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Empire, New 5-Part Series

In this five-part documentary series, viewers will travel to India, the Middle East, Canada, Africa, the Caribbean and the Far East to trace the rise and fall of the once-vast British Empire. Empire reveals the extraordinary characters, burning ambitions and surprising principles which created an empire four times the size of Ancient Rome’s. Examine how the Age of Empire continues to affect political, technological and social developments in the modern world. 

Empire premieres Sunday, April 26 at 7pm. 

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

Watch new episodes of A Place to Call Home on Thursday nights at 8pm starting April 9, and encore presentations on Wednesday afternoons at 3pm starting April 15, during Tea Time.

Recipe: French Toast With Butter-Braised Strawberries From S2 of Cooking With Nick Stellino

French Toast With Butter-Braised Strawberries

Season two of Cooking with Nick Stellino is underway! KCTS 9 invites viewers to celebrate Nick Stellino's 20 years on public television with a special $5 discount offer on his latest ecookbook. In this gorgeous interactive cookbook from season two, you’ll find dozens of Nick's signature delicious dishes, like the one presented below for French toast with butter-braised strawberries and crème de cassis syrup. Each of the recipes is presented with easy step-by-step instructions and helpful video demonstrations from Nick himself — all searchable on your favorite device. Get the new ebook now!

Wolf Hall: Episode One Recap + Pinboard

MASTERPIECE takes us into the intriguing world of the Tudors with Wolf Hall: a fictionalized account of Thomas Cromwell, advisor to King Henry VIII, based on the best-selling novels Wolf Hall and Bringing Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. Guest blogger Amie Simon gives us a recap of the premiere episode and a hint of what’s to come in this six-part miniseries airing on KCTS 9 Sunday, April 5 at 10pm.

Call the Midwife: Best Moments + Pinboard

Season 4 of Call the Midwife premieres on KCTS 9 Sunday, March 29 at 8pm! In honour of the new season, we wanted to revisit some of our favourite moments from season 3. Guest blogger Amie Simon picked a few standouts to showcase. Spoiler reminder: if you’re not caught up yet, some of these moments will be surprises. 

The Magic of Selfridges: Get Ready for Mr. Selfridge Season 3

Fans of Mr. Selfridge, get ready! Season 3 of this popular MASTERPIECE show premieres Sunday, March 29 at 9:05pm. Guest blogger Amie Simon gives us a rundown on what’s happened inside the walls of Selfridges so far, and what our beloved Master Showman Harry may be up against this season.

Note: This post contains spoilers, both for past seasons and the upcoming one! Proceed with caution…

Vicar Heats Up Sundays in March and in Grantchester

Sunday nights in March, 2015 Masterpiece Mystery! viewers will be treated to an encore of the exciting new thriller, Grantchester. The series is based on Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, by acclaimed British author James Runcie.

Love is in the air at Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey: Love is in the air

Relationships are tested in the new episode of MASTERPIECE: Downton Abbey. While Isobel and Lord Merton will reveal their plans, there may be unexpected entanglements. Meanwhile, someone a bit younger may also be preparing to say "I do."

'Wolf Hall' Coming to Masterpiece in April 2015

Wolf Hall - Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell

A major new adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels

Wolf Hall - Bring Up the Bodies - Cover ArtThe highly anticipated adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies will come to North American small screens as a six-part series on Masterpiece starting Sunday, April 5, 2015.

Q&A with Nick Stellino -- KCTS 9 Exclusive

With season two of Cooking with Nick Stellino premiering Tuesday, March 24 at 7pm, we thought we would take a moment and give our viewers the chance to get to know Nick a bit better outside of the kitchen. Taking time out of his schedule, Nick answered our questions (and some of yours!) on his career, cooking advice, and much more!

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