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BBQ With Franklin Marathon + KCTS 9'S BBQ Staff Picks

Fire up that television this July, because KCTS 9 is having a BBQ with Franklin marathon! Barbecue professional Aaron Franklin is ready to take over your screens and your grills for a three-hour marathon of BBQ with Franklin

Martin Mania: The Many Sides of Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes as Arthur Conan Doyle

Martin Clunes is not only one of Britain’s favorite TV and film stars, but he’s one of Britain’s most versatile and prolific actors, as well. From his beloved Doc Martin series to his role in this summer’s hit The Town—and now his brand-new role in the upcoming Arthur and George—Clunes is showing us that there are many sides to his talent. We can’t seem to get enough of him!

This week, Doc Martin returns to KCTS 9’s prime time lineup, reprising Season 6 on Thursdays nights at 8:00 pm, with encores during Tea Time on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.

The Queen's Diamond Decades + Afternoon Tea 101

It’s time for tea – KCTS 9 will be featuring The Queen’s Diamond Decades in honor of Queen Elizabeth II and the sixty years she’s reigned over England. Travel to England, indulge in the scandals, and relive the journey of her six-decade rule. The six-part series will air starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. 

Unearth the 'Atomic Age' This July

Embark on a journey through time with KCTS 9’s 'Atomic Age'. Take the month of July and reflect on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with four programs loaded with content covering the dawn of the nuclear age.

"One Day At a Time": Q&A With Robin Ellis, the "Original Ross Poldark," on Poldark, Cooking, and Life

Aidan Turner and Robin Ellis. Photo credit: Nick Kenyon

Guest blogger and author Pam Stucky was delighted to chat with actor Robin Ellis, who first played Ross Poldark, in a Q&A about Poldark, cooking, and life!

KCTS 9 Express in 2015 Milk Carton Derby + Guide to Making Your Own Boat

Photos courtesy of Seafair

KCTS 9 will be making their first race appearance in the 2015 Milk Carton Derby with their boat, the KCTS 9 Express. Throw those oars up and come support your friends at KCTS 9 when they race at 11:45 a.m. on July 11 at Green Lake Park.

The Town, a New Three-Part Series

The Town, A New 3-Part Series

Having spent the last ten years building a new life in London, coming home proves difficult for Mark, played by BAFTA winner Andrew Scott (Sherlock). Scott stars alongside an outstanding ensemble cast including Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Julia McKenzie (Miss Marple), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights), and many others.

The Town premieres on Saturday, July 11 at 10pm and parts two and three air Saturdays July 18 and 25, again at 10pm. Read on for a bit more about the series and fun quotes from the cast.

The Most Shocking Moments in Poldark

Surprises in the first two parts of Poldark

Have you seen the latest stunner from MASTERPIECE, Poldark?! We were hooked on this tragic romance from the moment they flashed backed to Ross and Elizabeth frolicking on the cliffs of Cornwall. So much has happened in the first two episodes. We will focus on the moments that made us jump out of our seats. First, a bit of background…

Fire Up Your Brain Neurons With Summer of Science

Gear up for KCTS 9’s Summer of Science with two new series and an exciting lineup from NOVA, including new episodes. Viewers can travel on safari with Operation Wild, dive into the ocean in Life on the Reef, and even rocket off into space with NOVA. Wherever your scientific destination may be this summer, KCTS 9 has you covered.

KCTS 9’s Summer of Science kicks off on July 1 at 8pm with the premiere of Operation Wild.

The Women of The Crimson Field

The Women of The Crimson Field

Guest blogger Amie Simon presents a primer on The Crimson Field with profiles of its main characters.

About the series, airing Sundays at 10pm and Tuesdays at 3pm on KCTS 9

In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and homefront, but also between the old rules, hierarchies, class distinctions and a new way of thinking.

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