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This Week on WETA UK | WETA UK Schedule March 3 - 10

This week we introduce a brand new detective series to the WETA UK schedule! You’re invited to the Monday night premiere of Scott and Bailey! We continue many of our best British shows and begin new seasons of our favorites. Read on for more highlights this week and click here to watch video trailers of these shows!

 

Monday at 9:00pm join us for the WETA UK premiere of Scott and Bailey. This show is a thrilling investigative drama exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives, DC Janet Scott and DC Rachel Bailey both of whom are members of the Major Incident Team of the fictional Manchester Metropolitan Police. Rachel and Janet are close friends with different personalities: Rachel is impulsive and free-thinking, whereas Janet is subtle and wise. Each episode sees Rachel and Janet face a serious crime that is both challenging and emotionally difficult as well as cope with their own complex personal lives. Scott & Bailey is an honest, powerful and funny crime drama series. Also airs Tuesday at 3:00pm.

Tuesday at 9:00pm Rumpole of the Bailey continues with episode 2: Rumpole & the Alternative Society. Rumpole is in west England defending Kathy Trelawney, a woman charged with selling marijuana to a federal agent. Rumpole tries to connect with an old friend from his time in the Royal Air Force, Sam 'Three Fingers' Dogherty. Also airs Wednesday at 4:00pm.

Wednesday at 6:00pm begin season 5 of BallyKissAngel. Paul Dooley, a shady figure from Brian Quigley's shady past, returns to the village with a business arrangement that brings him into direct conflict with his old rival. Despite the best efforts of his wife, Oonagh, and his two children, Dooley is destined to cross swords with his former nemesis. But any wheeling and dealing is likely to be carefully scrutinized by the new garda in town, the very rigorous Frankie Sullivan. Also airs Saturday at 3:00pm & Sunday at 11:00am.

Thursday get your mystery fix on WETA UK! Kick off at 8:00pm with Sherlock Holmes: The Greek Interpreter. An nasty gang kidnaps a Greek interpreter and forces him to relate their demands to abductees who know only the Greek tongue. Also airs Saturday at 2:00pm. Then at 9:00pm Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Cornish Mystery. Much to Poirot's disappointment, he arrives too late in Cornwall to prevent Mrs. Pengelley's death. She had asked for his help, suspecting her dentist husband to be poisoning her so that he could marry his young assistant. After conducting preliminary interviews, Poirot is sure that Mrs. Pengelley was not murdered by her husband and sets about finding the real killer. Also airs Saturday at 4:00pm.

Friday from 3:00pm – 5:00pm watch four back-to-back episodes of My Family. This is a British comedy about a family just trying to stay afloat in a crazy world. Dad, Ben is a dentist struggling to understand his wife Susan the terrible cook, daughter Janey the selfish shopping addict, youngest son Michael the brain, and eldest son Nick the lazy goof. Although loving and caring parents, Ben and Susan have a little trouble showing their children these true intentions since the kids are always up to something. This series also airs Mondays – Fridays at 7:00pm.

Saturday afternoon catch up on all your favorite WETA UK shows from the week. 
10:00am  Yes, Prime Minister
10:30am  May to December
11:00am  Fresh Fields
11:30am  Last of the Summer Wine
12:00pm  New Tricks
1:00pm   Prime Suspect
2:00pm   Sherlock Holmes
3:00pm   BallyKissAngel
4:00pm   Agatha Christie’s Poirot
5:00pm   Inspector Morse
6:00pm Death in Paradise
7:00pm  Dalziel and Pascoe
 

Sunday at 10:00pm Doctor Who season 4 episode 1. Award-winning actor Catherine Tate is  the Doctor’s new companion, returning to her role as Donna Noble who featured in the 2006 Christmas special The Runaway Bride. Donna mysteriously vanished as she prepared to marry her boyfriend in a glittering ceremony on Christmas Eve. She reappeared, much to her astonishment, in the TARDIS with the Doctor. As the TARDIS raced to the church, it soon became apparent that Donna was the key to an ancient alien plan to destroy the Earth. The episode ended with the Doctor inviting Donna to travel with him – an invitation which, at the time, was declined… Now reunited, the Doctor and Donna travel back to Pompeii in AD 79 on the eve of the infamous eruption where people are slowly turning to stone, investigate a series of grisly murders with the help of Agatha Christie, journey to the home world of the sinister Ood and come face to face an old enemy of the Doctor’s. 

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An Evening with Jerry Lewis: Live From Las Vegas

 

Born in 1926, Jerry Lewis is one of America’s most iconic slapstick comedians. He rose to fame with partner Dean Martin with the Martin and Lewis comedy act, which first appeared on television in 1948. In the 1950s, he embarked on a solo career and starred in films such as The Ladies Man, The Nutty Professor, and It’s Only Money. More recently, Lewis has performed on Broadway and been awarded for his humanitarian acts, always known as being a key member of the comedic community.

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An Evening with Jerry Lewis: Live From Las Vegas

This Saturday, comedian Jerry Lewis takes to the stage of the Showroom at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, as he tells stories of his eight-decade career in a tribute to his 87th birthday. The performance will feature narrative and musical acts by Lewis, as well as footage from his career, both classics and never before seen. At the end of the evening, Lewis will take questions from fans in the audience. Join us for this monumental presentation with Jerry Lewis, this Saturday at 6:30pm.

Watch An Evening with Jerry Lewis: Live From Las Vegas on Saturday March 2 at 6:30pm. Also airs March 7 at 8:00pm, March 8 at 1:00pm and March 15 at 10:30pm.

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DC, MD, VA Events: WETA Around Town March 1 - 3

Looking for something to do this weekend in DC, Maryland, and Virginia?  Check out our selection of cinematic spectacles, marching band talent, eclectic jazz, and more in your own backyard!

 

 
Begin the weekend with a night of culture and cuisine!  The Workhouse Arts Center is celebrating India by hosting a dinner and movie!  The Arts Center, a converted prison, will be presenting the film Saawariywa, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.  This Bollywood drama centers on a man and woman who meet in a small town and the past circumstances that prevent them from being together.  Aroma Indian Restaurant will be catering the event with authentic Tandoori-style meats and vegetarian options. 
Friday, 8pm
Cost: $39 per person
The Workhouse Arts Center 9601 Ox Road Lorton, VA 22079
 
 
Have you ever wondered what happens to the band members after football season is over?  Well, sports might be seasonal but the music must go on.  The Music Center at Strathmore brings visitors a unique musical performance in honor of the black marching band tradition.  A group of 30 marching band members from a variety of Historically Black Colleges and Universities come together to deliver a performance that embraces Motown, hip hop, pop and several other genres.  Known for their explosive drum beats and cool rhythm, Drumline Live will certainly get your heart pumping and your feet moving.  So if you’re in the mood for fun dance moves and customary band music, don’t miss HBCU’s “fifth quarter” performance.    
Friday, 8pm
Cost: Tickets range from $28-$58
Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD   
 
 
Want another Friday night option?  Start off on the right beat!  Strathmore presents “Friday Night Eclectic: An Evening of Jazz with THIEFS.”  THIEFS is a “grammatically incoherent” jazz group that intertwines aspects of modern composition and improvisation into a “boundary-less foundation” of beats.  Led by drummer and vocalist Guillermo E. Brown, bassist Keith Witty, and saxophonist Christophe Panzani, THIEFS seamlessly shifts from fully electronic to acoustic with their sometimes mellow, other times harsher, grooves.  During intermission, enjoy an original jazz dance performance inspired by Satomi Shirai’s photography.           
Friday, 8:30pm
Cost: $20 online/$22 at the door
Strathmore Mansion 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 
 
 
The Corcoran Gallery of Art is hosting a free Family Day Extravaganza, which is jam-packed with music-themed activities throughout the gallery.  Get ready to groove by creating and wearing a button with your own band name and logo, complimented by music-themed face paint.  Next, get down with some breakdancers from The Lab DC, learn how to scratch records like a DJ with DJ Scratch Academy, or make and play your own clay whistle.  Leave your mark with a cause-worthy poster and original graffiti on a DIY tee.  Afterwards, be sure to take a tour of the gallery, including their new “Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s” exhibition.  (We’ll be airing our critics’ discussion of the exhibition later this month!)  At the end of the day, march off in a send-off by percussionists Eddie Eatmon and Rivum Brigade.
Saturday, 10am-3pm
Cost: Free; no registration required
The Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006
 
 
 
Folger Theatre’s Henry V was originally supposed to close this weekend, but due to popular demand, they’ve extended the production’s run.  If you can’t see it this weekend, see it next weekend.  After that, you’re out of luck!  Here’s what our critics have to say about the 

 
 
 
Select films opening today:
Millions of Americans experience hunger every year.  This documentary, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush and starring the likes of Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio, not only explores causes of the problem, but also proposes solutions.
 
 
Based on the UK television show, this British film directed by Nick Love tells the story of a jaded detective (Ray Winstone) in the Flying Squad of London’s Metropolitan police.
 
 
 

 

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Love, War, Betrayal: Downton Abbey | Season 3 Marathon

Watch our Downton Abbey Season 3 Marathon Sunday March 3 from 11:00am - 11:00pm on WETA TV26 & WETA HD! Also watch March 4 from 1:00pm - 6:00pm and March 5 from 1:00pm - 6:00pm.

To watch a trailer of Downton Abbey season 3 click here!

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey has now provided three seasons of riveting characters and stories.  Season 1 introduced the Crawley family to millions of viewers all over the world.  Dangerous jealousies and delicious ambitions painted a picture of the struggles of preserving a vanishing way of life.  In Season 2, the Crawley’s and staff attempt to honorably prevail into a new era as the Great War fundamentally changes everyone and everything in Downton. Season 3 continues testing tradition, weathering wars, budding romances, and shocking betrayals.  As the Great War continues, horrific battles are not only fought on the war front but also in the great cities and towns.  Distinguished homes have been destroyed financially and psychologically, and while some in Downton fight at all costs to maintain home, Downton may not be excluded from destruction.  Life becomes even more unsteady as the town morphs and grapples to find its place in this changing era. 

Whether new to the series or already hooked, check out our entire day dedicated to this show with our Downton Abbey Season 3 Marathon Sunday March 3 from 11:00am - 11:00pm on WETA TV26 & WETA HD.  The marathon continues on March 4 from 1:00pm - 6:00pm and March 5 from 1:00pm - 6:00pm.  Don’t miss out on our second look at this riveting season!

 

  

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This Week on WETA UK | WETA UK Schedule February 25 – March 3

This week on WETA UK we bring back two crime drama favorites Foyle’s War and DCI Banks, begin new seasons of Rosemary & Thyme and BallyKissAngel, and begin new two-part cases of Inspector Morse and Waking the Dead! Read on for more information and click here to watch video previews of these shows!

Monday at 8:00pm welcome Foyle’s War back to the WETA UK schedule! Beginning with the first episode of season 1: As World War II rages around the world, a police inspector fights his own war on the home-front in investigating murder, robbery, and espionage on the south coast of England.  

Tuesday at 9:00pm is the WETA UK premiere of Rumpole of the Bailey. Horace Rumpole is a messy, old London barrister with one glass eye who defends in criminal cases. He is likes wine, poetry, and fair dealing, and is not looked on as a success by his wife, Hilda. Rumpole refuses to handle most suits and will only defend, not prosecute. Each of his trials has a victory and a defeat and his acquitted clients are often angrier than those who are found guilty. Also airs Wednesdays at 4:00pm.

Wednesday at 8:00pm go on a new adventure with Inspector Morse in Infernal Serpent part 1. The inspector and Sgt. Lewis ask questions about a major environmentalist who was killed just minutes before he delivered a controversial lecture. Also airs Thursday at 3:00pm & Saturday at 5:00pm. Part 2 airs next Wednesday, March 6.

Thursday at 10:00pm season 5 of Waking the Dead continues with the new case Black Run part 1. Boyd’s Darkest Hour. Ex-cop Eddie Vine summons Boyd to prison, where he is serving life for murdering his partner and best friend, Tom Pallisser. Boyd accepts the invitation expecting a confession. Instead he gets forgiveness and learns that Vine is terminally ill. Boyd is tormented by the possibility that he got it wrong, and forced to look into his past and examine his conscience. Part 2 airs next Thursday, March 7.

Friday at 8:30pm kick off a new season of Rosemary & Thyme with season 3, episode 1. The two women, lecturer Rosemary Boxer and former policewoman Laura Thyme, combine their shared passion for horticulture with a talent for investigation resulting in a happy marriage of two of public television's favorite genres — gardening and mystery. Also airs Monday at 5:00pm

Saturday at 8:00pm we begin a new WETA UK Event: DCI Banks. We start this series with the first episode and continue through season 1 with two back-to-back episodes every Saturday. Tenacious and stubborn Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot combine drama, crime, and thrill in this series. Also airs Sunday at 12:00pm.

Sunday at 7:00pm season 5 of BallyKissAngel begins! In the fifth season we discover just how long, when Paul Dooley, a shady figure from Brian Quigley's shady past, returns to the village with a business arrangement that brings him into direct conflict with his old rival. Despite the best efforts of his wife, Oonagh, and his two children, Dooley is destined to cross swords with his former nemesis. But any wheeling and dealing is likely to be carefully scrutinized by the very rigorous Frankie Sullivan. Also airs Wednesday at 6:00pm & Saturday at 3:00pm.

 

 

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