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October 20 - 26, 2014

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This Week on WETA Television

Death Comes to Pemberley this Weekend on Masterpiece

Based on the popular bestseller by P.D. James, the two-part series Death Comes to Pemberley takes up the story of one of literature's most popular couples. The Americans' Matthew Rhys and The Bletchley Circle's Anna Maxwell Martin star as Darcy and Elizabeth from Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice, who are faced with intrigue when Lizzie's wayward sister Lydia crashes a lavish Pemberley ball and brings a murder mystery along with her.

Death Comes to Pemberley premieres October 26 at 9pm.


Masterpiece: Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley
Sunday, October 26 at 9:00pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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MAKERS: Women at War

MAKERS: Women in War

The second season of MAKERS continues this week with a film that explores American women's increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.

MAKERS continues Tuesday nights at 9pm.

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Great Performances: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Che

Great Performances: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live

The rather surprising musical pairing of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up for a live concert event from the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater in New York, performing selections from their collaborative jazz recording, Cheek to Cheek.

Great Performances: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live airs Friday, October 24 at 9:30pm.

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The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist on WETA UK

Join WETA UK for an encore broadcast of the gripping, two-part legal thriller The Escape Artist on Fridays October 24-31 at 10pm. Doctor Who's David Tennant stars as a brilliant defense attorney who faces personal repercussions after his vaunted legal skills may have freed the wrong man.

The Escape Artist begins October 24 at 10pm on WETA UK.

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This week's WETA Television schedule


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Classical Radio Highlight

Front Row Washington Features Pianist Charlie Albright, Tonight at 9pm

Charlie AlbrightTune in to Classical WETA's Front Row Washington on October 20 at 9pm, for a performance by Charlie Albright, a pianist hailed as "among the most gifted musicians of his generation" by The Washington Post, and a recipient of the prestigious 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant. In this recital presented by The Phillips Collection, Albright performs Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 110 and Chopin's 12 Etudes, Op. 25. And, as an encore, he tackles Arkadi Volodos' transcription of Mozart's Turkish March — three and a half minutes of pianistic mayhem!

Front Row Washington airs Monday nights at 9pm on Classical WETA 90.9FM.

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The Beginning of the End for Poirot



In Case You Missed It


Being PoirotJoin WETA Television for a special encore presentation of Season 12 of Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot beginning on Thursday, October 23. We'll reprise the Belgian supersleuth's latest adventures — The Big Four and Dead Man's Folly (October 30) — before the final three episodes begin in November. Tune in, catch up on what you missed and start preparing yourself for the conclusion of David Suchet's iconic run as Hercule Poirot. It's going to be worth the wait.

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