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Poirot's Final Cases: A Fond Farewell

Agatha Christie's Poirot - Season 13

Poirot fans have been patiently (or perhaps impatiently) awaiting the final three episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot, Season 13, since the summer, when we brought you David Suchet in The Big Four and Dead Man's Folly. The season was paused due to distribution restrictions, but the wait is over and we can now bring the final three episodes to KCTS 9 viewers on Thursdays, Nov. 20, Nov. 27 and Dec 4. And when we say "final," we mean final. The dapper and diminutive Belgian detective will take his very last case in the series finale.

Downton Abbey: Our Favourite Moments, Part 1

While we await the premiere of Season 5 of Downton Abbey, on Sunday, January 4, we thought we’d revisit some of our favourite moments from the previous seasons. Guest blogger Amie Simon takes us through the scandals, heartbreaks and joys that have been visited upon the Crawleys and their staff to date. SPOILER ALERT: these recaps tell all, so if you haven't reached a certain episode or season, you enter at your own risk.

NOVA: Killer Landslides examines the Oso disaster

At 10:37 a.m. on a sunny Saturday morning in March, residents in 30 homes along a bend in a beautiful river in the mountains of Washington state were enjoying their morning coffee, many spending time with family on their day off, when a distant roar interrupted the routine: the terrifying sound of what would become the United States’ deadliest landslide in decades. The equivalent of three million dump truck loads of earth came plummeting down the valley, snapping trees and shattering houses along with everything inside. In less than two minutes, a one-square-mile field of debris, 20 feet deep, slammed into the neighborhood. While a massive search and rescue effort continues at the site, geomorphologists are tracing the geological history of Oso, from the deposition of loose sand and gravel during the last Ice Age to modern-day logging to climate change, to explain why the site was so unstable.

Makers: Seattle Leaders of Tomorrow, Part 2

In the PBS series Makers: Women Who Make America, numerous women from various backgrounds and professions have shared their stories about their career journeys, work ethics, and contributions to transforming the way society looks at female leaders. With season two underway, Makers has shown that women who provoke change, creativity and new outlooks come from all walks of life.

Death Comes to Pemberley: A Jane Austen Murder Mystery

Are you ready for Elizabeth and Darcy to solve a murder mystery? Some of Jane Austen’s most cherished characters reappear in Masterpiece Mystery! Death Comes to Pemberley, premiering Sunday, 10/26, at 9pm. Guest blogger Amie Simon takes us through the highlights of this new two-part series, based on the book by British author P.D. James. 

The Book That Changed My Life | KCTS 9 Staff Picks

It’s National Book Month and here at KCTS 9 we appreciate the comfort and leisure a good book brings. Considered one of the world’s oldest forms of entertainment and relaxation, books of all kinds have been finding their way into the hands of curious and imaginative minds everywhere, including the staff at KCTS 9. 

Downton Abbey Season 1: Remembering Our Introduction to The Crawleys

It doesn't seem that long ago that we were tuning in to meet the residents of Downton Abbey (and some of us even met them in Seattle at KCTS 9),  but here we are, four seasons later—preparing for a FIFTH season to air on this side of the pond in early 2015! KCTS 9 will be re-airing Downton Abbey Season 1 during Tea Time, starting Monday, October 13 at 3pm. Amie Simon gets us ready for the new season with a nostalgic look back at the very first time we laid eyes on The Crawleys and their staff.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Blanca Torres

As part of our recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, KCTS 9 sat down with Seattle Times writer Blanca Torres. Torres recently joined the Times as an editorial writer and columnist, making her the first Latina on the Times editorial board. We spoke with her on her cultural upbringing, obstacles she faced, Latinos in media, and the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Get Your Cozies Ready for Fall Tea Time (Pinboard)

We’re readying our finest teapots in anticipation of our fall Tea Time line-up! Our posh block of British programming airs every weekday from 3pm-5pm—the perfect time to enjoy a cuppa hot Earl Grey and tasty biscuits while you revel in hours of sophisticated entertainment. 

Man of Mystery: Inspector Lewis is Back

Lewis, Hathaway and Maddox are on the case

Get ready for even more intrigue! Masterpiece Mystery! viewers will enjoy Kevin Whatley’s return as Inspector Robert “Robbie” Lewis in three new episodes of the engaging series starting October 5. Amie Simon gets us up-to-date and ready for the season:

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