Friday June 3rd - 9pm CAROL BURNETT'S FAVORITE SKETCHES - Comedy
Join beloved funny lady Carol Burnett as she presents her own personally selected favorite moments from her long-running variety series “The Carol Burnett Show.” Laugh along with Carol and her hilarious troupe of regulars — Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner — and special guests Steve Martin and Betty White.
A comedy-variety revue, The Carol Burnett Show ran 11 seasons on CBS, from 1967 to 1978. Throughout the years, the TV series racked up 25 Emmy Awards. The special features unforgettable characters from The Carol Burnett Show, including Starlet O’Hara, Norma Desmond, Mrs. Wiggins, Eunice, Ed, Mama, and The Oldest Man, and Mr. Tudball.
Childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, both widowed and in their 70's, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited over the internet after nearly 60 years. As their lives collide for a second time, the couple laments what might have been. While their relationship is a celebratory tale of the power of love at any age, it is also a story about family and the complications the relationship causes, especially for grown daughters.
IN THIS EPISODE: As Alan and Celia seize the day, Gillian spirals into a dark place as skeletons surface. Caroline's fractious relationship with John leads her to rethink living arrangements as she makes a bold decision involving Kate.
8pm LILIES: The Reckoning - Drama - Lilies details the lives of Iris, May and Ruby Moss, three Catholic sisters living with their widowed father and brother in a terraced house in Liverpool in the early 1920s.
IN THIS EPISODE: After a life-threatening delivery, May rejects her baby, awaiting the return of Mr. Brazendale. The turmoil created by Dadda's flight, the neighbors' scorn, and Iris's pursuit of a vocation reaches a climax in a confrontation at the Brazendale estate.
Professor Mark Miodownik looks at how materials allow us to indulge our curiosity about the world, enabling us to go further and travel faster. He looks at how the bicycle suddenly stirred a national gene pool, why we should all be grateful for exploding glass and what levitation has to do with discovering your inner self.
8pm DOC MARTIN: The Doctor Is Out - Comedy/Drama As we reach the final episode in Series 7, Martin finds himself in a very unusual situation: trapped by Annie Winton, who desperately wants him to try and save her husband, Jim Winton, despite Jim having been recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Meanwhile, Ruth and Bert have a proposition to put to Al, regarding the whisky and the B&B. Louisa is very worried about Martin and wonders if the breakdown of their therapy could have led him to decide to leave Portwenn for good. She calls on Morwenna, Janice and Ruth for help, but none of them have seen Martin. Penhale drives Louisa up to the Winton Farm, where despite Annie trying to persuade them otherwise, they discover Martin. Now reunited with Louisa, Martin manages to eventually find Jim and perform a life‐saving operation on him. But is it too late for Martin and Louisa to also save their marriage?
Vera investigates the murder of a twenty two year old Alex Gartside, victim of a hit and run in a remote Northumberland Valley. Inside the manor house Alex had been minding, Vera and Aiden make a grim discovery: the body of a moth enthusiast stabbed to death on the dining room floor.
7pm THIS WILD LIFE: Chaos In The Camp - Nature/Documentary - A young family moves to Samburu in Kenya to run a safari camp for the first time.
Saba, Frank and the children have settled in to their new home at the safari camp, but life in this frontier gets tough as the summer heats up. Saba's guests are accidentally stranded at a remote airstrip in the scorching African sun. The team races to pick them up while Saba makes sure that the camp is ready. Husband Frank puts himself on the frontline in the fight against ivory poachers.
8pm LILIES -Drama - Tough, sexy, funny and heartbreaking, Lilies details the lives of Iris, May and Ruby Moss - Catholic sisters coming of age in Liverpool. Familial love sustains them, and their fortunes are bound to those of their brother and their father.
IN THIS EPISODE: The Serpent - When Billy inadvertently brings home a snake, a local teacher invites Mr. Moss to discuss the exotic reptile in her class. But their relationship soon turns romantic--to the horror of his daughters. Iris, Ruby and May are angry when Dadda reveals he is in love with the local school mistress and they feel he is betraying their mother's memory. Elsewhere, Iris wants to become a nun, Ruby is seeing the local butcher, and May starts dating lovelorn postman Frank. Then May drops a bombshell, she's pregnant.
Professor Mark Miodownik shows us what is so great about "stuff." So many of the goods around us, which we likely take for granted, are revealed to be little pieces of domestic magic: everyday miracles. On the road and in the lab with explosive experiments, Mark reveals why the everyday and even the mundane is anything but.
7pm THIS WILD LIFE: The Great Lion Hunt - Nature/Documentary
Wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton, together with her husband Frank and their three young children, move to the romantic Samburu National Reserve in Kenya to run a safari camp for the first time.
It is the busiest week of the season at the safari camp and Saba is on a mission to find newborn lion cubs. Husband Frank races to rescue a lioness in need of help. A power crisis strikes camp and a member of the team is rushed to the hospital with suspected malaria. Can Saba and Frank keep their dream alive and the guests happy during their busiest week so far?
8pmLILIES - Drama - A coming of age tale of three Catholic sisters Iris, May and Ruby, living in 1920's Liverpool.
IN THIS EPISODE: The Release - As May makes every effort to conceal her condition, Ruby takes up with a group of newfound friends who introduce her to liberating modern ideas: feminism and vegetarianism. May, however, seeks release of a different sort from her predicament and when she becomes dangerously ill, Ruby is forced to make a choice between her friends and family.
7pm - FILTHY CITIES: Industrial New York - History/Documentary
Dan Snow travels back to a seething Manhattan in the throes of the industrial revolution. Millions fled persecution, poverty and famine in Europe in the 19th century in search of the promised land. When they arrived what they found was even worse than what they had left behind. New York was a city consumed by filth and corruption, its massive immigrant population crammed together in the slums of Lower Manhattan. Dan succumbs to some of the deadly disease-carrying parasites that thrived in the filthy, overcrowded tenement buildings. He has a go at cooking with some cutting edge 19th century ingredients - clothes dye and floor cleaner - added to disguise reeking fetid meat. And he marvels at some of the incredible feats of engineering that transformed not just the city, but the world.
At WLRN Television our mission is storytelling and we always have a number of original documentaries in production. As your exclusive Storyteller Station, we are always on the look out for inspiring, educational and entertaining programs about the people and places in your community. We currently have several full-length documentaries and short stories in the pipeline. Here is a glimpse of what we're working on... OCEANS OF PINK - How dragon boat racing has become a fast-growing sport among breast cancer survivors across Florida. Premieres July 29th at 9pm on WLRN-TV.