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Odd Squad | New WETA Kids Show

This brand new show features two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and set things right. Hear more about the show from Olive actor Dalila Bela.

The program is aimed at kids ages 5-8 and premieres on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 with a special one-hour broadcast of two back-to-back episodes: “Zero Effect/Bad Luck Bears” and “Soundcheck/Double Trouble.” Watch on WETA Kids at 10am or WETA TV26 at 9am. Watch a preview here!

After the Odd Squad premiere on November 26...

Watch Odd Squad on the WETA Kids channel Mondays-Fridays 8am & 8:30pm.

Watch Odd Squad on WETA TV26 Mondays-Fridays at 7am.

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This Week on WETA UK: November 24-30

Monday at 10:30pm Agatha Christie’s Poirot, the final season, concludes with “Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case”. A wheelchair-bound Poirot calls on Hastings, whose wife recently passed away, to join him at Styles Court the site of their first murder case some 30 years earlier to investigate possible serial killer.

Tuesday at 9:45pm Doc Martin begins from season 1 again! In this episode, “Going Bodmin”, Dr. Martin Ellingham arrives in a Cornish hamlet to take over the local doctor's office, but the residents are wary of the flashy newcomer.

Wednesday at 10pm Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis season 6 continues with “Intelligent Design”.  Lewis and Hathaway investigate the murder of a chemistry professor who had just been released from prison after serving time for causing a death while driving. At the same time, Lewis contemplates his future on the force.

Thursday at 3pm on Waking the Dead, season 7 opens with the investigation of a nurse who saved her daughter from a mugger when the woman's DNA is linked to a case from the 1990s that was far more than it had appeared at first.

Friday at 4pm Hustle season 3 begins. The gang targets a bar owner who smuggles in illegal aliens to work in his pub, and whose talentless son wants to become a hip-hop star. When their music-industry scam backfires, Ash must come up with an alternate plan.

Saturday at 1:30pm catch Agatha Christie’s Poirot in “The Adventure of the Western Star”, a case involving diamonds, blackmail, and an ancient curse piques Poirot's interest. Then at 2:30pm on Sherlock Holmes “The Abbey Grange”, Holmes is called to a manor house to investigate the brutal murder of a country lord with a fireplace poker and reconcile the story of his bruised and battered wife with the facts.

Sunday late night (Monday 12am) Red Dwarf begins from the very first episode! A radiation leak wipes out the crew of the mining ship Red Dwarf, leaving only one survivor – chicken soup machine repair man, Dave Lister. After three million years in suspended animation, Lister emerges to find he is the last human being in the universe. But he is not alone.
 

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This Week on WETA UK: November 17-23

Monday at 8pm in Pie in the Sky “Pork Pies”, Henry and the squad visit a meat factory where animal rights protesters want the owner Mr. Trubb to stop using veal in his Trubbs' Thunderbolt sausages. Margaret is concerned that her friend Julia, a wealthy widow, is dating a young pilot.

Tuesday at 10:30pm British comedy Rev begins from the very first episode! Meet The Rev. Adam Smallbone. He's a Church of England Vicar, newly promoted from a sleepy rural parish to the busy, inner-city world of St Saviour's in Hackney, East London. Alex - Adam's long-suffering wife - does her best to support him, but she's got her own career as a solicitor to worry about. Anybody can and does come into St. Saviour's, from scheming MPs trying to educate their children on the cheap to Colin, a heavy drinking, unemployable lost soul.

Wednesday at 9pm tune in for the beginning of The Final Cut, the last season of the original House of Cards. In the opener, Francis Urquhart is looking to leave a legacy in Europe so he supports a treaty resolving the Cyprus conflict.

Thursday at 10pm Scott and Bailey season 2 begins. This investigative drama explores the personal and professional lives of two female detectives Rachel Bailey and Janet Scott. Each episode sees the women deal with serious crimes that are both challenging and emotionally difficult as well as cope with their own complex personal lives. Watch Scott and Bailey Thursdays at 10pm and 11pm.

Friday at 5am catch the classic British drama Monarch of the Glen from episode 1! Archie MacDonald is called to his ailing father’s bedside at a lochside mansion in the Scottish Highlands. For tax reasons, they have turned over ownership of the rundown Glenbogle estate to Archie. Molly has also rigged things so that escape back to his London bistro is not on the menu just now. Archie must stay to solve two crises: a crooked estate manager, and the rustling of valuable osprey eggs.

Saturday at 11pm Robin Hood season 2 begins with “Sisterhood”. Robin and the gang have been busy constructing their ingenious new camp, but when Knighton Hall is razed and Marian and Edward are taken to the castle under house arrest, it’s clear that the rules have changed.

Sunday at 10pm Ashes to Ashes season 2 continues with episode 6. A dead body found floating in a canal is identified as Colin Mitchell, a man recently reported missing by his glamorous wife, Donna. Gene discovers that Colin worked for Trevor Riley, a nasty loan shark with a habit of hurting those who mess with him. A ruthless capitalist, Riley invokes terror in the community he controls and Gene sets his sights on bringing down this cocky, unscrupulous villain.
 

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Washington in the 80s | New WETA TV26 Production

WETA TV26 proudly presents Washington in the ’80s, the latest in a series of documentaries exploring changes in Greater Washington decade by decade. You may have seen WETA's Washington in the ’60s and Washington in the ’70s and as you may guess, Washington in the ’80s chronicles the decade’s events through the recollections of those who saw and shaped them. The one-hour WETA production premieres Monday, November 17 at 8pm on WETA TV26 & HD. Repeats on Saturday, November 22 at 9:30pm and Wednesday, November 26 at 8pm.

Among the topics discussed are politics: Marion Barry’s three terms as mayor and President Ronald Reagan's administration and their influence on the city. Homelessness, the Vietnam Memorial, the changing media landscape, the Air Florida winter crash and the deadly Metro derailment the same day. DC's gay community, the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the crack cocaine epidemic, and Washington’s dubious distinction of “Murder Capital USA”. Sports: Two Super Bowl championships for the Washington Redskins, the national champion Georgetown Hoyas and the meteoric rise and tragic death of Len Bias at the University of Maryland. DC’s unique music scenes, Go-Go and DC punk, and their surprising interconnection and the rapid expansion of Washington’s theater scene.

 

 

Washington in the ’80s features the firsthand accounts of notable Washingtonians such as politicians Marion Barry and Carol Schwartz, television journalists Maureen Bunyan and Tom Sherwood, radio journalist Kojo Nnamdi, political commentator Pat Buchanan, entertainment reporter Arch Campbell, former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, musician Kato Hammond, and former police chief Isaac Fulwood — offering a diversity of perspective and experience. The program is narrated by Gordon Peterson, WJLA anchor and former host of Inside Washington. The one-hour WETA production premieres Monday, November 17 at 8pm on WETA TV26 & HD. Repeats on Saturday, November 22 at 9:30pm and Wednesday, November 26 at 8pm.

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This Week on WETA UK: November 10-16

Monday at 7pm new British comedy Vicious continues! Freddie and Stuart invite Ash and his new girlfriend Chloe to dinner. Infrequent acting work has been getting Freddie down but things are looking up for Ash who has fallen in love with what seems to be the perfect woman. As the evening progresses, Chloe’s habits stop seeming so sweet and tensions mount over dinner. Violet, meanwhile, is having difficulty with her lover in Buenos Aires.

Tuesday at 8pm WPC 56 premieres! Set in England's West Midlands in the 1950s, this new hit series follows Gina Dawson, the first woman police constable (WPC) hired to serve in her hometown. Struggling to gain acceptance in a male-dominated world, she battles sexism and corruption while trying to be a good cop.

Wednesday at 9pm don’t miss the original House of Cards: To Play the King finale! As the opposition, who is supported by the popular King, seems to be heading for a victory at the election polls, Prime Minister Urquhart needs to take drastic measures. He also has to deal with two people in his close surroundings who might pose a problem.

Thursday at 9pm Prime Suspect continues. D.C.I. Jane Tennison is a skilled, top-class detective, battling to prove herself in a male world. In this episode, Tennison investigates the murder of a young girl, whose body was found in a shallow grave in an Afro-Caribbean neighborhood.

Friday at 10am Monarch of the Glen season 7 begins. It’s a time of mixed emotions for Golly. Following the sudden death of his partner, Meg, he is looking after baby Cameron alone. A long, hard winter has taken its toll on Glenbogle and the laird, Paul, is faced with a growing repair bill for his tenants’ crofts. Donald – having gambled away the deposit for a new generator – hatches an elaborate plan to repay the debt before Paul discovers the truth. And Ewan faces money worries of his own when his demanding girlfriend, Zoë, pressures him into booking a holiday abroad. Meanwhile, Paul and Iona meet and it becomes clear that there’s a spark between them.

Saturday at 8pm Last Tango in Halifax season 2 begins. Alan and Celia continue to negotiate family baggage to plan a life together. Having come so close to losing each other forever thanks to Alan’s near fatal heart attack, he and Celia decide to have a romantic secret wedding as soon as possible. But how will their respective daughters react? Then at 9pm Masterpiece Classic: The Paradise season 2 begins, Moray and his “little champion” Denise find true love a very bumpy ride indeed, as Katherine and her new husband scheme to wreck their lives. Joanna Vanderham stars as Denise, with Emun Elliott as Moray, Elaine Cassidy as Katherine, and Ben Daniels as Katherine’s moody, malevolent spouse.

Sunday at 11pm Doctor Who season 3 begins with “Smith and Jones”. For Martha Jones, a medical student in Central London, an ordinary day turns into a nightmare when her entire hospital is transported to the Moon. There, she has to battle the Judoon and outwit a blood-sucking Plasmavore – but can she trust a mysterious stranger called the Doctor?
 

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WETA Movie Nights in November | Free Films on WETA TV26

This November, WETA TV26 & HD presents classic mystery films on Saturday nights! Tune in each Saturday for fantastic movies or watch their encore presentations Sundays at 11:30am.

The Maltese Falcon (1941) airs Saturday November 8 at 9:30pm
The beautiful Miss Wonderly hires private eyes Sam Spade and Miles Archer to find her runaway sister. After two mysterious shootings, Sam is under investigation and the real criminal is on the run in search of a black falcon statue. Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George

The Caine Mutiny (1954) airs Saturday November 15 at 9:30pm
During World War II, officers aboard a U.S. Navy mine sweeper stage a revolt against their mentally unbalanced captain and wind up being court-martialed for the offense. Starring: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson

Call Northside 777 (1948) airs Saturday November 22 at 10:30pm
Chicago newsman P.J. McNeal digs up an 11-year-old murder mystery to prove a man’s innocence. The ensuing investigation opens up major problems in the police department. Unfortunately, the one officer with information on the case died years before. How will P.J. right this wrong? Starring: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb


 

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Military Shows on WETA TV26 | November 2014

This November WETA TV26 salutes military veterans with special programming throughout the month. Read descriptions for these honorary programs and check the channel guide below to find WETA on your television.

Friday November 7
8:30pm  WETA Guide to Memorials
Take an inspiring tour of the many military, war, and presidential memorials of Greater Washington. Visit sculptures, statues and buildings located nearby that memorialize individuals, events, and Americans' service to their country.  Includes: African American Civil War Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Civil War Unknowns, D.C. World War I Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, JFK Eternal Flame, Korea, War Veterans Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Memorial Bridge, Tomb of the Unknowns, U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, U.S. Navy Memorial, Washington Monument, Women in Military Service Memorial.

9pm    In Performance at the White House Salute to the Troops

President and Mrs. Obama host a PBS music special from the White House, with an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States. Performances by Mary J. Blige, Common, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Romeo Santos, and active duty military members U.S. Army Sgt. Christiana R. Ball, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matt Smith and Capt. John Ed Auer. There also will be a performance by Daughtry via satellite of their USO concert at Yokota Air Base in Japan, as well as a live-viewing audience of troops from the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

10pm    Craft in America: Service
Part of the PBS veterans initiative “Stories of Service,” is the story of craft and the military. From the origins of the Army Arts & Crafts Program and the G.I. Bill to contemporary soldiers and veterans, “Service” documents the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate and heal. Eugene Burks, Jr., Pam DeLuco, Judas Recendez, Ehren Tool and Peter Voulkos.

Tuesday November 11
7am-6:30pm  Victory at Sea

An extraordinary 26-part documentary series exploring the naval campaigns and battles of WWII and how America responded to the victories. Victory At Sea utilizes illustrative and dramatic footage of actual combat against the backdrop of an original orchestra score by composer Richard Rodgers and riveting narration. The film puts a lens on naval warfare, especially the momentous attack on Pear Harbor and the many battles and campaigns which comprised WWII.

9pm    Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story
Premiering on Veterans Day, this program recounts the ticking-clock missions of the “Commandoes of the Deep” through firsthand accounts — including that of a D-Day demolition team member — and through never-before-seen footage, home movies and personal mementoes. Admirals, master chiefs, clandestine operators, demolitioneers and snipers reveal how US Navy SEALs morphed into the world's most admired commandoes.


 

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This Week on WETA UK: November 3-9

Monday at 10:30pm Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot season 12, the final season,“Dead Man’s Folly”. Mystery writer and old friend Ariadne Oliver asks Poirot to accompany her to a wealthy financier's "murder game" that she fears may turn into the scene of a real murder.

Tuesday from 1pm-7:30pm get your fill of British crime dramas! 1pm MI-5, 2pm New Tricks, 3pm Waking the Dead, 4pm Hustle, 5pm Midsomer Murders, 6:30pm Pie in the Sky.

Wednesday 7pm Twenty Twelve begins from the beginning! Filmed in the docu-dramady style of The Office and Best in Show, Twenty Twelve is shows the people behind the scenes paddling hard beneath the water to make the 2012 London Olympics happen.

Thursday at 10pm watch two back-to-back episodes of Scott and Bailey! A thrilling investigative drama exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives: Constable Rachel Bailey is 30, down-to-earth, noisy, argumentative and single and Constable Janet Scott, is 40, a diplomat and a thinker, as well as being a wife and mother.

Friday at 9pm Death in Paradise begins again from episode 1. Catch three episodes back-to-back all night! A warm, light-hearted detective series which takes place against a stunning Caribbean island backdrop. Sent to the tiny island of Saint-Marie to solve a mysterious murder, quintessentially British cop Richard Poole is a total fish out of water. His new partner, DS Camille Bordey is instinctive, feisty and brilliant, and the rest of the team certainly have their own unique way of doing things.

Saturday at 11am Red Dwarf begins season 4 with the episode “Camille”. Kryten, Red Dwarf's on-board mechanoid, rescues a female droid – Camille – from a crashed vessel. She's a 4000 series just like him, only a GTi model with realistic toes and a slide-back sunroof head. Kryten finds himself falling in advanced mutual compatibility on the basis of a primary ident (what humans call "love at first sight"), only to find that true advanced mutual compatibility never runs in a non-glitch, bug-free way.

Sunday at 10am Monarch of the Glen begins from season 1! Archie MacDonald is called to his ailing father’s bedside at a lochside mansion in the Scottish Highlands. For tax reasons, they have turned over ownership of the rundown Glenbogle estate to Archie. Molly has also rigged things so that escape back to his London bistro is not on the menu just now. Archie must stay to solve two crises: a crooked estate manager, and the rustling of valuable osprey eggs.
 

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Poirot Final Season on WETA TV26 & HD

Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot returns to WETA TV26 & HD for its epic conclusion! This WETA TV26 exclusive allows you to watch the entire five part final season of Poirot (not just the first two episodes). Tune into WETA TV26 & HD every Thursday at 9:30pm for this one-of-a-kind event.

“The Big Four” airs Thursday October 23 at 9:30pm
Poirot navigates the world of international espionage while investigating the death of a Russian chess grandmaster.

“Dead Man’s Folly” airs Thursday October 30 at 9:30pm
Mystery writer and old friend Ariadne Oliver asks Poirot to accompany her to a wealthy financier's "murder game" that she fears may turn into the scene of a real murder.

“Elephants Can Remember” airs Thursday November 6 at 9:30pm
Poirot investigates the murder of a renowned psychiatrist. Ariadne Oliver becomes an amateur sleuth when her goddaughter asks her to uncover the truth about her parents' mysterious deaths.

“The Labors of Hercules” airs Thursday November 13 at 9:30pm
Poirot's pursuit of an infamous art thief leads him to a snowbound hotel in the Swiss Alps where he is met with mysteries and the reappearance of a familiar face from the past.

“Curtain: Poirot's Last Case” airs Thursday November 20 at 9:30pm
An ailing Poirot returns to Styles with Hastings nearly three decades after solving their first mystery together in hopes to prevent a serial killer from claiming more victims.
 

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This Week on WETA UK: October 20-26

Monday at 6pm Ashes to Ashes season 2 begins. Season kicks off in 1982 where Margaret Thatcher is in her element and bullish DCI Gene Hunt is back, policing the streets in his politically incorrect and loud-mouthed style. Sassy Alex Drake, whom Hunt shares a fiery working relationship with, is by his side, desperately trying to keep him in line.

Tuesday at 8pm Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries takes on “Dead Air”. Dot's new favorite radio show is interrupted by an on air panic then the radio station's bookkeeper and budding announcer are found choked to death. When Phryne gets involved, she finds Jack already undercover as the newsreader and she soon realizes that she doesn't want to relinquish working for Miss Fisher when she marries.

Wednesday at 9pm begin the second series of The Original House of Cards titled To Play the King. This sequel to the original House of Cards continues to follow the devilish Francis Urquhart. After managing to become the British prime minister and crush all significant opposition, his survival on the top is threatened by a liberal monarch and a few skeletons in the closet.

Thursday at 8pm Moone Boy joins the comedy lineup. This entertaining semi-autobiographical series is written by and stars Chris O’Dowd as the imaginary friend of 11 year old Martin, the youngest child in the large, loud Moone family. Martin has a unique view of life, dealing with enterprising school bullies with the help of his imaginary friend. But while most boys would dream up a superhero sidekick, Martin’s pal is a man in his mid-30s with the most common name in Ireland.

Friday at 10pm experience Masterpiece Mystery! The Escape Artist. David Tennant stars as defense lawyer Will Burton, nicknamed “The Escape Artist” for his ability to spring the obviously guilty. After a man is charged with a gruesome murder, Will Burton must find a way to disprove the strong evidence against the charged subject. Watch the legal battle as strange and disturbing things begin to happen. The tables are turned—and then turned again.

Saturday enjoy the classic British mysteries. At 1:30pm Agatha Christie’s Poirot “The Cornish Mystery”, much to Poirot's chagrin, 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. At 2:30pm Sherlock Holmes “The Norwood Builder”, Holmes must prove the innocence of a solicitor and foil the efforts of Inspector Lestrade.

Sunday at 9pm watch modern, action-drama Robin Hood. In this episode “Dead Man Walking”, a routine trip to Locksley to collect new weaponry descends into chaos when Robin and Little John witness a brutal tax collection, the capture of their bow-maker and worse – the arrest of Little John’s son. Little John tries to save his son but it is a futile gesture, and within seconds he too is carted off to the castle dungeons. But fate has a hand to play, and when Alice Little joins them in prison, estranged husband and wife are temporarily reunited.

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