television

10pm & 11pm THE TUNNEL - Crime Drama - A thrilling detective story set in a politically fractured Europe. 

How The '68 Election Changed America

Nov 3, 2016

9pm NIXON'S THE ONE: The '68 Election - History/Culture Documentary 

A WLRN Original Production

In 1962, Richard Nixon's once meteoric political career lay in ruins. The former vice-president had suffered two bitter losses; one in the 1960 presidential race against John F. Kennedy, the other in a bid for the governorship of his home state of California. Yet, only six years later, Nixon would be elected President of the United States. How did it happen? Why did it happen?

8pm DOC MARTIN: On The Edge - Comedy/Drama

8pm A PLACE TO CALL HOME: Till Death Do Us Part - Drama

Hauntingly Good TV

Oct 24, 2016

In the spirit of the fall season, we've decided to bring you some hauntingly good TV.  When you're all alone and things are going bump in night, distract yourself with WLRN, we'll keep you on the edge of your seat. Beginning October 27 through Halloween, we'll have you questioning the dead, hiding from extraterrestrials and following ghosts in Crickley Hall.  

Here's what we've got to send chills down your spine... 

  • Thursday October 27th, 9pm - SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Jamestown's Dark Winter
  • Thursday October 27th, 10pm - WAR OF THE WORLDS: American Experience
  • Friday October 28th, 7pm - SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Vampire Legend
  • Friday October 28th, 8pm - WAR OF THE WORLDS: American Experience
  • Monday October 31st, 7pm - SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Vampire Legend
  • Monday October 31st, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm SECRETS OF CRICKLEY HALL (3 episodes) 

9pm MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES - Crime/Drama - A glamorous woman of the 20’s Phryne Fisher fights injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit.

7pm HOW WE GOT TO NOW - Science/Technology - Steven Johnson reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered.

8pm DOC MARTIN: Erotomania - Comedy/Drama

Graham Orchard, a Salvation Army member, arrives in Portwenn to try to trace a missing woman named Emma Lewis. Danny's near death experience with a collapsed lung has made him appreciate how precious life is, and, in particular, how special his relationship with Louisa is to him. He wants Louisa to move in with him, but she is hesitant. With his wedding to Julie imminent, Mylow is busy making final preparations, including securing life insurance. The health check reveals puzzling results, especially when Mark's bride tells him she is pregnant. Mrs. Tishell has been wearing a collar to combat neck pain for years. The doctor urges her to remove it. Mrs. Tishell fears removing the collar will just cause her more pain, and toys with the idea of helping herself to painkillers from the pharmacy. Louisa tells Martin that she has split up with Danny and invites him to join her for a glass of wine. She pulls him into the sitting room and asks him to kiss her. He blurts out that he loves her, and promptly collapses on the floor!

8pm A PLACE TO CALL HOME: In the Heat of the Night - Drama - A compelling melodrama about love and loss set against the social change of the 1950s.

Dogs & Dirty Tricks

Oct 16, 2016

7pm MARTIN CLUNES: A Man and His Dogs 

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?

9pm MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES -  Crime/Drama - Phyrne Fisher's is a glamorous woman of the 1920's who fights crime with her pearl handles pistol and dagger sharp wit. 

WTTW

7pm HOW WE GOT TO NOW: Clean - Science  

How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson is a six part documentary series that reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered.

In this episode Johnson explores how clean water has changed our world and the way we live our lives.

Lost In the Woods

Oct 11, 2016

8pm DOC MARTIN: Out of The Woods - Comedy Drama 

Mark Mylow intends to marry beautiful Julie Mitchell. For his stag night, Mark wants to camp out in the woods under the stars accompanied by his Best Man, Al Large, but it is not long before the two intrepid campers are lost in the woods. Then an adder bites Mark's ankle and he suffers a potentially fatal allergic reaction. Al has finally flown the nest, and has been busy setting up his first home. The flat needs a lot of work to make it habitable again. While he was wandering in the woods, his dad Bert thought he would try to spruce the place up for him, with disastrous consequences. Meanwhile, it appears the beaches of North Cornwall are being stormed by legions of poisonous fish intent on terrorizing the teenage population of Portwenn. Teenage boys have been lining up for treatment for weever fish stings. Martin is furious to hear that the boys had been playing a deadly game of who could stand the pain of being stung the longest. 

8pm A PLACE TO CALL HOME: Living In The Shadow - Drama - A compelling melodrama about love and loss set against the social change of the 1950s.

Rene remains cold to Sarah following the revelation that she's carrying George's baby. After one of Regina's threats goes too far, she retreats to the farmhouse, but still proves dangerous. Anna confides in Olivia about her unhappiness, accidentally disclosing the contents of Andrew's letter.

7pm SEA OF CREEPY MONSTERS - Nature 

Located north of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the Lembeh Strait is a hotspot of marine biodiversity. In the fascinating documentary SEA OF CREEPY MONSTERS, two wildlife filmmakers use macro cinematography to bring viewers up close with the countless amazing creatures that thrive in this underwater ecosystem, including miniature seahorses, mantis shrimp, and even a previously unidentified species of sea slug.

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