On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of January 20, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Jan 18, 2019 4:31 PM

Sunday January 20 at 9:00pm - Victoria - Victoria must decide whether to fight the Chartists with force or allow them to present their petition.

Monday January 21 at 10:00pm - Independent Lens - Discover how Native American musicians have transformed American blues, jazz and rock in this musical celebration featuring Robbie Robertson, Taj Mahal, Slash, Jackson Browne, Taboo, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler and more.

Tuesday January 22 at 9:00pm - American Experience -  In August 1910, a massive wildfire swept across the Northern Rockies, devouring more than three million acres in 36 hours. The catastrophe would define the fledgling U.S. Forest Service and the nation's fire policy for much of the 20th century.

Wednesday January 23 at 10:00pm - Dictator's Playbook - See why Benito Mussolini was considered a pioneer among 20th century dictators. From undermining judges to indoctrinating children, he forged key tactics for seizing power. He also created fascism, an ideology that would plunge Europe into darkness.

Thursday January 24 at 8:00pm - Grantchester - James Norton (Belle) stars as Sidney Chambers, a young and charismatic vicar who turns amateur investigator when one of his parishioners dies under suspicious circumstances. Chambers turns to gruff, down-to-earth police inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green, "Reckless") for help, and the two become crime-solving partners and friends in the hamlet of Grantchester. It looks like suicide, but Reverend Sidney Chambers suspects murder. His biggest challenge is to enlist police in the hunt for the killer.

Friday January 25 at 9:00pm - Great Performances - In this new opera based on John Patrick Shanley's play and film, suspicion ignites a battle of wills at a Catholic school in the Bronx, circa 1964. The charismatic and progressive Father Flynn is trying to loosen the stranglehold of St. Nicholas Church School's strict customs, which are fiercely guarded by its iron-fisted principal, Sister Aloysius Beauvier. When the young, innocent Sister James shares with the principal her suspicion that Father Flynn may be abusing the school's only black student, Sister Aloysius embarks on a personal crusade to find the truth and ruin the priest. With no proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius engages in a battle of wills with Father Flynn in this riveting new work, which poses questions to ponder long after the curtain goes down.

Saturday January 26 at 9:00pm - Doc Martin - Morwenna's missionary parents pay her a surprise visit and are taken aback by her relationship with Al. As Louisa starts her new counseling course, Penhale investigates a break-in at the school, in which nothing was stolen. Guest stars Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey) and Rebecca Lacey (Monarch of The Glen).

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