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Doc Martin - Cats and Sharks (8:00 pm)

Threatened by loan sharks, Bert Large can't afford to host a charity event for a cat sanctuary. PC Penhale intervenes, and Eleanor comes up with a way to bring more customers to Bert's restaurant. Meanwhile, Martin makes plans to leave Portwenn in a week.

DCI Banks: Wednesday's Child (9 pm)

NOVA: Inside Einstein's Mind

On November 25th, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: general relativity. The theory transformed our understanding of nature’s laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back to the origin of time itself. Now, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s achievement, NOVA tells the inside story of Einstein’s masterpiece. The story begins with the intuitive thought experiments that set Einstein off on his quest and traces the revolution in cosmology that is still playing out in today’s labs and observatories. Discover the simple but powerful ideas at the heart of relativity, illuminating the theory—and Einstein’s brilliance—as never before. From the first spark of an idea to the discovery of the expanding universe, the Big Bang, black holes, and dark energy, NOVA uncovers the inspired insights and brilliant breakthroughs of “the perfect theory.”

DOC MARTIN: Remember Me (8 pm)

Joe Penhale is shocked when his ex-wife Maggie, seemingly amnesiac and believing that they are still married, arrives in Portwenn. Not to upset her, he plays along but eventually has to seek Martin's advice. Martin also treats fisherman Paul Hale, an old flame of Eleanor, who has Addison's disease but Louisa is shocked to find her mother is still playing the field. Heavily in debt Bert Large falls in with the local loan shark but at least Louisa and Martin get round to naming the baby

A PLACE TO CALL HOME A thoroughly addictive drama brimming with secrets, passion, romance, and intrigue, A Place to Call Home explores the ties that hold families together and the betrayals that can tear them apart.

IN THIS EPISODE: TRUE TO YOUR HEART - Elizabeth is released from hospital and is informed of George and Sarah's affair. After tension builds between himself and Harry, James and Olivia decide it best to move to Sydney. Carolyn reveals she is Anna's mother. Sarah slaps Regina after an incredibly racist comment. Despite Elizabeth's threats to disown him, George proposes to Sarah.

MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES: Private detective Phryne Fisher solves mysteries with her dagger sharp wit and pearl handled pistol.

IN THIS EPISODE: Deadweight - A gang leader is found dead outside a traveling boxing tent and Phryne's investigation leads her into the dangerous but thrilling world of fight rigging & tribal payback. Hugh Collins' side project, working to reform at-risk young men, suddenly becomes front and center.

FOYLE'S WAR: Killing Time

Foyle investigates a case which is complicated by racial prejudice. Sam and Adam are now running a dilapidated local guest house where Mandy Dean is one of the residents. Disowned by her family, she is a young, vulnerable mother all alone because of the hostility leveled against her and her mixed-race baby. Her ex-boyfriend returns hoping to win her back, but then she is found murdered, and the finger of suspicion points to a black GI at the nearby US military base - the father of her child.

EARTH'S NATURAL WONDERS

The Earth’s Natural Wonders series tells the stories of some of our planet’s most spectacular places and how they have shaped the lives of those who live there.

Across the world there are a handful of breath-taking sights — Mount Everest, the Grand Canyon, the Amazon rainforest – and while these natural wonders are awe-inspiring, they do not stand in splendid isolation. People and animals live in these places, and each wonder has shaped their existence in fundamental ways.

Many of Earth’s natural wonders are among the world’s most inhospitable environments and so present unique challenges for their inhabitants. See how the people who live in some of our natural wonders overcome those challenges – and the ingenuity and bravery needed to make a living here.

DOC MARTIN: Mother Knows Best

The Doc and Louisa are still struggling with getting the baby to sleep, but when Louisa's estranged mother turns up she seems to have the magic touch. Both Bert and a rival restaurant owner have big money-making plans for the inaugural Port Wenn Fun Run.

A PLACE TO CALL HOME:  A compelling and romantic story of one woman's journey to heal her soul and of a privileged family rocked by scandal.

IN THIS EPISODE: Lest We Forget - George hosts a Japanese trade delegation on Remembrance Day. Jack attends the event, but struggles with his memories of being held as a POW. He later gets drunk and tells Sarah he loves her. Sarah realizes Regina's open hostility is caused by anti-semitism. Gino fears his relationship with Anna is over. With Carolyn's help, Anna learns she is pregnant.

MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES: Murder al a Mode - Phryne Fisher is a thoroughly modern woman operating in a mostly male world. The glamorous lady detective goes about her work with a pistol close at hand and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer.

Phryne and Dot are trying on clothes at the House of Fleuri when the body of Frances Wilde, the main investor in the business, is found on the premises shortly after her murder. The short list of suspects includes the victim's much younger husband, Madame Fleuri and her sister, the seamstress Violet, and Genevieve, the House model. The list of suspects is shortened even further when Violet is later found dead. Phryne solves the case, as usual, with time left over to walk the fashion runway.

FOYLE'S WAR: The Russian House

DOC MARTIN: Born with a Shotgun (8 pm)

The Doc has a new receptionist, Morwenna Newcross, an attractive teenage girl to replace Pauline. Morwenna fails to make a good impression on the doc by arriving late on her first day. Her grandfather William Winchelcy gives her some 'magic pills' to make sure she is on time, and bright as a button at work. Sleepless nights are taking their toll on Martin and Louisa. Tempers are frayed as they try to find ways to comfort their constantly wailing baby. Meanwhile, Aunt Ruth is dealing with an artistic intruder on the farm, Michael Dunwich, who has stolen the hub caps from her car and whose mother, Mrs Dunwich, is having mysterious abdominal and mental problems, and also believes her son is trying to poison her. Can Dr Ellingham and Constable Penhale solve the mystery?

Marked For Murder

Dec 11, 2015
KPBS

MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES: Marked For Murder - Our female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.

DOC MARTIN A catchy comedy about a cantankerous doctor with a questionable bedside manner whose  tactlessness causes mayhem in a small Cornish community.

IN THIS EPISODE: Dry Your Tears With the departure of Dr. Dibbs, Dr. Ellingham moves back into his old surgery, agreeing to stay for a couple of months until a replacement can be appointed. Determined to get to grips with fatherhood, he asks Louisa to move into his house so he can help to raise their child. He even suggests that Louisa and still un-named "baby" could move to London with him. Aunt Joan's sister Ruth Ellingham attends the funeral and demonstrates the same cantankerous character as her nephew. She has no more intention of staying in Portwenn than Martin does, but Joan has left her the house and farm.

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