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This Week on WETA UK: September 8-14

Monday at 9pm kick off season 7 of Midsomer Murders with “The Green Man”. Sgt. Troy sadly leaves the Midsomer team in this episode, though not before having to cope with some dramatic events. Troy wins a promotion to inspector but before he can decide on his future, the Midsomer canal tunnel collapses during a restoration project, revealing ancient human bones with a recent skeleton hidden among them. As Barnaby investigates, Troy is sent to the woods near Midsomer Worthy where Tom, has been attacked by a group of youths. Then one of the teenagers is caught in a man trap and shot dead. Is Tom responsible?

Tuesday at 8pm tune in for Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries “Murder a la Mode”. When Phryne arrives at the exclusive fashion house of Madame Fleuri for a fitting, she unexpectedly finds herself amidst a crime scene, and everyone present is a suspect!

Wednesday at 10:30pm Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis continues season 3 with “Falling Darkness”. It's Halloween in Oxford and Ligeia Willard, one of Hobson's old college housemates, is found dead. It seems to be a terrible coincidence, one that has left Hobson disoriented with grief. When another murder takes place in a house where Hobson once lived, Detective Inspector Lewis and Detective Sergeant Hathaway must confront horrifying possibilities.

Thursday at 8pm Fawlty Towers begins season 2 with “Communications Problems”. A delightfully manic British comedy about an ill-mannered innkeeper, created by and starring `Monty Python' alum John Cleese and his then-wife, Connie Booth. The police are called when a guest loses a sum of money.

Friday at 9pm catch “Gently with Class” an Inspector George Gently episode. The indefatigable Chief Inspector Gently and Detective Sergeant Bacchus experience the inflated authority of their ‘social betters’ first hand, when a beautiful young girl called Ellen Mallam is found dead in the passenger seat of a an upturned car registered to local aristocrats.

Saturday at 9pm Masterpiece Classic begins season 4 of Downton Abbey. Six months after Downton Abbey's great tragedy, Mary is mired in grief and the estate is engulfed in death taxes. As the family struggles to lift their financial and emotional woes, clashes arise, sparks fly, and it is up to the older generation to bring Mary back to life, and Robert to his senses – no easy task in either respect. Another departure leaves no tears in its wake, but rather opportunity for new faces – and drama, alliances, and sparks of an entirely different sort – below stairs.

Sunday from 8-9pm catch two back-to-back episodes of Blandings. In “Sticky Wicket at Blandings” Connie is trying to impress Colonel Fanshawe, but Beach is behaving very oddly indeed. Then in “Necessary Rhino” Connie encourages Hannibal Didcot to propose to wealthy American Vanessa Polk.
 

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Wildlife Wednesdays in September on WETA TV26

Throughout the month of September, tune into WETA TV26 & HD for fantastic wildlife programs that will excite and educate: Earthflight, Operation Maneater, and Penguins: Spy in the Huddle.

Wednesday September 3, 2014
8pm   – A Nature Special Presentation Earthflight: North America
The bird's-eye tour of six continents commences in North America with snow geese, pelicans and bald eagles flying across the Great Plains, Grand Canyon, Alaska, New York City and the Golden Gate Bridge.
9pm   – A Nature Special Presentation Earthflight: Africa
A bird's-eye tour of Africa features cape gannets arrow-diving among sharks, dolphins, whales and sardines. Other birds accompanied on their travails: fish eagles, flamingos, kelp gulls and vultures.
10pm – Operation Maneater: Polar Bear
Efforts to stop polar bear attacks in the isolated communities of Canada's Hudson Bay are detailed. Included: a team transports a captured bear by helicopter to a release site outside town; an early warning system that relies on an aerial drone; an ultra-loud speaker to scare them away; and a controversial experiment that sees meat being left for them on the tundra.

Wednesday September 10, 2014
8pm   – A Nature Special Presentation Earthflight: Europe
Cranes and geese fly over Venice, Italy; Dover in South East England; Edinburgh; and the Rock of Gibraltar. Other destinations include Rome; the Loire Valley in France; Holland; and Hungary.
10:30pm – Operation Maneater: Crocodile *UPDATED moved from 10pm to 10:30pm due to Presidential Address*
The series concludes with a visit to Namibia's Chobe River, where crocodile attacks are fairly commonplace. Included: an attempt to reduce attacks by training crocodiles to associate the sound of a bell with an electric shock.

Wednesday September 24, 2014
8pm   – A Nature Special Presentation Penguins: Spy in the Huddle "The Journey
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Emperor penguins cross a treacherous frozen sea to reach their breeding grounds. Rockhoppers brave the world’s stormiest seas only to come ashore and face a daunting 300-foot cliff, hopping most of the way up. Tropical Humboldt penguins negotiate a gauntlet of dangers to reach their desert burrow nests. The hard work for all the penguins finally pays off when their tiny, vulnerable chicks begin to hatch. The final two parts of this series “First Steps” and “Growing Up” air Wednesday October 1 and Wednesday October 8 at 8pm.

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Masterpiece Mystery! The Escape Artist on WETA TV26

Watch the entire two-part Masterpiece Mystery! The Escape Artist on WETA TV26 & HD! Parts 1 and 2 of this new Masterpiece air on WETA TV26 & HD this Thursday, August 28 at 8pm and 9:26pm.  Be sure to tune in or set your DVR because due to rights restrictions, this program will not be available for online streaming.

Find other air times on weta.org!

David Tennant (Doctor Who) stars as defense lawyer Will Burton, nickenamed “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.

Watch a behind the scenes interview with David Tennant on pbs.org!


 

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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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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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This Week on WETA UK: August 11-17

Monday at 8pm Pie in the Sky begins season 3 with “Money Talks”. Henry is leading a stake-out of a pizza parlor whose delivery drivers are suspected of robbing customers though Fisher doubts its cost effectiveness.

Tuesday at 11:30pm Hustle begins season 5. After a close brush with the law in Australia, Mickey returns to a changed London to sting a new breed of avaricious marks. Albert, currently detained at her Majesty’s pleasure, already has one lined up – a callous young businesswoman Sara Naismith and her assistant Aaron. Posing as city traders, Mickey and Ash offer her the chance to join an insider dealing scam.

Wednesday at 9pm Masterpiece Mystery! Endeavour: Series I: "Rocket". A royal visit by Princess Margaret to an Oxford munitions factory may exclude the unwelcome Endeavour Morse, but even Chief Superintendent Bright's highest security cannot exclude murder.

Thursday at 10pm Reilly: Ace of Spies episode 2 “Prelude to War”. Autumn, 1904: intelligence from Reilly in Port Arthur enables the Japanese Navy to sink the Russian Pacific Squadron. Margaret Reilly has an affair with Greenberg and leaves her husband. Then Reilly is seized by the Russians.

Friday at 8pm Rosemary and Thyme take on “In a Monastery Garden”. Wellminster Cathedral is preparing for a Royal visit and the Custos have asked Rosemary and Laura to restore the old monastery "physik" garden to mark the cathedral's millennium. But someone is not happy about the ladies working on the herb garden, and when the Custos' daughter Trish is found murdered there, the two women realize they could be in serious danger.

Saturday afternoon watch WETA UK’s two classic detectives back-to-back! At 1:0pm Agatha Christie’s Poirot “The Third Floor Flat”. Then at 2:30pm Sherlock Holmes dissects “The Cardboard Box”.

Sunday at 9pm BBC action-drama Robin Hood makes its WETA UK primetime premiere with episode 1, “Will You Tolerate This?” Robin of Locksley heads home from the Crusades to find his people starving and brutalized under the tyrannical rule of the new Sheriff. He quickly discovers that the only way to reason with this Sheriff is with bow and arrow – even if it means sacrificing his title and his lands and consigning himself to life in the forest.
 

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This Week on WETA UK: August 4-10

Monday at 9pm catch the first mystery in season 6 of Midsomer Murders: “A Talent for Life”. Isobel Hewitt is an affluent pensioner with a young lover. Duncan Golf is a GP in the Village of Malham Bridge who is rumored to be having an affair. When the corpses of Isobel and Duncan are discovered by the river alongside one another, Barnaby and Troy embark on an investigation which uncovers a deep vein of resentment running through the village.

Tuesday at 8pm Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries season 1 concludes with “King Memses’ Curse”. In the season 1 finale, Murdoch Foyle remains at large and appears connected to the mysterious death of an antique dealer, and Phryne discovers Foyle is involved in a bizarre cult that believes in reincarnation.

Wednesday at 9am enjoy “The Great Leap Forward”, the first episode in season 4 of Born and Bred. Deborah and Donald are setting up a ʻwalking blood bankʼ, aiming to blood-type everyone in the village before Tom arrives back from New Zealand.

Thursday at 8:30pm tune in for the WETA UK premiere of Rev. Rev. Adam Smallbone is 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. It's a world he has no experience of and it shows. 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.

Friday at 9pm Inspector George Gently begins his second season with “Gently Evil”. When the dead body of a young woman turns up, Gently and Bacchus investigate and initially suspect her estranged husband of the murder. But closer examination uncovers a disturbed family with some unsettling secrets.

Saturday at 10am Doctor Who David Tennant steps into the role of the Doctor for the second series. Then at 11am Red Dwarf kicks off season 2 with Better Than Life, the new virtual reality game sensation sweeping the solar system. Just dream and pleasure will be yours! Unless you have a mind like Arnold Judas Rimmer's, that is…

Sunday at 8pm catch the WETA UK premiere of Blandings, a period comedy series based on P.G. Wodehouse's stories. In the first episode, "Pig-hoo-o-o-o-ey!", Clarence has to get his pig eating or he will lose the Fattest Pig prize to his rival. Be sure to tune into WETA UK for two back-to-back half-hour episodes of Blandings every Sunday!
 

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This Week on WETA UK: July 28-August 3

Monday at 8pm on Pie in the Sky, Henry Crabbe takes on The Mystery of Pikey. Someone breaks into businessman Barry Wilkes’ home as he and his family eat at Pie in the Sky. Many townspeople claim local bad boy Karl 'Pikey' Elves is to blame but Henry Crabbe doesn’t think that the boy acted alone.

Tuesday at 11am BallykissAngel begins from the very first episode! Ballykissangel is a village nestling in the lush green mountains of County Wicklow, in the heart of the Irish countryside. Here, life revolves around the local Catholic Church and its rival, the local bar. When Father Peter Clifford arrives from Manchester, he knows he will be facing some opposition. After all, what is a young, inexperienced English priest doing in Ireland, of all places?

Wednesday at 11:30pm tune in for the classic comedy The Benny Hill Show. The delightfully outrageous British comedian headlines a slapstick sketch series, an unapologetic throwback to burlesque traditions.

Thursday at 8pm the WETA UK introduces Fawlty Towers to the Thursday comedy line-up!
Fawlty Towers is a hilariously manic British comedy about an ill-mannered innkeeper, created by and starring `Monty Python' alum John Cleese and his then-wife, Connie Booth.

Friday at 8pm Rosemary and Thyme take on the mystery of "The Italian Rapscallion". On a tour of Giardini Tremonti, will one of their party, Janice Alexander, is found dead. A second death occurs, but can they stop the killer before another loses their life?

Saturday at 9am tune in for the popular British show Primeval. When a young paintball player is attacked by a saber-toothed tiger at an adventure holiday park, it seems that the new anomaly detector has failed. However, Cutter begins to suspect a conventional explanation – and Connor disgraces himself.

Sunday at 9pm continue watching Wild Australasia with the episode “Island Arks”. This is a colorful journey of exploration, uncovering unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes, from the steamy tropics to the icy islands of the sub Antarctic.
 

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Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot Season 12 | New on WETA TV26

Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot season 12 premieres on WETA TV26 & HD this Sunday July 27 and continues Sunday August 3! David Suchet returns as Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot for two new episodes. In this blog post, read more about the episodes and watch a preview of episode 1. The final three episodes in this season will air on WETA TV26 & HD later this year.

“The Big Four” airs Sunday July 27 at 9pm
Poirot navigates the world of international espionage while investigating the death of a Russian chess grandmaster.

“Dead Man’s Folly” airs Sunday August 3 at 9pm
Mystery writer and old friend Ariadne Oliver asking Poirot to accompany her to a wealthy financier's "murder game" that she fears may turn into the scene of a real murder.
 

 

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