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New British Programming in June

Poldark premieres on Sunday, June 21, at 9pm

UPDATE: Our Sunday night schedule now includes detective drama Scott & Bailey at 11pm, and our Saturday nights now include Moone Boy at 10:30pm. We have updated the following accordingly... An abundance of British programming from across the Commonwealth begins in June, 2015 on KCTS 9. Some premiere episodes, like Vera on June 11, begin new seasons for familiar favourites while others, like Poldark on June 21, introduce exciting new shows. Below is a brief listing of the titles, dates, and related details.

A Guide to Tea in Seattle

The Queen Mary Tea Room

Guest blogger Amie Simon takes us on a tour of the best tea in Seattle, in settings and forms both traditional and modern. She lists a dozen favourite tea rooms and teahouses and takes a closer look at six of them, with a recommended sip from each.

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.

We apologize for any confusion. We are still airing A Place to Call Home. It will return June 18th and continue through July. For the most accurate TV schedule, please visit: http://kcts9.org/tv-schedule/kcts-9

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.

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