On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of June 17, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Jun 15, 2018 10:46 AM

Sunday June 18 at 9:00pm - Man in the Orange Shirt -  Two love stories, 60 years apart, chart the changes and challenges in gay lives in England-from the era of jail terms to the onset of dating apps. Vanessa Redgrave stars in this drama scripted by best-selling novelist Patrick Gale.

Monday June 18 at 10:00pm - POV - Watch an intimate film capturing eight years in the life of a black family from Philadelphia. Follow Christopher "Quest" Rainey, and his wife, Christine's "Ma Quest," as they raise a family and nurture a community of hip-hop artists.

Tuesday June 19 at 9:00pm - American Experience - Explore America's tortured, nearly three-year journey to war. Reports of German atrocities and submarine attacks on American ships erode neutrality, finally leading to Wilson's proclamation that "the world must be made safe for democracy."

Wednesday June 20 at 9:00pm - NOVA - From a deep cave in South Africa comes an astounding discovery of an unprecedented trove of fossils of human relatives. Join NOVA and National Geographic on a hair-raising descent into a cave that promises to rewrite the story of humanity's origins.

Thursday June 21 at 8:00pm - Justice in Chester - An in-depth history of the grassroots struggle to stop the clustering of commercial waste facilities in Chester, PA--a predominately poor African American community. We'll examine the Environmental Justice movement through the lens of Chester residents and highlight the power of grassroots efforts to affect positive change.

Friday June 22 at 9:00pm - The Great British Baking Show - Follow 12 bakers who tackle an upside down cake for the Signature bake. In the Technical, they undertake Paul's recipe for rum babas, baffling some of them. For the Showstopper, they attempt to produce a cake that reveals a hidden design when sliced.

Saturday June 23 at 10:00pm - The Doctor Blake Mysteries - On the eve of Anzac Day, Dr Lucien Blake is called to the morgue where the attendant has been murdered. With the autopsy tools and a body missing, Dr Blake smells a rat.

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