Teenage heartthrobs of the 1960s Peter Noone, of Herman's Hermits, and Davy Jones, of the Monkees, co-host an evening of music from the era of peace, love and social change. The singers, both native sons of Manchester, England, perform their classic hits and are joined by other popular acts of the era spanning the pop, rock and soul musical genres, including The Kingsmen, Jefferson Starship, The Miracles and many others.
Motown 25 commemorates it's 25th anniversary which was founded in 1959. Among the highlighted performances are: Michael Jackson's performance of "Billie Jean", Smokey Robinson's long awaited reunion with The Miracles, a Temptations/The Four Tops "battle of the bands", Marvin Gaye's inspired speech about black music history and his memorable performance of "What's Going On", a Jackson 5 reunion, and an abbreviated reunion of Diana Ross & The Supremes, who performed their final #1 hit, "Someday We'll be Together" from 1969.
CLOSE TO YOU: Remembering the Carpenters 9:30 pm Producer/Arranger/Composer/Pianist/Singer Richard Carpenter reflects on the legendary musical career he enjoyed with his late sister Karen with rare footage and performances of their greatest hits.
KIM PHILBY: His Most Beloved Intimate Betrayal 8pm Summoned back to London from Washington, Philby faces interrogation, as suspicion grows that he is a Soviet agent. His old friend and colleague, Nicholas Elliott, defends his friend's reputation, insisting he is innocent. For the next 12 years Philby, with Elliott's unwitting help, manages to charm and bluff his way out of every accusation. Then, in January 1963, Philby's luck runs out as the two friends meet for the final time and Elliott demands the truth.
NOVA: Mystery Beneath the Ice - 8 pm - Dive under the ice to explore Antarctica’s under-ice landscape with a team of scientists as they search for the mystery killer that’s decimating the population of delicate shrimp-like creatures at the foundation of the Antarctic food chain.
The last survivor of the Treblinka death camp, Samuel Willenberg died at the age of 93. In tribute, WLRN-TV will rebroadcast TREBLINKA’S LAST WITNESS, an original documentary, Tuesday February 23rd at 9pm. This heart rending story is a first-hand account of Samuel’s life as a Jewish prisoner of the Treblinka death camp.
OPERATION MANEATER: Crocodile 8 pm - 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.
KIM PHILBY: His Most Loved Intimate Betrayal - Best-selling author Ben Macintyre explores the truth behind the most famous double agent in modern history - Harold Kim Philby. He argues that Philby has become a caricature of the gentleman spy, obscuring the fact that Philby was a ruthless killer, who betrayed everyone around him.
NOVA: Life's Rocky Start 8 pm - From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. NOVA goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.
DOC MARTIN - Nobody Likes Me 8 pm - Martin's once tranquil existence has been taken over by family life as clutter and noise is now everywhere. Louisa insists Martin take baby James to play group, Aunt Ruth moves into town, and both Bert and Al face problems with their love lives.