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DCI BANKS Airs Fri May 1st at 9pm on WLRN-TV
10:33 am
Fri May 1, 2015

The seedier side of life results in murder on DCI Banks.

Credit BBC

DCI Bank - What Will Survive (9 pm)

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EMPIRE Airs Thurs April 30th at 9pm on WLRN-TV
10:32 am
Thu April 30, 2015

The Making of the Greatest Empire in the World.

Jeremy Paxman, Author, Journalist and host of EMPIRE.
Credit BBC

Empire- Making Ourselves at Home (9 pm)

Jeremy Paxman, author and journalist, traces the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known: the British Empire. He continues his personal account of Britain's empire by looking at how traders, conquerors and settlers spread the British way of doing things around the world - in particular how they created a very British idea of home.

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HEAVY HORSEPOWER airs tonight at 8 on WLRN-TV
10:21 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Martin Clunes discovers the intriguing relationship between humans and horses.


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Airs Wed. April 29th at 9pm on WLRN-TV
10:29 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Supermarket Sensationalism affects the town of Midsomer.

Midsomer Murders: Country Matters (9 pm)

Controversy about a proposed supermarket ruining the quality of life in a small village, marital infidelity, contaminated soil, and kinky sex lead to murder.

Campaigns against the building of a supermarket in Elverton-cum-Latterly come to a head when environmental supervisor Frank Hopkirk is stabbed to death at a long-forgotten timberyard.

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VERA Airs Tuesday April 28th at 9pm on WLRN-TV
10:55 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Drowning in Mystery on Vera.

Vera: Silent Voices (9 pm)

When a respected senior social worker, Jenny Lister, is murdered by drowning while swimming in a reservoir a number of suspects emerge from one of social services past cases about an infamous case involving the death of a child drowning in a bath. The child's mother was jailed, a junior social worker was pilloried and when Lister's missing laptop is found containing a book she was writing gives Vera a prime suspect until they too are murdered by drowning.

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Airs Monday April 27th at 10pm on WLRN-TV
9:26 am
Sat April 25, 2015

A chilling and eerily familar crime in Whitechapel.

Whitechapel (10 pm)

The Organized Crime Division, lead by the dashing DCI Cazenove, seems to have control of London’s streets until a spate of gruesome killings and maimings rocks the East End district of Whitechapel. DI Chandler and his team are tasked with solving them.

Buchan claims the crimes replicate those committed by the infamous Kray twins back in the 1960s. He tells Chandler the victims are chosen from those who gave evidence against the Krays and that they are killed in the manner of their testimony.

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Airs Friday April 24th at 9pm on WLRN-TV
4:09 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

An investigation turns personal for DCI banks.

DCI Banks: Bad Boy (9 pm)

DI Morton is the subject of an internal investigation when a routine operation to recover a firearm goes badly wrong. DCI Banks leads the hunt for the gun's owner, and discovers to his horror that his own daughter, Tracy, has been associating with him.

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Airs Friday April 24th at 7pm on WLRN-TV
11:02 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Weird Florida just got weirder! Travel off the beaten path on WLRN-TV.

Florida's Master of the Weird, Charlie Carlson and his canine sidekick, Lady Isabel.
Credit Gary Lester

Weird Florida: On the Road Again (7:00 pm)  A WLRN Original Production

IT'S WEIRD AND IT'S BACK!  Join Florida's Master of the Weird, Charlie Carlson and his new canine companion, Lady Isabel as they travel off the beaten paths in search of more weirdness. 

The duo set off to travel over 1500 miles across the Sunshine State in search of some very unusual people and places, only to discover Florida’s best-kept secrets and oddest legends.

A variety of destinations are explored, including forty feet beneath Biscayne Bay to visit the dearly departed, an island near Palm Beach that for decades harbored a strange government secret and the mysterious coquina ruins located in New Smyrna Beach.

EMPIRE Airs Thurs April 23rd at 9 pm on WLRN-TV
10:15 am
Thu April 23, 2015

The Rise of the British Empire

Empire: A Taste For Power (9 pm)

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Airs Wed April 22nd at 9pm on WLRN-TV
10:23 am
Wed April 22, 2015

A Battle of the Sexes in Midsomer.

Midsomer Murders: Four Weddings and a Funeral (9 pm)

A 90-year-old battle of the sexes comes to a head in Midsomer Broughton, with casualties on both sides. 

The feminist society the Skimmingtons has wiped out the young men of the village and started a rift between farmers Peggy Aynscombe and Henry Marwood.

Mildred Danvers returns home after years traveling as the village prepares for the Skimmington Fayre, a traditional contest between the men and women. The same day, Henry is burying his wife Vivienne, who suffered from MS.

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VERA airs Tuesday April 21st at 9pm on WLRN-TV
11:49 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Vera investigates an Army Veteran's suspicious death.

Vera: Sandancers (9 pm)

The authorities at a local army base are in an ungodly hurry to declare the death of a decorated Afghanistan War veteran a suicide. But Vera doubts it.

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Airs Thursday night at 10pm.
10:39 am
Thu April 16, 2015

A Classic 1920's Whodunit! Mrs. Bradley Mysteries.

Diana Rigg as Mrs. Bradley, a new crime series set in the 1920's.

Mrs. Bradley Mysteries (10 pm)

The legendary Diana Rigg stars in this classic whodunnit set in the 1920s about the infamous, intuitive crime-solver Mrs Adela Bradley and her resourceful chauffeur, George. The irrepressible Adela Bradley solves complex cases of blackmail, murder, sacrifice and mistaken identity with characteristic style and grace.  her  finely honed skills of investigation seek out the truth behind the mysteries surrounding a death at the opera, crimes of passion at a circus, poisoning and family secrets.

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Airs Wed Night April 15th at 9pm on WLRN-TV
10:25 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Blackmail and scandal lead to murder in the town of Midsomer.

Midsomer Murders (9 pm)

When council clerk Martin Barrett is shot dead, Barnaby and Jones discover he was an expert blackmailer. As they investigate which of his victims hated him enough to kill him, the trail leads to Fennacombe Bay. Why are Richard and Maggie Florian spending so much time at sea and could police committee chairman Sir John Waverley have a scandal in his past? With the help of a policeman turned fisherman, Barnaby takes to the waves to find out.

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VERA Airs Tues April 14th at 9 on WLRN-TV
10:35 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Dirty deeds drive a man to suicide on Vera

Vera - Ghost Position (9 pm)

Vera rushes to the hospital to tend to her former colleague Sergeant Stuart Macken whose 18-year-old daughter Stella is in a coma thanks to a petrol bomb attack on their house. Fetching him a coffee, Vera turns back helplessly just in time to watch Stuart jump to his death on the hospital lobby four floors below. Who firebombed Stuart's house, and why would he commit suicide and leave behind his still-living daughter?

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Airs Friday April 10th at 9pm on WLRN-TV
10:27 am
Fri April 10, 2015

DCI Banks investigates the kidnapping of a young boy.

DCI Banks: Wednesday's Child (9 pm)

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