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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.

Teacher's Pet

May 19, 2016

8pm LILIES - DramaTough, 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.

7pm EVERYDAY MIRACLES: Home - Science/Education

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.

9pm VERA: Tuesday's Child - Crime/Drama 

DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the mysterious death of a young man whose remains are discovered in remote caves in an area notorious for illicit teenage gatherings.

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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?

8pm DOC MARTIN: Facta Non Verba - Comedy/Drama

THIS EPISODE WAS PREEMPTED DUE TO THE MIAMI DADE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ON MAY 11TH.  IT IS NOW SCHEDULED TO AIR WEDNESDAY MAY 18TH SO THERE IS NO INTERRUPTION IN THE SERIES. 

 8pm LILIES  - 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.

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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.

Oceans Of Pink

May 9, 2016

 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.

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9pm Tuesday VERA - Crime/Drama

THE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL COLLIDE IN SEASON 6 OF VERA
“Not many actors can pull off shambolic and effective, but Blethyn can do it with a single, penetrating glance from beneath that hat." –The Guardian, February 1, 2016

EP 4, Midsomer Life
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9pm Wednesday - MIDSOMER MURDERS Crime/Drama

Midsomer Murders, one of the longest-running British detective series, returns to WLRN, with more murders and mysteries in its eleventh series.  Catch up with DCI Barnaby and Company May 11th in the premiere episode, BLOOD WEDDING, where Barnaby is torn between work and family when the maid of honor at a high-society wedding is murdered just days before his own daughter's nuptials. 

The Wild Ones

May 9, 2016
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7pm THIS WILD LIFE: Problems In Paradise - 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. This series follows their ups and downs as the family struggles to keep guests, elephants, lions and even crocodiles smiling.

IN THIS EPISODE: The family's safari camp reopens after the rainy season but Saba's worst nightmare is turning into reality. She has a houseful of guests on their way, the cupboards are bare and there's nowhere for them to sleep. Husband Frank has problems of his own. He must fit a tracking device to a six-ton bull elephant, but the mission does not go according to plan.

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8pm LILIES - Drama 

Three Catholic sisters coming of age in 1920's Liverpool.

IN THIS EPISODE - The Sea: Billy's best friend from the war returns to Liverpool, and a maelstrom of long-suppressed emotions threatens to engulf them both. May learns that she is expecting and then discovers that things aren't what they've seemed in the Brazendale household.

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7pm FILTHY CITIES: Revolutionary Paris - Science/History

Just 200 years ago, Paris was famously one of the foulest and smelliest cities in Europe. Historian Dan Snow sniffs out the rotten story of the French revolution. He reveals the stinking streets where ordinary people slaved in toxic industries and suffered grotesque poverty and disease. Dan immerses himself in their world, visiting a perfumer to recreate the stench of the 18th century city - Pong de Paris. He has a go at one of the worst jobs in history - tanning leather by 18th century methods using dog excrement and urine - to make exquisite luxury goods that only the filthy rich could afford. He gets a rare glimpse of the private rooms of infamous Queen Marie Antoinette at the glittering palace of Versailles and reveals some surprising facts about the royal court. Plus he comes face to face with the ultimate killing machine - the gruesome guillotine. Dan finds out what happened to the thousands of bodies that overflowed in the cemeteries of Paris during The Terror. Dan discovers how monumental filth and injustice drove Parisians to a bloody revolution which would transform their city and give birth to a new republic. 

8pm DOC MARTIN: Other People's Children - Comedy/Drama

Martin and Louisa don’t seem to be having much success with their therapy, so Dr. Timoney advises that they should try and take things back to the beginning of their relationship, and plan a date.  Louisa is planning James Henry’s first birthday party, when a last-minute request from Danny, Louisa’s ex-boyfriend, brings him and seven children from London camping on Ruth’s farm.   Things are going slightly better for Mrs. Tishell and Clive, until Mrs. Tishell invites him back into the bedroom, with disastrous consequences. Things don’t start off too badly for Martin and Louisa at the restaurant, but when Danny calls saying one of his children, Jake, has gone missing, date night is effectively over. Martin and Louisa are left wondering if anything will ever go right for them, when Martin uncovers a health scare at James’s party, that makes all the guests leave very quickly: not even Ruth’s birthday cake can keep them there.

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