WETA TV26 logoCategory:TV26

Travel to Outer Space with New Science Shows on WETA TV26

This Wednesday, November 20 beginning at 8:00 pm, tune into WETA TV26 and WETA HD for three new science programs that are out of this world!

NOVA: At the Edge of Space at 8:00 pm
High above Earth where our atmosphere meets space bursts of energy called sprites elude the human eye. Images of these bursts are nearly impossible to capture because sprites exist for barely a split-second. In the new epsiode At the Edge of Space, NOVA and NASA team up in an effort to explore the Earth-space boundary and capture these elusive phenomena on camera. Discover what mysterious objects lurk in the abyss through eye-catching footage shot from the International Space Station and never-before-seen 3D images.

NOVA: Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? at 9:00 pm

Sized from the width of a football field, to the size of a small city, asteroids are killer rocks on a collision course with Earth. There are millions of these space rocks in the solar system but we have only just begun to understand their resource potential. A large asteroid could end life on Earth but entrepreneurs see asteroids and think payday, not doomsday. Asteroids can be loaded with billions of dollars’ worth of elements like iron, nickel, and platinum. Will these space rocks turn out to be our economic saviors, or cause our extinction? NOVA explores these questions and more in Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? Watch a preview!

Comet Encounter at 10:00 pm
Comets have fascinated and terrified humans for thousands of years. As we speak, a comet the size of Manhattan is hurtling towards the sun. In Comet Encounter, scientists around the world follow this once-in-a-lifetime event, tracing the comet’s trajectory from just beyond Jupiter all the way to the sun. These scientists predict that as the comet races past Earth, it will light up the night skies brighter than a full moon, giving us the space show of the century! Through imagery that is out of this world, Comet Encounter brings you a show you can’t see at the Planetarium. Watch a preview!


 

WETA TV26 logoCategory:TV26

New PBS Nature Episode | Parrot Confidential on WETA TV26

Nature: Parrot Confidential airs Wednesday November 13 at 8:00pm on WETA TV26 & HD!

With their high level of intelligence and amazing ability to communicate in any language, parrots have become one a popular pet throughout the world. Although millions of parrots share human homes, these animals have not been domesticated making life in captivity difficult. In the wild, parrots can survive for up to 80 years and by nature have a powerful need to bond. Unfortunately, the average parrot owner keeps them for only 2-4 years. With animal shelters struggling to house large numbers of unwanted birds, what happens to these animals when there's no more room? In this new PBS Nature episode, explore the difficulties of raising parrots and hear heartbreaking tales of those abandoned by their human owners. Join the most watched documentary film series on public television in examining the bittersweet relationship between parrots and humans in Parrot Confidential.

WETA UK logoCategory:WETA UK

This Week on WETA UK: November 11-17

Monday at 9:00pm new episodes of Midsomer Murders begin with the episode: The Green Man. Troy receives his promotion to Inspector and is ready to leave the Midsomer team but has to tackle one last case before he leaves. Then on the episode, Bad Tidings, Barnaby's new sergeant DS Dan Scott arrives from London jumping right into the murder case of a woman found stabbed in a field with a red rose in her mouth.

Tuesday at 8:00pm on Rumpole of the Bailey, the Timson's daughter is found wearing a devil's mask in the school playground and she's accused of Satanism. Horace Rumpole must help prove this family friend innocent.

Wednesday at 9:00am tune in for A Very Ormston Christmas, Born and Bred's very festive episode set in the Lancashire Village of Ormston. Thieves disguised as Santa and an Elf put a damper on the holiday spirit as Len and Wilf decide to dress in drag to try and catch them. Deborah endures Arthur’s childish pranks on Tom while trying to look forward at a fresh start in the New Year after losing her baby. Meanwhile Eddie and Jean want to bump their relationship up a level.

Thursday at 7:30pm on the new episode of My Family, problems arise as Ben and Susan begin to sleep in separate rooms due to his excessive snoring. Putting the whole house under pressure, the separation threatens to drive Ben and Susan apart.

Friday at 10:30pm Doc Martin is struggling with fatherhood while learning that Joan has died. He now has to stay a week longer for her funeral during which he finds himself having to treat all the patients that Diana, his nervous replacement, has misdiagnosed.

Saturday at 8:00am catch the new episode of Robin Hood! The Sheriff Nottingham holds an archery competition hoping to flush out Robin. Then at 9:00am on a new Primeval, an eerie fog rolls in on the local office block and carrying with it giant carnivorous worms leaving Cutter and his team to deal with the problem.

Sunday at 8:00pm tune in for the WETA UK special: Secrets of Scotland Yard. In the headquarters of one of the oldest police forces in the world, 33,000 police officers guard one of the largest cities in Europe. Secrets of Scotland Yard breaks down the walls of the most famous police headquarters in the world showing us a centuries worth of dark secrets. From the conviction of first Railway Murderer to the hunt for the notorious Jack the Ripper, Secrets of Scotland Yard filters through archives and sheds light on the earliest days of modern policing.

WETA UK logoCategory:WETA UK

This Week on WETA UK: November 5 – 10

Tuesday at 9pm tune into WETA UK for back-to-back episodes of Doc Martin! In the first episode, Midwife Crisis, Martin quarrels with the midwife who'll be caring for Louisa. He worries about the medications she is prescribing. Then on the next episode, Do Not Disturb, Aunt Joan attempts to conquer her farm's financial issues by opening a small bed-and-breakfast. Meanwhile, Pauline opens a letter to Martin, containing information about a job in London, while Martin attempts to prove to Edith that his blood phobia is a thing of the past.

Wednesday at 11:30pm watch back-to-back episodes of the British comedy classic, The Benny Hill Show. Enjoy slapstick sketch-comedy as the amusingly outrageous Benny Hill plays multiple characters. The second episode begins at midnight.

Thursday at 10:30pm classic Sherlock Holmes takes on The Last Vampyre part 1 . Holmes and Watson must employ all their powers of detection when they are asked by a village holy man to investigate several unexplained deaths widely believed to be the handiwork of a vampire. If you enjoy The Last Vampyre part 1, don’t miss The Last Vampyre part 2 on Thursday, November 14 at 10:30pm!

Friday at 9:30pm
join Hetty Wainthropp Investigates as she attempts to fight crime armed with little more than her pocketbook and her remarkable wisdom. In this week's episode, Lost Chords, Hetty investigates the cause of a mysterious illness that is causing all of the finalists at a music festival voice contest to lose their voices.

Saturday at 9pm The WETA UK Event: The Complete Land Girls continues with the last episode of season 1 and the first episode of season 2. First at 9pm, watch the continuation of season 1 then at 10pm, catch the premiere of season 2! In the season 2 premiere, Back to the Land, an attractive new girl arrives and takes an interest in Billy. Meanwhile, Americans take control of Hoxley manor as part of a secret operation.

Sunday at 6pm
tune in for the David Attenborough documentary series Life in Cold Blood which examines the lives of reptiles and amphibians, calling us to look more deeply into a fascinating portion of the world in which we live. This episode, The Cold Blooded Truth, the first episode of the series, examines the secret of the success of our cold-blooded neighbors in combat, communication, and parenting. Learn how they thrive on a completely different time scale and have mastered harnessing energy from the sun. Explore the world of the cold-blooded through stunning camerawork and meticulous detail in the first episode of the documentary series Life in Cold Blood: The Cold Blooded Truth.
 

WETA TV26 logoCategory:TV26

JFK Anniversary Shows in November on WETA TV26

WETA TV26 recognizes the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy throughout the month of November. Join WETA in remembering the life and death of an American leader and icon through powerful programming.

 

American Experience: JFK
Monday November 11 at 9:00pm and Tuesday November 12 at 9:00pm
This two-part biography examines the life of John F. Kennedy, from his time as the forgotten second son of a multimillionaire, to his becoming the youngest elected president in U.S. history. Featuring interviews with Kennedy family members and renowned historians, this new four-hour retrospective presents a fresh outlook on JFK’s presidential strengths and weaknesses, as well as new insights into his personal life and status as one of the most adored leaders of our nation’s history. Watch a preview here!

NOVA: Cold Case JFK
Wednesday November 13 at 9:00pm

The assassination of John F. Kennedy has spawned mysterious rumors of conspiracies and evidence-tampering for decades. Now, 50 years later, NOVA asks: Could modern investigators solve the President’s murder? For the first time since the original inquiry by the FBI, NOVA and a team of forensic experts employ advanced new technology, including laser scanning, ballistics tests, and a 3D digital reconstruction of the president's skull, in an attempt to solve the murder of the century. Watch a preview here!

Secrets of the Dead: JFK: One PM Central Standard Time
Wednesday November 13 at 10:00pm

Secrets of the Dead chronicles the JFK assassination from the moment the President was shot until Walter Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death, at one PM central standard time. Narrated by George Clooney, the special features rarely seen archives of President John F. Kennedy and Walter Cronkite, an interview with Bill Clinton, and moving recollections from the producers, writers and reporters who were present on that tragic day. Watch a preview here!

JFK: Breaking the News
Tuesday November 19 at 9:00pm

JFK: Breaking the News presents an exclusive look at how reporters and journalists working in Dallas in 1963 responded to the assassination of the President. Looking back over 40 years, television and print journalists recall their stories and memories of reporting the murder of President Kennedy, analyzing how it changed the country and led to the notable rise of television as a primary source for breaking news coverage.

Frontline: Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?
Tuesday November 19 at 10:00pm

Frontline presents an exclusive three-hour investigative biography that offers a new perspective on the Kennedy assassination by exploring the life of the gunman accused of murdering the President. This examination of Oswald’s life features expert analysis from a number of reporters and expert consultants, hundreds of witnesses, and those who have closely studied and observed him. "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?" chronicles Oswald’s life through rare documents, photos, and video and audio recordings and traces his movements in the weeks leading up to the assassination.

Pages