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Highlights for May on WITF TV

  • Fred Vigeant

Mary Berry returns to our schedule this month exploring some of the United Kingdom’s most lavish country houses. Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets airing Sundays at 7 is part travelogue, part cooking show. Mary will take to the house kitchens to create her own scrumptious dishes, that celebrate the heritage and legacy of these extraordinary homes. Mary visits stately homes such as Highclere Castle, a familiar sight for viewers of Downton Abbey. We also visit the Goodwood House in Sussex and the regal Scone Palace in Perthshire, Scotland.

For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, WITF is presenting an encore of the 5-part series Asian Americans which originally premiered in 2020. Asian Americans represent the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States. Through this series Mondays at 9pm, we gain an understanding on the country’s past, present and future, told through individual lives and personal histories.

Following the conclusion of Sanditon in April, we welcome Ridley Road on Masterpiece Sundays at 9pm. This riveting four-part drama is set in a tumultuous time on Ridley Road. This series is based on Jo Bloom’s acclaimed novel and Inspired by true events. Ridley Road is set in the summer of 1962 with a young Jewish hairdresser who fits right into London’s mod scene, while secretly infiltrating the British neo-Nazi hierarchy on behalf of Jewish antifascists.

Join us for back-to-back new episodes of NOVA on the demise of dinosaurs. Sir David Attenborough takes along on an exploration of the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. We travel to a North Dakota dig site that could reveal a dramatic new picture of how dinosaurs and other creatures of the Cretaceous died.

Memorial Day weekend features the annual broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert Sunday May 29 at 8pm. This very special concert brings us together as one family of Americans to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, military families and all those who have given their lives for our country. This year we’ll honor the memory and legacy of General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) who participated in the National Memorial Day Concert since its beginnings; tribute the over 58,000 American lives lost in the Vietnam War and the more than 3 million Americans who served in Southeast Asia during the brutal conflict through the story of combat medic whose family had served for generations; remember America’s fallen by sharing the journey through grief and healing of a Gold Star Mother and Father.

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