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Airs on Wednesday Feb 4th at 8 pm on Channel 17
10:24 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Don't Let Go Doc Martin! Decisions, Decisions. Find out what happens on WLRN-TV

Doc Martin - Don't Let Go (8 pm)

Kids at the school are getting sick - could it have something to do with the caretaker's increasingly erratic behavior? PC Penhale realizes that he is going to have to change his ways if he is to convince Maggie to stay in Port Wenn. Louisa and Martin seem unable to agree on anything, leading her to make a devastating decision.

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Airs Tues Feb 3rd at 8pm on WLRN-TV Channel 17
11:22 am
Tue February 3, 2015

The Creation of The SS Cult on Nazi Mega Weapons.

Nazi Mega Weapons: The SS (8 pm)

In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history. The series, Nazi Mega Weapons, tells the story of Germany’s engagement in World War II from a unique perspective, uncovering the engineering secrets of iconic megastructures, telling the stories of the engineers who designed them and revealing how these structures sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever.

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Airs Monday Feb 2nd at 8pm on WLRN-TV Channel 17
10:27 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Saving the lives of California sea otters. Watch Nature on WLRN-TV

NATURE - SAVING OTTER 501 (8 PM)

On a typical late summer day a baby sea otter washes up on the beach in Monterey, California — hungry, lost, injured. It’s a tragic event, but not surprising. California sea otters are struggling. For decades marine biologist Karl Mayer and his small staff have worked unceasingly — one otter at a time — to bring this “keystone” species back from the brink of extinction so it can play its important role in the local marine environment. But the effort has stalled, and no one knows why. This is the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. From her discovery as a stranded newborn pup crying on the beach through her rehabilitation in secret roof tanks atop the Aquarium, NATURE follows as Otter 501 learns how to dive, hunt, eat, and fend for herself in the wild, where survival is a long shot at best.

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Airs Friday Jan 30th at 8pm on WLRN-TV Channel 17
10:44 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Doc Martin: The movie that created the Britcom!

Doc Martin: The Movie (8 pm)

When successful but unhappy Doctor Martin Bamford discovers his wife, Petronella, has been sleeping with three of his friends, his world is ripped apart. Bamford flees London and heads for the small fishing village of Port Isaac, on the north coast of Cornwall.  He's offends everyone with his surly attitude and rude remarks. Through it all, he winds up falling in love with a beautiful teacher.  DOC MARTIN: THE MOVIE tells the story of Martin Bamford as he works out the big questions in his life.

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Airs at its NEW TIME 9pm Wed Jan 28th on WLRN-TV
1:35 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

A rare orchid proves deadly deeds are in Midsomer.

Midsomer Murders - Orchis Fatalis NEW TIME (9 pm)

It's the Midsomer Malham Orchid Society's Annual Show, and the competition is fierce. Bitterly disappointed at coming in third, Henry Plummer consoles himself in secret with his real prize - a priceless, one-of-a-kind yellow Roth orchid, illegally smuggled out of Borneo. Then a classics scholar is poisoned, and her journal, written in Latin and detailing her rather naughty activities, provides Barnaby's first clue.

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Airs at its NEW TIME 9pm on WLRN-TV Channel 17
3:11 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Tracking an escaped POW on Foyle's War.

Foyle's War - The Russian House (9 pm)

In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Detective Christopher Foyle finds his longed-for retirement interrupted by cases involving international intrigue, military racism, and an accused traitor all too willing to go to the gallows.

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Airs Monday Jan. 26th at 8pm on WLRN-TV Channel 17
8:58 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Journey to France by way of the wilderness on an all new Nature on WLRN.

Nature - Wild France (8 pm)

Deep in the French countryside, it is possible for the adventurous to spot brown bears, wild boar, griffon vultures or wolves. These are among the creatures getting the chance and space to regain their old hunting grounds in France’s many mountains, valleys and forests. Wild France features striking photography and locations all across France, from Alsace and the Alps to the Pyrenees and the island of Corsica, to document the diversity and behavior of the nation’s wildlife.

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New series airs Friday Jan 23rd at 9:30pm
10:13 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Scott and Bailey are back on the case! Watch the series premiere on WLRN-TV

Scott and Bailey (9:30 pm)

This gritty crime drama series revolves around the professional and personal lives of detectives Janet Scott and Rachel Bailey  who are a part of the Major Incident Team (MIT) of the Manchester Metropolitan Police. Aside from being partners against crime, they are close friends with very different personalities.  Together they solve crimes and navigate the pressures of modern-day policing as women.

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Airs at its NEW TIME 9pm on Wed. Jan. 21st
12:14 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Solving murders in the sleepy town of Midsomer on WLRN-TV.

Midsomer Murders: Dead in the Water NEW TIME 9 pm

It is the day of the annual Midsomer Regatta and Joyce is trying to persuade Barnaby to buy a boat but their peaceful day is interrupted by the discovery of a body in the river. Ladies' man Guy Sweetman was killed after arguing with his rowing club friends Phillip Trent and John Parkway. As Barnaby and Scott dig into the luxury lifestyles of the regatta set, they discover money problems and sexual jealousy are rife. Guy seems to have upset many people - but who killed him?

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Airs on WLRN-TV at its NEW TIME, 9pm Tues Jan 20th
11:01 am
Tue January 20, 2015

It's all clear on Foyle's War. Or is it? Watch at it's new time 9 pm on WLRN-TV.

Foyle's War - All Clear NEW TIME 9 pm.

May 1945. As all of Britain awaits the formal announcement of the war’s end, Foyle reluctantly joins a committee preparing to keep public order during the celebration to come. But the end comes too soon for two men—one a stabbing victim, the other an apparent suicide.

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New epsiode airs Mon. Jan. 19th at 8pm on WLRN-TV
4:56 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

It's time to get wild with a new epsiodes of Nature and Sex in the Wild on WLRN-TV.

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Nature: A Sloth Named Velcro (8 pm)

In 2000 in the jungles of Panama, a young journalist, named Ana, has a chance encounter with a tiny orphaned sloth, which she names Velcro. For nearly two years, the pair is inseparable until finally Ana travels up a remote river to reintroduce Velcro back to the wild. This is the story Ana’s return to Central and South America to see how much has changed since Velcro came into her life. Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. New studies are showing that they’re not so sloth-like after all, that they have social structures, they move like primates, and that males keep small harems. Sloth sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers are also springing up throughout the Americas as development displaces these gentle creatures. Shot on location in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia this is a story of friendship and a growing network of people working to learn more about sloths in order to protect them.

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Airs on WLRN-TV Thurs. Feb. 26th at 8pm.
12:05 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Roosevelts - A look at the most influential family in American politics.

Roosevelts: An Intimate History (8 pm)

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Airs Wed. Jan. 14th at its NEW TIME, 9pm
12:28 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

There are things that go bump in the night on Midsomer Murders on WLRN-TV

Midsomer Murders: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT (9 pm)

The murder of undertaker Patrick Pennyman takes Barnaby and Scott to the pretty village of Fletcher's Cross, where residents are divided about the rights and wrongs of a spiritualist church run by medium Rosetta Price. When Joyce Barnaby's friend Elizabeth is also killed, the detectives must find if there's a link between the funeral parlour and revelations from the spirit world.

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Airs Tuesday Jan. 13th at 9pm on WLRN Channel 17
10:31 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Mystery and Intrigue on WLRN-TV. Watch Foyle's War at its new time, 9pm.

Foyle's War : Broken Souls - NEW TIME  9 pm

Victory is at hand for the Allies, but underneath the swell of anticipation and relief lurk resentment, recrimination and regret. A year has passed since DCS Foyle abruptly resigned from the Hastings Police, and his former colleagues are still struggling to adjust to life without him. While Foyle plods away on a writing project, Sergeant Paul Milner is contemplating leaving the force and Samantha Stewart is at loose ends after having been fired by Foyle's replacement, the irascible DCS Meredith.

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Airs Monday Jan. 12th at 8pm on WLRN Channel 17
8:42 am
Mon January 12, 2015

An all new Nature followed by Sex in the Wild on WLRN-TV.

Nature: Invasion of the Killer Whales (8 pm)

A shift of power is taking place at the top of the world. The Arctic is undergoing a dramatic change, and with this change one iconic Arctic hunter may soon have to give way to another as solid ice turns to open sea. The polar bear, once king of the North, needs ice to stalk its prey. Killer whales, or orca, on the other hand, are unable to hunt in an ocean locked in ice. As the ice increasingly disappears, the tables have turned. Polar bears are struggling to survive while the now open ocean provides bountiful new hunting grounds for the whales.

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