On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of December 30, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Dec 28, 2018 1:19 PM

Sunday December 30 at 8:00pm - Call the Midwife Holiday Special - See what happens when a new nun and four Chinese orphans arrive unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, causing both joy and chaos for the midwives. Meanwhile, Mother Superior falls ill, and it's time for a new spiritual leader to be elected.

Monday December 31 at 9:00pm - Live from Lincoln Center - Ring in 2019 with the New York Philharmonic, led by new Music Director Jaap van Zweden, and opera great Renee Fleming. Enjoy an evening of elegance and sophistication celebrating the intersection of classical music and dance.

Tuesday January 1 at 9:00pm - Great Performances -  Ring in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of conductor Christian Thielemann at the Musikverein. Hosted by Hugh Bonneville and featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.

Wednesday January 2 at 9:00pm - NOVA - Join the mission as the New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by NASA's most distant target yet. Since it explored Pluto in 2015, New Horizons is zooming toward Ultima Thule, an object four billion miles from Earth.

Thursday January 3 at 9:00pm - Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private inspector Frank Hathaway has always worked alone. But Frank isn't doing so well. He's out of shape and low on cash. Frank needs a partner. Frank needs ex-hairdresser and people-person Lu. He just doesn't know it yet. The two eventually join forces and form a highly unlikely and hugely entertaining detecting duo. Frank and Lu quickly discover that all is not as peaceful as it seems in their pretty theatre town. The mayor is murdered, vengeful lovers stalk the streets and a magician's trick fatally misfires. Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon, where low life criminals get caught up in deliciously high drama.

Friday January 4 at 9:30pm - Symphony for Nature: The Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake - Join classical musicians and Klamath drummers for a world premiere inspired by Oregon's breathtaking Crater Lake, forging deep connections among people, art and nature in an environment rich with historic and spiritual significance.

Saturday January 5 at 9:00pm - Doc Martin - After successfully rekindling their relationship, Louisa and Martin are living together again, but Louisa finds herself juggling too many responsibilities at once. As Portwenn prepares for a wedding, Bert hopes to profit from the festivities.

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