On-Air Highlights

witf TV Picks Oct. 14 - Oct. 20

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Oct 11, 2013 10:55 AM

This week:

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Sunday October 13 10:00pm - Death in Paradise - Richard Poole is sent to the tropical isle of Saint-Marie following the death of a fellow British detective in the locked panic room of a resident English aristocrat's house. Poole must try to solve the case, despite problems of sun, sand and lost luggage.
Monday October 14 at 8:00pm - Antiques Roadshow - We'll check the values of an early-19th-century Duncan Phyfe dressing table; vintage jewelry by influential designer Suzanne Belperron; and a watercolor signed by Katharine Hepburn.    
Tuesday October 15 at 8:00pm - Superheros: A Never Ending Battle - Follow the fortunes of superheroes, from the Depression through Superman's television debut.
Wednesday October 16 at 9:00pm - NOVA: Making Stuff Faster - David Pogue returns with a new round of Making Stuff.  Are there physical limits to how fast humans can go? Find out how much we can tweak physiology and engineering to move humans and machines faster.
Thursday October 16 at 8:00pm - Smart Talk - Join us for a very special edition of Smart Talk. This is the final episode of the 14 year run. We'll take a look back at some of the defining stories over the years.
Friday October 17 at 9:00pm - Great Performances - Enjoy a celebration of the series 40th anniversary on PBS with an all-star cast.

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Saturday October 18 at 9:00pm - Doc Martin - On the final episode of season 3 Martin manages to offend the local vicar who is due to conduct Martin and Louisa's wedding ceremony by suggesting he has a drinking problem. Season 4 begins next week on witf.  
Saturday October 19 at 10:00pm - Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey - We begin our encore presentation of season 3 as we lead up to season 4 of Downton Abbey this winter.

Next week:
Hampton Court is the ultimate royal pleasure palace embodying the indulgent and grandiose kingship built by Cardinal Wolsey and developed by Henry VIII. Tour its rooms, chart King Henry VIII's decline from fit young warrior to bloated womanizer and recall the vivid stories of the ladies who became his queens. Learn how William and Mary demolished half of the Tudor palace to replace it with an exquisite baroque structure, making Hampton Court one of the most unusual palaces in the world. Go beneath the brick and stone of this true pleasure palace and now thriving tourist location to uncover an abundance of art and stories that bring Hampton Court alive. Join us for Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace Sunday October 20 at 8:00pm on witf.

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