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WETA TV 26Premieres New Series of the Popular Mystery Drama
M AY 2016
MAGAZINE FOR MEMBERS
WETA TV 26 Premieres New Series
of the Popular Mystery Drama
WETA Focus
W
ith the observance of Memorial Day in late May, WETA again presents to the American public
a special night of remembrance, the 2016 National Memorial Day Concert, which is broadcast live
from the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and airs on public television stations nationwide. WETA
features the annual program as part of the station’s Honored to Serve initiative, which spotlights America’s men
and women in uniform and their service and sacrifice on behalf of the nation. Honored to Serve helps local
television viewers more fully recognize these citizen-soldiers as an important, integral part of the American family,
rather than perceiving service personnel as “a force apart.” This month, Honored to Serve programming includes the
National Memorial Day Concert, encore presentations of the 2014 WETA TV 26 film Arlington National Cemetery,
and a series of half-hour productions — created by our TV 26 team and titled Honored to Serve — that air throughout
May. These latter WETA programs are local in focus, featuring segments on service members, memorials in Greater
Washington, and many other topics surrounding American forces.
Tune in for these special programs, and thank you for your support for WETA.
Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA
National Memorial Day Concert
WETA co-production airs Sunday, May 29, at 8 p.m.
on WETA TV 26/HD, repeating at 9:30 p.m.
Honored to Serve
W
TV 26 productions air throughout May
COURTESY CAPITAL CONCERTS
ETA is again partnering with Jerry Colbert of Capital Concerts
to present to the nation the annual broadcast National Memorial Day Concert.
The Sunday, May 29 broadcast, honoring the service and sacrifice of our
men and women in uniform, is produced live from the West Lawn of the
U.S. Capitol and is again co-hosted by actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise.
The all-star lineup includes General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.); country
music star Trace Adkins; classical superstar Renée Fleming; and Broadway
star Alfie Boe; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra led
by conductor Jack Everly. Surrounding the concert broadcast and its encore presentation, WETA airs the TV 26
production Arlington National Cemetery (7 p.m. & 11 p.m.), an-hour long film that spotlights the history, mission,
and daily operations of the sacred American landmark. These programs air as part of the WETA Honored to Serve
initiative, which spotlights local stories about America’s service personnel. Watch for a series of TV 26-created
Honored to Serve productions airing throughout May — see page 11 for details.
National Memorial Day Concert is made possible by grants from the Lockheed Martin Corporation, the National Park Service,
the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Department of the Army, General Dynamics, PBS and public television stations nationwide.
Air travel is provided by American Airlines.
W E TA B R OA D CA S T S A N D S E R V I C E S WETA Television
WETA TV 26
26.4 Over the Air Via Antenna
Cox 26, 802 Comcast 26
Fios 26, 471
RCN 26
WETA HD
26.1 Over the Air
Cox 1026, 1003
Fios 526
DirecTV 26, 26-1
RCN 613
Dish 8076
Via Antenna
Comcast 800
(in the D.C. area)
Comcast 219
(Baltimore area)
WETA UK
26.2 Over the Air Via Antenna
Cox 800
Comcast 265
Fios 474
RCN 39
WETA TV 26/HD May Highlights
New to WETA!
Midsomer Murders, Series 11
AMERICAN PUBLIC TELEVISION
remiering on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD this month is Series 11 of popular
British crime drama Midsomer Murders, airing Thursdays in double features.
Set in a fictional English county, the programs are based on the popular novels
of Caroline Graham. Featuring an eccentric cast of characters, ubiquitous red
herrings, and quaint countryside scenery, the long-running series stars John Nettles
as the perceptive criminal investigator Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby.
Jason Hughes portrays Barnaby’s junior colleague DS Jones. Series 11 continues
Midsomer’s long tradition of bizarre criminal cases, including the killing of the
maid of honor at a high-society wedding; a 90-year-old rivalry that turns violent; a murder mystery that turns personal
when Barnaby’s wife Joyce finds herself in danger; and the death of a prominent member of a secret pagan cult.
Series 11 features guest appearances from Endeavour’s Anton Lesser and Doc Martin’s Selina Cadell.
Also in May, on Saturdays at 8 p.m. detective series Murder in Suburbia
continues, starring Caroline Catz (Doc Martin) as DI Ashurst and Lisa Faulkner
(MI-5) as DS Scribbins, an investigative team in the fictional suburban English
town of Middleford. When the series enters Season 2 on May 14, Ash and
Scribbs’ new investigations delve into schoolgirl witchcraft at an exclusive
academy; the seamy side of suburban real estate; and a wedding party gone
terribly wrong. Murder in Suburbia repeats Sunday nights at 7 p.m.
Masterpiece Mystery!: Wallander, The Final Season
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Sundays, May 8, 15 & 22 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD
ne of the world’s most remarkable actors brings a popular Masterpiece
detective series to an end as Kenneth Branagh plays his last season in the
BAFTA-winning role as Inspector Kurt Wallander. Masterpiece Mystery!:
Wallander, The Final Season charts the final exploits of the melancholy
Swede in three final cases based on the novels of late author Henning
Mankell. Since the first season, the protagonist has dealt with personal
demons and appalling health habits while battling northern Europe’s
toughest criminals. Diagnosed with diabetes, he now also starts to lose
his memory, and his greatest fear is succumbing to the same disease that
felled his father: Alzheimer’s. In the final season, Wallander keeps
burning his candle at both ends; dodging knives, bullets, vicious dogs, homicidal motorcyclists; and a sense
that he is losing his focus. Will mishap, medical leave, suspension, or a well-earned retirement be his final exit
from this punishing profession?
STEFFAN HILL/LEFT BANK PICTURES (TV)
LTD/YELLOW BIRD 2015
ACORN MEDIA
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Thursdays in May at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD
Funding for Masterpiece is provided by Viking River Cruises and Audible with additional support
from public television viewers and contributors to The Masterpiece Trust.
For program or membership inquiries,
call 703-998-2724 or visit weta.org.
WETA Kids
26.3 Over the Air Via Antenna
Cox 801
Comcast 266
Fios 472
RCN 38
COVER: MIDSOMER MURDERS; COURTESY AMERICAN PUBLIC TELEVISION
WETA Online
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weta.org/learningmedia
Classical WETA
WETA 90.9 FM Washington
WGMS 89.1 FM Hagerstown
WETA 88.9 FM Frederick
classicalweta.org
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Spotlighting the Arts
on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD
WETA Arts airs May 6 at 10:30 p.m. and repeats May 27;
WETA Around Town segments air throughout each month;
plus Jazz, American Masters and more
W
CABLE RISDON
PHOTOFEST
©BILL SPILKA
ETA is committed to sharing local visual and performing arts with television audiences in Greater Washington,
spotlighting the area’s rich culture and vibrant arts scene, from theater openings to gallery exhibitions, from film
productions to concert events. WETA also produces entertaining performance programming from venues around
the national capital area, and brings to viewers the best of PBS arts offerings.
Exclusively for WETA viewers, TV 26 since 2013 has produced the half-hour magazine program WETA Arts, which
in multiple segments spotlights artists and local and national stories in the arts. Among the offerings on this month’s
program, which premieres Friday, May 6, at 10:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD, are a preview of the summer concerts
at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and an
exploration of the stereotype-challenging images of the exhibition
“She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and
the Arab World” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
WETA Arts is hosted by Robert Aubry Davis, who also hosts
the interstitial TV 26 production WETA Around Town, now
marking 30 years on the air. WETA Around Town features
Davis and a circle of prominent area film, art, and theater critics
(including Travis Hopson and Tim Gordon; Janis Goodman,
Peter Winant and Bill Dunlap; and Jane Horwitz and
Chris Klimek) who present reviews and recommendations
on local arts offerings. WETA Around Town video segments
WETA Arts (Wolf Trap preview)
are broadcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD throughout
Jazz (Fridays, 8:30 p.m.)
the month between programs.
National Memorial Day Concert
For audiences in Greater Washington — and viewers
(May 29, 8 p.m.)
nationwide via PBS — WETA for decades also has presented
a wide array of performing arts programs and specials. These
include the annual WETA productions and co-productions
A Capitol Fourth (Independence Day) concert and this
month’s National Memorial Day Concert (see the inside
front cover for details), both broadcast live from the
U.S. Capitol grounds. WETA too produces The Kennedy
Center Mark Twain Prize, an annual evening of comedy
American Masters: Janis (May 3, 8 p.m.)
celebrating an iconic American humorist; The Library
of Congress Gershwin Prize, an annual concert honoring
a world-renowned songwriter; and the long-running WETA
series In Performance at the White House, featuring American
artists on stage at the nation’s most famous home. WETA
also presents special broadcasts such as this month’s encore
airing of the monumental Ken Burns film Jazz — a WETA
co-production chronicling the history of the art form.
For local viewers, WETA also broadcasts a host of PBS
arts specials, including concerts in the Great Performances
and Live From Lincoln Center series, performance offerings
in the annual PBS Arts Fall Festival, and biographies of arts
figures in the series American Masters, which this month
profiles iconic rock ’n’ roll singer Janis Joplin in a two-hour
special, American Masters: Janis: Little Girl Blue.
Tune in to WETA TV 26 and WETA HD to stay connected to
the arts in Greater Washington, and enjoy the many entertaining
WETA Around Town
and informative arts programs that WETA brings to air.
2 MAY 2016
WETA TV 26/HD May Highlights
Genius by Stephen Hawking
Wednesdays, May 18-June 1 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD
I
COURTESY BIGGER BANG
n a six-episode new series commissioned by PBS and National Geographic,
renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking challenges different groups
of ordinary people to think like the greatest scientific minds in history in order to
solve some of humanity’s most enduring questions. The programs’ premise is that
ordinary people can tackle complex scientific concepts and grasp how history’s
greatest scientific discoveries came about. Through the use of experiments and
demonstrations, the programs decode the mysteries of evolutionary biology, astrophysics and quantum mechanics,
probing questions such as “Why am I here?,” “Are we alone?” and “Can we travel through time?”
Genealogy Roadshow, Season 3
Tuesdays at 8 p.m. starting May 17 on WETA TV 26/HD
I
LIZ LOPEZ
n a new season of Genealogy Roadshow, programs follow a diverse cast
of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover
their intriguing family stories. Each individual’s past links to a larger community
history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. The programs, which air
May 17-June 28, feature participants from six American cities — Albuquerque,
Miami, Houston, Boston, Providence and Los Angeles — who want to explore a genealogical mystery. Genealogists
Joshua Taylor, Kenyatta Berry and Mary Tedesco are the program hosts, and in one episode of Season 3, they revisit
their favorite stories from previous series. Above, Berry meets with participant Adria Gonzalez in the opening episode.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD
Pacific Heartbeat V:
A Place to Call Home Sun 5/1, noon
Sons of Halawa Sun 5/1, 1 p.m.
Waiting for John Sun 5/1, 2 p.m.
Dream Big: Nanakuli at the Fringe Sun 5/1, 3 p.m.
Splinters Sun 5/1, 4 p.m.
Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm
Sun 5/8, 2:30 p.m.; Rpts Sat 5/21, 10:35 p.m.
POV: Fallen City Sun 5/8, 3:30 p.m.
Soul of a Banquet Sun 5/8, 4:30 p.m.; Rpts Sat 5/14, midnight
Pacific Heartbeat IV:
Na Mele: Jerry Santos Sun 5/15, 1:30 p.m.
Road to the Globe Sun 5/15, 2:30 p.m.
Na Loea: The Masters II Sun 5/15, 3:30 p.m.
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
Mon 5/23, 10 p.m.; Rpts Tue 5/24, 5 p.m.
Independent Lens: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Fri 5/27, 9 p.m.; Rpts Tue 5/31, 4:30 p.m.
For complete descriptions see the TV Listings, pages 5-12.
WETA TV 26 & WETA HD
May primetime simulcast listings.
Weeknight primetime simulcast programming repeats the following weekday on WETA TV 26 starting at noon.
WETA Television
8:30
9:00
9:30
10:00
10:30
1
Sun
2
Mon
Antiques Roadshow: Omaha, NE (Ep 3 of 3) Antiques Roadshow: Detroit, MI (Ep 2 of 3) Robin Williams Remembered (to 11pm) &
Independent Lens: A Nazi Legacy (to 12:30am)
3
Tue
American Masters: Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue
Frontline: Benghazi in Crisis
4
Wed
Nature: Last Orangutan Eden
NOVA: Petra—Lost City of Stone
5
Thu
(from 7:58pm) Midsomer Murders, Series 11: Blood Wedding
6
Fri
Washington Week
with Gwen Ifill
7
Sat
Murder in Suburbia, Series 1 (Pt 6 of 6)
(from 8:58pm) The WETA Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (to 11:09pm)
8
Sun
Call the Midwife, Season 5 (Pt 6 of 8)
Masterpiece Mystery!: Wallander, The Final Season
(Ep 1 of 3. The White Lioness)
9
Mon
Antiques Roadshow: Cleveland, OH
(Ep 1 of 3)
Independent Lens: Peace Officer (to 11:30)
10
Tue
Independent Lens: The Armor of Light
11
Wed
Nature: Perfect Partners
12
Thu
Midsomer Murders, Series 11: Left for Dead
13
Fri
Washington Week
with Gwen Ifill
14
Sat
Murder in Suburbia, Series 2 (Pt 1 of 6)
The WETA Movie: The Philadelphia Story
15
Sun
Call the Midwife, Season 5 (Pt 7 of 8)
Masterpiece Mystery!: Wallander, The Final Season
(Ep 2 of 3. A Lesson in Love)
16
Mon
Antiques Roadshow: Cleveland, OH
(Ep 2 of 3)
Antiques Roadshow: Baton Rouge, LA
(Ep 1 of 3)
17
Tue
Genealogy Roadshow, Season 3
(Ep 1 of 7. Albuquerque)
Secrets of the Dead: Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb Frontline: The Secret History of ISIS
18
Wed
Nature: Jungle Animal Hospital
Genius by Stephen Hawking
(Ep 1 of 6. Can We Time Travel?)
19
Thu
Midsomer Murders, Series 11: The Magician’s Nephew
20
Fri
Washington Week
with Gwen Ifill
21
Sat
Murder in Suburbia, Series 2 (Pt 2 of 6)
The WETA Movie: Holiday (to 10:35pm)
Changing Season
(to 11:35pm)
22
Sun
Call the Midwife, Season 5 (Pt 8 of 8)
Masterpiece Mystery!: Wallander, The Final Season
(Ep 3 of 3. The Troubled Man)
Mr. Selfridge, Season 4
(Pt 9 of 9) (to 11:30pm)
23
Mon
Antiques Roadshow: Cleveland, OH
(Ep 3 of 3)
Antiques Roadshow: Baton Rouge, LA
(Ep 2 of 3)
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
(to 11pm) & POV: The Return (to 12:30am)
24
Tue
Genealogy Roadshow, Season 3
(Ep 2 of 7. Miami)
Secrets of the Dead: Teotihuacan’s
Lost Kings
Frontline: Business of Disaster
25
Wed
Nature: Meet the Coywolf
Genius by Stephen Hawking
(Ep 3 of 6. Why Are We Here?)
Genius by Stephen Hawking (Ep 4 of 6.
Where Did the Universe Come From?)
26
Thu
Midsomer Murders, Series 11: Talking to the Dead
27
Fri
Washington Week
with Gwen Ifill
28
Sat
Murder in Suburbia, Series 2 (Pt 3 of 6)
29
Sun
National Memorial Day Concert 2016
30
Mon
Antiques Roadshow: Baton Rouge, LA
(Ep 3 of 3)
Arlington National Cemetery
TED Talks: War and Peace (to 11pm)
& POV: Of Men and War (to 12:30am)
31
Tue
Genealogy Roadshow, Season 3
(Ep 3 of 7. Houston)
Secrets of the Dead: Jamestown’s
Dark Winter
Frontline: The Fantasy Sports Gamble
NOVA: Operation Lighthouse Rescue
Mr. Selfridge, Season 4 on Masterpiece (Pt 6
of 9) (to 11pm) & Luther 3 (Pt 4 of 4) (to 12m)
Midsomer Murders, Series 11: Shot at Dawn (to 11:06pm)
Jazz (Pt 7 of 10. Dedicated to Chaos — 1940-1945)
WETA Arts
NOVA: Bombing Hitler’s Supergun
Mr. Selfridge, Season 4
(Pt 7 of 9) (to 11:30pm)
Nazi Mega Weapons: Blitzkrieg
Midsomer Murders, Series 11: Midsomer Life (to 11:06pm)
Jazz (Pt 8 of 10. Risk — 1945-1955)
Charlie Rose:
The Week
Mr. Selfridge, Season 4
(Pt 8 of 9) (to 11:30pm)
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration (to 11pm) &
Independent Lens: Dogtown Redemption (to 12m)
Genius by Stephen Hawking
(Ep 2 of 6. Are We Alone?)
Midsomer Murders, Series 11: Days of Misrule (to 11:06pm)
Jazz (Pt 9 of 10. The Adventure — 1955-1960) (to 10:30pm)
& Jazz (Pt 10 of 10. A Masterpiece by Midnight — 1961-Present) (to 12:30am)
WETA Arts
(from 9:33pm) Masterpiece Mystery!: Sherlock:
The Abominable Bride
American Masters:
The Highwaymen
(to 11:30pm)
Independent Lens: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
The WETA Movie: The Shop Around the Corner (to 10:37)
& BBC Antiques Roadshow
National Memorial Day Concert 2016 (to 11pm) &
Arlington National Cemetery (to 12m)
8:30
PBS NewsHour airs weeknights at 7 p.m.
9:00
9:30
10:00
10:30
Charlie Rose airs late weeknights (check listings)
For full schedules and program information, visit weta.org
8:00
Masterpiece Mystery!: Grantchester,
Season 2 (Pt 6 of 6)
Denotes WETA productions, co-productions and presentations
8:00
Call the Midwife, Season 5 (Pt 5 of 8)
W TA TV 26 & W TA HD
May simulcast primetime listings, plus weekends for WETA TV 26
•Programming on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD is exactly the same — ­simulcast — Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. through Charlie Rose, and weekend evenings, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. Sundays.
•Please note that Saturday and Sunday daytime listings that follow are for WETA TV 26 only unless otherwise indicated. For complete 24-hour schedules of programs on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD, visit weta.org/tv.
•The weeknight primetime schedule on WETA TV 26 often repeats the next weekday afternoon on WETA TV 26.
•WETA TV 26 is devoted to children’s programming 5 a.m.–noon weekdays and 6–9 a.m. Sundays. For 24 hours of children’s programming each day, tune in to the WETA Kids channel. See page 12 for schedule information.
Program Key
n — WETA productions, co-productions or presentations. {DVI} — Descriptive Video Service. R — Aired within the month.
Listings are accurate as of press time. For late-breaking program updates, call 703-998-2724 or visit weta.org/tv.
COURTESY RED PRODUCTIONS LTD 2015
Sundays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD
Season 5 of the drama Call the Midwife continues, following nurses
and midwives at work in 1960s London. Above: Emerald Fennell
(Patsy), Helen George (Trixie) and Charlotte Ritchie (Barbara).
N WETA TV 26, 6AM-12N. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD.
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6AM-9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING
9:00 WHITE HOUSE CHRONICLE
9:30 TO THE CONTRARY WITH BONNIE ERBE
10:00 THIS IS AMERICA WITH DENNIS WHOLEY
10:30 RELIGION AND ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY
11:00 THE OPEN MIND
11:30 THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP
SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 12N-12M:
12N PACIFIC HEARTBEAT: A PLACE TO CALL HOME —
Anthology series Pacific Heartbeat spotlights people,
cultures and contemporary issues of the Pacific
Islands. A Place to Call Home. In New Zealand, the
government is about to sell off a third of its publicly
owned state houses. With a growing housing crisis
and a lack of affordable homes, where will the
thousands of state house tenants end up?
1:00 PACIFIC HEARTBEAT: SONS OF HALAWA — Pilipo
Solatorio of the island of Molokai is the last to hold
the cultural traditions, music, and stories of a sacred
Hawaiian valley that has been home to his family for
hundreds of years. This program follows his search
for a successor to keep the traditions alive.
2:00 PACIFIC HEARTBEAT: WAITING FOR JOHN — When
the American military landed on a remote island in
the South Pacific during World War II, the islanders
were amazed by America’s fantastic cargo. The John
Frum Movement was born: a unique religion now
considered the last surviving “Cargo Cult”.
3:00 PACIFIC HEARTBEAT: DREAM BIG: NANAKULI AT
THE FRINGE — This program follows the students
of Hawaii’s Nanakuli High and Intermediate School
Performing Arts Center (NPAC) (on Oahu) who
were given an opportunity to travel halfway across
the globe to perform at the Fringe Festival in
Edinburgh, Scotland.
ACORN MEDIA
1 Sunday
Saturdays at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD, repeating Sundays
Detective series Murder in Suburbia continues, entering Series 2
on May 14. Caroline Catz (left) and Lisa Faulkner (right) star as
the police investigative team Ash and Scribbs.
For full schedules and program information, visit weta.org 5
WETA Television
4:00 PACIFIC HEARTBEAT: SPLINTERS — In the 1980s an
Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside
village of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Decades later,
surfing is not only a pillar of village life, but it’s also
a means to prestige. This story unfolds in the months
leading up to the first National Surf Championships.
5:00 HONORED TO SERVE: NEVER FORGOTTEN
5:30 SCI-TECH NOW
6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
6:30 HONORED TO SERVE: LOCAL HEROES
7:00 MURDER IN SUBURBIA — Part 5 of 6. R
8:00 CALL THE MIDWIFE, SEASON 5 — The drama
continues, following nurses and midwives face
challenging and complex cases in London’s East End.
Part 5 of 8. Professionals like the Turners reassess
their lifestyles as they fight for respiratory health
for patients; Fred’s oversight of Violet’s shop has
unforeseen consequences; and a new mother’s past
wreaks havoc on her family. R
epeats Mon 5/2, 2 p.m.
9:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: GRANTCHESTER,
SEASON 2 — Reverend Sidney Chambers (James
Norton) and Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green)
continue their investigations. Part 6 of 6. Sidney seeks
oblivion. His friend Sam seeks forgiveness. A dead girl’s
parents seek revenge. Amanda seeks Sidney. Leonard
finally takes a stand. {DVI} R
epeats Mon 5/2, 3 p.m.
10:00 MR. SELFRIDGE, SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE —
Jeremy Piven stars as the flamboyant American
entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge’s
department store. Part 6 of 9. A former employee
is laid to rest. Kitty and Frank reach an understanding.
Grove confronts Tilly. Jimmy thinks he’s a hunted
man, even as he makes the deal of his life. Repeats Mon 5/2, 4 p.m.
11:00 LUTHER, SERIES 3 — Idris Elba portrays detective
John Luther. Part 4 of 4. Accused of crimes he hasn’t
committed, Luther must work quickly to clear his name
and stop the vigilante killer from becoming a martyr.
But in becoming the killer’s target, it’s not just his own
life he risks, but the lives of those he loves.
10:00 NOVA: PETRA–LOST CITY OF STONE — More than
2,000 years ago, the thriving city of Petra rose up
in the desert of what is now Jordan. An oasis of
culture and abundance, the city was built by wealthy
merchants who carved spectacular temple-tombs
into its cliffs, raised a monumental Great Temple
and devised an ingenious system to channel water.
How was the city built? {DVI} Repeats Thur 5/5, 5 p.m.
11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
5 Thursday
AMERICAN PUBLIC TELEVISION
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
7:58 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES 11: BLOOD
WEDDING — NEW TO TV 26/HD! Detective Chief
Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) investigates
crimes in the fictional English county of Midsomer
in a drama series based on the novels of Caroline
Graham. Blood Wedding. Barnaby is torn between
work and family obligations when the maid of honor
at a high-society wedding is murdered just days before
his own daughter’s nuptials. The body count rises as
the detectives sift through a tangled web of upper-crust
affairs and servants’ gossip. R
epeats Fri 5/7, 12:28 p.m.
9:33 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES 11: SHOT AT DAWN —
NEW TO TV 26/HD! A nine-decade rivalry between
the Hammond and Hicks families turns violent after
a dishonored soldier’s name is added to the World
War I memorial. When the Hicks patriarch is found
dead, suspicion falls on the Hammonds.
Repeats Fri 5/7, 2:31 p.m.
11:06 CHARLIE ROSE — R
epeats next weekday, noon
Thursdays at 8 & 9:33 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD
Midsomer Murders (Series 11) in May features episodes new to TV 26.
John Nettles portrays DCI Barnaby and Jason Hughes is Sgt. Jones
in the drama based on the novels of Caroline Graham.
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: OMAHA, NE — Episode 3 of 3.
Repeats Tue 5/3, 1:30 p.m.; Wed 5/4, 1 p.m.
9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: DETROIT, MI — Episode 2 of 3.
Repeats Tue 5/3, 2:30 p.m.; Wed 5/4, 2 p.m.
10:00 ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED: PIONEERS
OF TELEVISION — A special tribute to late actor
and comedian Robin Williams features one of his last
full-length interviews for the Pioneers of Television
series, as well as tributes to Williams by those who
knew and worked with him, and clips from his career.
11:00 INDEPENDENT LENS: MY NAZI LEGACY — A film
spotlights the sons of two Nazi war criminals who
jointly were responsible for thousands of deaths.
Through frank interviews, the men reflect on their
fathers’ character and crimes.
12:30AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
6 Friday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL —
In WETA’s long-running weekly production,
moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads
a roundtable discussion with award-winning journalists
who provide reporting and analysis of the major news
stories of the week. Repeats Sat 5/7, 6:30 p.m.
8:30 JAZZ — Ken Burns’ 10-part documentary film,
produced in partnership with WETA, examines the
history of jazz in America from the art form’s origins
through the 1990s. Part 7 of 10. Dedicated to Chaos
(1940-1945). Young rebels take jazz in startling new
directions, but their innovations are largely unnoticed
amidst the war effort. In Europe, jazz is banned by the
Nazis and embraced by their opponents as a symbol
of freedom and democracy.
10:30 WETA ARTS — The WETA TV 26 arts magazine previews
a star-studded summer at Wolf Trap; follows an artist
creates eye-popping mandalas out of candy; spotlights
an international fashion designer who goes green by
sourcing fibers from a local sheep farm; and explores
the stereotype-challenging images of “She Who Tells
a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab
World” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Repeats Mon 5/9, 5:30 p.m.; Mon 5/16, 5:30 p.m.; Tue 5/17, 3:30 p.m.; Sun 5/22, 5 p.m.; Tue 5/24, 4:30 p.m.; Fri 5/27, 8:30 p.m.
11:00 CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK
11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
3 Tuesday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 JANIS JOPLIN: AMERICAN MASTERS —
A documentary chronicles the iconic rock singer’s life
and career through intimate letters and rare footage in
the first in-depth film celebration of the musical artist.
Director Amy Berg presents a portrait of a complicated,
driven, often beleaguered artist. Chan Marshall
narrates. Repeats Wed 5/4, 3 p.m.; Thur 5/5, 1 p.m.
10:00 FRONTLINE: BENGHAZI IN CRISIS — On the ground in
Benghazi, birthplace of Libya’s uprising, now besieged
by ISIS and warring militias, journalist Feras Kilani
goes inside the war-torn city. Also in this Frontline
program, Safa Al-Ahmad makes a dangerous trip
to report on the fighting in Yemen.
11:00 POINT TAKEN — A series champions spirited and
civil fact-based debate, featuring journalists, artists,
academics, and professionals as guests, and bringing
diverse voices to the table. Carlos Watson, co-founder/
CEO of OZY Media, introduces the topics.
11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — R
epeats next weekday, noon
4 Wednesday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 NATURE: THE LAST ORANGUTAN EDEN — Nature
follows a band of orangutans that uses tools, shares
food, forages together and creates a distinct culture.
Ecologist Chris Morgan (Animal Homes) travels to the
jungles of Northern Sumatra to document efforts
to save its wild orangutan population. {DVI}
Repeats Thur 5/5, 3 p.m.
9:00 NOVA: OPERATION LIGHTHOUSE RESCUE — The Gay
Head Lighthouse, a historic landmark perched high
on the cliffs of Martha’s Vineyard, is soon to become
the next victim of the ocean’s relentless erosion of the
island’s cliffs. Join engineers as they race to rescue
this national treasure. {DVI} R
epeats Thur 5/5, 4 p.m.
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Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD
Nature: The Last Orangutan Eden spotlights a band of endangered
jungle primates in Northern Sumatra. Above: Orphan “Udin.”
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SCI-TECH NOW
PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
HONORED TO SERVE: VIETNAM REMEMBERED
MURDER IN SUBURBIA — Part 6 of 6. See the Saturday,
May 7, 8 p.m. listing. R
8:00 CALL THE MIDWIFE, SEASON 5 — Part 6 of 8.
A woman’s decision not to report a rape and a mother’s
decision to conceal her daughter’s pregnancy each
have consequences. Shelagh and Timothy secretly
organize a long-overdue family camping holiday.
Repeats Mon 5/9, 2 p.m.
9:00 WALLANDER, SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE —
Kenneth Branagh returns as Inspector Kurt Wallander
in the Swedish sleuth’s farewell episodes, bringing
the beloved, Emmy-nominated series to a poignant
end. Episode 1 of 3. The White Lioness. The case of a
missing Swede in South Africa leads Wallander down
a dangerous path. Worst of all, he’s having blackouts.
{DVI} Repeats Mon 5/9, 3 p.m.
10:30 MR. SELFRIDGE, SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE —
Part 7 of 9. The Whiteleys deal starts to look bad.
A reporter confronts Jimmy. Grove undertakes a good
deed and a new project before retiring. Harry and
Mae also retire. Repeats Mon 5/9, 4:30 p.m.
BRAD BARBER
Monday, May 9 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD
Peace Officer, an Independent Lens film, spotlights a crusading
former Utah sheriff, Dub Lawrence, whose work highlights the
increasingly militarized state of America’s police. Above: Davis
County (Utah) Sheriff Todd Richardson and police vehicles.
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5:30
6:00
6:30
7:00
9 Monday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: CLEVELAND, OH — Episode 1
of 3. R
epeats Tue 5/10, 1:30 p.m.; Wed 5/11, 1 p.m.
9:00 INDEPENDENT LENS: PEACE OFFICER — A film
spotlights Dub Lawrence, a crusading former sheriff
whose investigations highlight the increasingly
militarized state of American police. He established
Utah’s first SWAT team, only to see that same unit
kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff.
Repeats Tue 5/10, 2:30 p.m.
11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
10 Tuesday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 INDEPENDENT LENS: THE ARMOR OF LIGHT —
A film spotlights two Christians — an Evangelical
anti-abortion activist and an African-American mother
whose son was murdered — who find common ground
in the fight against the rising tide of gun violence.
Repeats Wed 5/11, 2 p.m.
11:00 POINT TAKEN — See the May 3, 11 p.m. series listing.
11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
11 Wednesday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 NATURE: PERFECT PARTNERS — Nature explores
the value of teamwork among animal partners, even
ones as odd but perfect as hippo and fish. Sea and
land animals collaborate using brainpower to solve
complex problems and stay alive. {DVI} Repeats Thur 5/12, 3 p.m.
N WETA TV 26, 6AM-12N. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD.
O
6AM-12N See the Sunday, May 1 listings.
SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 12N-11:30PM:
12N THE WETA MOVIE: MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
— (2:09) R
2:30 CHANGING SEASON: ON THE MASUMOTO FAMILY
FARM — A film spotlights a transitional year in the life
of farmer, slow food advocate and sansei David “Mas”
Masumoto, and his relationship with his daughter
Nikiko, who returns to the family farm with the
intention of stepping into her father’s work boots.
3:30 POV: FALLEN CITY — After a devastating 2008
earthquake, the journey from the old Chinese city of
Beichuan to the new Beichuan nearby is heartbreaking
for survivors of the disaster. Three families struggle
with loss, loneliness, fear and dislocation.
4:30 SOUL OF A BANQUET — Cecilia Chiang introduced
America to authentic Chinese food when she opened
the Mandarin restaurant in 1961 in San Francisco.
This film is equal parts gastronomic showcase and
portrait of Chiang’s life journey.
©DOUG ALLAN
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Wednesday, May 11 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD
Nature: Perfect Partners spotlights the value of teamwork among
animal partners. Above: Orcas observe a seal in preparation to
knock it from the ice by creating a wave (Antarctic Peninsula).
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6AM-8:30AM WETA COOKING PROGRAMS
8:30 RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes) Repeats Fridays, 5 p.m.
10:00-11:30AM THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR/CHEF’S LIFE
11:30 PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE
12N-1:30 WETA COOKING PROGRAMS
1:30 SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS
2:00-5PM WETA COOKING PROGRAMS
5:00 MARTHA STEWART’S COOKING SCHOOL
5:30 MARTHA BAKES
SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM-12:09AM:
6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — R
7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES 2
8:00 MURDER IN SUBURBIA — Caroline Catz (Doc Martin)
and Lisa Faulkner (MI-5) star as investigative team
Ash and Scribbs. Part 6 of 6. Bernard Lloyd raised
an incessant ruckus with his DIY projects — until
someone had enough. Is the killer his long-suffering
wife? A fed-up neighbor? Not content with obvious
suspects, Ash and Scribbs realize that the truth
will require deeper digging. Repeats Sun 5/8, 7 p.m.;
Fri 5/13, 4 p.m.
8:58 THE WETA MOVIE: MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON —
In Frank Capra’s 1939 drama, a naïve legislator faces
ridicule and corruption when he takes his idealistic
views to the nation’s capital. James Stewart, Jean
Arthur and Claude Rains star. The film won an Oscar
for Best Writing (Original Story). (2:09)
Repeats Sun 5/8, noon
11:09 POV: THE LIGHT IN HER EYES — An independent
film presents a portrait of female Syrian leader
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher
who founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus,
Syria, 30 years ago.
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N WETA TV 26/HD, 6AM-6PM. See weta.org for listings.
O
SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM-12M:
6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — R
7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES 2
8:00 MURDER IN SUBURBIA, SERIES 2 — Caroline Catz
(Doc Martin) and Lisa Faulkner (MI-5) reprise their
roles as investigative team Ash and Scribbs in the
series’ second season. Part 1 of 6. After teenager Holly
Andrew dies in a church graveyard one night of a single
stab wound, Ash and Scribbs delve into schoolgirl
witchcraft at exclusive St. John’s Academy.
Repeats Sun 5/15, 7 p.m.; Fri 5/20, 4 p.m.
9:00 THE WETA MOVIE: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY —
In George Cukor’s 1940 romantic comedy, a snooty
socialite (Katharine Hepburn) fights with her
ex-husband (Cary Grant) and flirts with a reporter
(James Stewart). The film won Oscars for Best
Actor (Stewart) and Best Writing (Screenplay). (1:52)
Repeats Sun 5/15, noon
11:00 POV: UP HEARTBREAK HILL
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N WETA TV 26, 6AM-12N. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD.
O
6AM-12N See the Sunday, May 1 listings.
SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 12N-11:30PM:
12N THE WETA MOVIE: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY — (1:52) R
2:00 PACIFIC HEARTBEAT: NA MELE: JERRY SANTOS —
Musician Jerry Santos shares music and thoughts
about his home in Hawai’i. Fellow musicians Kamuela
Kimokeo and Hoku Zuttermeister accompany Jerry
as they perform at his home.
3:00 PACIFIC HEARTBEAT: ROAD TO THE GLOBE — In 2010,
the Globe Theatre in London announced the world’s
biggest Shakespearean festival. New Zealand actor
Rawiri Paratene was given the honor of opening the
event. This program follows Rawiri as he and others
present their Maori adaption of a Shakespeare play.
4:00 PACIFIC HEARTBEAT: NA LOEA: THE MASTERS —
A film provides a window on the lives of those who
are considered masters in Hawaiian culture and
who practice, preserve and pass on knowledge.
5:00 HONORED TO SERVE: ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
5:30 SCI-TECH NOW
6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
6:30 HONORED TO SERVE: LOCAL HEROES
7:00 MURDER IN SUBURBIA, SERIES 2 — Part 1 of 6.
See the Saturday, May 14, 8 p.m. listing.
8:00 CALL THE MIDWIFE, SEASON 5 — Part 7 of 8.
Dr. Turner is excited about the contraceptive pill, Patsy
struggles to help a transient woman determined to
avoid the maternity home, Nurse Crane helps in a
post-natal emergency and Sister Evangelina returns.
Repeats Mon 5/16, 2 p.m.
9:00 NOVA: BOMBING HITLER’S SUPERGUN — In the spring
of 1943, Hitler hatched a diabolical “supergun” in an
effort to turn the tide of the World War II back in his
favor. Now, follow historians and engineers as they
retrace how such a weapon could work, and how
it could be destroyed. {DVI} R
epeats Thur 5/12, 4 p.m.
10:00 NAZI MEGA WEAPONS: BLITZKRIEG — In the first
years of World War II, Germany crushed its enemies in
a series of offensives coined “Blitzkrieg” or “Lightning
War.” Stuka bombers blasted a path though enemy
lines, then Panzer divisions cut through defenses.
Together they were all but unstoppable.
11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
12 Thursday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES 11: LEFT FOR DEAD —
NEW TO TV 26/HD! Already divided over the
construction of a new overpass, the village of Dunstan
is further shaken when psychic Lynne Fox discovers
a reclusive couple brutally murdered in their home.
Local boy DS Jones finds himself personally involved
in the case. Repeats Fri 5/13, 12:58 p.m.
9:33 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES 11: MIDSOMER LIFE — NEW TO TV 26/HD! Guy Sandys, owner and
editor of Midsomer Life magazine, has made a name
for himself by publishing unfavorable reviews of local
businesses. When his ex-wife’s lover is found dead,
the detectives discover a web of affairs, criminal
associations and blackmail. Things turn personal for
Barnaby when Joyce gets involved, placing herself in
great danger. Selina Cadell (Doc Martin) guest stars.
Repeats Fri 5/13, 2:31 p.m.
11:06 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
13 Friday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL —
In WETA’s long-running weekly production, moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a roundtable
discussion with award-winning journalists who provide
reporting and analysis of the major news stories of
the week. Repeats Sat 5/14, 6:30 p.m.
8:30 JAZZ — Ken Burns’ 10-part film, produced in
partnership with WETA, examines the history of jazz in
America from the art form’s origins through the 1990s.
Part 8 of 10. Risk (1945-1955). Jazz, the official symbol
of American democracy abroad, splinters at home into
different camps: white and black, cool and hot, East
and West, traditional and modern. Miles Davis becomes
the most influential musician of his generation.
10:30 CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK
11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
PAUL OLDING
WETA Television
Tuesdays at 8 p.m. starting May 17 on WETA TV 26/HD
Season 3 of Genealogy Roadshow presents new investigations
of family stories through historical research and science, with
hosts (l-r) Mary Tedesco, Joshua Taylor and Kenyatta Berry.
Tuesday, May 17 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD
Secrets of the Dead: Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb spotlights amateur
archaeologist Dr. Kathleen Martinez’ search for the crypt
of the legendary queen who ruled the Egyptian empire.
8 MAY 2016 For full schedules and program information, visit weta.org
10:00 FRONTLINE: THE SECRET HISTORY OF ISIS —
Frontline relates the inside story of the creation of ISIS,
and how the U.S. missed many warning signs. The
program uncovers the terror group’s earliest plans,
the Islamic radicals who became its leaders, and the
American failures to stop ISIS’s brutal rise.
11:00 POINT TAKEN — See the May 3, 11 p.m. series listing.
11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
FREYA WILLIAMS/BIGGER BANG COMMUNICATIONS
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Wednesdays at 9 p.m. starting May 18 on WETA TV 26/HD
Genius by Stephen Hawking features the world-renowned scientist
presenting ordinary people with a series of challenges to show
them how to think like a genius and solve profound questions.
The six-part series airs in double features on three Wednesdays.
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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: CLEVELAND, OH — Episode 2
of 3. R
epeats Tue 5/17, 1:30 p.m.; Wed 5/18, 1 p.m.
9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: BATON ROUGE, LA — Episode
1 of 3. R
epeats Tue 5/17, 2:30 p.m.; Wed 5/18, 2 p.m.
10:00 MARY TYLER MOORE: A CELEBRATION — A program
special features dozens of classic TV and movie clips
and comments from the actress and her co-stars.
Oprah Winfrey recounts Moore’s critical role in
inspiring her — and millions of others — as TV’s first
independent career woman. R
epeats Sun 5/22, 4 p.m.
11:00 INDEPENDENT LENS: DOGTOWN REDEMPTION —
Street recyclers fight to survive in one of the poorest
neighborhoods of Oakland, California. Their poignant
personal stories raise questions about race, class
and the rights of the poor.
12M CHARLIE ROSE — R
epeats next weekday, noon
17 Tuesday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 GENEALOGY ROADSHOW, SEASON 3 — A series
follows a diverse cast of participants through
investigations of family stories with the help of history
and science. Each individual’s past links to a larger
community history. Episode 1 of 7. Albuquerque. Traced
are a woman’s connection to a Native-American code
talker; a man’s deep New Mexican roots; an ancestor
whose life resembles a Wild West tale; queries about
a tie to the explosive Trinity Test; and a man’s link
to a famous comic book heroine. R
epeats Wed 5/18, 3 p.m.; Thur 5/19, 1 p.m.
9:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: CLEOPATRA’S LOST TOMB —
Dr. Kathleen Martinez, criminal lawyer turned amateur
archaeologist, searches for the lost tomb of the
legendary queen who ruled the Egyptian empire.
Very little evidence remains of Egypt’s last queen,
but a radical new theory has led Martinez to look where
no one else has dared. {DVI} Repeats Wed 5/18, 4 p.m.;
Thur 5/19, 2 p.m.
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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES 11: THE MAGICIAN’S
NEPHEW — NEW TO TV 26/HD! Barnaby and Jones
discover that Midsomer County is home to a secret
pagan cult after one of its more prominent members
is murdered. Suspicion initially falls on the author of
a book about the sect, but soon it seems that all of the
members of the Magic Circle have something to hide.
Repeats Fri 5/20, 12:58 p.m.
9:34 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES 11: DAYS OF MISRULE —
NEW TO TV 26/HD! During the Christmas holidays
Barnaby and Jones attend an exasperating
team-building exercise, run by a young and overly
ambitious acting chief superintendent. They’re
released from their misery to respond to an explosion
at a trucking company operated by one of the most
hated men in Midsomer. The intended victim had
many enemies. Repeats Fri 5/20, 2:32 p.m.
11:06 CHARLIE ROSE — R
epeats next weekday, noon
20 Friday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL —
In WETA’s long-running weekly production,
moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads
a roundtable discussion with award-winning
journalists who provide reporting and analysis
of the major news stories of the week. R
epeats 5/21, 6:30 p.m.
8:30 JAZZ — Ken Burns’ 10-part film, produced with
WETA, examines the history of jazz in America from
the art form’s origins through the 1990s. Part 9 of 10.
The Adventure (1955-1960). As rhythm and blues
and rock ’n’ roll erode jazz’ audience further, the
music nonetheless enjoys a time of great creativity.
Free-jazz provokes a debate about the genre’s
definition that continues to this day.
10:30 JAZZ — Part 10 of 10. A Masterpiece by Midnight
(1961-Present). In the 1960s, jazz becomes divided
into “schools” — Dixieland, swing, bop, hard bop,
cool, modal, free, avant-garde. The question of what
is jazz and what isn’t rages, dividing audiences,
dividing musicians, dividing generations.
12:30AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
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9:00 WALLANDER, SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE —
Kenneth Branagh returns as Inspector Kurt Wallander.
Episode 2 of 3. A Lesson in Love. A knife-slashed corpse
takes Wallander on a chase for the victim’s missing
daughter. Increasingly forgetful, he breaks a cardinal
rule of policing. {DVI} Repeats Mon 5/9, 3 p.m.
10:30 MR. SELFRIDGE, SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE —
Part 8 of 9. Josie takes on a new role and an old one.
Whiteleys’ troubles lead Jimmy and Mr. Crabb to
take a big risk. Found out, Jimmy takes desperate
measures. Repeats Mon 5/16, 4:30 p.m.
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 NATURE: JUNGLE ANIMAL HOSPITAL — Nature
captures the day-to-day drama at one of the world’s
wildest hospitals deep in the Guatemalan jungle.
A vet and his team take on dangerous challenges as
they care for endangered animals — from stitching
up a rare baby bird to wresting a crocodile. {DVI}
Repeats Thur 5/19, 3 p.m.
9:00 GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING — In each of six
episodes, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking
presents three ordinary people with a series of
physical and mental challenges to show them how
to think like a genius and tackle some of humanity’s
toughest questions. Episode 1 of 6. Can We Time Travel?
Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three people
to determine if time travel is possible. The journey of
discovery features DeLoreans, atomic clocks, a giant
black hole and a large swath of New York City.
Repeats Thur 5/19, 4 p.m.
10:00 GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING — Episode 2 of 6.
Are We Alone? Professor Hawking challenges three
ordinary people to work out the likelihood of alien
life out there in the universe. The team has their
minds blown in a way they were never expecting. Repeats Thurs 5/19, 5 p.m.
11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — R
epeats next weekday, noon
Wednesday, May 25 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD
Nature: Meet the Coywolf spotlights the new hybrid predator, a mix
of western coyote and eastern wolf. Above: A coywolf in Toronto.
WETA Television
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SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM-11:35PM:
6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — R
7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES 2
8:00 MURDER IN SUBURBIA, SERIES 2 — Part 2 of 6.
Estate agent Phil Jakes doesn’t seem to care that
most of his clients — even his colleagues —hate him.
But then someone closes Phil’s sale for good with a
paperweight. His murder involves Ash and Scribbs in a
seamy, cynical world of suburban real estate. R
epeats Sun 5/22, 7 p.m.; Fri 5/27, 4 p.m.
9:00 THE WETA MOVIE: HOLIDAY — In George Cukor’s
1938 drama, a tomboy New York socialite (Katharine
Hepburn) flirts with her stuffy sister’s (Doris Nolan)
down-to-earth fiancé (Cary Grant). (1:33) Repeats Sun 5/22, 2:28 p.m.
10:35 CHANGING SEASON: ON THE MASUMOTO FAMILY FARM — R
22 Sunday
N WETA TV 26, 6AM-12N. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD.
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6AM-12N See the Sunday, May 1 listings.
SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 12N-11:30PM:
12N GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: THE PEARL
FISHERS — For the first time in a century, the Met
stages Bizet’s lush, melodic romance. Diana Damrau
leads the cast as Leila, with Matthew Polenzani and
Mariusz Kwiecien as the two pearl fishers whose
friendship is tested by their rivalry for her affections.
2:28 THE WETA MOVIE: HOLIDAY — (1:33) R
4:03 MARY TYLER MOORE: A CELEBRATION — R
5:00 WETA ARTS — R
5:30 SCI-TECH NOW
6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
6:30 HONORED TO SERVE: THE ART OF THE SOLDIER
7:00 MURDER IN SUBURBIA, SERIES 2— Part 2 of 6.
See the Saturday, May 21, 8 p.m. listing.
8:00 CALL THE MIDWIFE, SEASON 5 — Part 8 of 8.
Dr. Turner jumps into action to prevent further
infant deformities, Nonnatus House tries to cope
with a tragedy and there’s joy all around at a
wedding reception. R
epeats Mon 5/23, 2 p.m.
9:00 WALLANDER, SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE —
Kenneth Branagh portrays Inspector Kurt Wallander
in the series finale. Episode 3 of 3. The Troubled Man.
With his memory failing, Wallander draws on primal
instincts to crack a decades-old submarine mystery.
{DVI} Repeats Mon 5/23, 3 p.m.
10:30 MR. SELFRIDGE, SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE —
Part 9 of 9. The press links Harry with Jimmy’s
demise. Suppliers refuse to sell. Stockholders are
up in arms. Meanwhile, the store’s 20th anniversary
sale approaches. What’s Harry to do? R
epeats Mon 5/23, 4:30 p.m.
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: CLEVELAND, OH — Episode 3
of 3. R
epeats Tue 5/24, 1:30 p.m.; Wed 5/25, 1 p.m.
9:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: BATON ROUGE, LA — Episode
2 of 3. R
epeats Tue 5/24, 2:30 p.m.; Wed 5/25, 2 p.m.
10:00 JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS —
A film follows ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro
over the course of a musical season, featuring
dynamic performances before sold-out crowds,
intimate moments of life on the road, and visits to
Shimabukuro’s native Hawaii. Repeats Tue 5/24, 5 p.m.
11:00 POV: THE RETURN — In 2012, California amended its
“Three Strikes” law — one of the harshest criminal
sentencing policies in the country. The passage of
Prop. 36 marked the first time in U.S. history that
citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently
incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of
thousands of “lifers” was underway. This film
spotlights this unprecedented reform.
12:30AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
24 Tuesday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 GENEALOGY ROADSHOW, SEASON 3 — Episode 2 of 7.
Miami. Genealogists trace stories about Pocahontas;
a Cuban grandfather’s secret past; the impact of
World War II on a Filipino family; changes wrought
by the Tuskegee experiment; and a possibly villainous
ancestor. Repeats Wed 5/25, 3 p.m.; Thur 5/26, 1 p.m.
9:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: TEOTIHUACAN’S LOST KINGS —
A team of scientists explores royal tombs beneath
the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacán. After decades
of research, these burial chambers may reveal clues
about long-lost Teotihuacán culture and its
mysterious people. {DVI} Repeats Wed 5/25, 4 p.m.;
Thur 5/26, 2 p.m.
10:00 FRONTLINE: BUSINESS OF DISASTER — Disasters
are big business. A Frontline investigation with NPR
explores who profits when disaster strikes. The film
focuses on Superstorm Sandy: the thousands still
not home, the agencies that were supposed to help,
and the companies that made millions.
11:00 POINT TAKEN — See the May 3, 11 p.m. series listing.
11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — R
epeats next weekday, noon
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Thursday, May 26 at 9:33 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD
Masterpiece Mystery!: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, a special
starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman
as Dr. Watson, features the duo investigating a case in 1890s
London. WETA UK presents more Sherlock cases this month.
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9:00 INDEPENDENT LENS: JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI —
Eighty-five-year-old Jiro Ono, considered the world’s
greatest sushi chef, is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi
Jiro, a 10-seat restaurant inauspiciously located in
a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearance,
it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded
a three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers
from around the globe flock there. R
epeats Tue 5/31, 4:30 p.m.
10:30 AMERICAN MASTERS: THE HIGHWAYMEN —
The biography series explores the story behind the
pioneering outlaw country music supergroup that
featured Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny
Cash and Kris Kristofferson, told through vintage
performances and new interviews about life on
the road and in the studio.
11:30 CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK
12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
Throughout the month, and on Sunday, May 29 (3:30-5:30, 6:30 p.m.) and on Memorial Day, May 30,
WETA presents a series of TV 26 productions, titled Honored to Serve, that present local stories on topics
surrounding America’s servicemen and women:
• Honored to Serve: Local Heroes — Spotlighting the U.S. Army Band, U.S. Army Artists, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
and National Park Service’s Museum Resource Center, the
Warrior Canine Connection, and the National Capital Honor Flights that bring veterans to Washington.
• Honored to Serve: The Art of the Soldier — Spotlighting
military artists, musicians and arts in military history,
featuring a Fort Belvoir art collection; the U.S. Army Band;
the real “Monuments Men”; and more.
• Honored to Serve: Never Forgotten — Spotlighting memorials throughout the national capital area, from war memorials
to the Tomb of the Unknowns, from the Women in Military Service for America Memorial to JFK’s gravesite.
• Honored to Serve: Ultimate Sacrifice — Spotlighting rituals
at Arlington National Cemetery and visiting memorials throughout the national capital area.
• Honored to Serve: Vietnam Remembered — Spotlighting
the story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, those who care for the Memorial, and what happens to items left at the Wall.
28 Saturday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 NATURE: MEET THE COYWOLF — Nature unravels the
mysteries that define the coywolf, a mixture of western
coyote and eastern wolf. Tag along as scientists study
this new predator, tracking it from Ontario to New York
City. {DVI} Repeats Thur 5/26, 3 p.m.
9:00 GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING — Episode 3 of 6.
Why Are We Here? The famed scientist sets three ordinary
people on a truly mind-bending challenge: Can they
work out why they exist at all? Hawking takes them
down a rabbit hole of profound realizations, helping
them think like philosophers as much as scientists.
Repeats Thur 5/26, 4 p.m.
10:00 GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING — Episode 4 of 6.
Where Did the Universe Come From? Stephen Hawking
challenges three ordinary people to work out where
the universe came from. Hawking leads the trio on
an extraordinary journey of discovery featuring racing
cars, ice-skaters, balloons and running tracks.
Repeats Thur 5/26, 5 p.m.
11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
26 Thursday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES 11: TALKING TO THE
DEAD — NEW TO TV 26/HD! Two couples living on the
edge of Barton Woods disappear, leaving the village
abuzz with rumors of supernatural causes. According
to a local priest, the woods are haunted by the ghosts
of monks killed there in the 16th century. Repeats Fri 5/27, 1 p.m.
9:33 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: SHERLOCK: THE
ABOMINABLE BRIDE — Benedict Cumberbatch and
Martin Freeman reprise their roles as Sherlock Holmes
and Dr. Watson in a case set in 1890s London. Mary
Morstan (Amanda Abbington), Inspector Lestrade
(Rupert Graves) and Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs) also
appear. Repeats Fri 5/27, 2:31 p.m.; Sun 5/29, 2 p.m.
11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
27 Friday
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — In WETA’s
long-running weekly production, moderator and
managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a roundtable
discussion with award-winning journalists who provide
reporting and analysis of the major news stories of
the week. Repeats 5/28, 6:30 p.m.
8:30 WETA ARTS — See the May 6, 10:30 p.m. listing. R
29 Sunday
N WETA TV 26, 6AM-12N. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD.
O
6AM-12N See the Sunday, May 1 listings.
SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 12N-12M:
12N THE WETA MOVIE: THE SHOP AROUND
THE CORNER — (1:37) R
2:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: SHERLOCK: THE
ABOMINABLE BRIDE — R
3:30 HONORED TO SERVE: LOCAL HEROES
4:00 HONORED TO SERVE: THE ART OF THE SOLDIER
4:30 HONORED TO SERVE: NEVER FORGOTTEN
5:00 HONORED TO SERVE: ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
5:30 SCI-TECH NOW
6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
6:30 HONORED TO SERVE: VIETNAM REMEMBERED
7:00 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY — A WETA TV 26
production spotlights Arlington National Cemetery,
an active national cemetery, an extraordinary tourist
destination, and a place of grief, reflection, and healing
for thousands of families whose loved ones are interred
there. The production goes behind the scenes to reveal
the inner life of the cemetery. R
epeats tonight; Mon 5/30, 11 a.m., 5 p.m.; Tue 5/31, 2:30 p.m.
8:00 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2016 — In this
co-production of Capital Concerts and WETA, Gary
Sinise and Joe Mantegna co-host the 27th broadcast
of the night of remembrance honoring the service
and sacrifice of American men and women in uniform,
their families at home and all those who have given
their lives for the nation. The concert airs live from
the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. See the inside front
cover for details. Repeats tonight; Mon 5/30, 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
9:30 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2016 — R
11:00 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY — R
30 Monday
7AM
7:30
8AM
11AM
12N
1PM
HONORED TO SERVE: LOCAL HEROES
HONORED TO SERVE: NEVER FORGOTTEN
NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERTS (2015 & 2016)
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY — R
CHARLIE ROSE — R
HONORED TO SERVE: LOCAL HEROES
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WETA Television
25 Wednesday
N WETA TV 26/HD, 6AM-6PM. See weta.org for listings.
O
SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM-10:47PM:
6:00 PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL — R
7:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES 2
8:00 MURDER IN SUBURBIA, SERIES 2 — Part 3 of 6.
“Marriage is where we admit that our parents were
right,” Ash advises Scribbs. “Don’t ever forget that.”
At this wedding, though, the father of the bride winds
up dead wrong. Peeking behind the bridal veil and
bouquet, Ash and Scribbs find that nothing is exactly
what it seems.
9:00 THE WETA MOVIE: THE SHOP AROUND
THE CORNER — In Ernst Lubitsch’s 1940 romantic
drama, the more Budapest co-workers fight, the
more they fall in love as secret pen pals. Margaret
Sullavan and James Stewart star. (1:37) Repeats Sun 5/29, noon
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
REBECCA TULKOFF/WETA
31 Tuesday
A WETA TV 26 PRODUCTION
Monday, May 30 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26/HD
Arlington National Cemetery, a WETA TV 26 production, spotlights
the history, mission, and daily operations of the sacred landmark.
The film also airs Sunday, May 29, at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
HONORED TO SERVE: NEVER FORGOTTEN
NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERTS (2015 & 2016)
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY — R
BBC WORLD NEWS/NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT
PBS NEWSHOUR
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: BATON ROUGE, LA —
Episode 2 of 3. Repeats Tue 5/31, 1:30 p.m.
9:00 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY — See 5/29, 7 p.m.
WETA Television
10:00 TED TALKS: WAR AND PEACE — Join those who have
experienced war — fighters, journalists, psychologists
and more — to learn how it affects everyone. Hear
extraordinary, passionate talks and performances from
Adam Driver, Rufus Wainwright, Sebastian Junger and
many more voices. Repeats Tue 5/31, 3:30 p.m.
11:00 POV: OF MEN AND WAR — At a first-of-its-kind PTSD
treatment center in California, a film follows Iraq and
Afghanistan veterans and their families on their paths
to recovery as they try to make peace with their pasts,
their loved ones and themselves.
12:30AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
1:30
2:00
5:00
6:00
7:00
8:00
7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR
8:00 GENEALOGY ROADSHOW, SEASON 3 — Episode 3 of 7.
Houston. Investigated are a re-enactor’s Texas roots;
Andersonville prison; an African-American man’s
ancestors who may have fought for the Confederacy;
and one woman’s link to a prominent Texas figure and
another’s connection to the Cherokee Freedman.
9:00 SECRETS OF THE DEAD: JAMESTOWN’S DARK
WINTER — A forensic anthropologist excavates the
early American colony and uncovers dark secrets.
What do the discovered bones of a 14-year-old English
girl reveal about what really happened during the
winter of 1609? {DVI}
10:00 FRONTLINE: THE FANTASY SPORTS GAMBLE —
A Frontline investigation with the New York Times into
fantasy sports and online sports betting traces the
growth of these booming businesses and goes inside
their operations at home and abroad.
11:00 POINT TAKEN — See the Tuesday, May 3, 11 p.m.
series listing.
11:30 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon
26.3 Over the Air Via Antenna
Cox 801
Comcast 266
FiOS 472
RCN 38
The WETA Kids channel offers a safe haven for young viewers, presenting educational broadcasts 24 hours each day, 7 days a week.
Arthur
MARC BROWN. ARTHUR © 2015 WGBH
airs weekdays at 6:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
on the WETA Kids channel
Arthur, the Emmy Award-winning animated literacy series based on
Marc Brown’s best-selling children’s books, shows how Arthur and
his friends use age-appropriate problem-solving skills to overcome
challenges using imagination, kindness and humor. New episodes
air beginning May 24. The series airs each weekday at 6:30 a.m. &
7 p.m. on the WETA Kids channel; and at 6 a.m. on WETA TV 26.
WETA KIDS ON WEEKDAYS
WETA Kids airings in black; WETA TV 26 in blue.
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, 6 a.m.
Arthur, 6:30 a.m. (6 a.m.)
Odd Squad, 7 a.m. (6:30 a.m.)
Wild Kratts, 7:30 a.m. (7 a.m.)
Ready Jet Go!, 8 a.m. (7:30 a.m.)
Nature Cat, 8:30 a.m. (8 a.m.)
Curious George, 9 a.m. (8:30 a.m.)
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (9 a.m., 9:30 a.m.)
Sesame Street, 10:30 a.m. (10 a.m.)
Peg + Cat, 11 a.m. (10:30 a.m.)
Dinosaur Train, 11:30 a.m., noon (11 a.m.,11:30 a.m.)
WordWorld, 12:30 p.m.
Cyberchase, 1 p.m.
Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, 1:30 p.m.
Super WHY!, 2 p.m.
Cyberchase, 2:30 p.m.
Thomas & Friends, 3 p.m.
Bob the Builder, 3:30 p.m.
WordWorld, 4 p.m., Mon-Thur
Roey’s Paintbox, 4 p.m., Fridays
Martha Speaks, 4:30 p.m.
WordGirl, 5 p.m.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, 5:30 p.m.
Nature Cat, 6 p.m.
Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, 6:30 p.m.
Arthur, 7 p.m.
Ready Jet Go!, 7:30 p.m.
Visit weta.org/kids for full listings of children’s programs on WETA Kids & WETA TV 26.
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26.2 Over the Air Via Antenna
Cox 800
Comcast 265
FiOS 474
RCN 39
British Television at Its Best
The WETA UK channel is devoted to presenting the best in British television programming, broadcasting
beloved classics and contemporary series around the clock, seven days a week. WETA UK offers a full schedule of
great entertainment programming — featuring drama, mystery, comedy and documentary series — all delivered
with an accent from the Isles. Visit wetauk.org for a complete schedule and program descriptions.
P.M. PROGRAMMING ON WETA UK IN MAY
SUNDAY
12pm
12:30pm
1pm
1:30pm
3pm
3:30pm
4pm
4:30pm
5pm
6:30pm
7pm
7:30pm
8pm
9:30pm
10pm
10:30pm
11pm
11:30pm
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
Are You Being
Served?
Are You Being
Served?
Are You Being
Served?
As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By
• Vera, Series VI
(5/1-5/15)
• Murder in
Suburbia
(starts 5/22)
New Tricks
New Tricks
New Tricks
New Tricks
New Tricks
MI-5
• 5/8 2:30pm: Prime
Suspect, Series III
(2pm starting 5/22)
• Death in Paradise,
Series III (3pm,
starts 5/22)
• BBC Antiques
Roadshow (3:30pm,
5/8-5/15)
MI-5
MI-5
MI-5
SATURDAY
Masterpiece:
Downton Abbey VI
BBC Antiques
Roadshow
• L ilies (5/7-5/14)
•R
osemary and
Thyme, Series I
(starts 5/21)
MI-5
Sherlock Holmes,
Series I
Waking the Dead
• Inspector Morse Globe Trekker
(4:30-7pm on 5/1)
• Foyle’s War, Series
I/II (except 5/1)
Waking the Dead
Waking the Dead
Midsomer Murders Doc Martin,
Series II
XI
Waking the Dead
BBC Antiques
Roadshow
Waking the Dead
Father Brown,
Series IV
Endeavour I/II
Miss Fisher’s
Murder Mysteries,
Series II/III
Pie in the Sky,
Series IV/V
Agatha Christie’s
Poirot, Series II
(except 5/1)
• BBC Antiques
Roadshow (5/2)
• Great British
Baking Show I
(starts 5/9)
Great British
Baking Show,
Series I
(except 5/1)
Great British
Baking Show,
Series II
(starts 5/9)
Pie in the Sky,
Series IV/V
Globe Trekker
Inspector Morse,
Series V/II
Miss Fisher’s
Murder Mysteries,
Series II
Doc Martin,
Series II
Great British
Baking Show,
Series II
(except 5/1)
(5/1, Shetland)
Are You Being
Served?
Are You Being
Served?
Are You Being
Served?
Are You Being
Served?
Are You Being
Served?
As Time Goes By
(two episodes)
As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By
Mr. & Mrs. Murder
(except 5/1)
Pie in the Sky,
Series IV (Series V
starts 5/23)
Doctor Blake
Mysteries, Series I
Inspector Morse,
Series V
(Series II
starts 5/25)
Father Brown,
Series IV
Miss Fisher’s
Murder Mysteries,
Series II (Series III
starts 5/27)
• Midsomer Murders,
Series XI (5/1)
• Sherlock, Series II
(9pm,10:30pm on
5/8; 9:30pm on 5/15)
• Yes, Minister
(starts 5/15, 9pm)
• Sherlock, Series I
(9:30pm, starting
5/22)
Midsomer Murders,
Series XI
Doc Martin,
Series II
Endeavour I
Death in Paradise,
(Series II starts 5/11) Series II (Series III
starts 5/12)
Father Brown,
Series IV
•S
cott & Bailey
(5/3-5/17)
• J ack Taylor
(to 11:30pm,
5/24-5/31)
• Rick Steves (5/1)
• Globe Trekker
(except 5/8)
• (Doctor Who
at 12m)
SUNDAY
• L ilies (5/2-5/9)
• Mr. and Mrs. Murder (5/16-5/30)
MONDAY
EastEnders
Doctor Blake
Mysteries, Series I
Are You Being
Served?
BBC Antiques
Roadshow
8:30pm
9pm
WEDNESDAY
Are You Being
Served?
5:30pm
6pm
TUESDAY
Are You Being
Served?
2pm
2:30pm
MONDAY
• Lilies (5/1-5/8)
• Rosemary and
Thyme, Series I
(starts 5/15)
Hustle, Series IV/V
(5/3-5/17)
(11:30pm, 5/24-5/31)
TUESDAY
Foyle’s War, Series I • V
era, Series VI
(Series II
(5/7-5/14)
starts 5/20)
• I n the Club
(starts 5/21)
Shetland, Series III
Masterpiece:
Downton Abbey,
Series VI
Waking the Dead,
Series III/IV
New Tricks,
Series VI
Hustle, Series I
• Lilies (5/7)
•R
osemary and
Thyme, Series I
(starts 5/14)
•P
rime Suspect,
Series III
(10:30pm, 5/7-5/14;
11pm, 5/21-5/28)
• Murder in
Suburbia
(10pm, starts 5/21)
The Doctor Blake
Mysteries I
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
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WETA UK Highlights
new, three-episode season of the Cagney & Lacey-like police drama features Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones
returning to their roles as Manchester murder squad detectives, the super-cool Janet Scott and her hotheaded
partner, Rachel Bailey. The pair dig into a terrifying internet crime investigation in which they track brutal
killers; and the case takes a toll on the women. Scott & Bailey was conceived by Jones along with fellow actress
Sally Lindsay, who plays Rachel’s sister Alison; and the characters were created by BAFTA-winning playwright
Sally Wainwright (Last Tango in Halifax) and retired detective Diane Taylor.
W
Sunday nights starting May 8 on WETA UK
ETA UK presents the first two series of the popular Masterpiece Mystery!
drama Sherlock, which brought Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman
international fame for their portrayals of the great sleuth and his friend Dr. Watson.
The adaptations of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories to contemporary London
feature the duo’s battles against computer-savvy archvillain Moriarty (Andrew Scott).
May episodes include A Murder in Belgravia/The Hounds of Baskerville (May 8, 9/10:30 p.m.); The Reichenbach Fall
(May 15, 9:30 p.m.); A Study in Pink (May 22, 9:30 p.m.); and The Blind Banker (May 29, 9:30 p.m.)
Yes, Minister
COLLIN HUTTON, ROLLEM PRODUCTIONS 2014
overnment Ministers come and go, but civil servants are in the Ministry forever.
This classic, multiple BAFTA-winning satirical BBC comedy, a favorite of Margaret
Thatcher, spotlights battles between politicians versus career government bureaucrats.
Paul Eddington stars as the Right Honorable Jim Hacker, who has landed the plum
job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he can carry
out some long-needed reforms — or so he thinks. He is totally unprepared for the
deviousness of his Permanent Under-Secretary (Nigel Hawthorne), who knows how
to confuse and manipulate the hapless Hacker.
In the Club, Series I
T
Saturdays at 9 p.m. beginning May 21 on WETA UK
he six-part 2013 BBC drama In the Club interweaves the relationships of six
pregnant women and their partners with the dramatic twists and turns of their
individual stories. Among the diverse characters, who meet at a weekly parenting
class, are a 40-something businesswoman going through a messy divorce and
a housewife who discovers she’s expecting twins just as her husband takes drastic action in the face of mounting
debts. A scared 15-year-old tries to conceal her pregnancy, while a newlywed fears a mistake could ruin her
marriage. And the midwife leading the group hides her own secret.
Also on WETA UK in May: Rosemary and Thyme, Series I airs anew, Saturdays at 8 p.m. beginning May 14;
Vera, Series VI continues Saturdays at 9 p.m.; Midsomer Murders, Series XI continues Mondays at 9 p.m.;
Endeavour enters Series II on Wednesdays at 9 p.m.; and Hustle, Series I airs anew, Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m.
©BBC 1980
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Sundays at 9 p.m. beginning May 15 on WETA UK
ITV
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WETA Television
Sherlock, Series I & II
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NSO Showcase in May
Wednesday, May 4, at 9 p.m.
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By Nicole Lacroix, Evening On-Air Host
SCOTT SUCHMAN
ay’s broadcast of NSO Showcase opens with armchair travel at its finest.
Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony gives us a comprehensive tour
of the city. It is London just before World War I. The London of Westminster
chimes… “Hampstead Heath, Bloomsbury Square… the Strand with its great
hotels and crowded streets and flaring lights.” And in the last movement, a sail
on the Thames, inspired by H.G. Wells’ novel, “Tono-Bungay:” “England and
the kingdom, Britain and the Empire… glide abeam, astern, sink down upon
the horizon. …The river passes — London passes — England passes.”
Guest conductor Matthew Halls leads the NSO performance, adding just
the right British refinement to this score by Vaughan Williams, who claimed
that his musical roots were “firmly planted in his own soil.”
If music can take us on a journey across the pond, it can also illuminate
the horrors of history. Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony is such a piece. Composed in 1937 during Stalin’s regime,
it is subtitled “A Soviet artist’s creative response to justified criticism.” By some stroke of genius Shostakovich appears
to toe the party line while simultaneously communicating with audiences traumatized by Stalin’s brutality. The public
at the Leningrad premiere was so moved that they gave the symphony a half-hour ovation. One year before his death,
Shostakovich confessed to Mstislav Rostropovich that the Symphony’s upbeat ending was a lie meant to fool the
authorities. The real ending, he told his friend, should be played at half tempo… a slow, gut-wrenching and cynical
statement representing the regime’s brutal repression. This is how Rostropovich and the NSO played it on their visit
to Russia. You’ll hear how Christoph Eschenbach honors this tradition in May’s NSO Showcase. From Merry Old
England to Moscow: two visionary symphonies on Classical WETA 90.9 FM.
Britten’s Spring Symphony on Choral Showcase
Sunday, May 1, at 9 p.m.
pring is a funny thing in Washington. Sometimes
it arrives in February, sometimes… later. Setting aside
grumblings on foiled cherry blossom plans and other
disappointments, Mother Nature’s inability to stick to
the schedule makes it difficult for us too. We never know
when it will be safe to schedule, weeks before the fact,
music that celebrates our hard-earned, post-winter reward.
This year, though, a new plan. Inspired by the May Day
festival finale in Benjamin Britten’s Spring Symphony,
we decided that May 1 is the day. And Britten’s choral
triumph is the piece.
Today we think of Britten as arguably the greatest setter
of the English language, but, until his early 30s, he was
known primarily as an instrumental composer. It was the
opera Peter Grimes (although not Britten’s first work for
singers) that showed the world his talent with English
words. Britten’s knowledge of English literature was vast
and, no doubt, fueled his innate understanding of how
the English language and music should come together —
and his selections of the best English writing to set.
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For Spring Symphony,
Britten chose poetry across
the centuries, celebrating,
as he put it, “the progress
of winter to spring, and the
reawakening of the earth
Benjamin Britten
and life.” Poems from the
16th and 17th centuries (by, among others, Edmund
Spenser, John Milton and George Peele) welcome the
signs of spring, including birds (especially the cuckoo)
plus whistling schoolboys, and a hymn to the morning
star, “Day’s Harbinger,” all in part 1. Part 2 — the slow
movement of the “symphony,” (which might really better
be described as an oratorio) — depicts languid afternoons
with longer days and growing heat, and includes words
by Britten’s friend W.H. Auden; it’s “Out on the Lawn
I lie in Bed.” The 3rd part “scherzo” is about amorous
spring thoughts and partying. Part 4, triumphant in C
Major, includes a part for cow horn, which always inspires
springtime smiles — just like the season. Happy May Day!
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By David Ginder, Morning On-Air Host
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Classical WETA 90.9 FM
Classical for Washington
Fredericksburg Chamber Music Festival
on Front Row Washington
Mondays, May 9 & 16, at 9 p.m.
By Deborah Lamberton, Senior Producer
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Classical WETA 90.9 FM
ARTS MANAGEMENT GROUP
Muir Quartet
f you enjoy discovering music you’ve never heard
before, make Monday nights at 9 p.m. your radio
destination for in-concert recitals on Front Row
Washington. Of course, we also present familiar works,
including our May 2 program featuring Musicians
From Marlboro at the Freer Gallery performing
Mozart’s last major chamber work, the ebullient
String Quintet in E-flat, K. 614, and Gabriel Fauré’s
compelling first piano quartet, written shortly after
he had met Liszt and Wagner.
On the May 9 and 16 broadcasts we travel south for
highlights from the 28th annual Fredericksburg Chamber Music Festival. “Zen of the River” by Chris Brubeck
(son of jazz great Dave Brubeck) opens the first of our two programs. Composed in 2014 for the Muir Quartet, the
piece was inspired by cellist Mike Reynolds’ love of fly-fishing on Montana’s famous Gallatin River. With movements
including “Waltz of the Water Walker” and “The Tale of the Leaping Fish,” Brubeck writes, “In my mind’s eye I kept
seeing the long arching casts of the fishing line over the surface of the waters.” Following
David Hardy & Lisa Emenheiser
a Brahms viola sonata, the program concludes with the world premiere of a new
chamber orchestration of Joan Tower’s Red Maple, for bassoon and string quartet.
Our second of two programs from last year’s Fredericksburg Festival includes music
from J.S. Bach’s “Musical Offering” and the impassioned, energetic C minor piano
quintet by the 18-year-old protégé of Johannes Brahms, Ernö von Dohnányi. A special
treat is Yuko Uebayashi’s “Misericordia” composed for flutist Carol Wincenc. Inspired
by both Carol’s musicianship and an Italian work of art, this lovely flute and string
quartet is based on a life cycle of 10 months. Beginning with “Awakening,” each
month bears a name, from “Bursting with Life” and “The Little Mischief Makers,”
to “Waltz of the Roses and Bees” and “Turning to the Light.”
On Monday, May 23, we feature two eminent musicians both affiliated with the National Symphony Orchestra:
principal cellist David Hardy and pianist Lisa Emenheiser, performing sonatas by Benjamin Britten and Sergei
Rachmaninoff at the National Gallery of Art. We close out the month on Memorial Day with the New Orchestra
of Washington performing works by Dmitri Shostakovich and Rodion Shchedrin.
Classical WETA Opera House
Saturdays at 1 p.m.
on Classical WETA 90.9 FM
May 7
Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail,
Met Opera Season Finale
May 14 Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro,
Wolf Trap Opera recorded by Classical WETA
May 21 R. Strauss’s Guntram,
Washington Concert Opera recorded
by Classical WETA
May 28 Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot,
World of Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid
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Center Stage from Wolf Trap
The series Center Stage from Wolf Trap continues
its 26-week run on Saturday evenings at 9 p.m.
on Classical WETA 90.9 FM, showcasing live
performances recorded from Chamber Music
at the Barns. This month’s artists are East Coast
Chamber Orchestra; Miró String Quartet;
mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and pianist Kim
Pensinger Witman; and violinist Lara St. John and
pianist Martin Kennedy. Classical WETA’s Rich
Kleinfeldt is host, along with Lee Anne Myslewski,
who creates and programs the Chamber Music
at The Barns series.
Stream Audio at classicalweta.org
Three Centuries of American Prints from
the National Gallery of Art
April 3–July 24
Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Made possible by Altria Group in celebration of the 75th
Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. The international tour of the exhibition is sponsored by the Terra
Foundation for American Art. Additional support is provided by The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of
Art.
image: Ed Ruscha, Standard Station, 1966, screenprint, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams
Collection, Florian Carr Fund
and Gift of the Print Research Foundation
In Celebration of Paul Mellon
May 8–September 18
Organized by National Gallery of Art, Washington
image: Winslow Homer, Berry Pickers, 1873, watercolor and
gouache over graphite, National Gallery of Art, Washington,
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
National Gallery of Art
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CLASSIC.
CONTEMPORARY.
AMERICAN.
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
Francesca Zambello, Artistic Director
2016–2017 SEASON
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT
AMERICAN OPERA INITIATIVE FESTIVAL
DEAD MAN WALKING
CHAMPION
JUSTICE AT THE OPERA
with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
STARS OF TOMORROW
MADAME BUTTERFLY
Major support for WNO is provided by Jacqueline Badger Mars.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
WNO acknowledges the longstanding generosity of
Life Chairman Mrs. Eugene B. Casey.
The Daughter of the Regiment, photo by David Bachman
Champion, photo by Ken Howard
Madame Butterfly, photo by Cory Weaver
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Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director
Christopher Houlihan
2015–2016 Season
Organ Recital:
Christopher Houlihan
May 4, 2016
Please note the NSO does not
perform in this concert.
Vadim Gluzman
Vadim Gluzman
plays Tchaikovsky
May 5–7, 2016
Andrew Litton, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Alban Gerhardt
Alban Gerhardt
plays Elgar
May 12–14, 2016
Sir James MacMillan, conductor
Alban Gerhardt, cello
Leila Josefowicz
plays Salonen
Christoph Eschenbach
June 2–4, 2016
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Nathalie Stutzmann
sings Mahler
Leila Josefowicz
June 9–11, 2016
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto
CONCERT HALL
Nathalie Stutzmann
Generous support for WNO Italian Opera is provided by Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello.
Additional support for WNO’s artistic programming is provided by Clarice Smith.
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David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO and have
made the Rubenstein Family Organ possible through their extraordinary generosity.
The NSO Music Director Chair is generously endowed by Victoria and Roger Sant.
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