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December 15 - 21, 2014

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This Week on WETA Television

Joan Hickson Returns as Miss Marple

WETA presents the classic BBC adaptations of crime novelist Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple stories, starring Joan Hickson (1906–1998) in her signature role as the spinster sleuth. Hickson made the role of Miss Marple her own, starring in all 12 BBC programs, produced from 1984 to 1992 (when the actress was 78–86 years old). She was twice nominated for a BAFTA award for Best TV Actress for her performances. 

Miss Marple: A Murder is Announced airs Thursday at 8pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD.

Joan Hickson as Miss Marple

Miss Marple: A Murder is Announced
Thursday, December 18 at 8:00pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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David Archuleta

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring David Archuleta and Michael York

Grammy Award-winning pop singer David Archuleta and actor Michael York join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a Christmas celebration combining dancing, musical performances and storytelling.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring David Archuleta and Michael York airs Tuesday at 9pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD.

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The WETA Movie: Amadeus

Amadeus Presents the Dark Tale of a Bright and Gifted Composer

Mozart Month isn't until January on Classical WETA, but WETA Television has something special for Mozart lovers this weekend. Join us at 9:30pm on Saturday for The WETA Movie: Amadeus. In Milos Forman’s 1984 biographical drama, aging Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), court composer in Vienna, recounts the story of his peer and secret rival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) while confessing to his own sins against the young musical genius. The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Forman) and Best Actor (Abraham). 

The WETA Movie: Amadeus airs Saturday at 9:30pm on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD.

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Iain Glen as Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor

The Irish television drama Jack Taylor is set in Galway and based on crime and noir novels by Ken Bruen. The program stars Iain Glen (Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones) as a stubborn, old-school Irish cop with a sharp tongue and soft heart who is fired from Ireland’s national police force for assaulting a politician during a traffic stop. The drama follows his life as he sets out on his own as a private investigator. 

Jack Taylor airs Thursdays at 9pm on WETA UK.

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This week's WETA Television schedule

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Classical Radio Highlight

Front Row Washington Features a Recital by Pianist Tanya Bannister

Tanya BannisterTonight at 9pm, Classical WETA's weekly local performance program Front Row Washington presents a recital by famed pianist Tanya Bannister recorded at The Phillips Collection. Featured selections include Handel's Suite in F Major, HWV 427 and Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110.

Bannister is the co-founder and artistic director of Austria's AlpenKammerMusic and has collaborated with artists on many humanitarian efforts, including raising over $100,000 to support the classical music community in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. She holds degrees from the Royal Academy of Music in London, Yale University (where she studied with Claude Frank), and New York's Mannes School of Music.

Front Row Washington airs Mondays at 9:00pm on Classical WETA 90.9 FM →

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