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witf TV Picks for the week of December 1

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Nov 26, 2013 9:34 AM

This week:

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December 1 at 9:00pm - Return to Downton Abbey - Savor fond memories from the past three seasons of Downton Abbey and get a tantalizing taste of the upcoming fourth season. Academy Award nominee Susan Sarandon — a devoted fan of the series — hosts the program, which includes a mix of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with creators and cast members, and video clips of favorite moments. Structured around three themes, Return to Downton Abbey explores “The Changing World of Downton Abbey,” “The Women of Downton Abbey” and “Love and Other Relationships at Downton Abbey.”
December 2 at 8:00pm - Celtic Woman - Home For Christmas - Celebrate the holidays with timeless favorites performed with a Celtic twist in this new chapter of musical enchantment from the enormously popular all-female ensemble. A visual and aural feast, this moving and festive celebration was filmed at Dublin’s Helix Theatre.
December 3 at 10:00pm - Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Narrated by the late Ossie Davis, this a fantasy trip through the magic of Christmas. A runaway little girl decides to return to her family after she enters a rundown theater for shelter and encounters an old caretaker (Davis), who guides her on her journey. The caretaker brings the theater to life through various musical performances by singers Jewel, Michael Crawford and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
December 4 at 8:00pm - Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert - The all-new holiday special Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music features the amazing 12-year old pianist, singer, songwriter and composer Ethan Bortnick, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, 4-piece band, and the 120-member Kids Choir, in a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles!

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December 5 at 9:30pm - Doc Martin  - Martin meets Portwenn’s new midwife, Molly, who will be looking after Louisa - the two of them do not hit it off. Martin is offered a prestigious surgeon’s job in London.
December 6 at 8:30pm - Carole King - James Taylor Live at the Troubadour - This concert was filmed at their 2007 performances celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles' famed Troubadour nightclub. At that club 40-some years ago, Taylor urged King to emerge as an artist from behind her piano, a seminal moment in the history of these pop singer-songwriter icons. King and Taylor perform 12 songs, including stunning performances of the pair’s most beloved hits, such as King’s “So Far Away,” “It’s Too Late” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” as well as Taylor’s “Carolina in My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James” and “Fire and Rain,” to name just a few.

December 7 at 10:00am - witf Cooks - Join Culinary Consultant and Chef, Donna Marie Desfor as she cooks up holiday dishes.  Cooking segments mix with pre-produced packages that exploring holiday food traditions throughout Central PA. Watch and find out how to get a copy of witf’s new cookbook-- Repeats 12/7 at 12pm, and 12/9 at 1pm.
December 7 at 7:00pm - Great Moments and Memories: The Lawrence Welk Holiday Special - This special highlights some of the most unforgettable and entertaining segments chosen from Welk Christmas holiday programs over the years.  The program will be available to stations subscribing to the weekly Welk series. The special designed to air during public televisions’ December pledge drive and is hosted by Myron Floren, Norma Zimmer, Jo Ann Castle, Bobby Burgess, Mary Lou Metzger, Ken Delo, Sandi Griffiths, Gail Farrell and Ron Anderson and special guest host, Bob Allen, Executive Producer of the special.
Next week:

December 10 at 8:00pm - Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Alfie Boe and Tom Brokaw - As seen and heard by more than 80,000 people in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, this program features renowned TV personality Tom Brokaw and Tony Award-winning Les Miserables tenor Alfie Boe in a concert of holiday favorites. Boe's moving signature performance of 'Bring Him Home' is a highlight. The choir also welcomes a surprise guest, Gail Halvorsen, the famous candy bomber of the Berlin airlift. Together with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, these special guests bring attendees to their feet more than once during the night.

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December 14 at 10:00pm - Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock Season 2 - Sherlock and Watson are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler, whose motto is “know when you are beaten.” It seems she has incriminating photos of a session with a British royal. Can she outsmart Sherlock at his own game? And at a battle he is ill prepared to wage — love?  witf is presenting an encore of season 2 of Sherlock ahead of season 3 beginning in January. 


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