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.
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.
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.
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.
Deepak Chopra: The Future of God (10 pm)A ground-breaking and thought provoking 60-minute public television pledge special in which world renowned spiritual teacher and medical doctor Deepak Chopra demonstrates that the tools of our most advanced fields of science can be used to answer some of these fundamentally spiritual questions.
Learn how to manage money today and make smarter choices towards an economically secure future with Suze Orman, America’s most recognized expert in personal finance. Suze covers a wide range of financial topics including investing, buying versus renting a home, saving for retirement, and much more. And, as always, her advice is based not just on numbers, but grounded in a critical understanding of people and their emotional needs.
DOC MARTIN: REVEALED features behind-the-scenes footage from the newest DOC MARTIN series (Season 6) shot on location in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England. Viewers get inside access to the actors and crew as they film sequences on the balcony at Large's Restaurant and in the nearby pub that doubles for the Crab & Lobster.
Matteo Setti was first discovered by Luciano Pavarotti to star in the Pavarotti-produced version of the musical "Rent." After thrilling audiences in European capitals and other parts of the world, he now sets out to conquer America. In "Matteo Setti: Live," his first public television special, Matteo takes his audience on a musical journey that bridges the gap between his love for American pop and his Italian heritage.
As "South Florida's Storyteller" station, we’ve produced more original programs about your community and surrounding locations in the Sunshine State. So we decided to dig deep into the WLRN vault to showcase our viewer’s top picks. Like Weird Florida: On the Road Again,Plastic Paradise,Deep City: the Birth of the Miami Sound and Hialeah Speedway: No Guts, No Glory. It all starts tonight at 7 on your Storyteller Station, WLRN-TV.
Veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, Nile crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. As more people are killed or maimed, more animals are killed in retaliation. Evans wants to find ways to break this circle of violence and protect both humans and animals. Follow him as he tries out ingenious high-tech solutions to the most hostile wildlife conflicts on Earth.
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.
DCI Vera Stanhope and DS Joe Ashworth investigate the murder of Shane Thurgood who was killed at close range from a shot from a high-powered rifle. Thurgood was born and raised in the area but had only recently returned after the death of his grandfather to settle matters related to the estate. According to Thurgood's solicitor, Thurgood had planned to sell his grandfather's farm to the Peytons and had only recently pulled out of a deal where he would have received 20% over the asking price because he had fallen back in love with the countryside where he grew up. Suspicion initially falls on Allen Barnes, gamekeeper for the Peyton estate. However the death proves to be anything but calculated and concerned less with romance than with a long-standing rural tradition.