Saturday March 5th at 11pm  - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrates its 50th anniversary of making music together in a PBS special NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND: 50 YEARS AND CIRCLIN' BACK. The band is joined by a host of special guests, including Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Byron House, Vince Gill, John Prine, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and original Dirt Band member Jackson Browne, and former NGDB band member Jimmy Ibbotson. “We’re humbled to have all of these amazing artists, who happen to be our friends, come out to honor th


MARTIN CLUNES (as Doc Martin)

Martin Clunes is the son of Shakespearean actor Alec Clunes.  He made his television debut playing an alien prince in Doctor Who: Snakedance: Part One (1983) He then won a regular role in No Place Like Home (1983), a fairly traditional middle-class BBC sitcom.  Clunes' greatest breakthrough came when starring in British Men Behaving Badly (1992), a riotous sitcom which proved to be one of the most popular series of the 1990s. He has since established himself as one of the UK's most consistently popular television actors, starring in the long-running series Doc Martin.  An audience favorite with WLRN viewers, he can also be seen in over half a dozen other shows on our air…


He is a huge animal lover and does a lot of charitable work.  Contrary to his character as Doc Martin, he is often described as kindhearted with a great sense of humor.  

60's Pop, Rock & Soul on WLRN - TV

Mar 2, 2016

My Music: 60's Pop, Rock & Soul (8pm)

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.

Sunday at 9 on WLRN-TV...

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.

Here is a glimpse of Doc Martin in the making...

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.    

AFRICAN AMERICANS: Many Rivers To Cross - 6pm


In Smart Fats to Out-Smart Aging, Steven Masley, MD, brings years of research based results – and success with patients – to public television viewers once again.

I Spy A Double Agent

Feb 25, 2016

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.

That cantankerous doctor with the questionable bedside manner is returning to WLRN in an all new season of Doc Martin beginning March 30th.  

Treblinka's Last Witness

Feb 22, 2016

Treblinka's Last Witness

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.  

The Croc Attack

Feb 22, 2016

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.

Secret Agent Man

Feb 18, 2016

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.