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Gary Lester

Weird Florida: On the Road Again (7:00 pm)  A WLRN Original Production

IT'S WEIRD AND IT'S BACK!  Join Florida's Master of the Weird, Charlie Carlson and his new canine companion, Lady Isabel as they travel off the beaten paths in search of more weirdness. 

The duo set off to travel over 1500 miles across the Sunshine State in search of some very unusual people and places, only to discover Florida’s best-kept secrets and oddest legends.

A variety of destinations are explored, including forty feet beneath Biscayne Bay to visit the dearly departed, an island near Palm Beach that for decades harbored a strange government secret and the mysterious coquina ruins located in New Smyrna Beach.

Empire: A Taste For Power (9 pm)

Midsomer Murders: Four Weddings and a Funeral (9 pm)

A 90-year-old battle of the sexes comes to a head in Midsomer Broughton, with casualties on both sides. 

The feminist society the Skimmingtons has wiped out the young men of the village and started a rift between farmers Peggy Aynscombe and Henry Marwood.

Mildred Danvers returns home after years traveling as the village prepares for the Skimmington Fayre, a traditional contest between the men and women. The same day, Henry is burying his wife Vivienne, who suffered from MS.

Vera: Sandancers (9 pm)

The authorities at a local army base are in an ungodly hurry to declare the death of a decorated Afghanistan War veteran a suicide. But Vera doubts it.

Mrs. Bradley Mysteries (10 pm)

The legendary Diana Rigg stars in this classic whodunnit set in the 1920s about the infamous, intuitive crime-solver Mrs Adela Bradley and her resourceful chauffeur, George. The irrepressible Adela Bradley solves complex cases of blackmail, murder, sacrifice and mistaken identity with characteristic style and grace.  her  finely honed skills of investigation seek out the truth behind the mysteries surrounding a death at the opera, crimes of passion at a circus, poisoning and family secrets.

Midsomer Murders (9 pm)

When council clerk Martin Barrett is shot dead, Barnaby and Jones discover he was an expert blackmailer. As they investigate which of his victims hated him enough to kill him, the trail leads to Fennacombe Bay. Why are Richard and Maggie Florian spending so much time at sea and could police committee chairman Sir John Waverley have a scandal in his past? With the help of a policeman turned fisherman, Barnaby takes to the waves to find out.

Vera - Ghost Position (9 pm)

Vera rushes to the hospital to tend to her former colleague Sergeant Stuart Macken whose 18-year-old daughter Stella is in a coma thanks to a petrol bomb attack on their house. Fetching him a coffee, Vera turns back helplessly just in time to watch Stuart jump to his death on the hospital lobby four floors below. Who firebombed Stuart's house, and why would he commit suicide and leave behind his still-living daughter?

DCI Banks: Wednesday's Child (9 pm)

Midsomer Murders: Vixen's Run (9 pm)

Lost family jewels, secret priest holes, missing wills and, of course, murder all revealed when Barnaby finds himself investigating among the aristocracy following the death of Sir Freddy Butler. As always in Midsomer, the dark, long forgotten secrets and liaisons are unearthed. In classic murder mystery style Barnaby gathers all the suspects in the drawing room at the climax, revealing their motives in order to trick the murderer into giving themselves away. There is also a hint of romance for DC Ben Jones.

BBC

World War II: 1941 and The Man of Steel (8 pm)

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, historian Professor David Reynolds re-assesses Stalin's role in the life and death struggle between Germany and Russia in World War Two, which, he argues, was ultimately more critical for British survival than 'Our Finest Hour' in the Battle of Britain itself.

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