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This Week on WETA UK: August 25-31

Monday at 6pm watch Ashes to Ashes episode 1. Swapping the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro, DCI Gene Hunt rolls up his sleeves and embraces the Eighties in the sequel to the critically acclaimed series Life on Mars.

Tuesday at 10:30pm Rumpole of the Bailey begins season 7. Alleged Satanists enlist Rumpole's help after their daughter is placed in a social worker's care, while dance-shy Hilda frets over an upcoming ball and her birthday.

Wednesday at 12:30pm My Family restarts from episode 1! This show is a domestic sitcom following the fortunes of Ben and Susan Harper and their children, starring Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker.

Thursday at 1pm MI-5 begins from episode one titled: “Thou Shalt Not Kill”. An MI5 source passes on information that 20 bombs have gone astray between Ireland and the UK. Within minutes a car bomb explodes, instantly killing a female doctor and fatally injuring her daughter as they set off on the school run. On discovering the doctor and her husband are family planning doctors, MI5 begin looking at the possibility of a pro-life terrorist.

Friday at 10:30pm watch season 3 episode 1 of Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: “The Empty Hearse”. Sherlock is not dead: this much we know. But how did he survive his leap off the roof of St. Bart’s Hospital? There are many theories, but none of them matter to John Watson, who is less concerned with how his friend survived than with why his friend didn’t let him know he was alive. His brother Mycroft warns that John has moved on with his life is true, will Sherlock have to accept a new reality and a new partner?

Saturday at 6:30pm catch two back-to-back episodes of Doc Martin. In “The Holly Bears a Prickle” Doc Martin and Louisa are finally going on their first date. However, in typical fashion, the clumsy doctor manages to ruin the moment with an inappropriate remark. Then in “Nowt So Queer” Portwenn is buzzing with the news of the engagement of Dr. Martin Ellingham and Headmistress Louisa Glasson and mushrooms are the cause of an outbreak of aspergillosis in the village.

Sunday from 4pm-6pm watch the two-part Foyle’s War mystery “Invasion”. American GIs arrive in Hastings to a mixed welcome and Foyle is called on to calm the locals. But his attempts at soothing relations are jeopardized when a barmaid's involvement with a visiting soldier leads to murder, leaving the detective to defy orders to keep the peace and solve the case.
 

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Ken Burns September on WETA TV26 | The Roosevelts & More!

Ken Burns’ newest documentary film The Roosevelts: An Intimate History premieres this September! Watch this new program as well as a selection from the Ken Burns collection this September on WETA TV26 & HD. Read this blog post for details on all the Ken Burns films airing on WETA TV26 & HD this September. Also, watch our local WETA TV26 Washington, DC video segments related to the Roosevelt family.

Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts: An Intimate History airs Sunday September 14-Saturday September 20 at 8pm & 10pm daily *NEW*
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History archives the lives of three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics: Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. This seven-part, fourteen hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History premieres on WETA TV26 & HD Sunday September 14 at 8pm.

WETA TV26: Roosevelt Island
A living memorial to Theodore Roosevelt’s nature conservationist ideal, this DC area hidden gem is one with deep meaning.

WETA TV26: FDR Memorials
Learn about the popular FDR Memorial and the lesser-known FDR Memorial both located in Washington, DC. 

Ken Burns' The National Parks: America's Best Idea airs Monday September 1 from 5:30am-6pm
This series is a story of people from every conceivable background – rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs; people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.

Ken Burns’ The Statue of Liberty airs Friday September 5 at 8:30pm & Monday September 15 at 5pm
For more than 100 years, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of hope and refuge for generations of immigrants. In this lyrical, compelling, and provocative portrait of the statue, Ken Burns explores both the history of America’s premier symbol and the meaning of liberty itself.

Ken Burns’ The Civil War airs Sunday September 14 from 7:30am-8pm leading to the premiere of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
This film is a comprehensive examination of The Civil War told by dramatic readings, photos, and more.

Ken Burns’ The War airs Monday September 15-Friday September 19 at 1pm daily
This is the story of World War II through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary times.

Ken Burns’ The Address airs Monday September 15 at 3:30pm
The film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address.  In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.

Ken Burns’ Lewis and Clark part 1 airs Tuesday September 16 at 3pm, part 2 airs Wednesday September 17 at 3pm
Lewis and Clark re-creates the 1803 journey to locate the Northwest Passage, the most notable expedition in U.S. history was led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, with soldiers, an African-American slave, a female guide, and Canadian boatmen.


 

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This Week on WETA UK: August 18-24

Monday at 10:30pm tune in for Masterpiece Mystery! Zen: Ratking. Zen's boss Moscati has been replaced by the stern Ernesto Heuber who loathes Zen. The head of the powerful Miletti family has been kidnapped and the family's lawyer, Francesco Pirotta, was murdered when paying the ransom. Because paying ransom is illegal in Italy, the Ministry wants the kidnapping and the ransom kept secret.

Tuesday at 8pm on Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries “Death Comes Knocking” Phyrne's Aunt Prudence is caught up in the new spiritualist craze and recruits a famed psychic to contact her dead godson.

Wednesday 1pm-5pm catch your favorite contemporary British crime dramas MI-5 (1pm), New Tricks (2pm), Waking the Dead (3pm), Hustle (4pm). You can watch these programs any weekday at the same time.

Thursday at 9pm don’t miss Masterpiece Classic: Upstairs, Downstairs season 2 “The Love That Pays the Price”. A formal party is planned at 165 Eaton Place where Sir Hallam Holland receives an unexpected and serious offer – one that could significantly alter life for everyone at Eaton Place. Also, Mrs. Thackeray, the cook, has reconnected with family, opening up the prospect for a different life

Friday at 10:30pm season 2 of Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock concludes with the episode “The Reichenbach Fall”. The media love Sherlock Holmes and his friend John Watson. Meanwhile, Sherlock's arch-nemesis, the criminal mastermind Moriarty, emerges from the shadows and into the spotlight with a menacing vow and a cat-and-mouse game conceived entirely for the object of his obsession.

Saturday at 8pm Call the Midwife season 2 continues. The community prepares for the annual summer fête, which is slated to feature a baby show with a celebrity judge. Also, Jenny meets an impoverished mother of eight who fears that she may soon have another mouth to feed.

Sunday at 10pm Ashes to Ashes season 1 kicks off. When DI Alex Drake is shot and lands in 1981, she comes face-to-face with DCI Gene Hunt, the relic of old-fashioned policing she read about in Sam Tyler’s reports. Alex thinks she is in a coma and needs Hunt’s help to go after Layton, the man who shot her in 2008. She is confident she knows the rules of the game, but with no contact from the outside world Alex has to contend with a terrifying possibility.
 

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood | Big Brother Daniel & New Season

A whole new season of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood begins Monday August 18 on WETA Kids! Kick off the new season with a very special one-hour show and an adorable brand-new addition to the Tiger Family, Daniel Tiger’s little sister, Margaret! In the upcoming special and in two additional engaging episodes, viewers will get to meet the baby as Daniel and his family explore key themes of welcoming a new sibling such as being excited, feeling left out, and adjusting to changes in routines, among other important topics for families in neighborhoods everywhere.

Monday August 18 at 12pm & Saturday August 23 at 12:30pm
The Tiger Family Grows: The Tiger Family is expanding and Daniel finds out that he is going to be a big brother! At first, he isn’t sure what to expect, but as his family prepares for the arrival of the new baby, Daniel learns about what it means to be a big brother…and a big helper, too.
Daniel Learns about Being a Big Brother: The new baby is almost here and the Tiger Family is getting ready for the new arrival. Daniel is eager to pitch in as Mom and Dad prepare the baby’s room, but struggles with the idea of giving up his old baby things for his new sibling. He soon realizes that being a big brother means letting go of things you no longer need, and that’s a big help for the whole family.
The Baby is Here: The baby is about to arrive and everyone is so excited! Mom and Dad head to the hospital while Daniel and Grandpere spend time at home going through some of Daniel’s old things. In this half-hour musical episode everyone welcomes the new addition to the Neighborhood as Margaret comes home!

Tuesday August 19 at 12pm & Thursday August 21 at 12:30pm
Time for Daniel: Daniel is playing “adventure tiger” at home with Dad, but things are not quite the same, now that Margaret is around. Daniel is upset that Dad keeps having to take care of his little sister, but Daniel learns that there’s time for the baby and time for Daniel, too.
There’s Time for Daniel and Baby Too: Daniel is still getting used to having the new baby around. When Prince Wednesday comes over to play, Daniel gets frustrated because his friend wants to play with the baby instead of him, until he finds that there’s time for the baby and time for Daniel as well. And what’s even better is when they all play together!

Wednesday August 20 at 12pm, Friday August 22 at 12:30pm, & Saturday August 23 at 1:30pm
Playtime is Different: Daniel is having fun playing “restaurant” with O and Katerina, but they keep getting interrupted by a very curious Margaret who wants to be part of the action. She also can’t seem to keep her hands off of Daniel’s beloved Tigey! Daniel eventually learns that although having a new baby sister around is very different…it can also be really fun.
The Playground is Different with Baby: Daniel is playing “circus” at the playground with his friends, but Margaret keeps making things different. Mom and Dad encourage Daniel to find a way to include Margaret, and Daniel discovers that playing with her can actually be even more fun! Let the circus parade go on!

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WETA TV26 August Music Programs

This August WETA TV26 & HD presents a wide variety of music oriented programs. Read on to see what shows are scheduled and a short description for each program. Show air dates are subject to change.

Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin' With Frank & Bing  
A profile of composer Jimmy Van Heusen, who wrote such classics as "Swinging on a Star" and "Come Fly With Me." Included: remarks from Frank Sinatra Jr., Harry Crosby, Tony Bennett, Woody Allen, Angie Dickinson, Shirley MacLaine and John Pizzarelli; and archival performance footage of Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Judy Garland.  Airs Wednesday August 13 at 8pm & Friday August 15 at 11pm.

The Big Band Years  
Peter Marshall hosts this celebration of big bands of the 1930s and '40s. Included: Glenn Miller, Harry James, Benny Goodman and Cab Calloway, as well as singers Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly (Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra), the Pied Pipers (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra) and Frank Sinatra (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra).  Airs Tuesday August 12 at 10pm, Saturday August 16 at 8pm, and Wednesday August 20 at 8pm.

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind 
A John Sebastian-hosted celebration of the 1960s' folk-music boom, featuring archival footage of the era's top performers and modern-day performances by Barry McGuire, Roger McGuinn, the Chad Mitchell Trio, Chad and Jeremy, and Jesse Colin Young (of the Youngbloods). Airs Monday August 18 at 8pm and Thursday August 21 at 10pm.

Woody's Children: 45th Anniversary Concert Live at Symphony Space  
A celebration of the 45th birthday of the "Woody's Children" folk-music radio show, featuring David Amram, Tom Chapin and the Chapin Sisters, Emma's Revolution, Christine Lavin, Holly Near, Tom Paxton and Noel Paul Stookey. Also appearing: Nora Guthrie and singer-songwriter Doug Mishkin. Airs Tuesday August 19 at 10pm.

50s & 60s Rock Rewind  
Archival performances by such artists as Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Bo Diddley, Johnny Otis, Buddy Holly, the Platters, Everly Brothers, Chordettes, Bobby Darin and Lloyd Price accent this compilation of classic songs from the 1950s and early '60s.Other featured performers include Fats Domino; Ricky Nelson; Elvis Presley; the Champs; Sam Cooke; Paul & Paula; Paul Anka; Conway Twitty; the Diamonds; Five Satins; Shangri-Las; Neil Sedaka; and Roy Orbison. Jon "Bowzer" Bauman hosts. Tuesday August 19 at 11pm, and Friday August 22 at 9:30pm.

Classical Rewind  
Martin Goldsmith hosts this collection of classical masterpieces, including ones by Mozart, Edvard Grieg, Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Aaron Copland, Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss II, Maurice Ravel, Richard Wagner, Jacques Offenbach, Antonio Vivaldi, Modest Mussorgsky, Carl Orff and Tchaikovsky. Also: Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Stewart Copeland of the Police offer their thoughts on the compositions. Airs Friday August 15 at 10:30pm.

 

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