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This Week on WETA UK: July 29-August 4

Whether you’re a diehard fan or are just looking for something new, WETA UK is a great place to sample the best of British TV. We’ve got you covered all week with a dynamite lineup of comedy and crime.

Monday at 9:00pm we’re sandwiching two episodes of Midsomer Murders into an hour and a half block of mystery! Watch DCI Barnaby investigate the decapitation of a promiscuous postman that turns into a string of related crimes.

Tuesday at 11:00pm there’s no better time to start watching Hustle! Catch the start of season 3, and watch this team of thieves as they plan and execute amazing heists.

Wednesday at 8:00pm the legendary detective and his partner investigate the disappearance of a baronet in this new case from the hit series Inspector Morse.

Thursday at 10:00pm watch a crack team of detectives and scientists investigate cold cases when season 7 of Waking The Dead begins!

Friday at 2:00pm discover the classic British show Good Neighbors! This comedy follows a suburban couple who decide to start a farm, much to the chagrin of their neighbors.

Saturday at 8:00pm don’t miss the WETA UK Event: The Complete Downton Abbey! Watch the first 2 episodes of the international sensation. We’re playing a pair of episodes each weekend so you can be all caught up when season 4 premieres!

Sunday at 9:00pm end your week with the antics of comedian Jack Dee in the hysterical Lead Balloon! Catch Dee playing a down and out comedian named Rick Spleen with the first episode of season 3.

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Free Movies in DC | WETA Movies July 27

See the contrast between China’s past and its emerging future with back-to-back free movies without commercials this Saturday on WETA TV26 & HD.

The Last Emperor (1987)
The film tells the life story of China’s last emperor, Pu Yi. From a lavish childhood to his capture by the Soviet Army, the ups and downs of his astonishing life story are told beautifully by director Bernardo Bertolucci. A portrait of China’s transition into a communist society, the film won 9 Academy Awards and was the first movie to be given access to use the Forbidden City as a location. Watch the trailer here!
Tune in for the WETA movie The Last Emperor  this Saturday at 9:30pm on WETA TV26 & HD!

POV: High Tech, Low Life
See the impact of China’s economic boom in this compelling documentary. Two citizen reporters, one a farmer and the other a retired businessman, investigate the corruption and poverty that are hidden from mainstream media sources by the nation’s strict censors. Watch as modern technology encourages a generation of Chinese people to protest the negative aspects of their society. Watch the trailer here!
Tune in to WETA TV26 & HD this Sunday at 12:00am for POV: High Tech, Low Life.


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WETA Around Town Events: July 26-28

This weekend get outside and enjoy the summer air with a campfire nature walk, a local carnival, or a trip out to Soloman's for Oyster House Day! Here are our suggestions for things to do this weekend with the whole family.

Campfire and Nature Walk
Campfires have been important for mankind since the invention of fire. They provided light in the dark and warmth in the cold, and they’re places where songs, scary stories, and s’mores are shared among groups of friends. Spend a summer evening under the stars and around the campfire at Locust Grove Nature Center’s Campfire and Nature Walk, and enjoy roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. After the picnic, go on a tour with the local naturalists and experience a relaxing walk through wildlife.
Friday, 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: $6.00
Locust Grove Nature Center
7777 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20817

Glen Burnie Carnival
There’s no better way to celebrate summer than with a good old-fashioned carnival! This weekend, Glen Burnie’s annual carnival is back and bringing fun for the whole family. Enjoy rides for all ages, from the Merry Go Round to the Tilt-a-Whirl. Enter a raffle for the chance to win cool prizes and play a variety of classic carnival games. There’s no need to break for dinner because there will be plenty of great food options on site. Entrance is free and each ride ticket costs only $1.25. The carnival is sponsored by the Glen Burnie Improvement Association and all proceeds go to local non-profits and maintaining the GBIA community building. Don’t miss out on this exciting weekend!
Friday & Saturday, 6:30-11:00pm
Cost: Free
, $1.25 per ride ticket, 30 tickets for $33, 50 tickets for $50
19 Crain Hwy Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Lore Oyster House Day
Take a trip to the shore and experience the thrill of working with freshly-caught oysters! This Saturday, the Calvert Marine Museum is teaching kids about these magnificent creatures with its Lore Oyster House Day. Learn about the biology of oysters and refine your shucking technique. Sing songs and pack oysters just like a real seaman! Kids will also learn about the local Crassostrea virginica oyster and how to replenish its depleted population.
Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Cost: Free
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road Solomons, MD 20688

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This Week on WETA UK: July 22-28

It’s the perfect time to catch up on all your favorite shows from across the pond! This week, settle into your couch and tune into WETA UK to enjoy the best of British television in the comfort of your own home.

Monday at 8:00pm watch Henry Crabbe crack another case while maintaining his restaurant in Pie in the Sky. While Henry investigates a murder in a neighboring village, Steve tries to get to the bottom of a burglary at the restaurant. Watch the trailer!

Tuesday at 8:00pm
catch an exciting episode of Hetty Wainthropp Investigates! In this episode, it’s up to Hetty to crack the case when two escaped mental patients stumble upon of a dead body. Watch the trailer!

Wednesday at 10:30pm tune in for the WETA UK premiere of Masterpiece Mystery! Endeavour! In this thrilling prequel to the well-known Inspector Morse series, follow the inspector in his college years. Endeavour Morse, a rookie detective caught between school and police work must use his unique skills to solve the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl. Can he fight his own demons and get to the bottom of the case? Watch to find out! Watch the trailer!

Thursday at 1:00pm
watch the beginning of Monarch of the Glen season seven! In the season premiere, Golly adjusts to life as a single parent while Paul deals with Iona, a feisty shepherdess.

Friday at 10:30pm catch a hilarious episode of the hit comedy Men Behaving Badly! A bearded Tony returns from his trip around the world to find huge changes in the flat. Meanwhile, Gary must choose between his best friend and his girlfriend.

Saturday at 8:00pm tune in for the WETA UK Event: Masterpiece Mystery! Case Histories – Part Three! In this third installment of the suspenseful series, Jackson is injured in a train accident and makes a shocking declaration to a former colleague while in the hospital. Meanwhile, the teenage girl who saved his life needs Jackson’s help to find her missing employer. Stick around to watch Bletchley Circle at 10:00pm. After losing track of the killer, Susan follows a string of clues that could lead her right into a trap. Watch trailers for Case Histories & Bletchley Circle!

Sunday at 8:00pm watch WETA UK’s Sunday Lineup! We’re showing back to back episodes of Fresh Fields, Lead Balloon, Worst Week of My Life, Doctor Who, and Red Dwarf. There’s no better time to catch up on all your favorite comedy and science fiction shows.

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WETA Kids Block Party | The Cat in the Hat: Let’s Get Wet Week!

Summer is in full force and it’s that time again for The WETA Kids Block Party! What better way to cool down than with a week of water-themed episodes in The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Let’s Get Wet Week? Starting Monday July 22 on WETA Kids, catch a different episode each morning at 9:00am that teaches important things to know when on any aquatic adventures!

If you miss an episode during the week there’s no reason to fear, since all of the episodes air together for your convenience on the WETA Kids blog party Sunday June 28 from 1:00am-3:30am. Set your DVR for the entire week’s lineup and watch them at your own leisure!

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! features The Cat in the Hat and his young friends Sally and Nick as they go out on adventures to answer fascinating questions about the natural world. Whether the topic is animals from a far away land or the science of water, The Cat in the Hat is here to teach you all you need to know. No matter how far the destination, The Cat in the Hat’s trusty “Thinga-ma-jigger” has what it takes to get you there!

Watch the trailer for The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!: Let’s Get Wet Week here!

No Night Today / Fun in the Sun
Airs Monday July 22nd at 9:00am on WETA Kids
Airs Monday July 22nd at 8:30am on WETA TV26

No Night Today: We all know that it’s light in the daytime and dark in the night, but why does the sun go away at night? In this episode, we visit the International Space Station to learn a bit more about this phenomenon from Astronaut Audrey! Find out how the constant rotation of the earth creates nighttime.
Fun in the Sun: Playing outside can be dangerous when the heat is up! Sunburns are a serious risk when you stay in the sun without protecting yourself. Sunscreen is an important part of keeping yourself safe when you spend time in the sun, and Hilda the Hippo is here to teach you about the importance of sunscreen and how hippopotamuses can create their own natural kind!

Manatees and Mermaids / The Last Chocolate
Airs Tuesday July 23rd at 9:00am on WETA Kids
Airs Tuesday July 23rd at 8:30am on WETA TV26

Manatees and Mermaids: It’s fun to pretend you’re a sea creature like a dolphin when you swim, but an often overlooked animal is the Manatee. The Cat brings Sally and Nick off to see Matilda the Manatee, who proves to be quite a graceful swimmer! Learn more about these majestic creatures and how you can help keep their habitats safe!
The Last Chocolate: Have you ever wondered how your favorite chocolate bar was created? After the Cat mistakenly eats the last of Nick and Sally’s chocolate, the crew enters the Cocoalicious Forest to create some more from scratch! Learn how this sugary treat goes from simple beans to delicious confection!

The Toughest of All / How Cool is Coral
Airs Wednesday July 24th at 9:00am on WETA Kids
Airs Wednesday July 24th at 8:30am on WETA TV26

The Toughest of All: What do you think is the toughest animal in the world? You might think lions or sharks are tough, but neither of them stacks up to the amazing waterbear! The Cat sets off to prove that his pal Wally the Waterbear is tougher than them all, testing him with snowy landscapes and arid deserts. He even survives the harsh conditions of space travel and lives to tell the tale! It’s time to see who the true king of the jungle is!
How Cool is Coral: The crew goes on a quest to help a fish named Ting Tang find his way home. Along the way they see plenty of amazing things at the bottom of the ocean, including a couple of coral polyps who tell them all about the fascinating lives of coral! Learn how these tiny polyps continually grow and evolve to form reefs!

Super Cleaner Uppers/Itty Bitty Water
Airs Thursday July 25th at 9:00am on WETA Kids
Airs Thursday July 25th at 8:30am on WETA TV26

Super Cleaner Uppers:
One man’s trash is another animal’s treasure! In this episode we visit Sandy the sand hopper, who shows us how some creatures can use things we might think of as trash for another purpose! But be careful: sometimes trash can be extremely harmful to animals and needs to be disposed of correctly!
Itty Bitty Water: Even though there is water all around us, it’s still a precious resource for all life! The Cat teaches us about conserving water and how creatures in the desert can find water in the most unlikely of places!

Amazing Eyes / Water Walkers
Airs Friday July 26th at 9:00am on WETA Kids
Airs Friday July 26th at 8:30am on WETA TV26

Amazing Eyes: While playing hide-and-seek with their friend Katie the guinea pig, the crew enlists the help of some animals who have unbelievable seeing skills! Animals that can see far distances, behind themselves, and through body heat all come together to help find Katie. Learn all about these super powered eyes that exist in the wild!
Water Walkers: Swimming is fun, but what if you could walk across the water instead? The Cat brings us to visit a creature that can do just that: Walker the Water Strider! Learn how pockets of air allow the feet to stay on top of water without sinking into it!