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July 14 - 20, 2014 Donate to WETA

This Week on WETA Television

Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour Season 2 Finale

This Sunday at 9pm, don't miss the season finale of Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour as Detective Constable Morse, portrayed by Shaun Evans, continues his Oxford investigations. In "Neverland," Morse investigates the seemingly-unconnected cases of a missing boy, a dead journalist and an escaped prisoner. As he and Detective Inspector Thursday dig into the mysteries, however, they uncover police corruption and misconduct that extends to the upper echelons of Oxford society.

Watch Sunday at 9pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD


Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour: "Neverland"
Sunday, July 20 at 9:00pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

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My Wild Affair: The Elephant Who Found a Mom

My Wild Affair: The Elephant Who Found a Mom
Wednesday, July 16 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

In the heartbreaking story of Aisha and her human foster parent, the death of the baby elephant leads to the rescue of more than 150 elephant orphans over the next 40 years.

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Midsomer Murders: Super Sleuths

Midsomer Murders Series III: Dead Man's Eleven and Death of a Stranger
Back-to-back episodes!
Thursday, July 17 at 8pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

DCI Barnaby's plans to move to the village of Fletcher's Cross are disrupted when the wife of a landowner is bludgeoned to death in the village of Midsomer Worthy with a cricket bat. Then, Barnaby returns from a holiday in France to discover an unidentified tramp has been beaten to death in the woods near the village of Marshwood.

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Outnumbered: The Funeral

Outnumbered: The Cold Caller
Thursday, July 17 at 8pm on WETA UK

Sue is positive that Jake is hiding something from her; Ben wants to enter a school talent competition.

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The WETA Movie: A Streetcar Named Desire
Saturday, July 19 at 9:30pm on WETA TV 26 & WETA HD

Elia Kazan's powerful 1951 adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Marlon Brando as brutish Stanley Kowalski and Vivien Leigh as a neurotic belle, Kowalski's sister-in-law Blanche DuBois, whose reality begins to crumble. Kim Hunter and Karl Malden co-star. Leigh, Malden and Hunter each earned Oscars for their performances.

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This week's WETA Television schedule

Rosenthal Auto Supports WETA

Considering a new car this summer? You can support your favorite programming on WETA at the same time! This July, Rosenthal Auto is making a donation to WETA for every new and pre-owned car they sell. Corporate support is crucial to WETA's success and we are grateful to call Rosenthal Auto a partner!

Thanks to our sponsor:

Rosenthal Auto

Classical Radio Highlight

Pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet on Front Row Washington, Tonight at 9pm

Jean-Efflam BavouzetTonight on Classical WETA's Front Row Washington, celebrate Bastille Day with a recital by French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, recorded at The Phillips Collection. A former student of Pierre Sancan at the Paris Conservatoire, Bavouzet has won multiple awards and has performed all over the world. Tonight's broadcast includes his performances of two Beethoven Sonatas and Debussy's Etudes, Books I and II.

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Start with a Book

Science Miniseries

Reading RocketsRead. Talk. Explore. With 24 kid-friendly themes to choose from, you'll find something for every child to dive into on Start with a Book.

Each theme includes dozens of carefully chosen fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, writing ideas, apps and websites to deepen the learning. You'll also find tips on reading aloud and building fluency skills. Sign up for our summer literacy text messages, in English or Spanish!

Start with a Book aims to ward off the learning loss that many children experience over the summer. It is a project of Reading Rockets, WETA's national multimedia literacy initiative. Learn more at

Wednesday is science night on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD and this week, we are kicking off three special miniseries:

  • My Wild Affair highlights extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions.

  • NOVA: Australia's First 4 Billion Years explores the land down under's natural history, as geologist Richard Smith guides viewers through changing landscapes.

  • Sex in the Wild examines the reproductive behaviors of elephants, orangutans, kangaroos and whales.

Watch all of these on Wednesday nights starting July 16!

Tonight's Primetime Television Schedule

Tonight's primetime schedule

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