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Tellygram: British Programs This Week on KCTS 9

Highlights from your favorite British programs on KCTS 9 from Thursday, Feb. 16 through Thursday, Feb. 23.

February 9, 2017

Victoria on Masterpiece: A Catch-Up Marathon

Airs on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4:00 p.m.

Another rainy weekend? Never fear! This Sunday, Feb. 26, you’ll be happy to stay in and catch up on the latest Masterpiece hit series, Victoria . Starting at 4:00 p.m., KCTS 9 will be airing a Victoria marathon, including the first six episodes of the series, back-to-back. Watch episodes you may have missed, or relive all the pageantry and drama in anticipation of the season finale, which will air on Sunday, March 5.

The screenplay for Victoria was written by bestselling novelist Daisy Goodwin, who also makes a cameo appearance in the series as the Duchess of Inverness. Read our exclusive interview with Ms. Goodwin now on KCTS9.org!

Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Airs on Thursday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m. 

Her Majesty’s Secret Service, or MI6 as it is known, is the world’s most legendary spy agency, thanks to the James Bond stories. Set up in 1909 as the Secret Service Bureau, the existence of MI6 was not formally acknowledged until 1994 — which goes a long way toward understanding the modus operandi of this government agency. With unprecedented access to some of the key players in British espionage, this film lifts the veil on the shadowy world of spying, going behind the scenes to look at some the world’s most calculated and delicately executed operations.

The Great British Baking Show: Season 3 Encore Begins This Week!

Airs on Wednesdays, March 1 at 4:00 p.m.


In Episode 1 of our Season 3 encore, join 12 amateur bakers in the tent for their first competition. Madeira cake is the Signature challenge. For the Technical, they must duplicate Mary Berry’s frosted walnut cake. Finally, they tackle black forest gateau for the Showstopper.

Recipe: Soft Pretzels


This recipe for chewy homemade pretzels comes from Sigmund Pretzelshop owner Lina Kulchinsky. It appeared in a recent episode of Martha Bakes.

Get the recipe!

Coming up on the telly

Thursday, 2/23
4:00 p.m.      Victoria on Masterpiece: The Engine of Change
8:00 p.m.      A Place to Call Home: True to Your Heart
9:00 p.m.     The Doctor Blake Mysteries: An Invincible Summer
10:00 p.m.    Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Blood at the Wheel

Friday, 2/24
4:00 p.m.      Father Brown: The Grim Reaper
8:00 p.m.      Father Brown: The Laws of Motion

Sunday, 2/26
4:00 p.m.     Victoria on Masterpiece Marathon: Episodes 1-6

Monday, 2/27
4:00 p.m.     A Place to Call Home: True to Your Heart
7:00 p.m.     British Antiques Roadshow: Chepstow Racecourse 1
7:30 p.m.     British Antiques Roadshow: Stowe House 2

Tuesday, 2/28
4:00 p.m.     The Doctor Blake Mysteries: An Invincible Summer

Wednesday, 3/1
4:00 p.m.      The Great British Baking Show: Season 3, Episode 1

Thursday, 3/2
4:00 p.m.      Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service



Anne Stuart

Anne Stuart is a senior marketing and communications specialist at KCTS 9. She is the editor of the KCTS 9 Viewer Guide and also writes the eNews and Tellygram newsletters. A lifelong PBS fanatic, Anne loves to share her passion for the great programs on Masterpiece, American Experience, Independent Lens, Nature, Frontline and many more.

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