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VERA airs Tues March 31st at 9pm on WLRN-TV.
10:29 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Another Death, that was Unjust!!

Vera - The Crow Trap (9 pm)

Vera  takes a trip down memory lane when called to the Black Law area of Northumberland, a place where she spent many a day with her recently passed father. Bella Furness, a local in her late 50s living in the nearby farmhouse with her stroke-debilitated husband Dougie, has been found murdered in her barn, dead from a head wound caused by a lump hammer. Could Bella's public protests against a construction project have anything to do with her death?  Tune in to find out. 

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Quirke, airs Friday April 3rd at 8 on WLRN-TV
11:59 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Uncovering Evidence from the Dearly Departed.

Dublin-born Gabriel Byrne returns to the city to star in the 1950's set crime drama Quirke.

Quirke (8 pm)

Quirke (we never get to know his Christian name) is the chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue – a charismatic loner whose job takes him into unexpected places as he uncovers the secrets of sudden death in 1950s Dublin. It’s a rich and smouldering world along whose smoky streets and damp alleys Quirke goes from bars that glimmer with peat fires and whiskey to elegant Dublin houses brimming with sexual tension. It’s a time full of mystery, secrets and intrigue.

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Airs Monday April 6th at 10pm on WLRN-TV
11:52 am
Tue March 17, 2015

The search continues for a modern day Jack The Ripper.

Credit BBC

Whitechapel (10 pm)

The intrepid Whitechapel investigative team tracked down a blood-thirsty Jack the Ripper copycat and faced off against the gangster brutality of a new generation of Krays. But now they are faced with a whole new set of challenges…

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11:52 am
Mon March 9, 2015

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12:19 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Conan Goes to Cuba

Conan O'Brien is the first American television host to visit Cuba since Jack Paar did it in 1959.
Credit Conan O'Brien Show / teamcoco.com

In his white suit and hat, the six-foot-four red-headed television host Conan O'Brien was anything but inconspicuous as he walked the streets of Havana. 

The trip took place in mid-February but aired last night. 

Conan's clips include: a visit to a rum museum, rumba dance lessons and a jam session with a salsa band. It was all in the goofy, awkward and self-deprecating humor that Conan O'Brien fans expect.

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TICKETS AVAILABLE! Airs Mon. March 2nd at 9:30pm.
6:35 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Stayin' Alive with the Australian Bee Gees.

The Australian Bee Gees

Australian Bee Gees (9:30 pm)

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Airs Wed. Feb. 25th at 9pm on WLRN Channel 17
7:04 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Murder and Intrigue in the sleepy town of Midsomer.

Midsomer Murders: Sauce for the Goose (9 pm)

At the general meeting of Plummer & Son Famous Relish, Ralph Plummer angers his family members by refusing to sell the floundering business. Then the factory tour comes to an unscheduled end when a visitor's naked body is discovered in the sterilizer, and Barnaby finds himself investigating the makers of his father's favorite condiment.

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Airs Monday Feb 23rd at 9pm on WLRN Channel 17
9:15 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Saving a Lion Called Mugie.

Conservationist, Tony Fitzjohn with Mugie the lion.

Martin Clunes & A Lion Called Mugie (9 pm)

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Airs Friday Feb. 20th at 9:30pm on WLRN Channel 17
9:00 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Crime Fighting Friends, Scott & Bailey 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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BLACKBEARD airs Tues Feb 24th at 9pm on Channel 17
9:37 am
Tue February 17, 2015

The Most Notorious Pirate Comes to Life on WLRN-TV

BLACKBEARD: THE REAL PIRATE OF THE CARIBBEAN (9 PM)

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Airs Friday Feb 13th at 9:30 pm on WLRN-TV
10:07 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Illicit love turns deadly on Scott and Bailey.

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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8:35 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Miniseries Explores The Ugly Fallout Of A Disciplinary 'Slap'

Rosie (Melissa George) and barbecue hostess Aisha (Thandie Newton) comfort Rosie's 5-year-old son (Dylan Schombing) after another parent hit him.
Virginia Sherwood NBC

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 9:09 am

For a lot of parents, spanking your kids isn't an option. But not too long ago, many a child's bottom met the occasional switch. And while attitudes about corporal punishment have changed, it's still a provocative issue — one NBC is taking on in The Slap, a new miniseries that premiers Thursday.

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Airs Wed. Feb. 11th at 9pm on WLRN-TV Channel 17
10:11 am
Wed February 11, 2015

An experiment gone bad? Or a brazen brawl? Watch Midsomer Murders.

Midsomer Murders: Second Sight (9 pm)

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Airs Tues Feb 10th at 8pm on WLRN-TV Channel 17
4:19 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

The construction of Hitler's Atlantic Wall on Nazi Mega Weapons.

Nazi Mega Weapons: Atlantic Wall (8 pm)

The six-part series Nazi Mega Weapons recounts 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.

ATLANTIC WALL

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Airs Monday Feb 16th at 9pm on WLRN-TV Channel 17
1:02 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

One Man, Three Dogs. Follow Martin Clunes in his quest of canine heritage.

Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs (9 pm)

Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) takes a wry and witty look at why we are prepared to take the risk of sharing our homes with dogs who are genetically still 99.8 % like wolves. This epic, dramatic and sometimes surreal journey takes Martin to Africa, Australia and America to find the surviving wild ancestors of pampered pets like his own beloved dogs,and seeks to answer the question, did we choose dogs, or did they choose us?

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