Dear Friends, Let me begin this month’s message with a big thank you to all of our members who have steadfastly supported this station—especially over the last few months. I’m happy to report that your calls of support and online donations helped us reach our fundraising goals in March—keeping PBS39 strong during these challenging times. Last month’s Great Online and On-Air auction was also a great success. (And I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank all of our local radio personalities who lent a hand as “celebrity auctioneers!”)
Bugging Hitler’s Soldiers
ADDITIONAL EPISODES Speaking of success, I’m excited to announce that we received more than 15,000 photos for consideration in the Capture Greater Lehigh Valley photo book. Editors are making their final selections for the book right now. Order a copy for yourself and join us on June 5 at The Baum School of Art for the book release party. Finally, the great programming continues this Spring with all new Secrets of the Dead, Scott and Bailey, and Masterpiece Classic. As always, please let us know what you think. You are the “public” in public television, and we couldn’t deliver these one-of-a-kind programs without your support. “Together We Can Be more”
Timothy S. Fallon CEO, PBS39
Part detective story, part true-life drama, SECRETS OF THE DEAD explores some of the most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events. Using the latest investigative techniques, forensic science and historical examination to unearth new evidence, the series shatters accepted wisdom, challenges prevailing ideas, overturns existing hypotheses, spotlights forgotten mysteries and ultimately rewrites history. In the first epsiode, Bugging Hitler’s Soldier’s, learn how 4,000 German POWs revealed their inner thoughts about the Third Reich and let slip military secrets that helped the Allies win WWII. Airs Tuesdays at 10:00pm and 11:00pm beginning May 7th.
Death On The Railroad
Cavemen Cold Case
Churchill’s Deadly Decision
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10:00 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Waiting for God 12:00 Austin City Limits: Norah Jones/ Kat Edmonson
5 SUNDAY 8:00 Saving the Titanic — The untold story of the self-sacrifice and bravery of the 1 WEDNESDAY ship’s engineers, stokers and firemen in 7:00 Death In Paradise — On the island to track the face of impending death. down a fabled buried treasure, a seemingly harmless group of treasure hunters 9:00 The Titanic with Len Goodman Explore the ship's enduring legacy are shocked when geologist Dr. Ian Parks and uncover how for victims' families, is brutally killed in the tent of the expediand for the survivors, the sinking was tion's leader. just the beginning of the story. 8:00 Sherlock Holmes: The Red Circle Signor Zamba is murdered by a member 10:00 Titanic Belfast: Birthplace of a Legend The story of her origin, how and why of The Red Circle. (repeats Thursdays, 11pm) she was built and by whom. 9:00 Call the Midwife — Witness preparations 11:00 EastEnders (2 episodes) for a summer festival — and the distress 12:00 NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion of an impoverished mother. Years: Monsters — Come face-to-face 10:00 Masterpiece CLASSIC: Mr Selfridge with the previously unknown reptilian See what happens as Mr. Grove takes over rulers of prehistoric Australia. in Harry’s absence. 11:00 Queen & Country: Traveller 6 MONDAY 2 THURSDAY 7:00 Nature: Legendary White Stallions 7:00 Antiques Roadshow: Cincinnati (hour 3) Hear the story of the Lipizzaner stalA trophy from the 1908 Belmont Stakes; lions, from their ancient origins to their an early 20th-century toy horse and rescue in 1945. buggy; and a bust of Abraham Lincoln. 8:00 Globe Trekker: Around the World: 8:00 Doc Martin: Always On My Mind — Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New Irate husband Phil Pratt accuses Dr. EllingCaledonia ham of killing his wife Helen when he 9:00 Lark Rise to Candleford comes to treat her, then Pratt has an acciRobert takes pity on a homeless family dent and needs the doctor to save him. who leave their little girl, Polly, behind. 9:00 Death In Paradise — Camille is devas10:00 Scott & Bailey — Rachel is almost hit tated when her best friend collapses by a car and learns the incident is while on stage during a night of music linked to her discovery of Nick's affair. and cocktails, and dies in her arms from 11:00 Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector being poisoned. Lewis Series III: Counter Culture Blues 10:00 EastEnders (2 episodes) Loud gunshots on a local estate interrupt an Oxford church service. 3 FRIDAY 7:00 Tempo InDepth (2 episodes) 7 TUESDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Cincinnati 7:00 NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion (see May 2, 7pm) Years: Strange Creatures — Travel 9:00 British Antiques Roadshow: Nottingham this continent to uncover how it beA pair of outsize boots; memorabilia from came the strange island it is today. the Nurmeburg Trials; an Andy Pandy memento. 9:30 British Antiques Roadshow: Mellerstain House — A valuable majolica dish; a ladies dressing case; a Lowry doodle. 10:00 Pompeii: The Last Day 11:00 Colisseum: Rome’s Arena of Death 4 SATURDAY 7:00 Lawrence Welk: Great Entertainers 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances 9:00 As Time Goes By
Tempo InDepth (2 episodes) Nature: Legendary White Stallions (see 5/6, 7pm)
10:00 Secrets of the Dead: Bugging Hitler’s Soldiers 11:00 Secrets of the Dead: Churchill’s Deadly Decision — Some call his decision a turning point in the war, others call it a terrible betrayal and a war crime. This is the forgotten story of Churchill’s deadliest decision – to sink the French Fleet. 8 WEDNESDAY 7:00 Death In Paradise (see 5/2, 9pm) 8:00 Sherlock Holmes: The Mazarin Stone — Holmes is away and Mycroft is called in to recover the Mazarin stone. (repeats Thursdays at 11pm) 9:00 Call the Midwife — The community’s experiences with tuberculosis. 10:00 Masterpiece Classic: Mr Selfridge Experience a store séance prompted by Arthur Conan Doyle. 11:00 Extraordinary Women: Grace Kelly 9 THURSDAY 7:00 Antiques Roadshow: Rapid City A suite of furniture by Thomas Molesworth from the “Ranch A” and signed military documents of Elvis Presley. (hour 1)
Doc Martin: The Family Way — Dr. Ellingham's parents, whom he hasn't spoken to in seven years, make a surprise visit. 9:00 Death In Paradise — When an English tourist is found dead in a luxury rented villa, strangled by her own scarf, it initially seems a robbery gone wrong. 10:00 EastEnders (2 episodes)
10 FRIDAY 7:00 Tempo InDepth (2 episodes) 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Rapid City (hour 1) 9:00 British Antiques Roadshow: Mellerstain House Special — Michael Aspel introduces unseen items from previous programs; a minton figure; a japanese dagger. 9:30 British Antiques Roadshow: Stroud Among the discoveries are an Arts and Crafts beaker made by CR Ashbee for his wife; a 17th century cusahion mirror; an early marine chronometer. 10:00 In Search of Myths and Heroes: The Queen of Sheba 11:00 The Queen’s Palaces: Buckingham Palace
11 SATURDAY 7:00 Lawrence Welk: Mother’s Day Show 8:00 See May 4th Lineup 12:00 Austin City Limits: The Shins/Dr. Dog 12 SUNDAY 8:00 Queen Victoria’s Empire: Engines of Change/Passage to India Queen Victoria's Empire is both the story of this remarkable time, and an engaging portrait of a Queen who ruled over one-fifth of the world's population.
10:00 Scott & Bailey When two corpses are found, the detectives discover that the victims were tortured and murdered. 11:00 Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis Series III: Dead of Winter An Oxford academic is dead on a tour bus and no one notices.
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10:00 Secrets of Highclere Castle — The true story of one of the world’s most famous homes, Highclere Castle in England. Famous as the location backdrop to the hugely-popular costume drama Downton Abbey, the castle also has its own extraordinary tales to tell. 11:00 EastEnders (2 episodes) 12:00 NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures (see 5/7, 7pm)
14 TUESDAY 7:00 Secrets of the Dead: Bugging Hitler’s Soldiers 8:00 Tempo InDepth (2 episodes) 9:00 Nature: The Private Life of Deer (see 5/13, 7pm) 13 MONDAY 10:00 Secrets of the Dead: Death on the 7:00 Nature: The Private Life of Deer Railroad — Examines the deaths of The hidden world of white-tailed deer. 57 Irish immigrants hired to lay railSee them not as common backyard road tracks in West Chester, Pennsylvacreatures, but as intelligent, affectionnia in 1832. In less than two months all ate family members. 57 were dead. 8:00 David Suchet on the Orient Express: 11:00 Secrets of the Dead: Lost in the A Masterpiece Special Amazon — A modern day quest to find 9:00 Lark Rise to Candleford — Residents the truth behind the disappearance of learn Susan Braby's husband has hit her. famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett They rally around her until he is arrested. and his party.
15 WEDNESDAY 7:00 Death in Paradise (see 5/9, 9pm) 8:00 Sherlock Holmes: The Cardboard Box Mary Cushing enlists Sherlock Holmes in investigating the disappearance of her sister, Susan. (repeats Thursdays, 11pm) 9:00 Call the Midwife — See how Cynthia and Jenny respond to persecution among their patients. 10:00 Masterpiece Classic: Mr Selfridge Witness the competition between Selfridge and F. W. Woolworth. 11:00 Extraordinary Women: Coco Chanel 16 THURSDAY 7:00 Antiques Roadshow: Rapid City TWA travel posters; a 1932 signed photograph of Mount Rushmore; and a RockOla juke box. (hour 2) 8:00 Doc Martin: Out of the Woods — For his stag night, Mark Mylow wants to camp out in the woods under the stars accompanied by his Best Man, Al Large, but it is not long before the two intrepid campers are lost in the woods. 9:00 Death In Paradise — The team is called to the murder of a young meteorologist, Leo Downs (Mathew Horne) during a hurricane. 10:00 EastEnders (2 episodes) 17 FRIDAY 7:00 Tempo InDepth (2 episodes) 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Rapid City (see 5/16, 7pm)
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British Antiques Roadshow: Carlisle — Michael Aspel and the experts visit Carlisle and unearth a 'Jacob', a 'Dirty Dick' and a 'Monkey', all 19th century smokers' pipes; a stoneware mug with a fascinating inscription. 9:30 British Antiques Roadshow: Royal Holloway — Among the discoveries are a collection of miniature paintings of West Indian planters; and a pair of Delft plates. (part 1 of 2) 10:00 In Search of Myths and Heroes: Arthur: The Once and Future King 11:00 The Queen’s Palaces: Windsor Palace 18 SATURDAY 7:00 Lawrence Welk: Salute to Cole Porter 8:00 See May 4th Lineup 12:00 Austin City Limits: Arcade Fire 19 SUNDAY 8:00 Queen Victoria’s Empire: The Moral Crusade / The Scramble for Africa (parts 3 and 4)
10:00 Royal Memories: Prince Charles’ Tribute to the Queen (repeats. 5/23, 12am) 11:00 EastEnders (2 episodes) 20 MONDAY 7:00 Nature: Great Zebra Exodus Over 20,000 zebras make their migration across the Kalahari's Makgadikgadi Pans in Africa. 8:00 Globe Trekker: Around the World: Silk Road: Xi’an to Kashgar
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Lark Rise to Candleford The arrival of a radical new teacher causes divisions in the communities. Dorcas has a new admirer. 10:00 Scott & Bailey — The team finally break the silence maintained by their four murder suspects and learn the truth.
Sidron, a remote, mountainous region of northern Spain, leads to a compelling investigation to solve a double mystery. The Mystery of Chaco Canyon
22 WEDNESDAY 7:00 Death in Paradise (see 5/16, 9pm) 8:00 Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax — Lady Carfax is caught between an old family quarrel with her brother and a sinister horseman who seems to haunt her life. (repeats Thursdays at 11pm)
Call the Midwife — Experience the joys of Chummy, Fred and Jenny – and the threats to the convent. 10:00 Masterpiece Classic: Mr Selfridge Enjoy visits to the store by Ernest Shackleton and an even greater celebrity. (Conclusion)
Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis Series III: Dark Matter — Oxford professor and amateur stargazer Andrew Crompton emerges from a church confessional, cryptically exclaiming that on Friday at 3:15, he'll have an "excess of 23 THURSDAY joy." Later, Crompton is found dead at 7:00 Antiques Roadshow: Rapid City the foot of the stairs in the Oxford obA 1760s spice chest; Frank Lloyd Wright servatory. blueprints; and a Favrile Fabrique Tiffany desk lamp. (hour 3) 21 TUESDAY 8:00 Doc Martin: Erotomania — Graham 7:00 Secrets of the Dead: Death on the Orchard, a Salvation Army member, Railroad (see 5/14, 10pm) arrives in Portwenn to try to trace a 8:00 Tempo InDepth (2 episodes) missing woman named Emma Lewis. 9:00 Nature: Great Zebra Exodus 9:00 Death In Paradise — When a shot is (see 5/20, 7pm) fired at a charity fundraiser, host Mal10:00 Secrets of the Dead: Cavemen colm Powell is found dead in his study. Cold Case — A tomb of 49,000 year-old (End) Neanderthal bones discovered in El 10:00 Eastenders (2 episodes)
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Together We Can Be more. 24 FRIDAY 7:00 Tempo InDepth (2 episodes) 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Rapid City (see 5/23, 7pm)
British Antiques Roadshow: Royal Holloway — A second visit to Royal Holloway in Surrey the experts discover a belt clasp linking Annie Oakley and Queen Victoria; a ring with an unusual coloured diamond, and a "very rare" gold watch. (part 2 of 2) 9:30 British Antiques Roadshow: Ottawa The first of 2 special editions recorded in Canada. 10:00 In Search of Myths and Heroes: Shangri-La 11:00 The Queen’s Palaces: Holyrood House
met until a 2005 bus trek to the nation’s capitol to see the memorial, their memorial. EastEnders (2 episodes)
Masterpiece Classic: South Riding A fiery young headmistress Sarah Burton brings her modern ideas to the conservative girls' school in depression-era Yorkshire, sparking conflict — and attraction. Based on the novel by Winifred Holtby.
27 MONDAY 7:00 Nature: Ocean Giants: Voices of the Sea (parts 1 - 3) 8:00 Globe Trekker: Around the World: Silk Road: Kashgar to Istanbul 9:00 Lark Rise to Candleford Queenie finds a beautiful embroidered panel on a grave. Dorcas tries to find out who created it. 10:00 Scott & Bailey — Gill and Rachel investigate a murder that bears striking similarities to a case from 13 years ago. 30 THURSDAY 11:00 Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector 7:00 Antiques Roadshow: Seattle Lewis Series III: Your Sudden A Vladimir Kagan desk used by Kagan 25 SATURDAY Death Question — Foul play is afoot himself and an 1874 Francis A. Silva oil 7:00 Lawrence Welk: Something About when a quiz contestant, a charming painting. (hour 1) A Hometown Band but lecherous primary school teacher, 8:00 Doc Martin: On the Edge (part 1) 8:00 See May 4th Lineup is found dead in a fountain. Having failed to restart his relationship 12:00 Austin City Limits: Radiohead with Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), 28 TUESDAY Martin is forced out of the picture with 26 SUNDAY 8:00 Tempo InDepth (2 episodes) the arrival of her dad, Terry Glasson. 8:00 A Company of Heroes 9:00 Nature: Ocean Giants: Voices of the Sea 9:00 Death in Paradise (Series repeats) 10:00 Into Harms Way — An unflinching look 10:00 Secrets of the Dead: The Deadliest 10:00 Eastenders (2 episodes) at the shadow the Vietnam War continBattle — Uncover evidence that deues to cast on surviving members of scribes a forced retreat by the Russians, 31 FRIDAY the West Point Class of 1967. not a tactical one. And the battle not 7:00 Tempo InDepth (2 episodes) only changed the course of World War II, 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Seattle (see 5/30, 7pm) but established the Soviet Union as a 9:00 British Antiques Roadshow: Whitchurch superpower. Finds include a pair of wooden peat buckets, silver claret jugs, a collection of snuff 29 WEDNESDAY boxes & candlesticks. 7:00 Death in Paradise (see 5/23, 9pm) 9:30 British Antiques Roadshow: Knightshaye 8:00 Sherlock Holmes: The Problem of Court Thor Bridge — Maria Gibson, a dejected 10:00 In Search of Myths and Heroes: wife, arranges to meet her children's 10:30 A Gathering of Heroes — The story of a Jason and the Golden Fleece governess, Grace Dunbar, at Thor Bridge, 11:00 Fly Boys: Pennsylvania’s Tuskegee Airmen reunion of a group of 60 Hoosier World but is gunned down in cold blood. War II veterans – most of who had never
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