On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of May 21, 2017

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | May 19, 2017 9:47 AM

Sunday May 21 at 9:00pm - Dark Angel on Masterpiece - Joanne Froggatt, who stole the hearts of millions of viewers as Anna on "Downton Abbey," stars in a totally different role in this spine-tingling drama - the notorious Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, Britain's first female serial killer.
Monday May 22 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens - "They Call us Monsters" takes viewers behind the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals.To their advocates, they're kids. To the system, they're adults. To their victims, they're monsters.
Tuesday May 23 at 8:00pm - Victorian Slum House - Enter the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents, while others are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business.
Wednesday May 24 at 8:00pm - Nature - This program looks at some of the most extraordinary swarms on the planet, including a view from inside a locust swarm, mayflies along the Mississippi, 17-year cicadas, and brine fly hatches over Lake Victoria. 
Thursday May 25 at 9:00pm - Rebecca - The late mistress of Manderley, Rebecca, casts her irresistible spell from beyond the grave in this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's haunting novel. Emmy-winner Diana Rigg portrays Mrs. Danvers, the sinister head housekeeper devoted to Rebecca.
Friday May 26 at 10:00pm - American Masters - Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pepin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America's most beloved food icons.
Saturday May 27 at 9:00pm - Death in Paradise - The murder of a local gigolo brings DI Goodman and his team into contact with the social elite of Saint-Marie. For Fidel this proves to be a particularly hard hitting case as the death of his old school friend forces him to face up to some past mistakes.

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