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JeanneP

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Re: PBS Masterpiece Classic 2012-2013
« Reply #80 on: December 04, 2012, 05:24:07 PM »
 

Masterpiece Classic brings back favorite authors and programs and introduces new programs. See the 2013 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC schedule.


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What's playing on your PBS station? What programs do you continue to enjoy?


Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 7
1 95-minute episode — Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Crawleys head to a Scottish hunting lodge, while the downstairs staff stays behind at Downton Abbey. New romances flare up, and a fresh crisis unfolds.

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Page Eight

February 24,, 2013 at 9pm

One 120-minute episode
Sixty-something MI-5 agent Johnny Worricker has amassed an impressive art collection, an amicable collection of ex-wives, and a droll, unflappable relationship with the work he enjoys alongside his boss and best friend, MI5 chief Benedict Baron. But when Benedict brings to light damning evidence of British complicity with illegal American torture operations, it falls to Johnny to do the right thing.


Song of Lunch

March 24,, 2013 at 9pm

One 120-minute episode
A dramatisation of Christopher Reid's narrative poem, telling the story of a book editor who, 15 years after their break-up, meets his former love for a nostalgic lunch at the Soho restaurant they used to frequent. The production is unusual in featuring little spoken dialogue, the action instead being an enactment of incidents described in poetic monologue of the male character. Starring Alan Rickman & Emma Thompson.


Mr. Selfridge

March 31,, 2013 at 9pm

One 120-minute episode
Upstart American Harry Selfridge moves heaven and earth to build his visionary department store in London. But opening day is just the start of his retail revolution.  Three-time Emmy® winner Jeremy Piven (in his first television appearance since his iconic role as Hollywood agent Ari Gold in Entourage) stars as Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant entrepreneur and showman seeking to provide London's shoppers with the ultimate merchandise and the ultimate thrill. Mr. Selfridge is created by Emmy® Award-winning writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House).



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Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 6
1 120-minute episode — Sunday, February 10, 2013

Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched.


Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 5
1 60-minute episode — Sunday, February 3, 2013

Things go badly amiss at Downton Abbey. Robert and Cora are not speaking. The servants are shunning Matthew's mother Isobel. And Matthew and Robert have fallen out. Also, Bates takes a gamble.


Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 4
1 60-minute episode — Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Crawley family faces its severest test yet. Meanwhile, new faces try to fit into the tight-knit circle of servants. And new evidence turns up in a baffling case.


Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 3
1 60-minute episode — Sunday, January 20, 2013

Two social revolutions arrive at Downton Abbey: the Irish civil war and the fight for women's suffrage. A mysterious conspiracy keeps Anna and Bates apart.


Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 2
1 60-minute episode — Sunday, January 13, 2013

The fate of Downton Abbey hinges on a letter from a dead man. Edith and Sir Anthony face their own fateful moment. Mrs. Hughes confronts a crisis.


Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 1
1 120-minute episode — Sunday, January 6, 2013

Wedding guests descend on Downton Abbey, where disasters large and small threaten. One is Cora's freewheeling American mother, who tries to loosen up her in-laws.


Downton Abbey Revisited
1 90-minute episode — Sunday, November 25, 2012

Savor highlights from the first two seasons and get a preview of Season 3 in this new PBS special.


Upstairs Downstairs: Season 2, Episode 6
1 90-minute episode — Sunday, November 11, 2012

A chance remark at the Foreign Office alerts Hallam that one of his associates is a German spy—with tragic consequences. As war is declared, life upstairs and downstairs is transformed at Eaton Place.


Upstairs Downstairs: Season 2, Episode 5
1 90-minute episode — Sunday, November 4, 2012

With war looming, romance is in the air—illicit and otherwise. Hallam, Agnes, Landry, and Persie each pursue their heart’s desire in different ways. Harry and Beryl get engaged. And even Pritchard finds a soulmate.


Upstairs Downstairs: Season 2, Episode 4
1 90-minute episode — Sunday, October 28, 2012

All of London sees Agnes’s shapely legs when she models stockings for Landry’s company—offending Hallam. Intent on impressing Beryl, Harry enters the servants’ boxing competition as Johnny’s manager.


Upstairs Downstairs: Season 2, Episode 3
1 90-minute episode — Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hallam’s Aunt Blanche appears in a novel by a former lover, sparking a scandal that threatens the good name of Eaton Place. Meanwhile, Agnes’s demands on the servants bring a social worker to set her straight.


Upstairs Downstairs: Season 2, Episode 2
1 90-minute episode — Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ambassador Kennedy and his dashing son Jack come to dinner at Eaton Place. But Agnes is more entranced by another guest: millionaire Caspar Landry. Before the evening is over, Mrs. Thackeray resigns.


Upstairs Downstairs: Season 2, Episode 1
1 90-minute episode — Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pritchard takes the rap for Johnny in a shocking incident, which leads to a revelation that casts the butler into disgrace. On a diplomatic mission to Germany, Hallam meets Persie, who has a Nazi lover.


Upstairs Downstairs: Season 1 - rebroadcast
3 60-minute episodes — Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

It's 1936, a tumultuous time in Britain, and within the walls of 165 Eaton Place, characters from an orphanage, a damp Welsh castle, the heart of the British Raj and elsewhere together will face a changing world, not just upstairs and downstairs, but side by side. Written by Heidi Thomas (Cranford, Madame Bovary), Upstairs Downstairs stars co-creators of the original series Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins (Cranford, Bertie and Elizabeth). Also starring are Ed Stoppard (Any Human Heart), Keeley Hawes (Wives and Daughters), and Claire Foy (Little Dorrit). Available online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/watch-online/

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I think we messed up on Les Miz. Just saw the add again and it looks like coming out as a Movie on Christmas Day. ( don't quote me on this).Again I may be seeing things.. I will Google it and see what said.  

JeanneP

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Re: PBS Masterpiece Classic 2012-2013
« Reply #81 on: December 04, 2012, 05:30:45 PM »
 Right.  It is a new movie coming out.  Les Misérables | Official Movie Site | In Theaters Christmas 2012
www.lesmiserablesfilm.com/ShareLes Misérables stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway in an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and ...
Les Misérables (2012) - IMDb


Dont know about those stars that will be in it.  Won't be as good as the show.

JeanneP

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Re: PBS Masterpiece Classic 2012-2013
« Reply #82 on: December 08, 2012, 06:18:35 PM »
"Les Mis" will be on our PBS tonight starting at 7pm to 10:30pm I believe. Will be a lot of interuptions . so I don't know if I will watch it.

marcie

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« Reply #83 on: December 09, 2012, 12:51:26 AM »
Our PBS  station is showing a Poirot mystery from 2008 on Sunday.

There is an interesting review of the musical film version of Les Miserables at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/reviews/article-2244064/Les-Miserables-review-Hugh-Jackman-gives-screen-performance-career.html

mabel1015j

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Re: PBS Masterpiece Classic 2012-2013
« Reply #84 on: December 12, 2012, 12:18:52 PM »
Saw four members of Downton cast on Charlie Rose last night. It's a fun watch if you get a chance to see it.

Jean

JeanneP

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Re: PBS Masterpiece Classic 2012-2013
« Reply #85 on: December 12, 2012, 01:55:07 PM »
6 Downton Abbey cast were on "The view" this morning.  Will be a number 4 made they say.

marcie

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« Reply #86 on: December 12, 2012, 09:25:13 PM »
Thanks for the info, Jean and Jeanne.

MaryPage

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« Reply #87 on: December 14, 2012, 12:34:07 AM »
I caught the Charlie Rose show, as well, and enjoyed it tremendously.  I never watch daytime television, so I don't see The View.  Fortunately, the Charlie Rose show sends fans a daily email to tell us who will be on the show each weeknight.  I wish The View would do that, as I would try to catch the ones I'd really like to see.  Actually, though, it is easy for me to catch Charlie at eleven each night, but I am always out of the house somewhere or much too busy at eleven in the morning.

JeanneP

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Re: PBS Masterpiece Classic 2012-2013
« Reply #88 on: December 14, 2012, 07:57:53 PM »
Mary,

Do you manage to stay up and awake until 11pm every night to watch Charlie Rose?.I like him but I don't think he comes on here until midnight.

MaryPage

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« Reply #89 on: December 14, 2012, 10:56:01 PM »
When I am not going to work or to a medical appointment of some kind, I stay up until one in the morning and get up at eight.  I usually get 7 hours of sleep, and that seems to suit me to a tee.

JeanneP

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« Reply #90 on: December 16, 2012, 07:20:11 PM »
I finely last night watched the Movie."The Rape of Europa" I think I read the book years ago. The movie Was good. They did say one thing though that cannot be right. That 90% of the Art work was found and returned to the owners or Galleries.  Many of the works that were owned by the Jewish families did  not get  returned to them.  Most of the owners were killed and would have been hard to know every piece as to who it belonged to. Some owned hundreds of painting with just a few hanging in their homes.   Records would not have been laying around.  The Nazi destroyed so much that I cant see them not giving order to have things destroyed once they knew they were loosing the war.  Makes one wonder when looking at them now in Europe  if they are now copies.  Not so much in England as ours were put away but  then available after the war end.

I did agree with the showing of the Maps that the UK had marking where they did not want the AirForce to drop the bombs in France . They Germans had done the same on England.  They had maps showing areas not to destroy Such as the Tower of London, St. Pauls. Windsor Castle or any Castle. The Palace.  Even my city of Manchester may building on the lists Was always a surprise the next day to see them with very little damage when all around them was just rubble.

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mabel1015j

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« Reply #91 on: December 16, 2012, 09:23:45 PM »
MaryPage, i also am a late-nighter. I watch Jon Steward's The Daily Show at 11:00 and then Tavis Smiley and then Charlie Rose at 12:00. I am so stiff and sore in the mornings because of the fibromyalgia that i never schedule any morning appointments unless it is absolutely unavoidable. So, i don't have a problem with sleeping late in the a.m.

Jean

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« Reply #92 on: December 17, 2012, 07:44:00 AM »
I used to stay up late, but my new cat sees fit to try very, very hard to get me up around 5am. So, now I am up early and falling asleep on my reading or TV watching by 11pm.

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« Reply #93 on: December 17, 2012, 11:57:25 AM »
Frybabe, I have the opposite in that my cats are in such a routine that if I stay up after about 11pm they start to get very crochetty - I think they want downstairs to themselves.  They probably sit up watching unsuitable films with a bag of popcorn  :)

Frybabe

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« Reply #94 on: December 17, 2012, 12:13:25 PM »
Sounds like my last cat. If I stayed up past his bedtime, I knew it. He slept in bed with me, so whether I was watching TV or reading downstairs or on the computer upstairs, it didn't matter.

JeanneP

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« Reply #95 on: December 17, 2012, 03:36:49 PM »
I am lucky to have a Parrot. Its caged with door open. Right next to my easy chair. Come 8pm and what a noise it makes if I don't cover its cage. Goes right to sleep even with TV on. I go to bed around 10:30 Read a little and get up at 8am. It will not make any noise until I take cover off.  Had parrots for past 39 years. Easy to take care of. This one can talk up a storm so very entertaining.

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« Reply #96 on: December 19, 2012, 11:55:44 AM »
JeanneP, sounds like the perfect pet.  We always had a dog but grooming, etc., can get quite expensive.

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« Reply #97 on: December 30, 2012, 12:34:49 PM »
The war is over, but intrigue, crisis, romance, and change still grip the beloved estate in the thrilling new season of Downton Abbey. Written and created by Julian Fellowes, with its all-star returning cast and Oscar-winning guest star Shirley MacLaine, Downton Abbey, Season 3 premieres January 6, 2013 on Masterpiece classic! Until then, explore all things Downton, from war to peace to everything in between. See http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/downtonabbey/index.html

MaryPage

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« Reply #98 on: December 30, 2012, 02:05:54 PM »
I will, of course, watch the new series of Downton Abbey.  I have also used Christmas gifts of Barnes & Noble gift certificates to purchase a number of items on the "Wish List" I keep going with that book store on line, including preordering the DVD set of the new episodes.

Tonight, I look forward to the special Christmas edition of Midwives.  Whee!

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« Reply #99 on: December 30, 2012, 03:01:48 PM »
I know you all have seen these, but I just watched them again and just love them. They're priceless and for charity and in anticipation of part III's debut, I wanted to see them again. :)

Uptown/ Downstairs Abbey, Part I:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Dr2mPChkTK8#t=0s

Uptown/ Downstairs Abbey, Part II:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3YYo_5rxFE&feature=player_embedded#t=0s

rosemarykaye

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« Reply #100 on: December 30, 2012, 03:30:54 PM »
Having just watched the Downton Christmas Special, I'm looking forward to seeing these again Ginny.

Rosemary

JeanneP

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« Reply #101 on: December 30, 2012, 04:37:57 PM »
Tonight on our PBS they take over from 6pm to 6:30 downton Abbey. It is then Call the Midwife until 8PM  and then the Christmas Downton Abbey until 10pm. Think I will stick with that channel . Next week will then be Downton Series 3. Looking forward to it.. Wonder if they are working on Series 4. yet?

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« Reply #102 on: December 31, 2012, 09:29:54 AM »
Rosemary, I think we have you to thank for them originally?   I couldn't remember and it took forever to find them. Apparently there are quite a few spoofs, but I absolutely love these two. :)

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« Reply #103 on: December 31, 2012, 11:26:36 AM »
I've read that there will be a season 4, after some major changes brought about in season 3.

Those sketches are hilarious, Ginny.

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« Reply #104 on: December 31, 2012, 05:12:19 PM »
missed Downto and Midwife to cheer my team (the Redskins) on to the playoffs. Turned over after the game, just in time to see the credits for "midwife." I hope they rebroadcast.

JeanneP

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« Reply #105 on: December 31, 2012, 07:16:52 PM »
Mathew not suppose to return for Series 4....

That seems kind of silly to have Mathew and Mary marry at the start of Series 3. At least that is how they ended the last one. They were outside in the snow and he got down on knee and she accepted. How can they show married and then he leaves. Surly they won't kill him off and Mary will then be the owner of the Downton Abbey. Maybe she will have had a son with him. This would then make him be the owner.

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« Reply #106 on: January 01, 2013, 11:09:33 AM »
Watched the Midwife holiday show. I haven't watched the series, just caught a few minutes here and there, so I didn't have a sense of the characters. But it was an interesting and pleasant way to spend Sunday evening after several hours of The Twilight Zone, which has my husband intrigued just now - memories of watching these shows when they were new, I guess, while putting them into today's context. Some of those episodes are just as unnerving now as then.

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« Reply #107 on: January 01, 2013, 02:49:45 PM »
nlhome, I too watched the interesting Midwife holiday show and have been watching some of the Twilight Zone marathon. I loved the series when it was first on TV and have been enjoying the episodes now.

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« Reply #108 on: January 02, 2013, 12:44:41 PM »
Jeanne, I'll bet you are right!  They will have to kill off Matthew, but I do not believe the entail will allow Mary to be the new Earl and owner upon her father's death, whenever that occurs..  If she IS pregnant and has a boy, he will immediately upon birth be in line to be the next Earl and she can be his guardian and guardian of the estate until he reaches his majority, if the present Earl, his Grandpa, dies before he comes of age.  Although the Law will probably insist there be more than one trustee of the child's estate.

She might have a girl.  Upon which the next nearest male will be the heir.  suppose Sybil, for instance, has a little boy.  That grandson would then be the nearest male heir, would he not?  The little Irish chauffeur's son!  What a hoot!

JeanneP

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« Reply #109 on: January 02, 2013, 07:05:27 PM »
Woops! Mary. We are cornered now. We can't discuss what we found out.  At least we can have in our minds what we think will happen and then later see if we were anywhere near right.

JeanneP

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« Reply #110 on: January 02, 2013, 07:11:46 PM »
Lots of people will have purchased Series 3 by now. The BBC send me E-M and I think they have it one Sale already.  I may have to buy it.  I now have No.1 and No 2.  Will take ages if I try to get it from the library as they will have lots of Breaks in it when showing on PBS. They are still having them now up to last Sunday ( every 15 min.) on what has already been shown.

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« Reply #111 on: January 04, 2013, 10:49:22 AM »
I am eagerly looking forward to Downton tomorrow.  Such a good program!!
Sally

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« Reply #112 on: January 04, 2013, 01:00:20 PM »
I missed the Christmas special and I don't see it on PBS to watch on-line. BooHoo!


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« Reply #113 on: January 04, 2013, 05:08:56 PM »
I watched and enjoyed all the Call the Midwife series.  Such good acting by all!!  Will there be more episodes?  Does anyone know?
Sally

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« Reply #114 on: January 04, 2013, 05:41:18 PM »
We have just had the Christmas special (which I still have recorded to watch, haven't caught up with Christmas TV yet), and I'm sure I heard talk of a new series (though I may have it muddled up with Downton....)

Rosemary

mabel1015j

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« Reply #115 on: January 04, 2013, 07:17:51 PM »
Does anybody still get Rosemary and Thyme? It's on our 2nd PBS station tonight at 8:00 and i always love them

Jean

JeanneP

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« Reply #116 on: January 04, 2013, 08:25:15 PM »
Will check our PBS, but have not seen them on there for awhile.

marcie

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« Reply #117 on: January 04, 2013, 08:45:09 PM »
Season 2 of The Midwife will begin March 31, 2013. See http://www.pbs.org/programs/call-the-midwife/

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« Reply #118 on: January 05, 2013, 04:24:17 AM »
Thanks for that info, Marcie.  I look forward to seeing it.  Do you know anything about Land Girls?  That's another PBS series I enjoy. 
Sally

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« Reply #119 on: January 05, 2013, 05:55:52 PM »
Salan, I've never heard of The Land Girls. It sounds interesting. Apparently there were three series that originally aired from 2009 to 2011. See info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Girls_%28TV_series%29