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JUNE 2012 MAGAZINE FOR MEMBERS

New Channel Launches June 2 Classic, Quirky and Contemporary British Television at Its Best


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Doctor Who, Inspector Morse, Lark Rise to Candleford, n June 2, WETA launches an exciting new service, Monarch of the Glen, Prime Suspect, Robin Hood, Sherlock WETA UK, that will present the best in British television Holmes, and productions that have previously aired on programming, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new Masterpiece. Each Saturday night, The WETA UK Movie local television channel complements WETA’s existing will present the best in feature film-length contemporary channels — WETA TV 26, WETA HD and WETA Kids. drama. Beginning this fall, WETA UK will feature major WETA UK will feature classics, new favorites, and contemspecials such as I, Claudius and Downton Abbey. porary series currently airing in Britain, broadcasting a full These programs will air alongside an impressive roster schedule of great entertainment programming that includes of British comedies new and old, such as Are You Being drama, action, intrigue, romance, mystery, and that tradeServed?, Chef!, Doc Martin, Fawlty Towers, Good Neighmark British humor — all delivered with an accent from bors, Keeping Up Appearances, My Hero, Outnumbered, the Isles. The new channel will present programs from an Red Dwarf, To the Manor Born, Vicar of Dibley and Waitarray of major U.K. producers, including the BBC. ing for God. In fact, each Friday, WETA UK will present WETA UK goes on the air at midnight on June 2. To comedy programming from offer viewers an opportunity to sample the programming, morning through night. The WETA is airing the very first episodes of the channel’s channel will also include many series throughout Saturday, June 2 and much of Sunday, June 3. The regular WETA UK schedule begins at episodes of the original BBC series Antiques Roadshow, 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. Once into the regular schedule, which helped inspire its “primetime” programming on the channel will extend namesake — and antiques from 4 p.m. to midnight, featuring comedies in the 8 p.m. hour, classic dramas at 9 p.m., and contemporary dramas at mania — in America. 10 p.m. These programs will repeat each night. Among its many offerings, WETA UK Monarch of the Glen will present a host of dramatic miniseries, Last of the Summer Wine many of which — MI-5, Hustle, Waking Sherlock Holmes the Dead, Primeval and New Tricks — currently air in Britain, in addition to such popular classics as All Creatures Great and Small, Ballykissangel, All Creatures

Are You Being Served? Inspector Morse

Keeping Up Appearances MI-5

Robin Hood

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WETA HD 26.1 Over the Air Cox 1026, 1003 FiOS 526 DirecTV 26, 26-1 RCN 613

Via Antenna Comcast 220 (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


in British Television programming around the clock. Tune in and sample WETA UK! An exclusive service in broadcast television, the channel can be found free on Channel 26.2 over the air in Greater Washington. For a list of channel numbers for WETA UK, see below. Visit the channel’s website, wetauk.org, for program descriptions, a program schedule and additional information about WETA UK.

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Doc Martin

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Hustle Prime Suspect

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Primeval New Tricks

Vicar of Dibley Lark Rise to Candleford

Dear WETA Members,

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e at WETA are delighted to present to Greater Washington our new channel WETA UK, an exciting complement to our principal channel WETA TV 26 and our additional channels WETA HD and WETA Kids. With the ongoing popularity and success on American public television of British drama and comedy, among PBS’s and WETA’s most-watched genres for 40 years, this new service will offer viewers in our community even more of the outstanding entertainment programming that they so clearly relish. Sample and enjoy the offerings on WETA UK. With so many great programs, the channel has something for everyone seeking to enjoy new series, classic productions, and an array of top stars from the pantheon of superb British television. Thank you for your ongoing support of WETA.

Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA

AND SERVICES WETA Kids

WETA Online

WETA 90.9 FM Washington WGMS 89.1 FM Hagerstown WETA 88.9 FM Frederick classicalweta.org PBS NewsHour airs weeknights at 7 p.m. Charlie Rose airs latevivalavoce.org weeknights (check listings) For program or membership inquiries, call 703-998-2724 or visit weta.org. 26.3 Over the Air Via Antenna Cox 801 Comcast 266 FiOS 472 RCN 38

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WETA in the Community

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ach year more than one million students drop out of high school in America, dramatically altering their prospects for a bright future. In response to this crisis, WETA has joined a national public media initiative — American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen (website americangraduate.org) — aimed at improving high school graduation rates. Public broadcasting stations in 20 “hub” regions where the dropout crisis is most acute are at the core of the initiative, which was launched and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), working with national partners such as America’s Promise Alliance and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. WETA is also working with local partners including Double the Numbers, the College Success Foundation, and DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation. Locally, American Graduate DC brings together WETA and public media stations WAMU and WHUT to work closely with youth development and community organizations, business groups, the public schools, advocacy groups, and others to build awareness about the dropout crisis and bring people together to make a difference in the national capital area. WETA is undertaking a gap analysis of dropout prevention services, partnering to create multimedia classroom resources for teachers, and developing an online volunteer database. Currently available online is a robust list of organizations through which the public can pitch in to lend a hand in this initiative. Other activities by the D.C. hub of American Graduate include a Teacher Town Hall — with WAMU 88.5’s Matt McCleskey — scheduled for June 5 in WHUT’s studios. Visit americangraduatedc.org to learn more about the Town Hall; and click on“Get Involved” to find information about volunteer opportunities in Greater Washington.

Next Avenue Web Initiative Spotlights the 50+ Generation

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ETA is joining in on a new public broadcasting initiative — the website Next Avenue — that is focused on America’s booming over-50 population. The innovative site, weta.org/nextavenue, which launched May 15, aims to inform and inspire this constituency as these adults explore new chapters of life — and capitalize on the wealth of life experience available within this demographic group, sharing their knowledge to help others. Next Avenue was created to offer an inclusive, vibrant and congenial gathering room for curious learners to come together, discover, and explore a constellation of trustworthy, inspirational, entertaining and actionable content specifically tailored to the concerns and interests of the 50+ generation. The website publishes articles and 2 JUNE 2012

blog posts from top experts and leading journalists on the topics most important to baby boomers, such as: Money & Security, Living & Learning, Caregiving, Work & Purpose and Health & Well-Being. The website also features videos, e-newsletters, and opportunities to connect with others on these and other important issues. Next Avenue aims to make sense of the impact of relevant developing news and points to critical information and concrete actions in a way that mirrors the intelligence, thoughtfulness, curiosity and vitality of the public television audience. The project is devoted to helping all adults lead the lives they aspire to live. WETA invites you to log on to weta.org/nextavenue to learn more — and to contribute your voice to the discussion.


June Music Specials

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My Music: The British Beat

airs Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m.; repeating June 7 at 8 p.m.

n February 1964, the Beatles arrived on U.S. shores, kicking off a musical invasion from the British Isles that took America by storm and reverberates to this day. A new music special, The British Beat — the latest concert program in the My Music series from TJ Lubinsky — revisits classic ’60s hits from that era. Petula Clark (right) hosts — and performs her hit “Downtown.” The all-star reunion features the duo Peter and Gordon performing “World Without Love” and “I Go to Pieces.” Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent of the Zombies perform “Time of the Season” and “She’s Not There.” Also included are hits such as “To Sir With Love” by Lulu, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” by Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, and “Game of Love” and “A Groovy Kind of Love” by Wayne Fontana. Additional highlights include “Needles & Pins” by Mike Pender’s Searchers, and an archival performance by Dusty Springfield and vintage clips of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Rain 2: A Tribute to The Beatles

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airs Tuesday, June 5 at 10 p.m.; repeating June 15 at 9 p.m.

Oscar Hammerstein II–Out of My Dreams

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airs Sunday, June 10 at 9 p.m., repeating June 13 at 8 p.m.

osted by Matthew Morrison of the series Glee, a documentary celebrates the most acclaimed lyricist and librettist of the 20th century. Oscar Hammerstein’s legendary works include Show Boat (1927), Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951) and The Sound of Music (1959). Brimming with movie clips from his greatest musicals, this special program features interviews with Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, Shirley Jones, Mitzi Gaynor, Hammerstein family members and others. Morrison, who played Lieutenant Cable in the Tony Award-winning 2008 revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center, adds the perspective of a new generation of Broadway fans.

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illed as the next-best thing to seeing The Beatles, the band Rain performs a tribute concert — featuring the full range of The Beatles’ discography — live onstage, including some of the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. Rain has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-fornote performance. This transporting multi-media concert features early hits and later classics (from “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “All My Loving” to “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Strawberry Fields,” “Revolution,” “Give Peace a Chance” and many more). Rain’s Beatles tribute show, an offshoot of the popular Broadway production of Beatlemania, was itself a big hit on Broadway during its 2010–2011 run and has toured nationally.

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Also on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD: Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind Sat 6/9, 10pm; Rpts Mon 6/11, 8pm; Sun 6/16, 8pm Il Volo Takes Flight Sat 6/9, 6:30pm; Rpts Wed 6/13, 9:30pm

Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre— Live from New York Sat 6/2, 10pm Katherine Jenkins: Live at the O2 Arena London Fri 6/1, 9pm

Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 Sun 6/3, 7pm; Rpts Wed 6/6, 8pm Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop Sat 6/9, 8pm; Rpts Sun 6/10, 7pm; Thur 6/14, 8pm

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WETA Television Gay &on Lesbian Pride Month WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In the Life Mon 6/18, 12:30am The Grove Thur 6/21, 10:30pm Stonewall Uprising: American Experience Fri 6/22, 9pm Emile Norman—By His Own Design Fri 6/22, 11pm Independent Lens: Two Spirits Sat 6/23, 12:15am P.O.V.: Beyond Hatred Sat 6/30, 11:45pm Independent Lens: We Were Here Sat 6/30, 1:15am

Queen Victoria’s Empire

t the time of Queen Victoria’s birth in 1819, England was an agrarian society; but within a few short decades, the small island nation would be transformed into an industrial superpower, with an empire spanning the globe. The 2001 series Queen Victoria’s Empire is both the story of this era and an intriguing portrait of a queen who reigned for 64 years, ruling over a fifth of the world’s population. It is the story of influential men who would shape a distinctively British imperialism: Gladstone, Disraeli, Livingstone, Rhodes and Prince Albert, Victoria’s husband. Whether driven by profit, passion or noble deeds, these figures would fuel expansion unequaled in history, forever changing Britain and the lands it controlled.

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airs Tuesdays, June 19 & 26 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

Masterpiece Mystery!: Wallander, Series I

enneth Branagh stars as Wallander, the scruffy Swedish detective of author Henning Mankell’s internationally bestselling books, in Series I of the Masterpiece Mystery! adaptations. Filmed on location in Sweden, and set in the bucolic town of Ystad, Wallander features the middle-aged sleuth battling personal demons as he investigates a series of gritty murder cases. Contending with a recent break-up with his wife, blood sugar gone haywire, a daughter trying to run his life, and an artist father succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease who paints the same scene over and over, Wallander must also focus his concentration on the complex cases unfolding around him. Funding for Masterpiece is provided by Viking River Cruises, with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The Masterpiece Trust.

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airs Sunday, June 24, 8 p.m.–12:30 a.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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The Queen’s Palaces

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airs Friday, June 29, 9 p.m.–midnight on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

three-part series spotlights and celebrates three of Britain’s royal buildings — Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse — showcasing the treasures found within them. Journalist Fiona Bruce hosts the BBC production. The Queen’s Palaces explores the art and architecture, the interior decoration, and priceless objects and artifacts of these historic buildings, revealing the stories behind them. In each episode, Bruce relates the history of the respective palace’s creation as well, so that each film marries the chronology of history with a walk around a beautiful interior. Contributing their insights and stories are curators of the Royal Collection.


WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

June primetime simulcast listings.

Weeknight primetime simulcast programming repeats the following weekday on WETA TV 26 starting at noon. 8:00

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My Music: The British Beat

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(from 7pm) Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 (to 11pm) & The Civil War (Ep 5. The Universe of Battle – 1863) (to 1am)

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Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled (to 11pm)

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Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, with Dr. Daniel Amen

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Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 (to 12m)

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My Music: The British Beat

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

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Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop

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(from 7pm) Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop

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Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind

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The Blood Sugar Solution with Dr. Mark Hyman

Nature: Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air

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Oscar Hammerstein II—Out of My Dreams

Il Volo Takes Flight

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Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

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Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind

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WETA Viewer Favorites

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Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Phoenix

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Queen Victoria’s Empire (Pts 1 & 2 of 4. Engines of Change/Passage to India)

Frontline: TBA

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Nature: Superfish

NOVA: Hunting the Edge of Space (Pt 1 of 2. The Mystery of the Milky Way)

Inside Nature’s Giants: Giant Squid

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Sherlock Holmes: The Empty House

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Dead Man’s Mirror & Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan

The Grove (to 11:30pm)

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

Stonewall Uprising: American Experience

Need to Know

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Doc Martin, Series I (Pt 6 of 6. Haemophobia) (to 8:47pm)

(from 8:47pm) Doc Martin: The Movie (to 10:15pm)

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Masterpiece Mystery!: Wallander, Series I: Sidetracked

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Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Minneapolis

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Queen Victoria’s Empire (Pts 3 & 4 of 4. The Moral Crusade/The Scramble for Africa)

Frontline: TBA

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Nature: Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions

NOVA: Hunting the Edge of Space (Pt 2 of 2. The Ever-Expanding Universe)

Inside Nature’s Giants: Camel

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Sherlock Holmes: The Abbey Grange

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The ABC Murders & Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Death in the Clouds

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal

The Queen’s Palaces (Pts 1–3 of 3. Buckingham Palace/Windsor Castle/ Holyrood House) (to 12m)

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Doc Martin, Series V (Pts 1 & 2 of 8) (to 9:33pm)

Ed Slott’s Retirement Rescue (to 12:30am)

Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre— Live from New York (to 11:30pm)

Rain 2: A Tribute to The Beatles (to 11:30pm)

3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D. (to 12m) Apassionata

The Civil War (Ep 5. The Universe of Battle – 1863) (to 12m) Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind (to 12m)

Oscar Hammerstein II—Out of My Dreams

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age (to 12:30am)

The Best of Laugh-In (to 11:30pm)

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, with Dr. Daniel Amen (to 12m) Rain 2: A Tribute to The Beatles

The Blood Sugar Solution (to 12m)

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The Best of Laugh-In (to 11:30pm)

Edward & Wallis: A Story of Love and Destiny

PBS NewsHour airs weeknights at 7 p.m.

(from 10:15pm) The WETA Movie: Gaslight (to 12:15am)

Masterpiece Mystery!: Wallander, Series I: Firewall (to 11pm) & Wallander, Series I: One Step Behind (to 12:30am)

Lost Treasures of the Ancient World: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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Antiques Roadshow: Atlantic City, NJ

Antiques Roadshow: Atlantic City, NJ

Miss Marple: Murder Is Easy (to 12m)

(from 9:33pm) The WETA Movie: Love in the Afternoon (to 11:45pm)

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Charlie Rose airs late weeknights (check listings)

For full schedules and program information, visit weta.org

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Katherine Jenkins: Live at the O2 Arena London

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Washington Week with Gwen Inside Washington Ifill and National Journal


W TA TV 26 & W TA HD June 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 nights from 7 p.m. through Charlie Rose, and each weekend evening, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturdays and 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.

• Weeknight primetime on WETA TV 26 often repeats the next weekday on WETA TV 26 — see repeat listings. • WETA TV 26 is devoted to children’s programming 5 a.m.–noon weekdays and 6 a.m.–9 a.m. Sundays. For 24 hours of children’s programming each day, tune in to the WETA Kids channel. See page 15 for schedule information. Program Key ■ — 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. WETA’s June membership drive airs June 1–17 on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. Please note that television listings during that period are subject to change.

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Host Gordon Peterson moderates a discussion of the news of the week. 9:00 KATHERINE JENKINS: LIVE AT THE O2 ARENA LONDON — Welsh mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins, a British favorite and internationally successful classical crossover artist, performs at London’s O2 Arena as part of her “Believe” tour. Renowned for her interpretations of opera and pop standards, Jenkins covers contemporary tracks in this concert as well. 10:30 ED SLOTT’S RETIREMENT RESCUE! — The certified public accountant and IRA expert, author of five bestselling books, defines the fiscal problems facing Americans and provides a step-by-step solution to creating a plan of action to take control of one’s finances and achieve a comfortable retirement. Slott explores issues surrounding taxes, risk, savings, uncertainties, and inactivity. Repeats Sat 6/2, 7:30am; Sun 6/10, 7:30am; Tue 6/12, 11pm; Sun 6/16, 7am 12:30AM VICTOR BORGE: COMEDY IN MUSIC! — A Victor Borge special features recently rediscovered funny and memorable skits from the pianist-comedian. 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Monday, June 4 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In the special Wishes Fulfilled, Dr. Wayne Dyer explores steps to living from “one’s highest self” and achieving a fulfilled life.

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2 Saturday SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM–1:30AM: 6AM A.D.D. AND LOVING IT — A documentary explores Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Hosted by actor Patrick

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Saturday, June 2 at noon on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In Rick Steves’ Hidden Europe, the travel expert visits overlooked Euro destinations — from castle cities to islands to alpine towns.

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McKenna, who contends with adult ADD, the program visits with researchers, specialists and doctors as well as ordinary Americans and Canadians facing these challenges. Repeats Sun 6/3, 11am; Thur 6/7, 4:30pm ED SLOTT’S RETIREMENT RESCUE! — R EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm USE YOUR BRAIN TO CHANGE YOUR AGE, WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN — See the Tuesday, June 5, 8 p.m. listing. RICK STEVES’ HIDDEN EUROPE — Travel expert Rick Steves reveals a dozen of his favorite overlooked European destinations. In this select collection of segments from Rick Steves’ Europe, he visits the cliff-hanging vistas of Italy’s Civita; Spain’s proud Basque capital San Sebastian; the enchanting Czech castle town of ˇ eský Krumlov; the thriving Moroccan port of Tangier; C the Italian fortress hill town of Lucca; battle-scarred Mostar in Bosnia; the delightful Austrian alpine town of Hallstatt; vibrant Volterra in Italy; the fairytale Danish isle of Aerø; and the romantic, traffic-free Greek island of Hydra, among other places. Repeats Sun 6/3, 9am; Fri 6/8, 3pm SUZE ORMAN’S MONEY CLASS — Based on her book, the personal finance expert’s program explores what actions people need to take in light of the new economy. After the upheavals of the economic downturn, Orman communicates her belief that it is critical that people rethink many of the traditional strategies they have been using to achieve their financial goals. Repeats Mon 6/4, 11pm; Thur 6/7, 2:30pm; Sat 6/9, 7am; Thur 6/14, 4pm THE CIVIL WAR — WETA presents a special broadcast of episode five of Ken Burns’s acclaimed nine-part 1990 documentary, a co-production of WETA and Florentine Films. The epic film brings to life America’s most destructive and defining conflict. Historian David McCullough narrates. The Universe of Battle — 1863. This episode opens with a dramatic account of the turning point of the war: the battle of Gettysburg. The program then chronicles the fall of Vicksburg, the New York Draft Riots, the first use of black troops in combat,

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Sunday, June 3 at 7 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 features (l–r) Alfie Boe, Colm Wilkinson, Ramin Karimloo and Nick Jonas performing in a special London celebration of the popular musical.

6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — Bill Moyers presents a weekly hour of conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring a range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers who bring context, insight and meaning to important topics. 7:00 LES MISÉRABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AT THE O2 — In October 2010, Les Misérables, the world’s longest running musical, celebrated its 25th birthday. To mark the occasion, the show’s producer, Cameron Mackintosh, staged a 25th Anniversary concert at the O2 Arena in London. The performance hosted a company of more than 300 actors and musicians, including Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Nick Jonas as Marius, Norm Lewis as Javert, Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Lea Salonga as Fantine, Jenny Galloway as Madame Thénardier, Camilla Kerslake as Cosette and the casts of the original production and the new 25th anniversary production. Repeats Mon 6/4, 1pm; Wed 6/6, 8pm; Sat 6/9, 1pm, midnight 11:00 THE CIVIL WAR — Episode 5. The Universe of Battle — 1863. R

3 Sunday IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM–1AM: S 6AM DR. WAYNE DYER: WISHES FULFILLED — See the Monday, June 4, 8 p.m. listing. 9:00 RICK STEVES’ HIDDEN EUROPE — R 11:00 A.D.D. AND LOVING IT — R 12:30 MY MUSIC: THE BRITISH BEAT — R 2:30 WASHINGTON CHERRY BLOSSOMS: A GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP — Washington, D.C.’s cherry blossoms grace the Tidal Basin each year and are a focal point for the nation as the country welcomes spring. This special WETA production spotlights the blossoming cherry trees, a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912. Marking the centennial of the blossoms, the program explores the history of the trees and what is now one of the nation’s largest springtime celebrations, taking a nostalgic look at how the cherry blossoms have been enjoyed over the years. Repeats Fri 6/8, midnight; Sat 6/9, 6am; Sat 6/16, 6am 3:30 THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION WITH DR. MARK HYMAN — The bestselling author explains what “diabesity” is, outlines the underlying causes that drive the problem, and provides a personalized, four-step plan to help people overcome diabesity with a scientifically based program for rebalancing insulin levels. Repeats Tue 6/5, 11:30pm; Sat 6/9, 5pm; Tue 6/12, 8pm; Wed 6/13, 1pm; Fri 6/15, 10:30pm 5:00 APASSIONATA —See the Friday, June 8, 9 p.m. listing.

4 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 DR. WAYNE DYER: WISHES FULFILLED — Best-selling author and teacher Dr. Wayne Dyer presents his Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations: five steps to living from one’s “highest self” and thereby attracting one’s deepest desires. Using his trademark humor, combined with source material drawn from American “New Thought” philosophers of the 20th century, Dr. Dyer outlines a program for mastering the tools necessary for living a profoundly extraordinary life and offers counsel on how to create new thought patterns while defeating unproductive and recurring habits. Repeats Tue 6/5, 1pm; Sat 6/16, 10am 11:00 SUZE ORMAN’S MONEY CLASS — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Tuesday, June 5 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, Dr. Daniel Amen shares advice about how boosting brain health can fight disease and prolong life.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 USE YOUR BRAIN TO CHANGE YOUR AGE, WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN — Dr. Daniel Amen offers more advice on how having a healthy brain is the key to staying vibrant, sharing simple steps to boost the brain to prolong life, look younger and decrease one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease. His anti-aging program explores how to improve memory and energy; proper diet; how to reduce the outward signs of aging; how to promote brain healing after injury, stroke or substance abuse; and how to make healthier decisions. Repeats Wed 9/6, 1pm; Sun 6/10, 2:30pm, 10:30pm; Mon 6/11, 1pm; Thur 6/14, 10pm; Fri 6/15, 3pm; Sun 6/16, 2:30pm 10:00 RAIN 2: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES — A retrospective musical experience features a unique concert by the Beatles cover band, Rain. Rain performs Beatles tunes and presents a multi–media, multi-dimensional Beatles experience. Combining historical footage with unique camera work and period costumes, Rain follows

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and the battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. The episode closes with the dedication of a new Union cemetery at Gettysburg in November 1863, and Abraham Lincoln’s famous address. Repeats Sun 6/3, 11pm; Tue 6/5, 4pm; Fri 6/8, 10pm 3 STEPS TO INCREDIBLE HEALTH! WITH JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D. — Dr. Joel Fuhrman addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America. More than 65 percent of Americans are overweight or obese — and that number is growing. Dr. Fuhrman’s health plan offers a safe, effective method for shedding weight quickly and reclaiming vitality and good health. Repeats Thur 6/7, 10pm; Sat 6/9, 10am MY MUSIC: THE BRITISH BEAT — This music special travels to London and around the U.K. to the places where British rock and pop music were born. The program features a mix of rare archival full-length performance films mixed with live performances from 1960s musical acts such as the Zombies, Wayne Fontana, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers and many more — including never-before-broadcast sets from Chad and Jeremy and Peter Noone. Petula Clark hosts. Repeats tonight; Sun 6/3, 12:30pm; Thur 6/7, 8pm; Fri 6/8, 1pm JOE BONAMASSA: BEACON THEATRE—LIVE FROM NEW YORK — Internationally renowned rock guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa delivers a stunning performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City in a special concert for PBS. Featuring memorable duet performances with legendary classic rock singer Paul Rodgers (lead singer for Bad Company) and John Hiatt, recipient of Nashville’s Music Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting, Bonamassa’s concert features new songs and mesmerizing guitar playing. MY MUSIC: THE BRITISH BEAT — R


the Beatles’ career from their earliest beginnings to the psychedelic days of the late 1960s, playing many of the band’s hits. Repeats Wed 6/6, 3pm; Mon 6/11, 11:30pm; Fri 6/15, 9pm; Sun 6/16, 11:30pm 11:30 THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION WITH DR. MARK HYMAN —R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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6 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 LES MISÉRABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AT THE O2 — See the Sunday, June 3, 7 p.m. listing. 12M EASY YOGA FOR EASING PAIN — Yoga expert Peggy Cappy demonstrates how the practice of yoga can increase flexibility, reduce joint aches and muscle pain and even combat fatigue. Repeats Mon 6/4, 5pm; Sat 6/9, noon; Sun 6/10, 11:30am; Fri 6/15, midnight 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

7 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MY MUSIC: THE BRITISH BEAT — See the Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m. listing. 10:00 3 STEPS TO INCREDIBLE HEALTH! WITH JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D. — See the Saturday, June 2, 6 p.m. listing. 12M APASSIONATA — See the Friday, June 8, 9 p.m. listing. 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

8 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON 9:00 APASSIONATA — For almost a decade, this touring theatrical equestrian show, with original music scored specifically to work with the horses, has enchanted audiences around the globe with superb horsemanship, including magnificent dressage and exhilarating stunt riding. A variety of different breeds — from Shetland ponies to Friesians — are featured. Based on the show, the broadcast showcases the natural elegance, nobility, speed and agility of these animals. Repeats Thur 6/14, midnight 10:00 THE CIVIL WAR — Episode 5. The Universe of Battle — 1863. R 12M WASHINGTON CHERRY BLOSSOMS: A GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

10 Sunday IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM–2AM: S 6AM KATHY SMITH: AGELESS ENERGY — For those over the age of 50, this new special from fitness icon Kathy Smith addresses and provides solutions to viewers’ “personal energy crisis” — maintaining an active lifestyle and staying energetic. Topics discussed include Kathy’s four pillars of energy, why energy is the key to staying youthful, the importance of functional fitness and strength training, and why it’s never too late to get fit. 7:30 ED SLOTT’S RETIREMENT RESCUE! — R 9:30 NEW PLAY PIANO IN A FLASH: 3 STEPS TO PIANO SUCCESS — In his second PBS special, Scott “The Piano Guy” Houston shares his “3 Steps to Piano Success” to help people simply sit down and have some fun playing piano. Repeats Wed 6/13, 4pm, 11pm 11:30 EASY YOGA FOR EASING PAIN — R 12:30 ARETHA FRANKLIN PRESENTS: SOUL REWIND — R 2:30 USE YOUR BRAIN TO CHANGE YOUR AGE, WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN — R 4:30 NATURE: HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR —See the Tuesday, June 12, 9:30 p.m. listing.

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Friday, June 8 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The equestrian show Apassionata spotlights a variety of breeds and features superb horsemanship, including dressage and stunt riding.

9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10:00 3 STEPS TO INCREDIBLE HEALTH! WITH JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D. — R 12N EASY YOGA FOR EASING PAIN — R 1:00 LES MISÉRABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AT THE O2 — R 5:00 THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION WITH DR. MARK HYMAN —R 6:30 IL VOLO TAKES FLIGHT — Italian ensemble Il Volo, composed of the three “Teenage Tenors” Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, offers renditions of operatic, pop and Italian classics, showcasing the group’s vocal talent and interpretive gift for music. Il Volo, which has appeared on American Idol, The Tonight Show, Ellen, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, performs in a concert taped at Detroit’s Opera House in October 2011. Repeats Wed 6/13, 9:30pm; Thur 6/14, 2:30pm; Sun 6/16, 1pm 8:00 MAGIC MOMENTS: THE BEST OF 50S POP — A cavalcade of 1950s pop music acts, including the McGuire Sisters, Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, the Four Lads and Pat Boone, perform their biggest hits at Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino. Repeats Sun 6/10, 7pm; Thur 6/14, 8pm; Fri 6/15, 1pm; Sun 6/16, 4:30pm 10:00 ARETHA FRANKLIN PRESENTS: SOUL REWIND — “The Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin, presents a collection of rare performances — recovered from film vaults in the U.S. and Europe — by legendary R&B performers of the classic 1960s-70s soul era. Songs include archival performances on American Bandstand and Where The Action Is, and performing artists include Franklin herself, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Ray Charles, Doris Troy, James Brown, Otis Redding, Patty Labelle, Jackie Wilson and many more. Repeats Sun 6/10, 12:30pm; Mon 6/11, 8pm; Tue 6/12, 1pm; Sun 6/16, 8pm 12M LES MISÉRABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AT THE O2 — R

9 Saturday IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM–4AM: S 6AM WASHINGTON CHERRY BLOSSOMS: A GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP — R 7:00 SUZE ORMAN’S MONEY CLASS — R

Saturday, June 9 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop features an Atlantic City concert by 1950s musical artists, including Patti Page (above).

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Tuesday, June 12 at 9:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Nature: Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air spotlights the amazingly energetic, tiny birds through beautiful high-speed film footage.

11 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ARETHA FRANKLIN PRESENTS: SOUL REWIND — See the Saturday, June 9, 10 p.m. listing. 10:00 THE BEST OF LAUGH-IN — A program presents a tribute to the comedy-variety television series which, before Saturday Night Live, or The Daily Show, or The Colbert Report, was one of the most revolutionary television shows of all time. From 1968 until 1973, Laugh-In frequently was seen by 50 million viewers, capturing the zeitgeist of the era with its anarchic energy and pop aesthetic. Repeats Tue 6/12, 3pm; Sun 6/16, 10pm 11:30 RAIN 2: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

15 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON 9:00 RAIN 2: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES — A retrospective musical experience features a unique concert by the Beatles cover band, Rain. Rain performs Beatles tunes and presents a multi–media, multi-dimensional Beatles experience. Combining historical footage with unique camera work and period costumes, Rain follows the Beatles’ career from their earliest beginnings to the psychedelic days of the late 1960s, playing many of the band’s hits. 10:30 THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION WITH DR. MARK HYMAN —R 12M EASY YOGA FOR EASING PAIN — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — See the Sunday, June 3, 6 p.m. listing. 7:00 MAGIC MOMENTS: THE BEST OF 50S POP — R 9:00 OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II—OUT OF MY DREAMS — Hosted by Matthew Morrison of the television series Glee, a program special celebrates the acclaimed lyricist and librettist. His works include Show Boat (1927), Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951) and The Sound of Music (1959). Brimming with movie clips from his greatest musicals, this special features interviews with Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, Shirley Jones, Mitzi Gaynor, Hammerstein family members and others. Repeats Mon 6/11, 4:30pm; Wed 6/13, 8pm; Thur 6/14, 1pm; Sun 6/16, 6:30pm 10:30 USE YOUR BRAIN TO CHANGE YOUR AGE, WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN — R 12:30 NATURE: HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR — {DVI} R

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 MAGIC MOMENTS: THE BEST OF 50S POP — A cavalcade of 1950s pop music acts, including the McGuire Sisters, Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, the Four Lads and Pat Boone, perform their biggest hits at Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino. 10:00 USE YOUR BRAIN TO CHANGE YOUR AGE, WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN — R 12M APASSIONATA — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

16 Saturday IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM–1AM: S 6AM WASHINGTON CHERRY BLOSSOMS: A GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP — R 7:00 ED SLOTT’S RETIREMENT RESCUE! — R 9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10:00 DR. WAYNE DYER: WISHES FULFILLED — R 1:00 IL VOLO TAKES FLIGHT — R 2:30 USE YOUR BRAIN TO CHANGE YOUR AGE, WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN — R

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION WITH DR. MARK HYMAN — The bestselling author explains what “diabesity” is, outlines the underlying causes that drive the problem, and provides a personalized, four-step plan to help people overcome diabesity with a scientifically based program for rebalancing insulin levels. 9:30 NATURE: HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR — Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they are among the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. Beautiful high-speed footage combined with high-tech presentations of their amazing abilities illuminate these birds. {DVI} Repeats Wed 6/13, 2:30pm 11:00 ED SLOTT’S RETIREMENT RESCUE! — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

13 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II—OUT OF MY DREAMS — See the Sunday, June 10, 9 p.m. listing. 9:30 IL VOLO TAKES FLIGHT — See the Saturday, June 9, 6:30 p.m. listing. 11:00 NEW PLAY PIANO IN A FLASH: 3 STEPS TO PIANO SUCCESS — R 1AM CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Monday, June 11 at 10 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The Best of Laugh-In presents a tribute to the groundbreaking, anarchic comedy-variety program that ran from 1968 to 1973.

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4:30 MAGIC MOMENTS: THE BEST OF 50S POP — R 6:30 OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II—OUT OF MY DREAMS — Hosted by Matthew Morrison of the television series Glee, a program special celebrates the acclaimed lyricist and librettist. His works include Show Boat (1927), Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951) and The Sound of Music (1959). Brimming with movie clips from his greatest musicals, this special features interviews with Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, Shirley Jones, Mitzi Gaynor, Hammerstein family members and others. 8:00 ARETHA FRANKLIN PRESENTS: SOUL REWIND — “The Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin, presents a collection of rare performances — recovered from film vaults in the U.S. and Europe — by legendary R&B performers of the classic 1960s-70s soul era. Songs include archival performances on American Bandstand and Where The Action Is, and performing artists include Franklin herself, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Ray Charles, Doris Troy, James Brown, Otis Redding, Patty Labelle, Jackie Wilson and many more. 10:00 THE BEST OF LAUGH-IN — A program presents a tribute to the comedy-variety television series which, before Saturday Night Live, or The Daily Show, or The Colbert Report, was one of the most revolutionary television shows of all time. From 1968 until 1973, Laugh-In frequently was seen by 50 million viewers, capturing the zeitgeist of the era with its anarchic energy and pop aesthetic. 11:30 RAIN 2: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES — R

Tuesdays, June 19 & 26 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD The miniseries Queen Victoria’s Empire explores the life of the famed British monarch (above, with husband Albert) and the history of the expanding British Empire during her 64-year reign.

19 Tuesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 QUEEN VICTORIA’S EMPIRE — Donald Sutherland narrates a portrait of Britain’s Queen Victoria and the history of the British Empire during her 64-year reign. Parts 1 & 2 of 4. Engines of Change/Passage to India. Economic changes — from agrarian to industrial society — transform Britain in the mid-nineteenth century and politicians such as Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone, with starkly contrasting visions of empire, turn the nation’s attention abroad; steamships carry British goods and colonists around the globe; Britain battles to retain control of India through the Great Mutiny and Cawnpore massacre of 1857 — and then fights the devastating Crimean War. Repeats Wed 6/20, 3pm; Thur 6/21, 1pm; Sun 6/24, 2pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: TBA 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

IMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6AM–6AM S 6AM–6PM WETA VIEWER FAVORITES 6PM MOYERS & COMPANY — Bill Moyers presents a weekly hour of conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring a range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers who bring context, insight and meaning to important topics. The series includes Moyers’ own essays on society and government. Repeats Mon 6/18, 5pm 6PM–6AM WETA VIEWER FAVORITES

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18 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: VINTAGE PHOENIX — Repeats Tue 6/19, 2pm; Wed 6/20, 1pm 9:00 EDWARD & WALLIS: A STORY OF LOVE AND DESTINY — In a thousand years of the British monarchy only one King has resigned his crown for a woman’s love. A film explores the story of England’s King Edward VIII, who gave up his birthright to pursue his obsession with his twice-divorced American mistress, Wallis Simpson. The documentary recounts the tale, exploring Edward’s life. Repeats Tue 6/19, 3pm; Wed 6/20, 5pm; Sun 6/24, 4pm 10:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: ATLANTIC CITY, NJ —  Repeats Tue 6/19, 5pm; Wed 6/20, 2pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Wednesday, June 20 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Nature: Superfish follows billfish such as marlin and swordfish. Also spotlighting a denizen of the deep, at 10 p.m. Inside Nature’s Giants explores the anatomy of the mysterious, elusive giant squid.

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: SUPERFISH — Emmy award-winning filmmaker and biologist Rick Rosenthal follows billfish — marlin, sailfish, spearfish and swordfish, largest and most prized of all gamefish — in the seas. {DVI} Repeats Thur 6/21, 3pm 9:00 NOVA: HUNTING THE EDGE OF SPACE — In a two-part special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe. The film dramatizes the innovations in technology and the achievements in science that have marked the story of the telescope. Part 1 of 2. The Mystery of the Milky Way. Three centuries of engineering have produced telescopes far beyond Galileo’s simple spyglass. Perched on mountaintops, orbiting the Earth, and even circling other planets, these telescopes are revealing the solar system in detail Galileo could only dream of. Today’s powerful telescopes offer a stunning journey to the planets and moons. {DVI} Repeats Thur 6/21, 4pm 10:00 INSIDE NATURE’S GIANTS: GIANT SQUID — A series features scientists — veterinary specialist Mark Evans, comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg and evolutionary biologists Richard Dawkins and Simon Watt — performing an autopsy on a large wild animal to uncover the secrets of its anatomy. In this program, the team travels to New Zealand to examine one of the biggest yet most mysterious animals on Earth — the giant squid. Delving into its three hearts, razor sharp beak, tooth-covered tentacles and bizarre reproductive system, the team explores the anatomy of a deep-sea alien that’s never been observed in the wild. {DVI} Repeats Thur 6/22, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

21 Thursday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE EMPTY HOUSE — With Holmes’ return to Baker Street, talk turns to Moriarty and his demise at the Reichenbach Falls, where the

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great sleuth (portrayed by Jeremy Brett) escaped his presumed death. Repeats Fri 6/22, 1pm AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE DEAD MAN’S MIRROR — Poirot (David Suchet) is keen on an Art Deco mirror, but is outbid at auction by Gervase Chevenix, who asks Poirot to find out if he is being defrauded — offering him the mirror as a fee. Poirot travels down to Chevenix’s house, but the meeting takes a tragic turn and the sleuth must grapple with a more serious case. Repeats Fri 6/22, 2pm AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: JEWEL ROBBERY AT THE GRAND METROPOLITAN — Under orders from his doctor, Poirot (David Suchet) is taking a holiday on the south coast of England. His arrival coincides with the opening of a new stage production in which the leading lady wears a magnificent pearl necklace for her role. When the necklace is stolen, Poirot feels obliged to break his holiday and recover the gem. Repeats Fri 6/22, 3pm THE GROVE — More Americans have been lost to AIDS than in all the U.S. wars since 1900, and the pandemic has killed 22 million people worldwide. Few know about the existence of the National AIDS Memorial, a sevenacre grove hidden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. This documentary chronicles the garden’s transformation from a neglected eyesore to a landscaped sanctuary to a national memorial. CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Saturdays, 6 a.m.–5:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26 WETA presents a lineup of cooking and other “how-to” programs all day each Saturday, featuring offerings such as Essential Pépin.

22 Friday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 6/23, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 6/23, 6pm 9:00 STONEWALL UPRISING: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE — When the gay bar Stonewall Inn was raided by police on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As told in a documentary film by those present, the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, announcing that the gay rights movement had arrived. {DVI} 10:30 NEED TO KNOW 11:00 EMILE NORMAN—BY HIS OWN DESIGN — A portrait of the self-taught California artist chronicles his independent spirit. Norman worked into his late 80s in Big Sur with the same passion for life, art, nature and freedom that inspired him through seven decades of a changing art scene and turbulent times for a gay man in America. 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM NEW SCANDINAVIAN COOKING 6:30 NICK STELLINO COOKING WITH FRIENDS 7:00 SIMPLY MING 7:30 CIAO ITALIA 8:00 HUBERT KELLER: SECRETS OF A CHEF

Wednesdays, June 20 & 27 at 9 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In Hunting the Edge of Space, NOVA explores the story of the telescope and its contributions to our knowledge of the universe.

24 Sunday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–9AM WETA KIDS PROGRAMMING 9:00 WHITE HOUSE CHRONICLES 9:30 TO THE CONTRARY WITH BONNIE ERBE 10:00 THIS IS AMERICA WITH DENNIS WHOLEY 10:30 RELIGION AND ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY 11:00 GREAT ROMANCES 11:30 THE WETA MOVIE: GASLIGHT — (1:54) R 1:30 BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

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8:30 JOANNE WEIR’S COOKING CONFIDENCE 9:00 EASTENDERS — (two episodes, simulcast on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD) Repeats Fridays, 5pm 10:00 THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR 11:00 ESSENTIAL PÉPIN 11:30 PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE 12N CUISINE CULTURE 12:30 MEXICO—ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS 1:00 CHEF JOHN BESH’S NEW ORLEANS 1:30 SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS 2:00 BAKING WITH JULIA 2:30 LIDIA’S ITALY 3:00 IN JULIA’S KITCHEN WITH MASTER CHEFS 3:30 JACQUES PÉPIN: MORE FAST FOOD MY WAY! 4:00 COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN 4:30 AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED — (two episodes) 5:30 RICK STEVES’ EUROPE SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–1:15AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY 7:30 KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES I — Part 6 of 6. Haemophobia. 8:47 DOC MARTIN: THE MOVIE — [Before the series Doc Martin was created, Doc Martin: The Movie — starring Martin Clunes — was a made-for-television movie based on Clunes’s character, Doctor Martin Bamford, in the 2000 film Saving Grace. Doc Martin: The Movie, a “prequel” to Saving Grace, explores how the doctor came to be in Cornwall.] When successful but unhappy Doctor Martin Bamford discovers his wife, Petronella, has become involved with three of his friends, his world is ripped apart. Bamford flees London and heads for the small fishing village of Port Isaac, on the north coast of Cornwall, to work out the big questions in his life. 10:15 THE WETA MOVIE: GASLIGHT — In George Cukor’s 1944 suspense film, a Scotland Yard detective (Joseph Cotten) tries to get to the heart of a mystery surrounding a schizoid Victorian’s attempts to drive his wife mad. Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotton star along with Angela Lansbury. (1:54) Repeats Sun 6/24, 11:30am 12:15AM INDEPENDENT LENS: TWO SPIRITS — Fred Martinez was one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16. A film explores the life and death of a boy who was also a girl, and the essentially spiritual nature of gender. (1 hr.)


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2:00 QUEEN VICTORIA’S EMPIRE — Parts 1 & 2 of 4. Engines of Change/Passage to India. R 4:00 EDWARD & WALLIS: A STORY OF LOVE AND DESTINY —R 5:00 GLOBE TREKKER: SPANISH ISLANDS — Repeats Mon 6/25, 1:30pm SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–12:30AM: 6:00 MOYERS & COMPANY — Bill Moyers presents a weekly hour of conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring a range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers who bring context, insight and meaning to important topics. Repeats Mon 6/25, 5pm 7:00 NATURE: INVASION OF THE GIANT PYTHONS — Thousands of non-native predatory pythons — which can each grow to 20 feet and weigh nearly 300 pounds — have made their way into the protected wilderness of Everglades National Park and thrived there, making the refuge more a killing ground than a haven for the endangered fauna there. {DVI} Repeats Mon 6/25, 2:30pm; Tue 6/26, 1pm 8:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: WALLANDER, SERIES I: SIDETRACKED — Kenneth Branagh stars as “the Norse Morse,” Inspector Kurt Wallander, the scruffy sleuth created by best-selling author Henning Mankell in mysteries set in contemporary Sweden. Sidetracked. An unknown young woman sets herself on fire in a field, leading to a search for her identity. Could her suicide be connected to a string of grisly axe murders that are felling members of Swedish high society? And why is the killer scalping the victims? {DVI} 9:30 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! WALLANDER, SERIES I: FIREWALL — Kenneth Branagh stars as Inspector Kurt Wallander, the Swedish sleuth created by author Henning Mankell. Firewall. A taxi driver’s murder, the death of a computer systems analyst and the failure of the power grid gradually weave a fiendish plot with a gripping countdown to an impending disaster. {DVI} 11:00 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! WALLANDER, SERIES I: ONE STEP BEHIND — Kenneth Branagh stars as Inspector Kurt Wallander, a Swedish sleuth. One Step Behind. Three young people celebrating Midsummer’s Eve in a secluded meadow are ritually gunned down — and the murders have only just begun. One eventual victim is one of Wallander’s colleagues — but as the clues add up, Wallander always seems to be one step behind the killer. {DVI}

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 QUEEN VICTORIA’S EMPIRE — Parts 3 & 4 of 4. The Moral Crusade/The Scramble for Africa. Disraeli and Gladstone battle for control of the British government and debate the course of the Empire. Britain’s purchase of the Suez Canal and reports of David Livingston’s explorations in Africa help set in motion a colonial scramble for African territory; Suez is threatened by holy war in the Sudan and General Charles Gordon becomes an imperial martyr, and Cecil Rhodes prospects diamond deposits in southern Africa and helps Britain assert control in the region — but Britain is later drawn into the draining Boer War. Repeats Wed 6/27, 3pm; Thur 6/28, 1pm; Sun 7/1, 2pm 10:00 FRONTLINE: TBA 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

27 Wednesday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 NATURE: CLOUD: CHALLENGE OF THE STALLIONS — The saga of Cloud, the wild, white stallion, continues in the Arrowhead Mountains of Montana. Cloud is now a confident band stallion in his prime. As he expands his reign, the story turns to his two sons. Bolder is his by birth — beautiful and golden; Flint, sired by another stallion, is the colt Cloud raised. Which will challenge Cloud? {DVI} Repeats Thur 6/21, 3pm 9:00 NOVA: HUNTING THE EDGE OF SPACE — In a two-part special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe. Part 2 of 2. The EverExpanding Universe. From the discovery that the Milky Way is just one galaxy among billions to the stunning revelation that these galaxies are speeding away from each other faster every second, this program investigates the universe’s distant past — and its future. Now, modern telescopes have added a mysterious new twist to the plot: The vast majority of the stuff of the universe is invisible, tied up in dark matter and dark energy. But what are these mysterious dark forces? A new generation of telescopes is embarking on a mission to see the unseeable. {DVI} Repeats Thur 6/21, 4pm 10:00 INSIDE NATURE’S GIANTS: CAMEL — A series features scientists — veterinary specialist Mark Evans, comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg and evolutionary biologists Richard Dawkins and Simon Watt — performing an autopsy on a large wild animal to uncover the secrets of its anatomy. In this program, Evans and Reidenberg dissect a camel, uncovering the secret of the camel’s hump and investigating how its elastic legs, stretchy lips and pedestal (a strange bump on its chest) are among the many surprising adaptations that enable the camel to thrive in such a dry and hostile environment. {DVI} Repeats Thur 6/21, 5pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

25 Monday 7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: VINTAGE MINNEAPOLIS — Repeats Tue 6/26, 2pm; Wed 6/27, 1pm 9:00 LOST TREASURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD: THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD — Part of a series exploring ancient history’s greatest sites, monuments and civilizations, the documentary The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World explores works of architecture regarded as the most extraordinary structures of antiquity, including the Pyramids and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Repeats Tue 6/26, 3pm; Wed 6/27, 5pm 10:00 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: ATLANTIC CITY, NJ —  Repeats Tue 6/26, 5pm; Wed 6/26, 2pm 11:00 CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

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Sunday, June 24, 8 p.m.–12:30 a.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD WETA reprises the three Series I adaptations of Henning Mankell’s Wallander cases on Masterpiece Mystery!, starring Kenneth Branagh.

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Thursdays, 8-10:30 p.m. on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Thursday-night mystery programs include Sherlock Holmes, starring Jeremy Brett (at right), and double features of Poirot.

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A WETA PRODUCTION Friday, June 29 on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal analyzes the news of the week, and on June 29 the program tapes a special online Town Hall event that focuses on immigration, border security and the impact of the Latino vote in Election 2012. This additional content will be available for viewing at pbs.org/washingtonweek.

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30 Saturday N WETA TV 26, 6AM–6PM. See weta.org/hd for WETA HD listings. O 6AM–6PM See the Saturday, June 23 listings. SIMULCAST ON WETA TV 26 & WETA HD, 6PM–1:15AM: 6:00 INSIDE WASHINGTON — R 6:30 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — R 7:00 AS TIME GOES BY/KEEPING UP APPEARANCES 8:00 DOC MARTIN, SERIES V — Parts 1 & 2 of 8. Part 1: Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) is struggling to come to terms with fatherhood. The baby boy born to him and his estranged partner, Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), is changing their lives, and the doctor is unprepared for a devastating personal blow. Part 2: Ellingham agrees to stay on in his practice until a replacement can be found. He asks Louisa to move into his house so he can help to raise their child. Aunt Joan’s sister Ruth Ellingham (Dame Eileen Atkins) visits; she shares her nephew’s temperament. 9:33 THE WETA MOVIE: LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON — In Billy Wilder’s 1957 romantic comedy, a middle-aged playboy (Gary Cooper) is fascinated by the daughter (Audrey Hepburn) of a private detective (Maurice Chevalier) who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client. (2:10) 11:45PM P.O.V.: BEYOND HATRED — In September 2002, three skinheads roaming a park in Rheims, France, assaulted a gay man. Twenty-nine-year-old François Chenu fought back fiercely, but was killed. This acclaimed French vérité film is the story of the crime’s aftermath as Chenu’s family sought justice. (90 min.)

7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL AND NATIONAL JOURNAL — Moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a discussion by a panel of journalists on the news events of the week. Repeats Sat 6/30, 6:30pm 8:30 INSIDE WASHINGTON — Repeats Sat 6/30, 6pm 9:00 THE QUEEN’S PALACES — A series spotlights three of Britain’s exceptional royal buildings and the treasures found within them. Episode 1 of 3. Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace may be just about the most famous building in the world, but its story is much less familiar. Host Fiona Bruce reveals how England’s most spectacular palace emerged from a swampy backwater to become a symbol of magnificence.

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7:00 PBS NEWSHOUR 8:00 SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ABBEY GRANGE — Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett) and Dr. Watson are called in to investigate a brutal murder, but on arrival at the scene, the murder seems to have been solved. However, Holmes is uneasy about the outcome. Repeats Fri 6/29, 1pm 9:00 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE ABC MURDERS — In this case, “A” is for Andover, the town where Mrs. Ascher is found battered to death. “B” is for Bexhill, where Betty Barnard is strangled. “C” is for Churston, the tiny Devonshire village where Sir Carmichael Clarke is murdered. Beside each body lies a copy of the ABC Railway Guide — open at the relevant page. Poirot (David Suchet) investigates. Repeats Fri 6/29, 2pm 9:45 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: DEATH IN THE CLOUDS — A particularly ingenious murder is committed on the noon flight from Paris to London. Poirot (David Suchet) is on board — but unfortunately he’s asleep when the killing takes place. It becomes a matter of pride for him to identify the murderer. Repeats Fri 6/29, 3pm 10:30 MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: MISS MARPLE, SERIES IV: MURDER IS EASY — Julia McKenzie portrays Agatha Christie’s spinster sleuth Miss Marple. Murder Is Easy. A woman on a train tells Miss Marple about a series of murders in her village. When the woman later falls to her death, Miss Marple investigates. {DVI} 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

10:00 THE QUEEN’S PALACES — Episode 2 of 3. Windsor Castle. From the bowels of Windsor Castle to the heights of the battlements, Fiona Bruce encounters an amazing variety of royal treasures and historical items — from the musket ball that killed a naval hero to table decorations in gold and silver and encrusted with jewels; from the triple-headed portrait of a king who lost his head to Queen Mary’s doll house with running taps. 11:00 THE QUEEN’S PALACES — Episode 3 of 3. Holyrood House. One of Britain’s smallest palaces has witnessed events that have determined the fate of three countries — England, France and Scotland. It was also the last place where a royal prince challenged the right of an English king to sit on the throne. Fiona Bruce discovers remarkable objects from the Royal Collection that are intimately bound to the Palace’s turbulent history. 12M CHARLIE ROSE — Repeats next weekday, noon

Friday, June 29, 9 p.m.–midnight on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD In three back-to-back episodes, The Queen’s Palaces, hosted by BBC journalist Fiona Bruce, spotlights Britain’s most prominent royal buildings and the treasures and historical items housed within them.

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Introducing WETA UK! The WETA UK channel is devoted to presenting the best in British television programming, broadcasting beloved classics, new favorites, and contemporary series around the clock, seven days a week. WETA UK offers a full schedule of great entertainment programming — featuring drama, action, mystery and comedy series — all delivered with an accent from the Isles. Visit wetauk.org for primetime program listings.

Programs on WETA UK: BBC Antiques Roadshow

WETA Television

DRAMA All Creatures Great and Small As Time Goes By Ballykissangel Born and Bred Doc Martin Doctor Who EastEnders Foyle’s War Hustle Lark Rise to Candleford Life on Mars MI-5 Monarch of the Glen New Tricks Primeval Prime Suspect Robin Hood Sherlock Holmes Waking the Dead The WETA UK Movie (Sat, 8pm) (Place of Execution, June 2) (The Last Enemy, June 9 & 16) (Tess of the d’Urbervilles, June 23 & 30)

MI-5

airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on WETA UK Pilot episode preview airs June 2 at 6 p.m.

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gripping BBC drama (known as Spooks in Britain) with a strong cast featuring many familiar faces from Masterpiece follows the action in the thrilling world of MI-5 — known to insiders simply as “Five” — the United Kingdom’s clandestine internal counter-intelligence and security service. The core of the elite team of secret agents, Zoe (Keeley Hawes), Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) and Danny (David Oyelowo), right, tackles organized crime, terrorist activities, embassy sieges, weapons proliferation, and anarchists — and the conflicts and power struggles back in the office. The popular series, edgy and topical, spotlights lives lived immersed in intrigue and jeopardy. After the BBC premiere of the series, applications doubled to Britain’s Secret Service. JOSS BARRATT ©2002 BBC

Visit wetauk.org for program descriptions and a primetime schedule for WETA UK.

Outnumbered

airs Fridays at 9:30 p.m. on WETA UK Pilot episode preview airs June 2 at 3:30 p.m.

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COMEDY Allo, Allo Black Books Chef! Coupling Fawlty Towers Good Neighbors Last of the Summer Wine Keeping Up Appearances My Hero Outnumbered Red Dwarf To the Manor Born Vicar of Dibley Waiting for God

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he number one sitcom in Britain, Outnumbered is a semi-scripted, partly improvised series that follows the battle of wills between two parents and their three young children. Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner star as a father and mother outnumbered by their children (played by Tyger DrewHoney, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez). The series focuses on the Brockman household, a middle-class London family. The father is a history teacher and the mother is a part-time personal assistant. The children are sarcastic teen Jake, 15; hyperactive, pathological liar Ben, 11; and Karen, 9, who asks a lot of questions. The comedy spotlights how living with children can provide both funny and cringeworthy experiences, with the parents trying to raise their family with the minimum of emotional damage for all concerned.


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Providing a Safe Haven for Children WETA Kids offers safe programming for our young viewers, presenting educational television broadcasts 24 hours each day, seven days a week. Below you can find weekday daytime listings for WETA Kids. Note that children’s programming also airs six days a week on WETA TV 26. Please visit weta.org/kids to find complete schedules of children’s programs on the WETA Kids channel and WETA TV 26. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ON THE WETA KIDS CHANNEL

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WordWorld

airs weekdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. on the WETA Kids channel

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ordWorld, an Emmy Award-winning 3D animated series created for preschoolers by Don Moody and Jacqueline Moody, presents a colorful, word-rich place where a group of friends meets challenges through word play. Each episode conveys literacy concepts, featuring a narrative built around a troupe of WordFriends who are characters first and words second. Shy Sheep loves to pretend; cautious Frog is the brainiac; impetuous Duck is still learning his letters (and social skills); gregarious Pig lives in the moment; pragmatic Ant is always on the go; and affable Dog is a loyal companion. In the group’s comic adventures, problems can only be resolved by “building” the right word. When a word is built correctly, it morphs into the thing it represents, giving the word instant meaning.

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Maya & Miguel, 3:30pm Arthur, 4pm WordGirl, 4:30pm Fetch!, 5pm Wild Kratts, 5:30pm Super WHY!, M—Th, 6pm Martha Speaks, M—Th, 6:30pm (Mama Mirabelle on Fridays) Curious George, 7pm Zula Patrol, 7:30pm The Electric Company, 8pm Sid the Science Kid, 8:30pm Biz Kid$, 9pm Barney & Friends, 9:30pm Sesame Street, 10pm Bob the Builder, 11pm Thomas & Friends, 11:30pm Caillou, midnight

Note: You’ll also find children’s programming on WETA TV 26: WEEKDAYS ON WETA TV 26 Sesame Street, 5am Clifford The Big Red Dog, 6am Super WHY!, 6:30am Arthur, 7am Martha Speaks, 7:30am Curious George, 8am The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, 8:30am WordGirl, 9am WordWorld, 9:30am Dinosaur Train, 10am Wild Kratts, 10:30am The Electric Company, 11am Sid the Science Kid, 11:30am

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Visit weta.org/kids for full listings of children’s programs on WETA Kids and WETA TV 26.

WorldWorld is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Ready To Learn literacy initiative targeted to 3- to 7-year-olds.

Arthur

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Raggs, 6am Clifford The Big Red Dog, 6:30am Super WHY!, 7am Arthur, 7:30am Martha Speaks, 8am Curious George, 8:30am The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, 9am WordGirl, 9:30am WordWorld, 10am Dinosaur Train, 10:30am Wild Kratts, 11am The Electric Company, 11:30am Sid the Science Kid, noon Wild Animal Baby Explorers, 12:30pm Sesame Street, 1pm Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, 2pm Angelina Ballerina, 2:30pm Peep and the Big Wide World, 3pm


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Front Row Washington Joins in on “British Invasion Week”

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ll the singing on Classical WETA 90.9 FM’s Sunday night, 9 p.m. broadcast Choral Showcase in June is in English, but not all by English composers. Georg Friedrich Handel, who spent almost twothirds of his life in England, became famous for (and very successful with) his English operas and oratorios. The oratorio Israel in Egypt airs on Choral Showcase on June 3. During Josef Haydn’s two very successful visits to London, in the last decade of the 18th century, he heard Handel’s oratorios—very likely including Israel in Egypt—and vowed on the spot to write his own oratorios. His masterpiece, The Creation, was one of them, written initially to a German text, but followed by the English version (specifically for London performance) a few months later. Choral Showcase presents the English version of The Creation on the program on June 10. On June 17, a day before the start of “British Invasion Week,” Choral Showcase spotlights Ralph Vaughan William’s stunning portrait of the sea—his Sea Symphony. Concluding the special week on June 24, and celebrating the transition from spring to summer (on the previous Wednesday), Choral Showcase features Benjamin Britten’s composition Spring Symphony and Sir Arnold Bax’s Enchanted Summer.

and horn player Emil George. Gordon Jacob’s delightfully engaging and sonorous Wind Quintet No. 2 from 1980 opens the program, which also includes Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Suite de Ballet for flute and piano and Sir Hubert Parry’s Nonet for flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, and 2 bassoons in B-flat major. The all-British program is anchored by Sir Edward Elgar’s Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 84, a lush, at times brooding, at times ecstatic work that’s given a brilliant turn by members of the Fessenden Ensemble. Also this month, on Monday, June 4 at 9 p.m., Front Row Washington presents a recital of Chopin Preludes, Op. 28 by Alon Goldstein at Downtown Piano Works in Frederick, Maryland. A rising star, Mr. Goldstein was featured in solo piano recital on the final day of this year’s Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in May. On Monday, June 11 at 9 p.m., Candlelight Concert Society presents the Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet performing works by Beethoven and Shostakovich, as well as Schumann’s E-flat major Piano Quintet, with pianist (and full-time physician) Dr. Christopher Shih. Classical WETA closes out the month with a Phillips Collection recital of works by Bach, Beethoven, Scarlatti and Clementi by the Swiss-born pianist Olivier Cavé, Monday, June 25 at 9 p.m. Don Giovanni

Opera in June

Saturdays on Classical WETA 90.9 FM June 2, 1 p.m.: Amilcare Ponchielli’s La Gioconda June 9, 1 p.m.: Mozart’s Don Giovanni June 16, 1 p.m.: Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel June 23, 1 p.m.: Handel’s Teseo June 30, 1 p.m.: Verdi’s La Forza del Destino

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n celebration of the launch of WETA’s new television channel WETA UK, showcasing British programming, Classical WETA 90.9 FM presents “British Invasion Week,” June 18-24, featuring an array of classical music by British composers, artists and ensembles. Classical WETA’s local concert broadcast Front Row Washington joins in on Monday, June 18 at 9 p.m. with an all-British program by the Fessenden Ensemble. With works selected from several Fessenden Ensemble concerts, this program celebrates both great British composers and the versatility of the Washington D.C.-based ensemble, led by artistic director

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Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

George Bellows

May 6–August 12

June 10–October 8

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Organized by Tate Modern, London, in collaboration with Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, and in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation. Additional support is provided by Buffy and William Cafritz. The Institut Ramon Llull is an exhibition sponsor in Washington and London. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.The exhibition is made possible by Nippon Television Network Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. The Terra Foundation for American Art is the proud sponsor of the exhibition in Washington and London. The exhibition is generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. In Washington, it is also made possible by the Cordover Family Foundation, with additional support provided by The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Joan Miró, Portrait IV (detail), June 1938, oil on canvas, Collection of Samuel and Ronnie Heyman, New York © 2012 Successió Miró/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

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