

“Daniel Gets Frustrated/Frustration at School” – Premieres February 19 at 11:30am
“Daniel Gets Frustrated”: Daniel is staying at home with Mom Tiger today. He really wants to play with Prince Wednesday, but the prince is visiting his cousin Chrissie. He asks Mom if they can go to Music Man Stan’s shop, but they can't because it is closed. Daniel gets really frustrated when it seems that he’s unable to do anything he wants to do. With some guidance from Mom, Daniel learns how to work through his frustration.
“Frustration at School”: Daniel and his friends are playing “restaurant” at school and Daniel feels frustrated when he can’t find the toy he is looking for. Teacher Harriet helps him realize that the right thing to do is to take a step back and ask for help.
Strategy: When you’re frustrated, take a step back and ask for help.

“Daniel Is Jealous/Jealousy at the Treehouse” – Premieres February 20 at 11:30am
“Daniel Is Jealous”: Daniel and Katerina are playing “airplane” with Grandpere. Daniel thinks Katerina is getting too much attention from Grandpere and starts to feel jealous. Daniel explains his feelings and is reassured that he is Grandpere’s one and only Daniel.
“Jealousy at the Treehouse”: Daniel and Katerina are at O the Owl’s house today, playing with his new science kit. Daniel and Katerina feel jealous of O because they want science tools just like his. After talking about their feelings, the children realize how they can all enjoy O’s special science kit.
Strategy: When you feel jealous, talk about it.

“Someone Else’s Feelings/Empathy at School”– Premieres February 21 at 11:30am
“Someone Else’s Feelings”: Daniel and O the Owl are pretending to be handymen, using their toy tools to make “repairs” to Daniel’s playhouse. Daniel is having lots of fun hammering loudly, but it’s upsetting O, who would rather do something quieter. Daniel loves hammering so much that it’s hard for him to see why it upsets O. Mom helps Daniel be empathetic and think about how O is feeling: Daniel remembers a time when he was upset because Miss Elaina was being way too loud for him. He doesn’t want O to feel this way, and he realizes that they can both have fun as quiet handymen!
“Empathy at School”: Chrissie and Daniel are playing together at school today, but when Chrissie loses her special bracelet, she doesn’t feel like playing anymore. Daniel has trouble understanding why, until Teacher Harriet shows him how to be empathetic and think about how Chrissie may be feeling. Daniel remembers just how worried he was when he thought he had lost Tigey and decides to stop playing and help find the bracelet.
Strategy: Think about how someone else is feeling.

“Line Leader Daniel/Neighborhood Jobs” – Premieres February 24 at 11:30am
“Line Leader Daniel”: The children are getting new classroom jobs at school. Daniel really wants to be line leader! When he doesn’t get the job he wants, Daniel is disappointed. Soon he learns that all of the jobs are necessary to keep the classroom running smoothly.
“Neighborhood Jobs”: Daniel and Mom Tiger are visiting the library today. Unfortunately, X the Owl isn't feeling very well and needs to go to the doctor. Daniel learns the importance of all the Neighborhood jobs when he and Mom Tiger fill in as librarian for X so he can see Dr. Anna.
Strategy: Everyone’s job is important; we all help in different ways.
 

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This Week on WETA UK: February 10-16

WETA UK is the Washington, DC  area's public broadcasting station airing all-British programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. WETA UK is your free and commercial-free source for all the best British television shows cover drama, comedy, documentary, mystery, and everything in-between. Click here to find WETA UK on your television and read on for our highlights in this week's WETA UK schedule.

Monday at 9pm, experience the first two mysteries of the Midsomer Murders series back-to-back! From 9pm-10:30pm, watch "The Killings at Badger's Drift": Emily Simpson is found dead in her cottage after witnessing something unsettling in the nearby woods. Emily's friend Lucy Bellringer entrusts Barnaby with her fears that Emily was murdered. What did Emily see and why is she dead? Then from 10:30pm-midnight, watch "Written in Blood": A local writer's group eagerly anticipates a visit from a best-selling author but instead the group witnesses a sequence of gruesome events. DCI Barnaby tried to get inexperienced Sergeant Troy to unravel the truth.

Tuesday at 8pm, continue the excitement and drama of the original House of Cards sequel, To Play The King. In episode 2, Prime Minister Urquhart is annoyed with the King's controversial speech and announces a general election. Now that Urquhart turns to Sarah Harding for advice, Tim Stamper feels ignored while the King secretly attempts to form an alliance of all the opposition parties.

Wednesday at 10pm, catch The Making of a Lady. Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, educated but penniless Emily is a companion for Lady Maria. Emily accepts a marriage proposal from her employer's nephew, Lord James Walderhurst who is a widower pushed into providing an heir. This arrangement brings drama, illness, attempted murder and, more!

Thursday at 11am, start Ballykissangel from the very beginning! Ballykissangel is located in the heart of the Irish countryside. It’s the kind of place where everyone knows everyone else, where everyone knows everyone else’s business, where gossip is rife and where disputes are settled by taking bets on the outcome. Here life revolves around the local Catholic church and its rival, the local bar.

Friday at 11pm, enjoy the warm comedy, Cafe! Sarah's moved back home from London, having lost her boyfriend and her job, so for now she's helping out her mum Carol in the welcoming seaside cafe. Divorcee Carol owns the place, and her mother Mary, a broad minded soul in her 70s, is a permanent fixture. Colorful characters pop in and out of the cafe including old school friends like Richard, who secretly fancies Sarah and gets wildly jealous of the obvious attraction between her and John, a former classmate who's returned to the town as a successful businessman.

Saturday from 11:30am-6:30pm get your full dose of British mysteries! From 11:30am-1:30am, catch two episodes of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries  "The Green Mill Murder" and "Death at Victoria Dock". Then at 1:30pm watch Agatha Christie's Poirot take on the mystery of "Double Sin". Following Poirot is Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett at 2:25pm. Beginning at 3:20pm, watch Midsomer Murders "Death of a Hollow Man" and "Faithful Unto Death" back-to-back.

Sunday from 4pm-6pm, watch Foyle's War "Fifty Ships" in its entirety! In this first episode of season 2, an American multi-millionaire, an old flame of Foyle's, and a mysterious man claiming to be a Dutch refugee, are all implicated when a dead body is discovered on a Hastings beach.

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New WETA TV26 Documentary | Arlington National Cemetery

As the Washington, DC flagship PBS station, WETA TV26 has a long tradition of celebrating the people and history of this region through local programming. The newest WETA TV26 production is Arlington National Cemetery, a one hour documentary exploring the history, mission, and daily operations of this final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. To create this show, WETA interviewed more than a dozen cemetery staff, military personnel, and family members of the fallen, filmed 8 funeral services for Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy service members, and filmed the cemetery during four major National Holidays, amounting to about 60 hours of footage. This new program premieres Wednesday February 5, 2014 at 8pm and will show you Arlington National Cemetery as you’ve never seen it before. Click here for more air dates. Scroll down to watch a preview of the show.

 

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This Week on WETA UK: February 3-9

February on WETA UK starts off strong with excellent new British comedies as well as more of your favorite British dramas. Read on to find out what the WETA UK programmers want to highlight in this week’s schedule, February 3-9, 2014.

Monday from 6-7:30pm, unwind with three back-to-back episodes of Antiques Roadshow BBC! Start the evening off at Gloucester Cathedral where an early Doctor Who (airs on WETA UK Saturdays 10am & Sundays 11pm) script makes a surprise appearance. Then head to Carter’s Steam Fair where alongside the carousels and waltzers are valuable paintings and more. Finish the evening off at Kedleston Hall where a rare mill clock rivals a collection of 70 toasters for unique finds.

Tuesday at 8pm, begin House of Cards: To Play the King episode 1. This sequel to the original House of Cards continues to follow the devilish Francis Urquhart. After managing to become the British prime minister and crush all significant opposition, his survival on the top is threatened by a liberal monarch and a few skeletons in the closet. Then at 9pm, watch the first two episodes of the new season of Doc Martin! In the first two episodes of season 6, Portwenn is buzzing with arrangements for the wedding of the Doc and Louisa. Will they finally tie the knot, or will the villagers have to put the confetti back in the box again? Then, Martin and Louisa host a disastrous dinner party, the new nanny walks out, and Morwenna advertises for a lodger.

Wednesday at 8pm, tune into our primary channel WETA TV26 for the premiere of our newest documentary Arlington National Cemetery where the history, mission, and daily operations of this honored resting place are explored. Then at 10pm, turn back to WETA UK for Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock "His Last Vow", the final episode in the new Sherlock series.

Thursday from 8pm-10pm, get the giggles from our new contemporary comedy line-up. Starting at 8pm, begin Spy from the beginning. In episode 1 “Codename: Loser” the main character Tim quits his job during a custody battle with his ex-wife. He applies for a job as a civil servant doing data entry, but discovers during the job interview that he has been offered a job as a trainee spy for MI5. Then at 8:30pm, mockumentary Twenty Twelve begins! Follow the trials of the management of the fictional Olympic Deliverance Commission (ODC), the body tasked to organize the Olympic Games. Then at 9pm, watch the first episode of Moone Boy, a warm family comedy series about a young boy growing up in a chaotic and creative household in late 1980s Ireland. Finally, at 9:30pm, catch the favored comedy Outnumbered from the very first episode!

Friday at 9pm, begin Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries from the very beginning! Miss Fisher is a female detective of a unique kind. She’s no stranger to jazz clubs of late 1920s in Melbourne, Australia and fights injustice with her decorative pistol and her sharp wit. Love it? Stay tuned at 10pm for the second episode!

Saturday from 3:20-6:30pm, catch the two very first Midsomer Murders episodes! “The Killings at Badger’s Drift” and “Written in Blood” are sure to engage your brain and maybe even your fear!

Sunday at 7pm, take a trip to Wild South America in this documentary series! Discover the "Lost Worlds", from the icy peaks of the Andes to the Amazon jungle and the Atacama desert, these extreme conditions are home to a mind-boggling variety of creatures. But how and why did they choose to live in such habitats? Then at 8pm, learn more about Wild Australasia! Go on a contemporary exploration of Australia and its closest islands, wildlife and wilderness. It reveals how this island continent and surrounding seas were transformed by human invasion and natural climatic change from a lush wilderness into one of the world’s most modern, developed nations with a vast desert at its heart. To round off your trip around the world in one night, at 9pm watch Wild Caribbean "Treasure Islands"! The calm blue waters of the Caribbean may look inviting but over the centuries their extensive coral reefs have been death traps to unwary or unfortunate sailors. If not hurricanes and storms, then raids by pirates have created the shipwrecks of the Caribbean. And those wrecks have in turn become the home for colorful coral and marine life. Follow the most dramatic stories of piracy, trade and treachery and visit the most spectacular reefs on earth, to find the true treasure of the Caribbean.

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