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New Call the Midwife Season 3 | WETA TV26 & HD

Season 3 of the hit British drama Call the Midwife premieres this Sunday, March 30 at 8pm on WETA TV26 & HD! This series is based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth and follows the exciting lives of midwives and families in London’s East End. This new season takes place in 1959, the eve of the Swinging Sixties. Change permeates throughout the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face significant changes of their own. In episode one, Jenny struggles to remain caring for Merle Vickers and her two ill sons. Sister Monica Joan comes close to diagnosing the boys’ mystery illness while Chummy uses her royal connections for the official opening of the new ante-natal and baby clinic. Also in this premiere episode, Nonnatus House welcomes a new resident, Sister Winifred. Call the Midwife airs Sundays at 8pm on WETA TV26 & HD! Watch the preview below!

 

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WETA Around Town Events: October 25-27

This weekend in the Washington, DC area, tap into art, music, and theater on your days off work! Read on to learn about a unique Halloween concert party, a cultural art exhibit at a local university, and a theatrical comedy written by Steve Martin all here in your backyard this weekend, October 25-27!

Newmyer Flyer Presents: Halloween Howl Concert & Costume Party
This Friday, Newmyer Flyer Presents: Halloween Howl at the Hamilton Live. Enjoy local musicians performing the greatest Halloween hits from the last 50 years like Bad Moon Rising, Psycho Killer, Thriller, and Sympathy For The Devil. Hosted at the Hamilton in DC where “musician and audience come together for a truly unique experience of entertainment and dining”, this Halloween party isn't one to miss. Costumes are optional but there's a costume contest for those who want to participate. Dinner, drinks, dancing, costumes, and music: don't miss out on the Halloween party of the year.
Friday 8:30pm
Cost: $20
The Hamilton Live
- 600 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20005 near Metro Center

ART Filipino: Works by Master Artists
This Friday and Saturday, catch the last two days of ART Filipino: Works by Master Artists at the Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts at Towson University. At the turn of the past century, up to the sixties and seventies, artists in the Philippines pioneered the modern art movement before their counterparts in other countries of Asia. Organized in cooperation with the Philippine Center in New York, this exhibition celebrates the remarkable advancement in Filipino identity through free and creative expressions of human experiences, embodied in these works of nationally recognized master artists.
Friday 11am-4pm & Saturday 1pm-4pm
Cost: Free
Towson University Center of the Arts
- 8000 York Road Towson, MD

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if two of the greatest minds of all time shared a drink at a bar? The Vienna Theatre Company brings this dream scenario to life in its fall production, Picasso at the Lapin Agile! Created by comedic guru Steve Martin, this fun and imaginative play places Einstein and Picasso at a bar in 1904, right when both men happen to be on the verge of world-changing ideas. When each mastermind realizes that the other is a formidable foe, a drawn out debate about the significance of genius and talent ensues. Enjoy a night of laughter coupled with a bit of mental stimulation as you witness the expertise of The Vienna Theatre Company and the intelligence of Picasso at the Lapin Agile!
Friday & Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm
Cost: $13
Vienna Community Center
- 120 Cherry Street SE Vienna, VA
 

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New Masterpiece Series on WETA | Masterpiece Classic The Paradise

This new Masterpiece Classic! series premieres Sunday October 6 at 9pm on WETA TV26 & HD!

A clever blend of romance, mystery, and social comedy, this extravagant costume drama explores the lives of the people that worked, shoped, and traded in and around The Paradise, the first department store in Northern England during the 1870s. The story follows a naïve country girl, Denise Lovett, as she becomes immersed in the power struggles surrounding the store including a forbidden romance with the store’s elegant and mysterious owner, John Moray. The Paradise embodies the progress and pain of a new age of commerce in England, but can Denise and John have a future together amidst the personal and political conflicts that envelop this era of progress?

The Paradise airs throughout the month Sundays at 9pm on WETA TV26 and WETA HD!

 

 

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This Week on WETA UK: August 5-11

August is here, summer is going strong, and WETA UK is bringing the best British TV shows right into your home! Kick your feet up and prepare to be entertained by mysteries, drama, and comedy.

Tuesday at 9:00pm watch as Horace Rumpole’s wacky string of cases continues on Rumpole of the Bailey. Rumpole takes on a client who is charged with operating massage parlors that may have some unscrupulous business happening on the side.

Wednesday at 5:00pm the adventures of Robin Hood continue as a new threat emerges in Nottingham! The new tax collector Ruthless Rufus comes to town looking for revenge, and Robin Hood’s gang gets involved. Robin Hood must face off against this new foe, but he’s not the only one that is in danger. 

Thursday at 12:00pm catch a whole hour of Antiques Roadshow with 2 back to back episodes! First travel to Highcliffe Castle in Dorset, and then take a look at Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire. See what unusual rare items are being unveiled in these historic English venues.

Friday at 8:30pm watch gardener detectives Rosemary and Thyme in the series 2 premiere! The duo becomes entangled in a mysterious drowning that they can’t help but investigate, but this case has many more layers than they ever could have imagined.

Saturday at 8:00pm treat yourself to the WETA UK Event: The Complete Downton Abbey as it continues with the 3rd and 4th episodes of series 1! As the hunt continues for Lady Mary’s suitor, tragedy strikes and secrets continue to pile up at Downton Abbey.

Sunday at 10:00pm catch a whole block of your Sci-Fi Favorites, starting with Doctor Who! Find out the fate of the Doctor and learn more about the villainous Weeping Angels. After that, watch two episodes of Red Dwarf and tag along for the zany adventures of the Red Dwarf crew.
 

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New! Watch Call the Midwife & Masterpiece's Mr. Selfridge

Just when you thought you’d never get over Sundays without Downton Abbey, WETA TV26 and WETA HD begins Call the Midwife season 2 and Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge this Sunday, March 31!

Read the full article to watch trailers of these two series!

 

This Sunday marks the season 2 U.S. premiere of the popular British drama Call the Midwife. Return to the Nonnatus House as all your favorite characters, and a few new ones, balance romance, friendship, and medicine in East End London during the 1950s.
 
In episode 1, it’s Nurse Jenny Lee’s birthday celebration at the Nonnatus House but as soon as the party comes to an end, she is assigned a new patient, the pregnant Molly Brignall.  The well-being of Molly and her child is compromised putting Jenny in a difficult spot.  Trixie and Sister Evangelina care for a Captain’s pregnant daughter but how will the two do aboard a ship?
 
 
 
 
 

Prepare to be swept back to early 20th Century England with Mr. Selfridge, the newest Masterpiece series based on real-life events. Follow the story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, an American businessman from Chicago, played by Jeremy Piven (Entourage). Selfridge moves to London and opens the department store chain Selfridges at the end of Oxford Street with £400,000 of his own money. Selfridge’s foreign principles and modern retail techniques create quite a stir in London society and the drama commences.

Harry Selfridge was a showman and his flashy, alluring window displays match the plot of this new show, which explores relationships, social change, and style. As the Selfridges climb the social ladder in London, they encounter many extraordinary characters on their way to the top. Follow not only the parties and glamorous gowns of high society, but also follow the stories of the working class Selfridges employees.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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This Week on WETA UK: WETA UK Schedule November 5 – 11

This week on WETA UK, start watching great British dramas from the very first episode: To The Manor Born, Call the Midwife and All Creatures Great and Small. We’re also premiering two new comedies on WETA UK both starring Rowan Atkinson: Blackadder and Mr. Bean. Along with our thrilling dramas (I, Claudius, Inspector Morse, New Tricks, Prime Suspect, Downton Abbey), wonderful comedies (Good Neighbors, Last of the Summer Wine, Are You Being Served?, My Hero, Coupling), and compelling documentaries (Life of Mammals) and so much more, WETA UK is DC, Maryland, and Virginia’s station for the very BEST in British television.

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Via antenna: 26.2, Comcast: 265, Cox: 800, Verizon FiOS: 474, RCN: 39

 

Monday night enjoy a night of dramas as I, Claudius continues with Hail Who? beginning at 8:00pm. Then stay tuned for Foyle’s War at 9:00pm and Ashes to Ashes at 10:00pm.

 

Tuesday begin watching To the Manor Born from the very beginning! At 10:00am meet snobbish Lady Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, the beneficiary of Grantleigh Manor and recent widow. She can no longer afford to maintain the family's hold on the estate so she reluctantly sees it auctioned to Richard De Vere, a millionaire bachelor of Czechoslovakian extraction who runs a multinational grocery business. With his mother he wastes no time in moving into the Manor. Audrey is annoyed at her new position on the estate, and she is forced to move, with butler, to the Manor lodge. DeVere represents everything Audrey regards as bad taste. Their differences of background, breeding and behavior are at once infuriating and endearing. Catch this first episode of the series again this Friday at 12:30pm! DOWNLOAD THE WETA UK TO THE MANOR BORN SEASON 1 EPISODE GUIDE HERE!

 

Tuesday at 11:00am kick off season 15 of Last of the Summer Wine on WETA UK! The laughs never seem to end for this group of men, join in on the fun anytime! No need to watch from episode 1!

 

Tuesday at 8:00pm begin watching the period drama Call the Midwife! This moving and intimate tale of midwifery and family life in East London during the 1950s shares the work and lives of young nurse Jenny Lee and an Order of Nuns. The phenomenal people Jenny meets prove that their warmth, resilience and determination are at the heart of this world. However, with between 80 and 100 babies being born each month, their primary work is to help bring safe childbirth to women in the area and to look after their countless newborns. Start watching this series from the very first episode and continue season one with a new episode every Tuesday at 8:00pm.

 

Wednesday begin a new season of Good Neighbors at 9:00am. Season 4 of Good Neighbors, also known as The Good Life, starts as the Goods leave for a much-needed holiday in Mayfair and the Leadbetters take over their house and garden. But Tom and Barbara can't help thinking of all the things that might go wrong. Watch season 4 episode 1 again this Friday at 2:00pm. DOWNLOAD THE WETA UK GOOD NEIGHBORS SEASON 4 EPISODE GUIDE HERE!

 

Wednesday at 8:00pm Inspector Morse is on to a new case, Dead on Time. A respected, dying Oxford don, husband of Morse's former fiancée, apparently shoots himself, but his doctor asserts that he was not capable of firing a gun. Can Morse figure this one out without his personal life interfearing? Watch part one this week and return next Wednesday for part 2.

 

Thursday afternoon at 2:00pm, tune in for the encore presentation of season 1, All Creatures Great and Small. In 1937, a young, newly-qualified surgeon arrives in the village of Darrowby to take up his first job in the established veterinary practice of Sigfried and Tristan Farnon. However, in rural Yorkshire with few medicines available, the treatment of sick animals still seems to be rooted in the Dark Ages. Along with the residents’ inherent suspicion of strangers, young vet James Herriot faces problems in the early years of his career. This is the perfect time to begin watching the classic series All Creatures Great and Small! DOWNLOAD THE WETA UK ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL SEASON 1 EPISODE GUIDE HERE!

 

Thursday at 8:00pm take a journey into the lives of animals with David Attenborough’s Life of Mammals: Food for Thought. In this conclusion of his documentary series, learn of the similarities and differences between humans and other mammals through the things we eat. Encounter chimps hunting for meat like humans, visit an ancient mud city in Mali, and consider the size and capacity of both ape and human brains.

Thursday late night at 11:00pm, be sure to tune in for the launch of Are You Being Served? season 8! Are our favorite department store staff members being replaced? Watch Thursday night to find out!

 

Friday afternoon watch the launch of season 6 My Hero at 3:30pm. Thermoman, alias George Sunday is a native of the planet Ultron but resident on Earth. He has become skillful at juggling many jobs: superhero, shop owner, and father, but when he loses his body in a card game, leaving nothing but a tea bag (his soul), it's time for a complete makeover. For his kids, it's as if nothing has changed, but for his wife Janet it's a very different story.

 

Friday at 10:00pm watch the first episode of season 4 Coupling! There's a new guy on the scene, a baby on the way, commitment in the air, and love on the horizon. Patrick and Sally have finally admitted their true feelings for each other, while Steve and Susan are most definitely pregnant. And there's this guy called Oliver who has his eye on Jane. Could the lifetime-losers-in-love get it together? The best part about this series is you don’t have to watch from season 1! Jump in anytime and the beginning of season 4 is a perfect spot. DOWNLOAD THE WETA UK COUPLING SEASON 4 EPISODE GUIDE HERE!

 

 

Saturday at noon catch up with New Tricks as we repeat last week’s season 4 episode 1! They may have handed in their badges years ago, but Lane, Standing, and Halford are back, still working at the London Metropolitan Police. In season 4, the team heads to the big top to investigate the murder of a circus owner and ringmaster. They also look into the case of a rich old lady who loved her cats more than her relatives, leaving the cats all her money in her will. Be sure to tune into these strange cases this weekend!

 

Saturday continue the drama with Prime Suspect season 6 episode 1 at 7:00pm. The Last Witness finds Tennison, high-ranking Detective Superintendent at the London Metropolitan Police, overseeing dozens of murder investigations. She can't resist taking a hands-on role investigating the brutal torture and murder of a young Bosnian refugee. When her prime suspect turns out to be a "minor" war criminal given a new life in the UK after identifying higher profile war criminals, Tennison's quest for justice becomes increasingly complicated and as the case threatens to bring an early end to her career, Tennison faces the stark realization that she has little else left in her life, and everything to fight for.

 

Saturday wrap up The WETA UK Event: Downton Abbey series 2 at 8:00pm. This final two hour episode will have you up to date on all things Downton until the new season premieres in the DC area on WETA TV26 and HD in January!

 

Sunday catch the first episode of Red Dwarf season 8 at 3:00pm!  DOWNLOAD THE WETA UK RED DWARF SEASON 8 EPISODE GUIDE HERE!

Sunday get excited for the premiere of TWO brand new British comedies, both starring Rowan Atkinson! At 9:00pm tune in for the premiere of Blackadder: The Black Adder. Throughout the ages, men of flair, faculty, and outstanding courage have contributed to England's glorious heritage. Others, like the weeping worm Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias The Black Adder), the bitter and twisted son of a medieval king, have emerged from the dust of dodgy documents to claim their wrongful position in history. Each season of this program is set in different significant periods and places in British history and features another descendent of the Blackadder family, all played by Atkinson. This first season Blackadder is set in 1485 at the end of the British Middle Ages. DOWNLOAD THE WETA UK BLACKADDER SEASON 1 EPISODE GUIDE HERE!

Sunday at 9:30pm meet Mr. Bean, a childish, self-centered buffoon who brings various unusual schemes to everyday tasks. Signature of this show, Mr. Bean rarely speaks and when he does, it is generally only a few mumbled words which are in a comically low-pitched voice. This unique form of comedy and true British classic isn’t one to miss! DOWNLOAD THE WETA UK MR. BEAN SEASON 1 EPISODE GUIDE HERE!

 

 

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MD, DC, VA Events: WETA Around Town November 2 - 4

Looking for something to do this weekend in Maryland, Virginia, and DC? Check out our selection of musical, mysterious, and cinematic events right in your own backyard!

A Living Legend: Rama Vaidyanathan

If your only notion of Indian dance comes from Bollywood stereotypes, it’s probably time for a new perspective.  Take a cue from Dakshina’s Fall Festival of Indian Arts and watch a solo performance by one of India’s leading dancers.  Rama Vaidyanathan’s interpretation of Classical Indian dance introduces you to the beauty and elegance of ancient Bharata Natyam form.

Friday, 7:30pm

University of the District of Columbia Theater

4300 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC

Cost: Starting at $18.50

Purchase tickets here!

 

Dancing with the Dead

On Friday, the Torpedo Factory Art Center celebrates the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with their fourth annual extravaganza featuring arts and crafts and a costume contest ! Put on your best Calaveras mask and dance to the music of local rock group, The Torches, while enjoying the cash bar and snacks.  Friday too far away?  Check out the Target Gallery’s exhibition of altars and other Day of the Dead themed art work, going on now through Sunday! 

Costume & Dance Party: Friday, 8-11pm
Altar Exhibition: Now through Sunday

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Tickets: Advance, $15; Door, $20 or two for $35 (Student tickets: $10)
Special Discount: Purchase 5 advance tickets or more & get them each for only $10

Reserve your advance tickets by contacting 703-838-4565 x2 or events@torpedofactory.org

 

Select films opening Friday, November 2

A Late Quartet        (R)

When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration.  Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener, and inspired by and structured around Beethoven's Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor, A Late Quartet pays homage to chamber music and the cultural world of New York.

 

Brooklyn Castle      (PG)

Brooklyn Castle tells the stories of five members of the chess team at I.S. 318, a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The documentary follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories.

 

Flight              (R)

In this mystery thriller, Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board.  After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane?

Watch the Around Town review coming this Friday! 

 

The Man with the Iron Fist                       (R)

Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With the Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director, co-writer and leading man, RZA—alongside an exciting international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero who all descend on one fabled village in China for a winner-takes-all battle for a fortune in gold.  

 

The Loneliest Planet          (NR)

The summer before their wedding, Alex (Gael García Bernal) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg) are backpacking through the scenic Caucasus Mountains in Georgia.  The fit young couple, playful and affectionate, hire a local guide (Bidzina Gujabidze) to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open and frighteningly closed.  Suddenly, a brief but shocking pivotal incident occurs that changes everything.  Writer/director Julia Loktev's film is a haunting character study of love, betrayal and the ambiguities of forgiveness.

Watch the trailer here!

 

Last Chance!

Closing November 4th:

The Government Inspector at Shakespeare Theatre 

 

One Night with Janis Joplin at Arena Stage